KLR 650 Modifications

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by VascoMerlin, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. schaffer40

    schaffer40 I look lived in.....

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    I have been running this HT Rallye set-up for almost 2 years and absolutely love it. The windscreen is very stable at highway speeds. It has really cut down on the turbulence pushing the helmet around as well. I am 6' with a 30" inseam.
  2. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Are you using the stock windshield with it, or something taller ?
  3. kdzidoc

    kdzidoc Adventurer

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    Just installed my new SW Motech crash bars. It took about 2 hours.

    I got some complaints: They didn't send ANY step by step instructions. I did get on this site and found a video of someone doing it. Thank goodness for the internet. I didn't have any trouble cause i went step by step on the video and didn't have any trouble. If i would have run into trouble it could have taken much longer.

    :rofl
  4. tommu56

    tommu56 Long timer

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    The HT bars weren't much better.

    Either were the instructions from Moose Racing for the 3 rear racks I've installed.

    They all think you can read their mind for the bolt lengths:deal

    tom
  5. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto

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    Well, I had a cascade of KLR tinkerings today. What started as a re-fitment of my old supermoto front fender to replace my broken one from my last ride...

    Broken beak.:cry
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    Then I decided to swap my 16T sprocket for my 14T. Been doing a bit of DS exploring lately and less trail riding.

    Then I decided to clean up the rear end as the swingarm tips and axle adjusters were chock full of dirt.

    Then I decided to change my rear wheel bearings and grease up the whole thing properly.

    Then I decided to weld up a fat foot for my side stand. Tried to drill a bunch of holes to lighten the thing. Holes in the bottom were filled with silicone to keep water and mud out of it. If I were to do it again, I'd plan out the hole placement a bit better so I could make more holes.
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  6. JSEARS

    JSEARS Armed Adventurer

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  7. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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  8. RandoCommando

    RandoCommando Wannabe

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  9. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Think bicycles, ya perv

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    Thanks GG, I appreciate it. :beer

    I did start a thread, what the heck, it's winter right?


    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858987




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  10. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Think bicycles, ya perv

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    Looks good the way it is, I like the random pattern. :clap
  11. PacificPT

    PacificPT Been here awhile

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    I have done the hockey puck treatment with mine, yours looks nicer.
  12. kdzidoc

    kdzidoc Adventurer

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    It wasn't too hard, but some step by step instructions would have made me more comfortable... before I got it totally finished.

    About 2/3 the way through I was quite relieved that everything was getting into place. :D
  13. GsVs

    GsVs Goin' Somewhere

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  14. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto

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    Thx. I considered the puck mod some time ago. With my suspension setup, I didn't feel that the extra inch of sidestand height was feasible. Sits pretty upright already.
  15. schaffer40

    schaffer40 I look lived in.....

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    Sorry about the late reply...
    I am using the Zero Gravity Double Bubble.
  16. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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    Can you feel a difference in the handling with 9 holes in that footplate?

    Great job on the plate mod, the KLR's need it, but on a 400 pound bike, I don't know that 9 holes are gonna make it walk on top of sand.... sorry, just had to needle you on that one brother...

    You would gain more by keeping the bike clean!

    :evil
  17. KL_ARRR

    KL_ARRR Adventure Piggy

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who uses an asparagus rubber band to keep the gps from buzzing :rofl

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  18. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    If DirtyDog has the sidestand switch intact then a lighter foot is less likely to cause trouble.
  19. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto

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    Yeah, you make it sound pretty ridiculous... To clarify, I'm not trying to shave bike weight, but weight on the end of the side stand. I figured that it would sag and "deploy" as I went over rough terrain. I don't need any additional excuses for crashing.

    Great minds think alike. Those are damn fine rubber bands. And free!
  20. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Ordinary average guy

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    But are they worth the price of making your pee smell funny? :lol3