Some noob questions
I'm a long time Honda VFR rider, and I just bought a 94 KLR650 as a project. It's all there, has all the paper work, but has been sitting outside for about a year or so. I have keys, the brakes work, the transmission shifts but I havent been able to turn her over yet (still charging battery). I'm hoping that after some fresh gas, a carb cleaning, and replacing some other fluids, she will fire up for me. I sort of like the idea of having a "rat rod" off roader as long as its safe, but I'm also toying with the idea of a frame up rebuild once I can get some more space.
I read through just about all of the noob sections on the site, and I did learn a few things.
Few questions still linger:
Will most or all parts fit on my 94 if taken from an 87-07 KLR? In other works - besides small style changes in the plastics, are all the hard parts identical?
Where can I download a service/repair manual?
Besides the normal jobs it takes to bring a bike back to life, is there anything in particular I should look out for specific to KLR's? For example, Honda VFR's have notoriously bad Regulator/Rectifiers...
WHO HAS SOME FREE PARTS? haha - Seriously, if anyone has extra nuts + bolts (I'm missing some of the fender bolts, of course and I'm sure many more once I get into it), cables, stock chain + sprockets, stock exhaust pipe + can, and other little nick nacks, I'll gladly throw you a few bucks plus shipping. Think of it like the red paper clip guy, but much cooler!
I'm looking forward to learning a lot from you guys, and adding to the party once I get my new toy all fired up.
P.S. Who's going down to Laguna MotoGP this July?
Last edited by Dana Swenson; 02-16-2008 at 10:10 PM.