SgtMarty KLR tech day September 2014

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  1. SgtMarty

    SgtMarty Retired, baby!

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    Okay, I'm getting pestered again, so it's time to set a date for the next KLR tech day.

    I'm aiming at the first Saturday, September 6th, 2014 for the tech day.

    Chime in if that works or doesn't work. Majority wins.

    SgtMarty dot com for more details.
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  2. One Fat Roach

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    Location??

    Mostly likely in no matter what the date.
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  3. LaurieD

    LaurieD Been here awhile

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    Location is our home in Larkspur, CO. See SgtMarty dot com web site for details and directions.

    People will be welcome to show up starting around 9am, and to stay as late as needed (if trying to finish repairs) - then again, sometimes we just hang out, sharing adult beverages and swapping stories, after all the bikes are put back together.
    (Assuming the test rides go okay :muutt- there have been a few snafus here and there over the last seven years or however long it's been)

    Does that help?



    PS -it looks like you're in Bellingham - might be a long road trip for you :rofl but if you want to show up you're welcome to join us
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  4. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    I visited the site shortly. I'll check it again. Im actually just outside of Albuquerque currently.
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  5. LaurieD

    LaurieD Been here awhile

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    Well, if you're on the road and are headed our way it may work out perfectly. We are about halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs, west of I-25.

    Also, if you are on the road on a KLR and need to do some work but the dates don't line up to attend the tech day, you can probably work something out with SgtMarty to get together one on one and get stuff done anyway.
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  6. GregPoole

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    Got all the Eagle Mike parts and would like to replace the doohickey on my 12 KLR.

    Hi Laurie! Cathy & I chatted you up a bit at the last couple of Horizons Unlimited gatherings in Silverton back when they still had 'em there. You got her inspired to start riding again. :D
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  7. LaurieD

    LaurieD Been here awhile

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    Hi, Greg - see you on the 6th. Please give my best to Cathy - glad she's riding again.
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  8. DeepBarney

    DeepBarney Nubile Adventurer

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    What about guys like me with a KLR Jr.? Are we welcome to join in?
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  9. GregPoole

    GregPoole Gnarly Coot

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    I've also got an Eagle Mike sub-frame bolt kit that I would like to install.

    The instructions Mike gives indicates you should split the sub-frame in order to drill. If anyone else has done this, shouldn't it just be fine to drill through without having to split the sub-frame?
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  10. GregPoole

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    I don't see why not.:1drink
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  11. DeepBarney

    DeepBarney Nubile Adventurer

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    :clap Now to make sure I can get away from work...
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  12. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    I did the upgrade on my 2004. Splitting it, in my eyes, is to make the job easier with drilling. If you didn't split the subframe you'd be going through A LOT of stuff. 7-8 inches I imagine. It could probably be done without splitting but would take longer perhaps? Shrug
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  13. SgtMarty

    SgtMarty Retired, baby!

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    All bikes are welcome.

    Regarding the drill-through subframe upgrade, I've done several and never split the frame. I just strap the subframe up so it won't sag. If you got the drill bits with the kit, we'll use yours, otherwise we'll use mine.
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  14. GregPoole

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    Yeah, I have the bits from the kit, nice sharp new ones. :D
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  15. TacoYama

    TacoYama Been here awhile

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    Good Afternoon,

    I live in Denver, and own a 2001 WR250F, and am looking for a little guidance, and Blakebird pointed me in your direction. May I come down and join in on the wrenching?
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  16. Troy_V

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    I live in Monument and bought a used '02 KLR this summer. It needs the drill-through subframe bolt installed. I'll see you on the 6th. Looking forward to learning from others' mods also.
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  17. TheMuffinMan

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    In! :freaky:clap
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  18. Scott1911

    Scott1911 Been here awhile

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  19. SgtMarty

    SgtMarty Retired, baby!

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    The 250? Certainly. Might not be anyone here familiar with that bike, though.
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  20. LaurieD

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    If you have a service manual, you will want to bring it. The only manuals we have are for the KLR650.

    Also, if you are thinking about doing anything that requires specialized tools for your Yamaha, you will want to bring those as well. Again, we have tools for various KLR650-specific tasks, but I wouldn't expect them to fit your bike. :rofl

    If it's generic stuff, like chains or tires or whatnot (especially whatnot) then you will probably find some folks that can be of some help.
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