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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Tagati, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Tagati

    Tagati tEAM iDIOT

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    Everyone else has there thread Here is the KLR version

    The New
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    And Old
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    The 2nd Pic is DANNOj BTW :D
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  2. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    here is mine a 2000 model ,100,000 km and going well

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  3. griffo1962

    griffo1962 Long timer

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    +1

    about time, good on ya Tag

    g:D

    photo is from the KLRRR June long weekend.

    PS mine's now done over 160,000kms will be getting new piston etc in the next couple of weeks.

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  4. Gidyup

    Gidyup Lookin' round

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    Yeah good idea Mr Tagati,
    My 2002 C has 101000km &goes good.:D

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  5. Gidyup

    Gidyup Lookin' round

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    And I should thank Hunsta for the terrific photo !! and I will.

    Thanks Hunsta!!
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  6. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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  7. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    have you been following the hype about the schnitz racing 685 kit and stage 2 head ,i am going to build a spare engine for my bike with this and a recluse clutch kit ,then have it waiting for when mine gives it up ,maybe when i am in africa some where it should be about ready ,mine has heaps of goodies ,the best being the F1 engineering rear shock,i bought a whole 2004 kx 250 f front end i am putting in next year when i head back to colombia where my bike is at the moment, so that should sort out the front end ,hey locky those panniers are from KLR650.com in Rosario in Washington state ,i went to their shop and picked up some seconds for $200 and a set of touring pegs ,i built my own racks in guatemala as the happy trails ones were rubbish and fell to bits

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  8. Tagati

    Tagati tEAM iDIOT

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    It's great to see some high K KLR's here :clap

    and +1 on the KLR Rally report and pics :deal
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  9. griffo1962

    griffo1962 Long timer

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    trip report is being put together atm.

    the 685 kit is a no goer on pre '96 engines, Cary put me onto Wossner Pistons, they come in upto 2mm o/s. I've got a 1mm o/s kit coming today. Will install it in the next couple of weeks. I changed my clutch plates and springs before we went to Alice and the plates were in perfect condition. The new ones were not any thicker than the 150,000km old ones, the springs however were sagged to below the limit. this would explain the occassional slipping on hard take offs.

    I like the idea of the Rekluse clutch, good idea to have a spare engine too.:D

    The Fournales rear shock on mine is absolutely great, it took about 20-30,000kms to break in and become really smooth. It handles the big loads really well. My pump has just given up the ghost so I will have to fix it this week so I can drop the pressure from the trip.:cry
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  10. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    i rememeber reading that ,you would have to put the later barrell on ,150,000 km sounds pretty good though ,a freshen up will do the world of good ,hard to go past the KLR i reckon ,hope mine makes the lap i am doing
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  11. jfn68

    jfn68 Banned

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  12. jfn68

    jfn68 Banned

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    sorry about the double up,had 2 of the klr tengai,both were great bikes.The photo is the simpson desert 27/12/92,a mate and i went from brisbane to the kimberlys,we carried just fuel,water,and spares,if we didnt get to a hotel at night we just built a trackside nest to sleep in.
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  13. Maccaoz

    Maccaoz Been here awhile

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    Good idea Tag-you take great pics.
    Dont like the idea of the Griffo report tho.How embarrassment :lol3
    Macca
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  14. zener

    zener Big steps,small footprint

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  15. Tagati

    Tagati tEAM iDIOT

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    :D I'm loveing this :D
    All these KLR work horses coming out of the woodwork:clap
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  16. griffo1962

    griffo1962 Long timer

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    William Creek, SA. Note the oil supply needed on a 20yr old KLR.:D

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  17. DANNOj

    DANNOj Long timer

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    Yes, and all with such high K's!! Makes my measly 30 000 look like a walk in the park. Thanks for featuring me in the opening post Tag. I'll be sure to get a few more pics and specs up shortly.

    Hey while I think of it.... do the 08KLR's need to do the doo? Or has the doo been dooed by the factory?

    Dan
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  18. Maccaoz

    Maccaoz Been here awhile

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    G'day
    The 08 Doo looks OK(its been changed again)but my Doo Spring was RS at 23,000km.We did both,Thanks Griffo:D
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  19. Maccaoz

    Maccaoz Been here awhile

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    So she should with a name/song like that.:thumb
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  20. thumper gman

    thumper gman GLEN

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    ill be WA s first signed in :rayof

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