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Old 01-26-2012, 12:58 PM   #811
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My first post, been lurking for awhile. I got my 07 for $3000 with 5k miles. Tons of extras including tires, riding gear, panniers, and all work done at dealer. Only thing I have to do is the doo,. will do that next month. I looked at alot of bikes out here in AZ and saw lots of abuse. Mine had never been offroad till I got it. Been nothing but happy with my bike. Cant get the grin off my face
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:31 PM   #812
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My first post, been lurking for awhile. I got my 07 for $3000 with 5k miles. Tons of extras including tires, riding gear, panniers, and all work done at dealer. Only thing I have to do is the doo,. will do that next month. I looked at alot of bikes out here in AZ and saw lots of abuse. Mine had never been offroad till I got it. Been nothing but happy with my bike. Cant get the grin off my face
Congrats and welcome to the asylum. Now we've gotta see some pics or it never happened.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:23 PM   #813
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My first post, been lurking for awhile. I got my 07 for $3000 with 5k miles. Cant get the grin off my face
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:47 PM   #814
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My first post, been lurking for awhile. I got my 07 for $3000 with 5k miles. Tons of extras including tires, riding gear, panniers, and all work done at dealer. Only thing I have to do is the doo,. will do that next month. I looked at alot of bikes out here in AZ and saw lots of abuse. Mine had never been offroad till I got it. Been nothing but happy with my bike. Cant get the grin off my face
Congrats, you've now bought into the sickness...and it's good!
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:20 PM   #815
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I have been researching lately and have come up with this one.Its an 06 with 655miles on the clock.Wants 4k for it.Understand the doohickey fix,what else do I need to know about this kawi?Have an 06 xr650l in the garage but want another more suited for the longer hauls,in a dual purpose configuration.
655 miles? Seems fishy but you never know.

For comparison I purchased my 05 with 24k on it for $1500...left me plenty of money to farkle it and repair anything I might run across that was broken. Other than needing the valve clearances adjusted and the fuel line and filter replaced it has needed nothing outside of the normal consumables (chain / sprocket). I just wore out the tires that were on it and tomorrow I will be mounting up a pair of Heidenau K76's, anxious to see how they do.
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You like humvees and hate H2's
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:27 PM   #816
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I bought an '05 back in Oct. for $3,000 from my roommate's older brother that only had 634 miles on it. He just never rode it. Works off-shore. It runs like I bought it from the dealer, brand new. Love it, and wouldn't trade it for anything. She just rolled over 3k =D


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Old 01-26-2012, 06:50 PM   #817
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I bought an '05 back in Oct. for $3,000 from my roommate's older brother that only had 634 miles on it. He just never rode it. Works off-shore. It runs like I bought it from the dealer, brand new. Love it, and wouldn't trade it for anything. She just rolled over 3k =D


Mmmmm...dirt!

What did you use to paint the headlight surround? I like the two color red and black color scheme you have going. I used plasti-dip and opted to black out my red gal. And is that a wire light protector I spy? Details?





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You think mud is a good paint protector
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You hit Home Depot and Tractor Supply for parts before you go to the motorcycle shop.
Every time you look at anything square shaped you think "Could that be a pannier?"
You like humvees and hate H2's
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:35 AM   #818
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Haha! dirt indeed! It always seems to find me....

I used spray can bed liner. I also taped off the rear fender and painted it with the bed liner. Nice bike, btw. I like the all black. Next on my list are some blinkers like yours, foot pegs and a tank bag. Been thinking about the Wheatwhacker mod, too. I already replaced my shift lever with one from Moose Racing. Oh yeah, the headlight cover. That is the paint strainer mod. A simple paint strainer from a hardware store, cut and painted with the same bed liner stuff, then zip-tied directly onto the light.
Which tires are those? Opinions on them? Looking for something more street-able with some life.

Here's a pic of the rear fender before the bed liner. This was matte black Krylon Fusion. (Nevermind the ridiculously bald factory tire =D There's a Dunlop 606 back there atm.)

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Old 01-27-2012, 12:58 PM   #819
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stock ride height 87-07 KLR 650

Could someone please take a measurement of the stock ride height of a 87-07 KLR 650?... say from the floor to the top of the gas cap (with the bike as vertical as possible). I know this will have some variability for everyone but I'm only asking to see if I'm close to original. Did a fork swap recently and forgot to document stock dimensions.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:37 PM   #820
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Could someone please take a measurement of the stock ride height of a 87-07 KLR 650?... say from the floor to the top of the gas cap (with the bike as vertical as possible). I know this will have some variability for everyone but I'm only asking to see if I'm close to original. Did a fork swap recently and forgot to document stock dimensions.
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My '05 has stock suspension, wheels, and seat. From the ground to the gas cap is right at 43", and from the ground to the dip in the front of the seat is about 35.5".
And I've been toiling over the idea for weeks of a new front suspension. I don't want to blow $1500, but I want a set of inverted forks. What kind of forks did you use? Did you have to get the conversion from Emig Racing?

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Old 01-27-2012, 02:41 PM   #821
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My '05 has stock suspension, wheels, and seat. From the ground to the gas cap is right at 43", and from the ground to the vertex (best judgement) of the dip in the front of the seat is about 35.5".

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Perfect James! Thats exactly what I've measured post swap.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:16 PM   #822
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Broken Bolt Question

Ok, let's say I "hypothetically" snapped off the inner crank case bolt while reinstalling the left side cases from a 'doo job. Let's also say it's the short one up by the starter gears. Assume also I was lucky enough to get the bolt out.

Anything wrong with going down to Joe Hardware Store and getting a matching bolt, or is there some specification I should know about?

Hypothetically, I mean.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:26 PM   #823
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Ok, let's say I "hypothetically" snapped off the inner crank case bolt while reinstalling the left side cases from a 'doo job. Let's also say it's the short one up by the starter gears. Assume also I was lucky enough to get the bolt out.

Anything wrong with going down to Joe Hardware Store and getting a matching bolt, or is there some specification I should know about?

Hypothetically, I mean.
No worries. It's not a high-torque application. Grab a stainless one in the appropriate size.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #824
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Thanks. I don't have much luck with educated guesses.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:58 PM   #825
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No worries. It's not a high-torque application. Grab a stainless one in the appropriate size.
Grab a regular steel one in the appropriate 6mm x 1.0 size. Try to avoid stainless with aluminum, as it tends to promote corrosion and galling.
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