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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by willys, Nov 19, 2011.
Well, thanks to ZachM1, his are now on my 03 :)
I have an early ht bars and honestly when I have the extra money I'm switching to distracts full bars as more room to not have to partially disassemble bars to work on the bike. He were good and may still be but a pain in my opinion.
Hey guys. Just wanted to share a pic of my 90 Tengai. She is rocking an Eagle Mike 685 kit, KLX needle, Cogent Adventure shock and DirtRacks bars.
Spigatelli, Did you use your original Tengai cylinder for that 685 piston?
A post-'95 cylinder needs to be used for the 685 kit. I think it has something to do with the thickness of the liners.
That's why I asked. Maybe he did an exchange. Tengai cylinders appear to be the same color as the post '95 cylinders. I'm wondering if there are other differences between the KLR cylinders and the Tengai cylinders of the same years.
Might be worth sending Eagle Mike an e-mail. He'd be the guy to know.
New question from across the pond,
I found a front wheel and tyre combo to replace my worn old tyre, but it has one spoke missing.
Over here only £150 sets of after market spokes are available, or £440 from the Kawasaki dealer!
I think I saw an old post that they are just 2 dollars each in th
I want one spoke!
Is it possible to replace just the one spoke without loosening the whole wheel/hub?
also, um, does anybody know where I could buy just one of each size spoke and a pair of matching nipples?
( now there’s a question I haven’t asked for a while!)
or, being naturally cheeky, does anyone have a few spares they could post to me here in Scotland?
Ron Ayers Motorsports sells OEM spokes for under $3 each and nipples for under $2. IDK what year you have so I looked up 2006.
If they don't ship to you, perhaps Bike Bandit or Rocky Mountain ATV/MC will.
But before I'd try any U.S.-based OEM retailer, I'd look for any U.K. business that sells little OEM parts. You HAVE to have some over there. Look for sites that have "parts fiche" or diagrams of Kawasaki parts.
Yes, you can replace just one spoke. Depending on which spoke it is, it can be easy or more difficult.
Hope someone volunteers a few spare spokes and nipples though.
Perfectionists may say that if you have a broken spoke that you should just replace them all. Bunk! Put in a new one and tighten it until it sounds like the others. Then spin the wheel to make sure it's straight and round. If not, patience and very small changes are better than trying to crank it into shape.
[/QUOTE]Perfectionists may say that if you have a broken spoke that you should just replace them all. Bunk! Put in a new one and tighten it until it sounds like the others. Then spin the wheel to make sure it's straight and round. If not, patience and very small changes are better than trying to crank it into shape.[/QUOTE]
I agree with this ^^^ when it comes to spokes, but with apples, one bad one can ruin the whole bunch.
Those were HT knockoffs sold by Studebaker. They are non existent as a company.
many thanks, great info and looks like the cost from US will come in under the level of import duty!
klrs are thin on the ground here, and parts support poor, and expensive.
Mine’s a 1988 gen1 btw,
Cheers, stay safe
Mystery solved - thanks!
Interesting. Never heard of them till now. That answers a question or 2 now.
Like the Old timey covered wagon/car company?
Name's the same, but not same company or country of origin:
Gonna sell my KLR because I don't have room for four bikes. It's a 2009 with 46k miles, a few farkles like a Seat Concepts seat and crash bars. There is no major damage, etc. for a bike of it's year and miles. What would be a reasonable quick sell price? You can PM me your thoughts if you don't want to reply here, but you can reply here so far as I am concerned.
Quick sale? Just based on the description above, assuming all is well and it's a running bike w/ clear title, etc., etc. , I'd say 2250-2500. Depends where you're located in the country. In the SE, they seem cheaper than say SW, or the Rockies.
Even if the KLR can do 50% of what the new Yamaha Teneres can do, I need to up my game. Excellent vid: