Hey y'all so I'm a fairly new rider. About one year now. Been doing all my maintenance myself usually under the shade of a tree if I'm lucky. I posted this http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=835926 about my KLR 2005 Then when I came into a KLR Tengai for 175 Bucks I knew I had spare parts or at least a test dummy! On with the pictures... Here's my bike now packed for camping. Just did the valves, mostly stock except foot pegs, bars, ninja twin piston front brake and cylinder, oversized rotor, acerbis standard sport bike front fender (20 years old), clutch lever, thermo bob, wrist watch on bars to tell the time Here's a sneak peak at fork mounted YZF1000 lights. Fixing the bracket as we lost light, got them painted, this weekend we will do the wiring. Here's the Tengai as it should look Note: I'm going to admit my mistakes as I go!! Had to get it into the car, it had no kick stand! was disassembling it in the front yard in the sun, now I know I could have hurt the forks with them down in the trees like this, I think they're ok. Of course I bent the stock shift lever dragging it into the Subaru Forester ha. When I got home I sat down with my [travel and only] tool kit and a can of liquid wrench and started taking everything apart. Tengai 天涯 means "the end of the sky" in japanese which is pretty f***ing cool! the tengai passenger foot peg bracket doubles as a rear master cylinder guard. not super vulnerable but still sweet deal, KLR should have this! It can be mounted on the KLR which makes the KLR's foot peg mount superfluous. And of course then the Tengai wouldn't have any pegs... dont think the sprocket guard has ever been removed. there are hatched spider eggs and other goodies this is a motorcycle frame supported on wood, engine case not touching the ground. time to try to hammer this b**** out. if you notice something missing from this picture consider it foreshadowing. also notice the fender on the fork. the only stripped bolt! i need vice grips. After doing this a bit with liquid wrench i had no idea what to do. I split the soft wood around the bolt and feared spreading the frame as my father has done many years ago. Then my father pointed out without the engine mounts in there would be twisting force on the bolt, the engine is a heavy SOB. DUH bought a can of pb blaster. tightened all frame mounts, hit intermittently with rubber mallet. put the nut on flush to the end of the threads giving me a 'nail head' turn it on the side, and one good hit with the sledgehammer and she budges. after that its all good. lots of old grey grease... And so what now? Maybe I will split the engine here (in my bedroom room with cardboard on the floor) or I will drive it up to pop. Would be a shame to make the drive with a dud. Maybe I will end up looking for a parallel twin!!