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Old 04-29-2012, 07:25 AM   #2101
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For the new guy, you asked about skid plates?

I have a JNS, and yes I hear the occasional volley of Private Ryan like stone hits to my pan, but nothing gets over the top of it if that's what you was asking.

IMO, JNS has a great pan, it's like a snow plow, and does not clamp on http://jnsengineering.com/

John makes great stuff, and never releases anything to the public until it's refined metal art. I have the skid pan, radiator guard and front fender stabilizer. All worth consideration on the 2008+ models. Just me, but I like to patronize the little guy, that also has potentially great products too.

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Old 04-29-2012, 12:22 PM   #2102
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Wow .. Drama on a KLR thread and no mention of oil, spark plugs, or thermostats ..

.. what the hell happened to you people??


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Old 04-29-2012, 01:13 PM   #2103
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I want to replace all of the cowling bolts on my 08. I'm thinking about going with a socket head stainless. I can't remember what size the stock ones are though. I am thinking 7mm with 1.0 threads but I'm not sure. I want to order from someplace online and don't feel like sending them back when I realize they are wrong. Please respond or I will be forced to sell my bike to teach you a lesson.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:32 PM   #2104
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So I posted this great picture of my new KLR, made a funny (kinda dumb) comment about scratching and or denting it, and asked a general question. Post #1930. Nothing, not a single reply " welcome aboard", " great picture", or answer or suggestion about my question. Well thats it. I'm selling my KLR and getting a GS. The GS guys would never ignore a noob. I hope you have all learned your lesson.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:33 PM   #2105
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I went the ultra cheap bastard way for my 04 windshield. The replaceable lens for a machinists shield/mask works pretty well. And costs around ten bucks.

It is far better than stock. Plus I added a thick rubber weatherstripping lip from my Jeep Grand Cherokee K&N air filter kit.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:16 PM   #2106
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windshields

Thanks for the replies. I think im going to go with the Madstad 20" adventure style. the Adjustability is the major selling point. Although not cheap, Ive given up on trying other shields, and failing to get the results i want.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:36 PM   #2107
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How about these: http://www1.mscdirect.com/cgi/NNSRIT...-SearchResults
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:58 PM   #2108
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I went the ultra cheap bastard way for my 04 windshield. The replaceable lens for a machinists shield/mask works pretty well. And costs around ten bucks.

It is far better than stock. Plus I added a thick rubber weatherstripping lip from my Jeep Grand Cherokee K&N air filter kit.

Got pictures and a link to one of these lenses? My stock screen works pretty well with my WW Wedge setup, but it's cracked and broken at on of the mounting holes.

If anyone has a stock pre'08 shield for sale real cheap, PM me.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:23 PM   #2109
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Haha

Just kidding. Not going to sell my KLR but I had ya worried . Here's another picture.

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Old 04-29-2012, 03:27 PM   #2110
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new bolts

NHMATT the only thing wrong with those is it the screw will be harder than any of the threads you will be putting them into. therefore the threads on the screw will chew up the internal threads instead of the other way around. been there put the olds back in on mine. and the threads are a 6x1.0 the ones that are most common on the 08. just multiple lengths.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:46 PM   #2111
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Just kidding. Not going to sell my KLR but I had ya worried . Here's another picture.


Nice picture. I like the picture color of the orange better than the actual color. Where ya hail from? Fill out your profile so we can hunt you down


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Old 04-29-2012, 03:53 PM   #2112
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Orange

I agree, the orange looks a bit richer in the photo but you know what they say. "Never let the truth get in the way of a good photo". Or something like that. I'm in Maple Ridge, BC Canada and the photo is from Stave Lake not far from home.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:00 PM   #2113
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Just kidding. Not going to sell my KLR but I had ya worried . Here's another picture.

Come on the bike should be in the puddle and covered with mud!
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:03 PM   #2114
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Yes, very nice pix.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:25 PM   #2115
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NHMATT the only thing wrong with those is it the screw will be harder than any of the threads you will be putting them into. therefore the threads on the screw will chew up the internal threads instead of the other way around. been there put the olds back in on mine. and the threads are a 6x1.0 the ones that are most common on the 08. just multiple lengths.
I was kind of worried about that too. The only problem is that I've had mine apart so many times that a few bolts are missing and others are starting to gall up like stainless likes to. Not to mention sometimes I get a little rushed and I have long bolts where short ones go and the other way around. If I had one intermediate size it wouldn't matter. I will probably just try a few and go from there.


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