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Old 01-22-2013, 06:21 PM   #4876
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I've never dealt with them, but their site hasn't been updated in over two years, and prior to that, they had a large number of complaints against them for orders that never shipped, or arrived MONTHS after being placed.
Even at their peak they were a very small, family run shop.
I remember they seemed to be overwhelmed all the time.

What are you looking for?
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:39 PM   #4877
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Even at their peak they were a very small, family run shop.
I remember they seemed to be overwhelmed all the time.

What are you looking for?

I hope it's not the mirrors.

You could probably see more outta' the reflection off the black paint of your brake reservoir...


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Old 01-22-2013, 07:28 PM   #4878
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I have bent my footpeg mount / brackets both times I've dropped the bike.

I'm thinking of making them smaller so they don't break, but it's been suggested that they may be a "sacrificial" part that bends so that the frame doesn't.... pretty damn expensive downunder.

thoughts any one?
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:45 AM   #4879
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Still lots of work to do as far as maintenance and repairs go. I have looked at the swingarm bushing and bearings and they seem to be fine so a little cleaning and repacking and they will be good to go.



I also decided to tear down my rear shock to clean it out and change the fluid. Local bike shop was kind enough to remove the spring and as it turns out a fellow inmate can recharge my Nitrogen so that made it easy enough. I was a little apprehensive about doing it because I had never done one...easy enough though. I had Sasquatch put a new gold valve and spring in it a few years back so this was just a service.

Instructions I used for the shock service



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Old 01-25-2013, 05:38 AM   #4880
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PWRCRZR....I copied this guy's idea when I had my KLR apart. It has really helped keep my shock cleaner:



Made a liner (so to speak out of an old inner tube.

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:33 AM   #4881
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^ Oooohh I like that idea.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:34 AM   #4882
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Did this to a KLR250

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Old 01-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #4883
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PWRCRZR....I copied this guy's idea when I had my KLR apart. It has really helped keep my shock cleaner:



Made a liner (so to speak out of an old inner tube.

Fido
i just did that yesterday as well...great minds and all.
it worked great on my up north KLR so KLR south got one to keep that moab clean
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:06 PM   #4884
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I have bent my footpeg mount / brackets both times I've dropped the bike.

I'm thinking of making them smaller so they don't break, but it's been suggested that they may be a "sacrificial" part that bends so that the frame doesn't.... pretty damn expensive downunder.

thoughts any one?


You have bent/broken the rider footpeg brackets by "dropping" the bike? Are you talking about the thin part surrounding the pivoting axle of the peg? Bend it back and keep riding. Broken? Weld it.

And I must ask- from what heights are you dropping this bike to bend that part?
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:07 PM   #4885
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Any suggestions on putting on SW motech crash bars?

They are arriving by fed ex tomorrow and I was thinking about 2-3 hours to put them on. Any "nice moves" that can help me put them on?

Any don't forgets?

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Old 01-25-2013, 05:22 PM   #4886
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They are arriving by fed ex tomorrow and I was thinking about 2-3 hours to put them on. Any "nice moves" that can help me put them on?

Any don't forgets?

Thanks
have a few of these and follow the instructions...enjoy "bonding" with your bike
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:23 PM   #4887
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PWRCRZR....I copied this guy's idea when I had my KLR apart. It has really helped keep my shock cleaner:



Made a liner (so to speak out of an old inner tube.

Fido
I will have to have a look at that when I am putting things back together
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:47 PM   #4888
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luggage

It has been between 3 and 18 degrees the last few days and today it snowed all damned day. No riding so I thought I'd show my luggage options. The stock tail rack is excellent and I added some Dirt Racks from EBay, made in Canada. Really well built and at about $160 shipped, good value IMHO.
This is for short trips or around town.


Overnight, long journeys.


Also have this Triumph Tiger bag from the XC that straps on easily and holds a lot. I use the raincover when on this bike. Man, sucks when you can't ride. Last winter we got out at least once a week, it was a mild winter in Ohio.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:54 PM   #4889
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I did that innertube thing as well, but I let mine lay on top to help keep the swingarm from getting chipped up from rocks.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:13 PM   #4890
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It has been between 3 and 18 degrees the last few days and today it snowed all damned day. No riding so I thought I'd show my luggage options. The stock tail rack is excellent and I added some Dirt Racks from EBay, made in Canada. Really well built and at about $160 shipped, good value IMHO.
This is for short trips or around town.


Overnight, long journeys.


Also have this Triumph Tiger bag from the XC that straps on easily and holds a lot. I use the raincover when on this bike. Man, sucks when you can't ride. Last winter we got out at least once a week, it was a mild winter in Ohio.
Nice setup. Is that an aftermarket tank, or just my bad eyes?
What did you have to do to mount the different cases to the racks? I've seen those on Ebay, but haven't seen anyone use them yet.
Great looking KLR!
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