romancing the SHREK

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by oneway, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    I second that! My first KLR... Sometimes I feel timid trying to work on it myself. Then you see something like this and it helps your confidence. And you gain another boost after you get your hands dirty and things back together.
  2. oneway

    oneway Been here awhile

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    You are welcome. Don't forget to pamper that chain while you're at it. I will do more when I get back home and show it. One thing on the list is to document the RPM difference between the stock 15 tooth front sprocket, and the new 16 tooth I have.
    If anyone wants to chat about going to central or south America PM me. I have done the tip of baja and back, and a fly and ride to costa rica. My sights are set on shrekin that way.
  3. One Fat Roach

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    this last summer, by first with the KLR I did a lot of in state riding. This upcoming summer I plan to ride to Co for a KLR rally to do the COBDR. Kind of want to head south after that... Expect a pm or seven with questions :freaky
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    What part of that orange store did you find that tube in? It's just what I've been looking for.

    Mount looks awesome.
  5. oneway

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    I've had that hanging around for a few years so I think it was the tools. Look at agri supply online. Part #67670. That's the same tube. $4.99
    or go to the tooltube.com and pay $16. Same tube. Nice O-ring on it also. Nice and water tight.
  6. willys

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    The RPM difference when swapping out the 15 to the 16 is 500RPMs as in a drop which is very nice! IF you want to drop another 100 swap out the rear from the stock 43 and drop to 42. BUT, you MUST understand that if you do these swaps you do loose some accelleration and you may need to actually use your gears.....lol.
    The idea is to allow you engine to cruise down the highway without staying above the 5000RPM range that many do which IMHO causes a lot of the oil consumption issues on these bikes. You may disagree, your bike, to each their own.
    Again this all depends upon what speed you like to ride at....lol.:deal
  7. willys

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    That tool container is nice, but if you build your own tool tube from abs tubing you will find it will hold much more and it's way stronger.....again your choice, just saying. BUT, it will cost you more to build your own as the parts needed are more expensive than the bottle shown.:deal
  8. oneway

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    That's close to what I expect. I was thinking about 400 rpm depending on speed. One of the problems is that the tach is hard to read accurately. But I will document my findings when I get back and the weather cooperates. Expect a pause here in the info, but I will get back on it once I return. I'm busy screwing off. Seriously.
  9. willys

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    Those numbers are solid by the way...I have a vapor and it's deadly accurate.....lol:deal:clap

    Hey,,, no screwing off....WTF??? You have a following to keep fed.....now get to it!!!!!:lol3:freaky
  10. baka1969

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    I see you've done a lot of good work. Are you going to keep the stock seat?
  11. oneway

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    I'm seriously considering either the Corbin or the russel day long, mostly because they are in CA and offer custom fitting.
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    The Corbin will allow you to slide bck and forth and is a much firmer seat IMHO, but the Russell Day Long is a TOP NOTCH seat by far but it restricts your movement as to if you want to sit further back etc.......but it seriously is the benchmark imho. I have a Corbin copy which incorporates some of the day long into it......I made it and it is easy .....to do.....search out seat construction or however you would describe it....there are many threads here or more likely elsewhere to see how easy it is. BUT, if you have the bucks to spend freely, I would probably get them to custom make a seat exactly how you want it.
    :deal
  13. oneway

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    Willis,
    I think you are spot on in your assessment of those 2 seats. I think the RDL is ugly, but more functional. They say you get used to sliding forward out of the pocket to let your feet down. Would like to see one in person before I make an appointment and drive up there. Anyway, I have time. Still screwing off.
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    click on picture for video[​IMG]
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    well,
    can't figure out how to show a video. it uploads to smugmugg, and the preview page looks good, but the end result is it doesn't display properly.
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    Try reading this.
  19. oneway

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    OK. that looks like embedding from you tube. I want to embed a video from smugmugg that has already successfully uploaded to an album. is that different?
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    There are SmugMug examples in the thread as well.

    Just remember to use the Video Embed SMALL copy link.