The Long Way Back

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by KamikazeKLR, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Sarah

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    Go Mel!! :lurk Looking forward to reading about your adventures. :thumb
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  2. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    I will post pictures when I have time, but basically since I posted my last progress I have done:

    -License plate bolt lights
    -12v outlet wiring/fuse
    -Taken out the shims of both bikes to get replaced
    -Oil change on Chris'
    -Drilled and mounted one pannier (yay!)
    -Hosted the first tech day of the 2013 riding season for Winnipeg

    To do in the next couple days:

    -Replace Doo on my bike
    -WheatWhacker mod on both bikes
    -Construct dashes
    -Drill and mount second pannier
    -Install new shims and throw the bike back together
    -Beef up tool tube straps
    -Fix Chris' highway pegs
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  3. bwokentoof

    bwokentoof Pollyanna Man

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    Go Mel!
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  4. DirtReeper

    DirtReeper Been here awhile

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    In. My KLR is jealous of yours :evil
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  5. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Subscribed.

    Looks like an awesome ride.
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  6. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Here are the pics from the valve checking operation.

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    Finally got that &*%$@!! Cover off

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    Had to buy shims for both bikes.

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    Finally got around to checking my doo. GreatWhiteNorth was nice enough to help me through the process and supply me with the extra parts. So we get to work and whaddya know....

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    :roflTurns out the previous owner put the Eagle mike doo and tension spring. All that work for nothing.

    So with the spare parts we checked Chris' which turned out to need replacing. We didn't have the Eagle Mike one but the '08+ Doo is alot beafier than the dinky older model ones.

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  7. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Shit hot Mel. Glad to see it's all coming together for you guys. Am amazed at how good the pics from your phone turned out!
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  8. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    Good luck and good roads on your trip! :clap
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  9. gslf

    gslf Everything Wheels

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    Who's that idiot sticking his head into the picture and pretendig to be interested in valve checking?:D
    I wish you two a great and safe trip.:ricky
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  10. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Thanks for all the good wishes, everyone. We had to push the trip back a day because my tank bag didn't come in the mail :(

    Oh well. Here are some pics to numb the pain.

    Here is Chris, starting the Wheatwacker mod on my bike.
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    And this is the finished product.
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    Then Chris finished drilling my new panniers since I was having troubles
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    And the finished product on both bikes.
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  11. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    I'm so in. Best of luck for your trip.
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  12. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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  13. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Thanks for taking the time to post your adventure .
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  14. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    Bad ass!

    Adventures on gen one's. Outstanding.


    :evil
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  15. myorangecrayon

    myorangecrayon Adventurer

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    Subscribed! :lurk
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  16. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Delayed STILL because UPS can't get their shit together.
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  17. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Soooo with the extra time we decided to add a little something to my cockpit.

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  18. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    Looking forward to your updates
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  19. Blind Mule

    Blind Mule Adventurer

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    Looking forward to your ride report
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  20. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    Very nice - that will come in handy!
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