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post #1 of 11 Old 05-23-2013, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Buying Parts for my KLR in Canada

Can anyone out there suggest a good place to buy parts online for my 2005 650 KLR. This project sees me replacing electrical parts.
I need to replace the:
  • headlight high/low switch,
  • the signal switch (would be nice to upgrade),
  • the horn button
  • signal flasher (perhaps for LED)
  • relay
  • right rear signal assembly

I guess I'd like to buy in Canada cuz there's no shipping/border issues but if that's not available I'll go to the good old USA (or wherever).

Thanks for your suggestions,
Mark on Vancouver Island Canada
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+1 for Aviscious fast shipping and great to talk to.
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post #4 of 11 Old 05-23-2013, 11:16 PM
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I also send everyone I deal with to stated great service and fast shipping. They are much better than a few years ago.....they have made huge strides in their customer service. Not that I personally had issues but some complains were voiced. Nothing hidden at all....imho....much better than other companies.....

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I have spent a LOT of money at AVisciousCycle and they have been very good. I have also bought stuff direct from the US and have had no problems.
If you do purchase from a US supplier the best way to ship is on USPS, United States Postal Service. The handling fee to cross the border is 9.95, payable at the post office when you pick up the parcel. On orders over $200 you will have to pay GST as well. DO NOT ship UPS. Their handling fee usually doubles the cost of the item.
I usually see stuff at my postoffice in 1 1/2 weeks depending on how long the stuff sits in customs. I have had stuff sit there for a week and still have it inside 2wks.
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post #6 of 11 Old 05-24-2013, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks very much for the suggestions.
I'm looking forward to getting started on my project.

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post #7 of 11 Old 09-02-2014, 05:53 AM
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Ah ha! lower mainland + Island people! Hmm, 1 year ago, huh? Anyway, hello! And yeah a vicious is good i used them while i was in calgary for a bit, very helpful people. Mind you they also gave me a very lousy pipe called the supertrapp if2 race core which eventually exploded to pieces of its own accord. I think i need like 10 more posts before i can send pics. but damn thosw were some good times.
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post #8 of 11 Old 09-03-2014, 02:51 PM
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Welcome, Mark.

I'm in Chilliwack so if in the area it may be useful to know as will allow you to better decide whether you want to flag down or avoid other KLR's around here. ;-)

Haven't used Avicious but should try them. I usually get a good deal from our local shops or can have stuff shipped to my friend in Washington if shipping is significantly different.

To reinforce what you likely already know, couriers can charge a large customs clearing fee. I receive and re-ship many ABS brake modulators and other motorcycle components world wide and find the post office is generally the only practical way to cross borders because of customs clearing fees.

Are you new to the KLR?

What are your riding/modification intentions? We love to talk over modifications and explore others' reasons.

I still do some tech days so if you're coming over or want to plan a ride, work and home as some other do, you're welcome to come here.

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My muffler and I.
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post #10 of 11 Old 09-04-2014, 01:26 AM
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so i got myself a supertrapp if2 racecore (i think) from avicious. this thing done me good for the rest of the season. next year i notice what looks like a rock outta the back tire musta whacked the bottom of the exhaust, there's a tear in the aluminum. Turns out there is a single screw at the bottom of the baffle retainer piece that's worked its way towards the back end with a bit of destruction. the baffle is just rattling inside the thing. so i open it, jam it all back together, stick a big ol' washer on there and wrap the whole thing with 3 beer cans and a bunch of hose clamps. Then all that pops, so i did this. ( hmm not too good at putting pics up so bear with me)

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