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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by VascoMerlin, Aug 24, 2006.
Why do you need 2 radiators? Do you you live in the Sahara Desert?
I think it's a stock '84.
Well..... nearly ALL dirt bikes that are water cooled have two radiators....I ride in the woods and mountains and sometimes it gets hot.... so WHY NOT? I mean really? You think its a BAD idea?
Do you have to live in a Desert to need or want extra cooling? I Don't know.......
old klr600's came w/ 2 rads as well. 84-86'
Haha, that's all the reason you ever need.
Not much but it it pretty unique you can also see the the D-Flex hand guards.
Sharp old ride Be108. If you turn those fork boots around they will drain properly and your seals will last much longer. If you wouldn't keep it so clean I'd have never noticed.
I haven't read through all 53 pages, so hope this is not old news...
I modified the fairing like this. It rotates the stock windshield forward about 10-15 degrees, which cleans up the airflow a lot. Also, opens up a space behind the windshield, where I constructed a homemade dashboard and mounted a GPS. You could also put things like switches, power outlets, etc, there...
Does this change where the air flow strikes you?
Been wondering how this compares to something like the +9 windshields.
Thanks for the tip MetalBender
Love the look of this mod but rode a buddie's after he did his and it added a significant amount of buffeting. YMMV.
The thing about this modification is you can move the angle of the windshield a few degrees, or all the way to nearly vertical. Compared to what I saw others had done, my change was on the conservative side.
I had a tall windscreen (I think it was +6", not sure), which caused a lot of buffeting around the helmet level. Went to this setup, and I get clean air at the head level, and a wind break at the chest level.
Probably also depends on how tall you are...
Ahh... I miss my ol' 93'
KLX forks on a KLR...not a great shot. I will have to get some more soon..
KLR650R by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr
Thanks again to Holycaveman...... excellent work....
Here is a vid showing how much the KLX front end can take.... I hit a mound in the road and you can see how much travel the front end has..... I set it in slow motion.....
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Thanks again HC....
088 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr
087 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr
086 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr
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Wow, that is a fantastic looking KLR. Wanna trade for mine?
Thank you for the kind words.....I have put a lot of work into it.....
and no.... I won't trade you....
Well, Let's see: not sure if I have posted in this thread or not, so I'll do it (again?)
320mm brake rotor/dual piston caliper kit from ebay
RT Cartridge Emulators w/ stock fork springs
Cogent Dynamics MOAB Adventure rear shock
Happy Trails Fork Brace
Eagle Mike Doo-Hickey
Vista-Cruise throttle lock for the long straight stretches
Plan to do the sub frame bolt upgrade, too, and add a small pelican top box for my Canon and lenses...
Well now you are just being selfish.
Don't think I have posted mine on here either.
320mm front rotor
USB port up front (for firmware upgrades)
Formerly 685 kit (now back to stock after the 685 crapped out)
progressive front springs
Some brush guards (can't remember which)