Sold my GSA and am back on a KLR !!!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GAS GUY, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. DPelletier

    DPelletier Been here awhile

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    Ditto stock pegs suck and though ive got decent ims pegs, the location is wrong. Id never use the lowering brackets that stick down so ill be watching your efforts with interest. Cant believe nobody makes a better bracket...

    Dave
  2. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    I worked on the left peg bracket some more today.
    After cutting the welds and removing the footpeg box and some clean up grinding the left side is ready for an added piece of plate steel.
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  3. DPelletier

    DPelletier Been here awhile

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    looking good so far. I will go the same route and purchase another set of brackets to play with. Keeping them perfectly level and straight will be paramount.

    Dave
  4. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Yes.Draw a diagram and take lots of measurements and write it all down before you remove the box from the bracket.

    Also measure the box angle in degrees and record it.

    Make sure you reference the measurements off something you can replicate exactly later.
    For example,I set the flat bottom part of the bracket where the 2 holes are for the bolts,flat on a level surface and then measure the box angle which is 27 degrees.

    And of course make note of the box location so you can lower it and move it rearward to your desired new location.
  5. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    Does anyone make wide aluminum foot pegs for the DR650?

    I've seen some really wide, nice looking aluminum ones for pure dirt bikes, and have wondered that if a set fit a Suzuki RM250, or some Suzuki off road bike, if it would also fit the DR650?
  6. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    All coming to geather for winter project !!!

    The candy from A-Vicous-Cycle Canada is in the shop, and I have the Schnitzracing 705cc big bore kit and stag #2 hot cams are on there way.

    Next is the DJ cab kit, and a FMF pipe if the owner of MRD pipe can't fit me in.

    Ha Ha. I couldn't wait for the snow to melt up here in Western Canada, and now I can't wait for it to come back.

    Box one is Skid plate, crash bars, soft bag panners, wind screen, fork stuff, and a few other odds and ends.

    Box two is jug and hot cams.

    Box three will be jetting and pipe, seat, heated grips, bark-busters hand guards.

    My winter project will be fun working on project Mad Cow Monster.
    Bike $4500 B1 $1300. B2 $920, and B3 $700 = $7420 on a bike with only 4000 kms. Ha Ha. A new bike that will be new again.
    From Don.
  7. Nanuq

    Nanuq Aventurer by Trade

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    I'm excited to see how your bike turns out. I just ordered the 685 kit from Eagle Mike. He's a pretty cool cat! I'm prepping for a 20k+ mile trip next summer. I thought it was time to change to the 685 simply because I had to tear into the jug to re-tap and re-thread the two 6x85 bolts that hold down the chain guard for the cams. The bike is a 2008 KLR with almost 52K on it. I wanted to do the ride with the original piston, but oh well, I'm pretty excited for the 685. What trips do you have planned with the new 705 kit? Also where do you live? I live in Sitka, Alaska and I love the AK, Yukon and B.C. area. Some of my favorite places on earth and I'm lucky to have seen a large portion of it. But there is more out there to experience. Good luck with the upgrades, thats pretty sweet!!
  8. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    After welding the piece of plate steel to the bracket I measured and situated the box in the new location and clamped it with a pair of visegrips and set the angle also.The box is now ready to weld after cutting off the excess plate.
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  9. DPelletier

    DPelletier Been here awhile

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    good job. Lets see how they look all finished. :D


    Dave
  10. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Hopefully soon I will get some more time to work on them.Progress is slow as I have alot going on with Trials this month.
  11. DPelletier

    DPelletier Been here awhile

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    no worries. :-)
    Dave
  12. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Notice the curved support piece I welded under the box for strength.
    I had to cut off the stock cross piece for the BMW pegs to work so I added this to make up for it.
    If you use a peg designed for the KLR you wont have to do this.

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    Here is the backside.
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    In this pic you can see the lower boss on the peg that would interfere with the stock box configuration,which is why I had to open up the front of the box and then reinforce the bottom to make up for it.
    That lower boss on the peg is a nice feature though because it is a threaded hole with a adjustable bolt stop so you can adjust the peg angle.
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    I have to get started on the other side now so I can get them on the bike and try them out.

    Not related,but here is a bonus picture of my OTHER baby.
    GAS GAS 321 TRIALS bike.
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  13. apexeric

    apexeric Been here awhile

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    I've been following this thread since you started it last September and I just figured out that Gas Guy rides a Gas Gas. Nice bike.
  14. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    The candy for my Mad Cow Monster is piling up, and the big bore 705 and hot cams from Schnitzracing should be in very soon.

    My tech dude in the Sylvan Lk Alberta area is on page for this project, and all the peaces are fitting togther now that I have a plan.

    Part 1 is power up the unit.
    Part 2 is the candy add-ons
    Part 3 is the Black and Orange paint format
    Part 4 is suspention.

    I'll be the first dude in our Alberta Dual Sport to of added the full project of all, and I can't wait to see this get under way.

    I need some more info from my pal to get me started on the picture posting, so it will be one wild ride for a winter time project here in Western Canada.

    From Don. PS: How does life get any better then this. Ha Ha. "Very lucky I am !!!"
  15. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    The Schnitz 705cc big bore kit and hot cams are in, and my tech dude is ready to get things under way at the end of Oct.

    Full wire up job for gadgets, painting skeem of Black and Orange, then all the candy to go with this build that is sitting in boxes in the main fab shop of fun toys.

    I really like it when things come together.

    From Don in Western Canada.

    PS: This is going to be one fun build !!!
  16. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    Mon Strad 18'' adjustablewind screen is in place, and what a diffrence in riding the bike now at hwy speed, and it clips off in under a minute, and I can strap it on the back on hot days, or stuff it in the bush when I'm hanging out at my area for the day.

    I had extra time to put the 60mm Pivot Pegz on, and the stand-up thing is way easier for the 5' 10'' dude now.

    Big bore kit, Hot Cams 2, and bike are get droped off this week, and it shouldn't take me tool head to long to getter done.

    Some of the Alberta Dual Sport dudes were woundering what the hp and torque is, so I went looking and I didn't find much on the ratings. Ha Ha.
    All I know is that it puts thump in thumper, and I guess that's all that matters.

    From Don in Western Canada.
  17. GAS GUY

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    After putting 3 coats of gray engine enamel that I had laying around on the pegs I finally got around to installing them.

    I rotated the shifter on the splines 1 notch and after a short test ride I feel this will work fine.My size 13 boot helps also.

    The rear brake lever will have to be modified just a bit.I will have to lower the pedal from the lever.

    Standing is now VERY good, and feels much more natural and more leg room while sitting also.

    While standing I have always noticed the side panels of the Gen 2 pushing against my calves.I may try to heat them and work them inwards in that location.

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  18. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    Under this cover is a top secret project that is rapping up in the next few weeks !!!

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    It comes with a wet noise, one frost biten ear, binder-twine on one hoof, with a KLR brand on the good side. Ha Ha.

    From Don. PS: Jeathrow Bowdean will have his rocket ship !!!

    Let the good time roll.
  19. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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  20. astrolump

    astrolump Been here awhile

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    is it 2 hamsters on a wheel? that should about double the klr's power