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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by damasovi, Jan 17, 2007.
Witness protection program??
Very cool picture. Thanks for sharing!
The guys in white coats always just a few steps behind me. Must keep moving...
The Straight of Juan de Fuca looking towards the Olympic Peninsula in WA from Canada...
Sun setting 12hrs later as I'm heading for home...
Epic views you have Vik
Thanks... It didn't take long after moving to Vancouver Island that I realized I needed a DS motorcycle. 12 month riding season and thousands of kms of logging roads to explore...giddy up!...
This bike looks so awesome. Are those extra foot pegs to rest your feet up in front of you?
Thanks... Yes in theory they are highway pegs for an additional foot position. I haven't used them much and may eventually just remove them, but I'll wait until I do a multi-day highway run before I make a decision.
My new desktop!
I think Kawasucker should have offered a KLR in the black and white look-- it works well and you dont see much of that. I have seen some pics of police departments using the KLR and they look good set up that way.
Ps: you should visit Vik's blog, it's well done/pretty cool.
Keep the highway pegs you will use them on long trips. When I installed my IMS foot pegs I used the original KLR pegs to replace the cheap pegs Happy Trail (HT) uses. I think HT makes many good products and I happily use them but the pegs they used on my Pairs Dakar Nerf Bars were dangerous. http://www.happy-trail.com/KLR650/PDNerf-KLR650A.aspx The pin/rivet wore the holes in peg itself. They started rattling so bad I ground off the pin and removed them. You will have to grind the KLR pegs to fit. Don't grind them to much or the angle will make your foot slide off of the peg.
Thanks for the kind words guys... This is my KLR when I rode her home stock. I'm happy with the farcklization process. I wanted a bike that was functional for my needs and looked unique. So far so good. I need to upgrade the suspension when I have some $$, but that won't be this year.
Missed this, sorry. Yes it is a 1450, works great.
Very shiny I just upgraded my front to progressive springs with the right preload spacers and the rear to an 8kg spring. With new fork oil it was around $200. Try top gun springs if your looking to do it yourself. Well worth it. My 09 handles like a tight little racer now.
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Thanks for the tip. I'm not sure what I'll do about the suspension. I don't have the skills or need for a fork transplant so it will definitely be some sort of bolt on/drop in mod....
No rush on the farkelization!
I got my 03 KLR in 05 and I am still putting stuff on it.
A Scotts stabilizer is going on now. After seven years and many $ I've almost got the bike perfect for me!
If it not for the internet I'd be riding my Stock KLR and be as happy as a clam!
SO true! I have so many things that I "needed" after seeing them online. Funny how that works!
Well in one way I do disagree with this statement. When I bought my F150 and I bought my KLR I know that certain items make me happier and/make the vehicle more useful. I also know that I'm only going to keep them for a limited period of time - probably 10-15yrs. So I try and farckle up my vehicles as much as I need/want to right off the bat so I get the most use out of the farckles as I can. If I add a part at year 1 vs year 5 and sell the rig at year 10 I get twice the use out of the farckle.
Now that doesn't mean I'm not gonna mod the KLR anymore, but I did try and hit the key stuff right off the bat. I waited on the suspension because I wanted to see how I felt about the stock setup before I changed anything.
That's one of the reasons I bought a KLR. The cost of buying and farckling a KTM or BMW all at once is a bit mind blowing...
It's OK to disagree with me!
Melbourne - Edi in the King Valley - LaaneCoorie - Home.
Bit wet but an awesome trip during the week.
Heres some of the pics I took.