Thanks to all, we have reserved a rental truck to take it to Eagle River/Anchorage tomorrow. I had been considering putting in the 685 kit, does anyone have any experience with them. C&J
Hi Carl -
Yup, I do. We have several others who have as well.
Schnitz is the only manufacturer (assembler?) of kits. There are several places that can do the work, and it ranges from a simple bore/hone/install to adding in head work and big valves.
Your average automotive machine shop can do the bore/hone job, with you doing all the tear-down and re-assembly, and that would represent the lowest cost alternative.
Schnitz recommends a couple of places that you can send your stuff to, and the closest one of those to you is M-Tech up in Bend, OR. They can also do head work and install big valves. That would represent the high end of the cost range, but you still have to do the tear down and assembly.
I suppose that a good independent motorcycle shop could do the entire job for you, including tear down and re-assembly. That, I should think, would represent the extreme end of the cost range.
If you've got some bandwidth in the Dorm you might want to check out this thread and watch the video.
It's along thread, so if you just want to get to the meat of it, it's in this post: http://www.klrforum.com/showpost.php...1&postcount=39
Do come back and let us know what happened - we'd love to know what made the maiden scream...