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Old 03-19-2012, 09:06 AM   #1471
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Bam!

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Old 03-19-2012, 09:09 AM   #1472
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Frames too! Great! Those engines do look "low miles"... Nice score, I'm gonna start searching for other military surplus auctions!
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:12 AM   #1473
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By the way...if you get a head or barrel etc. from Eagle Mike, he scored many and big time at this auction too. I just cherry picked the best two. So clean, mine would be ridiculous to part out.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:13 AM   #1474
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govt liquidators website is not user friendly...and I had to bug them to get a preview which only lasts around 20 minutes usually.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:18 AM   #1475
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govt liquidators website is not user friendly...and I had to bug them to get a preview which only lasts around 20 minutes usually.
I think NHMatt is gonna have a gov surplus top end on his bike real soon......
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:32 AM   #1476
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I'm the new owner of a 2005 KLR that I bought from a local dealership a couple weeks ago.





How about this one?


Little more detail here:


Fortunately (for the dealer) there wasn't any gouging or other damage. The mistake was likely made when they installed new tires before it hit the showroom floor. Another reminder for me that I won't let a dealership touch my bike(s) unless it's a last resort sort of thing.

On the plus side, your pad linings are still in great shape!

That rotor doesn't look too hot. Can you take it to a good machine shop for a quick surface grind?

Always a good idea to give used bikes a thorough going over.

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Old 03-19-2012, 10:06 AM   #1477
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Nakedwaterskier...Glad uship.com worked out for you. I've been using them for a few years now and very satisfied...both personal and business. I've had a couple offers on my extra engine but still haven't taken the time to do a partial tear down to see what kind of condition they are in. I'm not going to sell until I'm comfortable in what condition they really are in otherwise I'll let it sit on my shelf. Like yours no real visible wear on the outside and one looks like it also sat outside for a bit. Visually, the worse is a bit of overspray when they painted the frames desert tan on one of the engines.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:17 AM   #1478
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the guy who bought my extra engine already slapped it in his bike and loves it.

no smoke and he says pristine

I think the easiest way to figure out the condition is to pull the valve cover and
the clutch side case

you can see how much metal is in the oil filter(probably the original) and how much metal
is in the oil screen below the clutch and you can clean the screen

also you can see how much corrosion on water pump shaft...all this is easy to do in carrying frame
but not in bike
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:36 AM   #1479
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I think NHMatt is gonna have a gov surplus top end on his bike real soon......
I am assuming this may be a good thing. I work for the Federal gov't with the Dept of the Navy and maintenance is crazy. Just about everything is spotless. Hopefully the Marines take good care of their stuff.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:39 PM   #1480
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Speaking of that subframe upgrade....has anyone here ever broken theirs?

And under what circumstances?



I'm interested because although I do off road occassionally I typically do not do so with luggage.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:25 PM   #1481
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I did the subframe bolt upgrade. I did not do the full drill thru eagle-mike kit.

Unless you are heavy and/or ride very hard off road, you won't break the stock.

The stock bolts often come loose and need to be torqued/loctited.

With the bolts avail. for 4 bucks at Lowe's, why wouldnt you do it?
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:55 PM   #1482
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The stock bolts often come loose and need to be torqued/loctited.

With the bolts avail. for 4 bucks at Lowe's, why wouldnt you do it?
I can attest to the first as I came out for a ride one day to notice I was missing a lower subframe bolt. Bike had maybe 3,000 miles.

On the second, I guess I can't argue with your logic there.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:00 PM   #1483
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I can attest to the first as I came out for a ride one day to notice I was missing a lower subframe bolt. Bike had maybe 3,000 miles.

On the second, I guess I can't argue with your logic there.
I did the drill through mod, it was a PITA, used about a gallon of cutting oil and made a huge mess but it's over and glad I did it......
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:04 PM   #1484
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I did the drill through mod, it was a PITA, used about a gallon of cutting oil and made a huge mess but it's over and glad I did it......
Good to know, but I'm not certain I'm ready to go that far as I am not sure it is necessary......for me and my riding anyway.

Anybody got the sizes needed offhand for a lazy ass unwilling to search for it?
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:05 PM   #1485
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oil burning question

2011 klr w 3300 miles

I never had any oil burning issues when I was using Rotella 15 40. When I switched to Mobile 4T 10 40 at 2500 miles, I burned a qt in 800 miles. Any thoughts?
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