ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-17-2013, 08:35 AM   #5146
XpressCS
Must. Have. Lumens..
 
XpressCS's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: The big box California
Oddometer: 1,135
Quote:
Originally Posted by schaffer40 View Post
This what I came up with, I used 2" angle aluminum and cut and drilled it to fit.

I like it
__________________
2004 KLR650

My KLR is my therapy session. My quiet time. My deep tissue massage. Me without my KLR is reason enough to be deeply concerned. It is what calms me the most. Soothes my mind. Eases my stress. -Me
XpressCS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 10:16 AM   #5147
SkiBumBrian
DualSport Crazy !!
 
SkiBumBrian's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Redding, CA
Oddometer: 1,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by Argentian View Post
So I'll try this again:
Anyone have any idea where the most common wear through points are on the Gen II wiring harnesses?
I've had it replaced on recall but I would like to make double sure that I never have an issue.
Thanks guys!
there is a good post by Tom Schmitz at www.klrforum.com under 08 and up maintenance and tech. Good pics of wear points and fixes...
__________________
"Where ever you are, there you go..."
SkiBumBrian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 10:54 AM   #5148
Yokomo
Gorilla Adventurer
 
Yokomo's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: The Little Apple
Oddometer: 2,240
theres a good vid on utube as well
__________________
I run Klotz in my weed wacker and chainsaw for the smell
Yokomo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #5149
rdcamp
Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Albany, NY
Oddometer: 96
Got a question on the KLR.

The website says the seat height is 35''

I'm 5'7'', not sure what my inseam is. But I do know I need a bike to be 30'' seat to flat foot it

I believe my dads BMW R100RS is 33'' and I'm nearly on my tip toes.

Is it possible to lower the suspension much? How much with the suspension sink (currently 220, losing weight, prob gonna end up <180)
rdcamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 12:16 PM   #5150
RandoCommando
Wannabe
 
RandoCommando's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Philthadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oddometer: 1,380
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdcamp View Post
Got a question on the KLR.

The website says the seat height is 35''

I'm 5'7'', not sure what my inseam is. But I do know I need a bike to be 30'' seat to flat foot it

I believe my dads BMW R100RS is 33'' and I'm nearly on my tip toes.

Is it possible to lower the suspension much? How much with the suspension sink (currently 220, losing weight, prob gonna end up <180)
You can buy a 1" lower shock. I know Progressive makes one.
Than there are lowering links you can buy to lower the bike various inches.
You'll have to slide the forks up in the triple clamps because of the change in geometry.
You can also buy a lowered seat, or shave the stock seat down.
__________________
1999 KLR 650 (her name is KLaRissa) DOOHICKEY DONE!
2013 BMW F800GS (her name is FranGelicaS)
Please. Ride careful, ride safe, ride defensively! This thread should be mandatory reading!
MySPOT
RandoCommando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 12:30 PM   #5151
rdcamp
Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Albany, NY
Oddometer: 96
Ok.

Would this make a good beginner adv tourer?

Just looking at the specs, it seems like it is in the same class as the G650GS (pardon my ignorant assumption), except without the bells and whistles of the BMW.

I have no off road experience.
rdcamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 12:36 PM   #5152
ThomasVolomitz
New Old Stock
 
ThomasVolomitz's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: NE Ohio
Oddometer: 4,344
It makes a great ADV bike regardless if you're going on the road or gravel or the ocassional dirt ride.
__________________
https://m.facebook.com/dualsportdelinquents

Still Riff Raff
ThomasVolomitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 12:37 PM   #5153
SkiBumBrian
DualSport Crazy !!
 
SkiBumBrian's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Redding, CA
Oddometer: 1,047
Yes. Cheap to get in so it's cheap to get out if it's not for you. A bit tall if you are vertically challenged but lowering links and dished seats can help remedy that.
I sure love mine but you gotta remember, it ain't no BMW...
__________________
"Where ever you are, there you go..."
SkiBumBrian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 12:41 PM   #5154
ThomasVolomitz
New Old Stock
 
ThomasVolomitz's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: NE Ohio
Oddometer: 4,344
I have found that if you stick the KLR roundels on it, most people think its a Beemer.
So much easier to take care of than other bikes I have owned.
Just filled out a 5 page survey and it asked the question, would you recommend this bike to others? I marked definitely would.
__________________
https://m.facebook.com/dualsportdelinquents

Still Riff Raff
ThomasVolomitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 12:42 PM   #5155
rdcamp
Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Albany, NY
Oddometer: 96
No, I totally undersand it would be very minimalist compared to the F800/Tiger

But.... for a newb it would be a hell of a lot cheaper to learn on, and fix when it gets tipped over
rdcamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 12:50 PM   #5156
ThomasVolomitz
New Old Stock
 
ThomasVolomitz's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: NE Ohio
Oddometer: 4,344
I traded this bike

In on this bike

They don't look too much different, do they?
__________________
https://m.facebook.com/dualsportdelinquents

Still Riff Raff
ThomasVolomitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 12:55 PM   #5157
rdcamp
Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Albany, NY
Oddometer: 96
Very nice. What sort of speed is it most comfortable at on the highway?

(Granted, I never see myself really going over 90mph, as there is no need)

But it has enough ooomph?

Lots of twisties and hills where I live, does it corner well?
rdcamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 12:59 PM   #5158
ThomasVolomitz
New Old Stock
 
ThomasVolomitz's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: NE Ohio
Oddometer: 4,344
Don't think you'll be going over 90. Just made a rather long ride and my GPS said I had hit 82once. I like it, but I am old and have been through quite a few bikes.
__________________
https://m.facebook.com/dualsportdelinquents

Still Riff Raff
ThomasVolomitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 01:24 PM   #5159
McB
Joe 40 ouncer
 
McB's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: North Slope of the Flint Hills
Oddometer: 15,436
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdcamp View Post
Very nice. What sort of speed is it most comfortable at on the highway?

(Granted, I never see myself really going over 90mph, as there is no need)

But it has enough ooomph?

Lots of twisties and hills where I live, does it corner well?

Excellent choice for where you live. I spent the mid-80s in Bennington and Hoosick, and can't imagine a better bike for the conditions there than a big single dualsport.
McB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 01:29 PM   #5160
RandoCommando
Wannabe
 
RandoCommando's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Philthadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oddometer: 1,380
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdcamp View Post
Ok.

Would this make a good beginner adv tourer?

Just looking at the specs, it seems like it is in the same class as the G650GS (pardon my ignorant assumption), except without the bells and whistles of the BMW.

I have no off road experience.
By the way. I forgot to mention that I'm 5'7" with a 29" inseam and am on tip toes whenever I stop.
And I believe the seat height is actually 35" on the KLR..
I put a new Progressive rear shock on and it seemed like it raised my bike.
But that could be because the stock shock isn't that great and was meant for a 140 pound rider.
I've had my bike since new and do take it Adventure Riding and it does quite well.
In fact, if you read the book Passion In The Wind (more like a ride report), you'll see the KLR is more than capable.
If you're uncomfortable with the seat height of the KLR, you can lower it various ways as I suggested.
I actually have lowering links for mine that I never installed.
I'm still debating on it. I've been riding my bike for years without them, so I may not put them on and may sell them.
But before you do the lowering links, go for a 1" lower shock and shave the seat.
And wear platform shoes like they wore in the 70s.
__________________
1999 KLR 650 (her name is KLaRissa) DOOHICKEY DONE!
2013 BMW F800GS (her name is FranGelicaS)
Please. Ride careful, ride safe, ride defensively! This thread should be mandatory reading!
MySPOT
RandoCommando is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014