KLR650 Only Thread......

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by willys, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. mdlak

    mdlak Been here awhile

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    Perfect James! Thats exactly what I've measured post swap.
    Thank you
    Mike
  2. Wild Pig

    Wild Pig Looks like avatar.

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    Ok, let's say I "hypothetically" snapped off the inner crank case bolt while reinstalling the left side cases from a 'doo job. Let's also say it's the short one up by the starter gears. Assume also I was lucky enough to get the bolt out.

    Anything wrong with going down to Joe Hardware Store and getting a matching bolt, or is there some specification I should know about?

    Hypothetically, I mean. :wink:
  3. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Lust for dust.

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    No worries. It's not a high-torque application. Grab a stainless one in the appropriate size.
  4. Wild Pig

    Wild Pig Looks like avatar.

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    Thanks. I don't have much luck with educated guesses.
  5. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Grab a regular steel one in the appropriate 6mm x 1.0 size. Try to avoid stainless with aluminum, as it tends to promote corrosion and galling.
  6. Dougo

    Dougo Kawasaki

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    Pick up my new 2010 klr 650 next week.
    Stock as a rock, 4000 k's .
    first mod......?
    Carby and exhaust I think.:clap
  7. Bell driver

    Bell driver Been here awhile

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    Doohickey!
  8. Erod

    Erod Adventurer

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    Just pick up my new KLR 650, 2011. I am looking for a Corbin or Sargeant low seat anyone has one for sale or any input on which is better or where to find them at a good price.
    Thanks,
    Erod
  9. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    I have a Corbin. It is firm but I like it like that. Try Flea Market or post up a WTB in Flea Market. http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=53
  10. CycleDoc59

    CycleDoc59 Wrench Rider

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    Having had both, Sargent is FAR superior to Corbin, and much lighter.....
  11. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    I just picked this donor stuff up from a scattered 02 YZ125, which is the same as a bunch of Yamaha dirt bikes. I only paid $200 for all of it. Not ideal or state of the art, but it should work much better than stock.

    [​IMG]
  12. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    I'll give you $225.00 right now! :lol3 :lol3
  13. Snypercell

    Snypercell Adventurer

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    Nice! Have you put it together yet? Does it bolt right on, or do you have to have have a fork conversion kit? I've been thinking about building a Yamasaki.
  14. mdlak

    mdlak Been here awhile

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    Here's a little inspiration...

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  15. Gammason

    Gammason 08 Vespa GTS 250ie

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    I agree with Doohickey. My 08 had 3,200 miles - rode it for 2,000 mikes, then did the doo - I could notice less vibration, subtle but less, and the spring was loose and doing nothing. Glad I didn't adjust it because it was as I've read, no adjustment in the spring.
  16. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    Nope. Just picked it up yesterday. I've been looking for a donor for a while. Not quite what I was looking for, but the price was right. I'll probably back burner the conversion until later in the spring because I have too many projects hanging right now. I have a build thread going, so I'll update that as I go along.
  17. woodmnctry

    woodmnctry Been here awhile

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    Hmmmmmmmmmm!--- had the Sargent -- yes very nice seat -- but design was such that it pushed me forward into the tank --- crotch family not happy -- went with Corbin -- harder seat for sure but now I can sit back further and keep the boys vastly more happy. :D
  18. willys

    willys Long timer

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    Add a sheepskin and the Corbin flat is very very hard to beat!!!:freaky
  19. Indiana Bones

    Indiana Bones Ride or Die

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    I'm upholstering my seat today with an army duffle bag. Should be an interesting result. I'll post some pics when I finish up.
  20. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    +1. This is especially true if you're heavier. I'm 260#, and the Corbin flat seat is a really comfortable place to spend a whole lotta miles. The break-in takes some time, but it's worth it.