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post #1 of 44 Old 10-02-2016, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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M1030B1 restoration in Oregon

I just got a hold of two USMC M1030B1's. A buddy and I are going to restore them. I've already found so many helpful threads on this forum. Once they arrive I'll create a thread for the restoration.
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post #2 of 44 Old 10-03-2016, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Got the bikes in today. They are both manufactured in June 1999 and the VIN states 2000 along with the USMC data plate. We started stripping them down. The plan is to sand blast and then powder coat the frame prior to painting everything in CARC tan.
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Stripped down, almost.
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Man, that is cool!

I'm new to KLR's , so still learning. So the USMC bikes had their own, unique frame?Or is that crash protection just something they added on?

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Almost got it all the way down to the frame. We are working on the "parts bike" now. Originally two were purchased with one being a "parts bike". We plan on getting both up and running. I found out that the rear skid plate is missing on one but we can get a fab shop to copy the one on the "good bike".
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I just got a hold of two USMC M1030B1's. A buddy and I are going to restore them. I've already found so many helpful threads on this forum. Once they arrive I'll create a thread for the restoration.
I'm just guessing here, that the M1030B1 is the 1st generation Gasoline engined model of the USMC KLR, not the Hayes Diesel engined model? Easier for non-military personnel to acquire proper parts for?

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The first was the M1030 gas KLR 250 the M1030B1 is the gas. Hayes then took them and added the Diesel engine and it became the M1030M1. I haven't seen any of those in civilian hands. Between both models their are military specific parts but most of civilian KLR parts. I was lucky enough to get all of the military parts.
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post #9 of 44 Old 10-08-2016, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Most of the bolts are rusted on so the last few have been tough. I still haven't gotten the handle bars or swing arm off yet. I'm letting PB Blaster soak in overnight. It looks like the rear shock was a progressive 500/560. I know the newer version had the F1 engineering shock. I also ordered the stainless steel screw kit from Desmoparts. I will be replacing a few parts on the bike. I'm also going to use RAPCO 686 Tan. It's spot on for CARC. For the frame, bars, forks, and swing arm I'll sand blast and powder coat prior to painting.
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I just realized this is still in the intro forum. Maybe the MODS can move it to the 87-07 wrenching section.
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