Aussie KLR650 Adv Riders Sign in Here

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

  1. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Oddometer:
    21,029
    Location:
    Just above Tasmania
    Yes Rays the man. I almost bought the one on gumtree but at last minute fluked the KLR I ended up with. Great engine on the triumph and very tractable
  2. allan11

    allan11 Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Oddometer:
    1,134
    Location:
    brisbane
    the tyre will be changed before the desert, the side bags at present have empty fuel cans in each, by the time we hit the sand i will only have 4-5 days food.. the day we leave mt dare to go across the blue bag will be smaller and will weigh 12kg, 13.5lt water and 20 lt of spare fuel so for the first day it will be 48kg but get light by the minute.. by the second day it will be 12-13kg lighter and so on.. un-assisted means you have to carry stuff.
    wassie and buckscreek like this.
  3. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Oddometer:
    21,029
    Location:
    Just above Tasmania
    So lads, how do we raise the seat height on these things?
  4. Drop bear

    Drop bear Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2015
    Oddometer:
    145
    Location:
    Airlie beach
    Stick knobblys on it.
  5. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Oddometer:
    21,029
    Location:
    Just above Tasmania
    You were most certainly NOT hiding when they handed out the grey matter my son :loaded
  6. Scaredofthedirt

    Scaredofthedirt Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Oddometer:
    713
    Raise the seat height (ie all of the bike) or increase distance from pegs to seat?
  7. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Oddometer:
    21,029
    Location:
    Just above Tasmania
    raise seat height - The one ive bought has been lowered and the original links supplied to raise to standard but id like it a tad higher - so im wondering where to buy the raising links in oz and what size they range
  8. Scaredofthedirt

    Scaredofthedirt Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Oddometer:
    713
    I got mine here http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Kawasaki...571691?hash=item25d93ef4ab:g:6LgAAOSwSzRZOMV-

    Raised the seat height by 1-2 inches. Easy to fit.

    You can probably save a dollar or two from overseas if you are willing to with longer
    slowbike smallpenis likes this.
  9. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Oddometer:
    21,029
    Location:
    Just above Tasmania
    OK gathering of wise ones - before i go ordering something more civilsed to put on the rims - I hate the Dunlop knobbies on there ATM - Im not seeking tyre brand recommendations, but has anyone thrown a 140 E07 specifically or if not a Mitas any other 140 on the rear of these things? -

    If so ... results

    Cheers in advance
  10. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Oddometer:
    21,029
    Location:
    Just above Tasmania
    IMG_0714.JPG Here ya go Pez. No name selected yet maybe Lard Limo ..... :loaded
  11. Checkmate3

    Checkmate3 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Oddometer:
    267
    Location:
    FNQ
    I've got a 140/80-17 K60 on at the moment and it works just fine. Gives about 5mm swing arm clearance.
    Not planning to explore the limits of its adhesion though.
  12. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Oddometer:
    21,029
    Location:
    Just above Tasmania
    Thanks mate :thumb
  13. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıɥɔʇɐʍ Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Oddometer:
    18,297
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Happy with the purchase, Mark?
  14. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Oddometer:
    21,029
    Location:
    Just above Tasmania
    Yes Nev - pokes along nicely, bit of confidence back on the dirt, I mean what can you get for 4k these days?

    - I cant punt, not that I ever could, the Adventure where this thing goes -Being closer to 60 than I am to 40 theres a few things you need to take into consideration - pain in falling off most notably
    1coolbanana likes this.
  15. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıɥɔʇɐʍ Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Oddometer:
    18,297
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    I think the KLR is a great bike and outstanding value for money.

    Its not brilliant at anything but does everything well enough to enjoy it.

    I'll definitely be getting another one some day. :-)
    GodSilla likes this.
  16. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,340
    Location:
    Adelaide,South Oz
    Well I went and done it. I bought myself a 2006 KLR650 off a mate of mine (Snayle). Should be in the shed Thursday. Now the fun begins with modifying it and building a sidecar subframe. Oh joy:D. Only down about 60 horses on my K1100 outfit but will be a hell of a lot easier to muscle through sand and mud. Although a 685 kit looks like it will make it's way inside of it and I'm with SBSP re age although I'd have to be doing something real stupid to fall off an outfit:lol3.

    3legs
    slowbike smallpenis likes this.
  17. ACT Adv Rider

    ACT Adv Rider Blunderer

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Canberra
    This lightweight outfit is working a treat on the KLR. With slightly lower gearing, you are stuck with a comfortable highway speed around 105kmh. The chair is ex Rockman (Inverell) fitted to my own 99 C model I have had for 17 years.

    upload_2017-8-22_14-47-40.png
  18. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Oddometer:
    9,734
    Location:
    GodSowncountry Australia
    That's a nice chair setup there. Are you bringing it out to Thrashers this weekend?
  19. ACT Adv Rider

    ACT Adv Rider Blunderer

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Canberra
    Yep - heading out from Canberra around lunch time I expect.
  20. Rockman

    Rockman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    585
    Location:
    Inverell, NSW Australia
    Talking about sidecars, my 2004 KLR is still registered as a sidecar in NSW with all the engineering done. I'd sell it and a DJP at a reasonable price if someone was interested in building a KLR S/C. Build your own subframe though. The RMS say to un-register it from a sidecar back to a solo means another engineers report costing $$$. 16000km, large front brake, fork brace, HD rear spring and good running condition. Rego to june.