KLR maintenance

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by DUBLTEE, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    Bi Mart. Cubes of Hams for $14.99, that's $0.50 a beer! :freaky
    I just keep one handy in the garage, stays cold on the concrete. The 6 packs of fancy shit go in the fridge.
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  2. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    You have concrete on your floor, obviously past the KLR stage. Wow, i'd love a concrete floor...easier to find the broken Doohicky spring!! :D

    I'd actually just love a bigger stable! :cry
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  3. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    Only a KLR owner would look for a broken spring. :lol3
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  4. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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    Quoted for posterity, thank you. :rofl
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  5. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    You're not supposed to weld those for re-use:huh...you guys are outlandish! :D
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  6. BSkye

    BSkye Been here awhile

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    Note- There has been some rumors going round of a friendly inmate who is thinking of hosting a KLR Techday in Portland. I won't "Out" them yet though ;) But if it happens, they are fun to attend.[/QUOTE]

    "IN!!"............oh wait....right, that KLR tech dayis in my modest dwelling in Gresham,

    APRIL 20, the day after the infamous alley sweeper :evil

    Thanks, Scott, yes, we had a good time !

    Will have a fine BBQ and fix any KLR that'll happen to roll on it!

    Squishy! :clap you in?!
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  7. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    "IN!!"............oh wait....right, that KLR tech dayis in my modest dwelling in Gresham,

    APRIL 20, the day after the infamous alley sweeper :evil

    Thanks, Scott, yes, we had a good time !

    Will have a fine BBQ and fix any KLR that'll happen to roll on it!

    Squishy! :clap you in?![/QUOTE]


    In
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  8. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    I will try to be there for sure, had a good time last time you put it on.

    Always a good way to learn about wrenching & to see how other cheap basturds convert hardware store items in weird & wonderful ways on a motorcycle! :D
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  9. Motoblag

    Motoblag Replacing skill with will

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    I'd love to show up and meet some fellow PDXers. I'm out in far east Portland, close to Gresham. Got enough mechanical skill to get in trouble, too. :lol3
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  10. BSkye

    BSkye Been here awhile

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    That's just what we need.
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  11. PDX KLR RIDER

    PDX KLR RIDER No More KLR...Its DRZ time!

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    I'd show up.
    Just as long as it's on a Sunday. (I work Saturdays)
    It'd be fun to meet some peeps.



    Keep us posted.
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  12. BSkye

    BSkye Been here awhile

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    Definitely on Sunday, April 20th.

    BYOB
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  13. PDX KLR RIDER

    PDX KLR RIDER No More KLR...Its DRZ time!

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    Sweet! I missed this last year.
    I'll be leaving the Irvington (NE pdx) area if some peeps wanna rally together.

    I personally would love to do a valve check...
    And maybe a fork oil change and drop some progressive springs in.

    should be fun.

    Alex
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  14. twentyvolume

    twentyvolume Adventurer

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    I'll probably come out for that, too! Scott_PDX (hi Scott!) helped me check mine last fall, but we had to order some shims and then I never got around to actually replacing them. Got everything ready to roll, though. I am also in NE Portland, so I'd be down to meet up and ride out with some other folks.
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  15. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Thanks for setting this up B-Skye. I'm planning on coming out also, provided I make it alive through the Alley Sweeper!

    I see you made a post on KLR650.NET, that should drive some more KLRazies out :D. KLR World might be a good cross post also (Haven't looked there myself). Let us know what to bring/contribute to the festivities. I'll try to make it earlier this year than your last one.

    Don't forget - for those of you who are going to check valves to get there early and work on something else for a couple of hours. Your engine needs to be cold to get an accurate reading. I'll bring my meager valve collection and Doo tools as well.
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  16. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Hey B-Syke - Did you see the Door Prize offer from JNS Engineering - He posted on KLR650.NET.
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  17. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    Hi fives for the person who travels the furthest for this? Lol

    I should be able to make it, maybe even make a weekend out of it.
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  18. BSkye

    BSkye Been here awhile

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    I just saw that!

    Well........I am amazed ! Very very cool. I am speechless, actually!
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  19. BSkye

    BSkye Been here awhile

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  20. bdcorrigan

    bdcorrigan Been here awhile

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    Are you going to give the alley sweeper a shot?
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