KLR650 Only Thread......

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by willys, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    Understand the relay container fits milk crates nicely. :lol2

    DISCLAIMER: I jest, owning both a KLR250 and a KLR650.
  2. rarepartbuilder

    rarepartbuilder redemption gypsy

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    Hi Folks
    The Doohickey Tamer relay container will be posted up very soon. I am working on making it as bullet and waterproof as possible .While keeping in mind some of the mounting surfaces it may touch or be jammed into. Just to give an idea.. there is some counter sunk holes in the base... in case it would need to be screwed to a piece of wood to further bridge some "cavities". A couple of years ago a rider posted a picture of a four wheeler- passenger throne seat with arms ....on the rear of a KLR .. ahheem........strictly for the storage area under the seat of course..
  3. Buzz’72

    Buzz’72 n00b

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    I’m 5’9, 31” inseam, 165 lbs... recently changed seats from a Corbin flat seat to a Seat Concepts low version on my ‘06 and it made a HUGE difference. I can flat foot the bike now and I was on my tip toes before. My bike has not been lowered. It’s as comfortable as any seat I’ve had on KLars before as well, and that would include stock, Sargent, and Corbin. The SC was also less expensive than the others. Good bang for the buck IMO.
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  4. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    I'm not ashamed to bunjee pretty much anything to my bike, as long as it isn't so huge the bike can't drag it.
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  5. That.guy

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  6. That.guy

    That.guy Adventurer

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    Any idea what video file formats can be uploaded? I tried a .mov and .mp4 and the forum won’t allow it. I can’t find a list of what file extensions can be uploaded.
  7. Bell driver

    Bell driver Long timer

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    Upload to vimeo or youtube and insert the link here.
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  8. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b Supporter

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    What Bell driver said is that ADV doesn't host videos for you; they have to be hosted elsewhere. ADV will host pics.
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  9. That.guy

    That.guy Adventurer

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    Stock tail

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    LED tail

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    Stock brake

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    LED brake on solid

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  10. scout68

    scout68 Been here awhile

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    Sorry if I missed this earlier....gen 1 or 2 or does it matter? I’d love to have some Bmw-style bling lightage......
  11. That.guy

    That.guy Adventurer

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    Mine is a gen 2. If the gen 1 uses the same 1157 bulb it will work.
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  12. scout68

    scout68 Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I’ve got a ‘15 so that’s perfect.
  13. Late for the Party

    Late for the Party Adventurer Supporter

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    Same set up. I love my Seat Concepts low step version. I'm 5'8" with a 31ish inseam. Great price also.
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  14. sgroover

    sgroover Adventurer

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  15. That.guy

    That.guy Adventurer

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    Not that I know of. In most cases an LED bulb can be swapped with any problems. I won’t be able to ride until the weather and roads clear up in a couple months so the testing is limited to applying brakes in the garage and having the bulb function.
  16. jwaller

    jwaller Been here awhile

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    Yesterday I went for a ride of about 180 miles, mostly dirt roads through coastal plains farm land. I live on the edge of an escarpment. To the west is hill country, mostly rocky terrain with very little top soil when there’s any at all. The dirt roads are actually more rock roads with the occasional bit of sand. The most challenging thing when riding them is the sandy parts and the creek beds with the smooth baby head rocks. After rain, those dry creek beds turn into flowing creek beds. That’s what I’m most accustomed to riding off road. To the east of the escarpment is the coastal farm land. I really don’t ride there too often. We had some rain a couple days ago, but not too much. Yesterday was a beautiful day so I took that to my full advantage. I went and rode a portion of what’s known as the Lone Star Loop, a 2800 mile dual sport loop around a pretty big portion of Texas. I rode the portion through the farm land close by. Man, there was some mud that nearly took me down as I’m not used to it at all. I was riding a road between fields that was all rutted up by tractors and trucks. I wouldn’t have taken a car as it would be sure to get stuck. I got stuck at one point. I was able to keep the bike up. I got off the bike and was able to get it out and through the really thick stuff by walking beside the bike and throttling the bike through. I didn’t know what else to do.

    After about four hours of this misadventure I headed home.

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    I got home and there was a package from Canada for me.
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    There’s a fellow close by who I’m going to assist in changing his doohickey. Then, once I get the logbook and stuff from RPB, I’ll be ready to pass it along and begin the relay. Anyone up for meeting in Louisiana or New Mexico in a few weeks?
  17. lonegunm4n

    lonegunm4n Been here awhile

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    Hello from a fellow TWT'r! :ricky
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  18. Pollack

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    Is there any word on what is going to replace the KLR? :dunno

    Best regards,
  19. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    They'll be like vw beetles. You'll be able to buy each part new and build your own, but it'll cost 40 grand.
    Take care of the one you have ;)
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  20. That.guy

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    Does anyone make reflective spoke covers? All I’ve found are standard colored slip ons but it seems like a product that should be out there. I’m all about being obnoxiously noticeable at night.