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Old 02-03-2013, 06:57 AM   #211
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I went to Fort Mac last Sat and bought a complete 2012 KX450f front end to graft onto my 2003 KLR. This will give me 48mm inverted tubes with fully adjustable dampening and 12 inches of travel. I also recieved a big box of farkels from AVisciousCycle. IMS fuel tank, Ricochet skidplate, Pivot pegs, IMS shifter, ProTaper bars, KLX needle kit, Barkbusters, SW Motec rear luggage racks, rim locks, Steble air horn.
If the weather warms up enought this weekend I may be able to take it for a drive!
Only 3 months of winter left!!
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Sounds like a great upgrade. Those forks have a reasonable spring for an MX bike. I imagine you'll be putting at least 100lbs more on them though. Nose dive will be pretty severe. I suggest some really heavy springs for them ans some heavy fork oil.
Take pics!

What size of tank? The massive one 8.5G? I read somewhere that the once full of fuel, it's only slightly heavier - due to lighter material. (Plastic, not steel)
I'm down near Red Deer. It was warm enough to take the trike out.
I'm heading back to MacMurray this afternoon.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:14 AM   #212
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Sounds like a great upgrade. Those forks have a reasonable spring for an MX bike. I imagine you'll be putting at least 100lbs more on them though. Nose dive will be pretty severe. I suggest some really heavy springs for them ans some heavy fork oil.
Take pics!

What size of tank? The massive one 8.5G? I read somewhere that the once full of fuel, it's only slightly heavier - due to lighter material. (Plastic, not steel)
I'm down near Red Deer. It was warm enough to take the trike out.
I'm heading back to MacMurray this afternoon.
Hi dirtydeeds!
I went with the 6 G tank to keep the weight and size down. I won't need the bigger capacity on this bike. As to the spring rate, its an experiment. The PO felt the spring rate may be too heavy being they were sprung for the harsher use of a motocross track. I'm thinking this will be balanced by the heavier weight of the KLR. The springs may turn out fine as is and both compression and rebound dampening are adjustable. I have a couple of other projects to clear up then I can get started!!
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:04 PM   #213
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Ice Racing Cancelled

Hi Guys!
I am the bearer of bad news regarding the Lac La Biche festival of speed. Apparently it has been canceled due to the lack of hotel/motel accomodations. The event organizers published the cancelation in last week's LLB POST. Bannister is installing an Access pipline and the 500 workers brought in have made it impossible for the 100+ race competitors to be assured of having accomodations when they roll in for the weekend of racing.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:20 PM   #214
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Hi Guys!
I am the bearer of bad news regarding the Lac La Biche festival of speed. Apparently it has been canceled due to the lack of hotel/motel accomodations. The event organizers published the cancelation in last week's LLB POST. Bannister is installing an Access pipline and the 500 workers brought in have made it impossible for the 100+ race competitors to be assured of having accomodations when they roll in for the weekend of racing.
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Now THAT sucks!! When we say that money talks...!! Ah well...
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:16 AM   #215
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Hi Guys!
I am the bearer of bad news regarding the Lac La Biche festival of speed. Apparently it has been canceled due to the lack of hotel/motel accomodations. The event organizers published the cancelation in last week's LLB POST. Bannister is installing an Access pipline and the 500 workers brought in have made it impossible for the 100+ race competitors to be assured of having accomodations when they roll in for the weekend of racing.
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Sad news to hear the event was cancelled. Must be hard for the event organizers to cancel this years event especially after last years event was cancelled due to ice conditions. I know ShortStuff and I really enjoyed the event, the sidecar races were our favorite.

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Old 03-12-2013, 10:12 PM   #216
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This thread needs a bump up to the top since we all can see that the white stuff is going away, and we can all see the good time riding ahead of us!!

GrumpyBear and a few other fellows and myself are planning a refresher training day when the season will start. We just need to get together and work out the details!!

PM us if you're interested in participating!!
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:24 PM   #217
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Hi Guys!
Been working on the bike for the last month or so. Hope to have it ready for the end of the month. I keep an eye on here but spend a lot of time on KLR Forum. There are some guys on there near you guys. One in Wainright, one Northeast of LLoyd and one south of LLoyd.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:33 AM   #218
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The End is Near!

Yup, you can see the snow is going away but this is the time of the winter I really have trouble with. You know the white stuff is going away but I wish it was a lot quicker!! Lots of places to go and see. This year has been pretty good for short rides around the farm. Learning to control slides and skids on the icy roads has been good.

Getting together and doing some planning for the refresher course sounds like a good idea. Have to go pickup Shortstuff's sidecar rig in the immediate future but should be available other than that.

I missed riding the sidecar rig around town in January. It is a blast to slide and drift on the streets around town, the reactions from people is priceless!!. I had to stop driving it in December a couple years ago, I was causing a lot of "distracted driving" problems.

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Old 03-14-2013, 03:01 PM   #219
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It's your fault :P right after you posted it started to snow.. and now we have like 10cm forcasted :P
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:26 AM   #220
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Fresh Snow!

Boy, 10 cm of new fresh snow would be hoot with the KLR and the K60"s
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:51 AM   #221
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had the Strom out yesterday for a bit, and my croozer the day before.
The Dr200 is running but not well. looks like a carb teardown is in the near future, now if I can just find the right pilot jet for it I'll be set.
Hopefully the weather will do what the weathernetwork says it will. might by double digits next week.
happy easter everyone.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:01 PM   #222
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I'm getting tired of driving up and down the driveway, looking forward to to putting on some miles and a change of scenery.

I've quit looking at the weather forecast, at least for a while. I get depressed looking at the internet weather forecasts, then at the calendar and then looking outside.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:03 PM   #223
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Yeah, the temperature was supposed to be in the teens this week, all week...!! Now it's pushed back for another week!! Hopefully, those weather forecasters will stop lying to us soon!! LoL

I just cleaned my Rev'it kit this week, so I'll wait to be able to drive around puddles before taking my Albinos Pumpkin out...
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:00 PM   #224
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Ready to go exploring

Brought home yesterday. Shortstuff is ready to go exploring the back roads of the area. Going to be hard to keep up with her!
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:39 PM   #225
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I knew you couldn't resist the Pumpkin Attraction!! LoL

Congrats, it's a very nice set-up!!

Took my first ride of the season TODAY!! WOOT WOOT!! Now, I can't wait to go see that new ride of yours...!!
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