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post #1 of 10 Old 12-26-2008, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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I got some rear nerf bars for Christmas!!!!

I have been wanting the rear nerf bars for a while, so I told hubby that is what I would like for Chrstmas!!! He said ok!!

I just got done putting them on! Here some pics!!!




After I took those pics, I covered the bars up with these!!! LOL



I all ready had the saddle bags, but they were the main reason I wanted the nerf bars. I needed more storage so I figured the nerf bars would help hold the bags!!!

Now my next thing I want to get is the bags for the front nerf bars!!!!

I can't wait till I get time to go ride now!! I will have room for jackets and such when I need to start shedding clothes, and still have room for my camera and lunch and............ etc!!! LOL

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-26-2008, 11:07 PM
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Nice, but make sure you carry a hex driver because they don't look like you will be able to pull the side covers. Just something I thought of when I looked at the pictures. I could be wrong but they look tight.

Maybe better put a pig tail on the battery just in case, I did that because I kept leaving my hot grips on and killed my juice. I was lazy and went strait to the battery for power but instead of changing it I just learned to turn them off.

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Nice, but make sure you carry a hex driver because they don't look like you will be able to pull the side covers. Just something I thought of when I looked at the pictures. I could be wrong but they look tight.

Maybe better put a pig tail on the battery just in case, I did that because I kept leaving my hot grips on and killed my juice. I was lazy and went strait to the battery for power but instead of changing it I just learned to turn them off.
You can actually pull the plastics with a little finess!! LOL I had to pull them to put the saddle bag yoke under the seat. I didn't actually pull them all the way off, but got them down enough to get to the seat bolts. In fact, I'm thinking of using a dremel on the plastics and make me a hole where the seat bolts are, that way I really wouldn't need to remove the plastics to remove the seat!! I can't see any issues with doing that, any opinions on this??

I learned real fast about adding pig tails to the battery! Only took one time with a dead battery, away from home. Had to call my kid to bring a jumper box, then had to pull the side cover to get to the battery, then put it back together to ride home. I got home and installed the pig tails. No longer need to remove the seat to jump start! Sad thing about it all, is I was at the bottem of a steep driveway. I wasn't strong enough to push the KLR up the driveway to jump start it going back down. Took my kid half an hour to get to my location!! All ended well though and a lesson was learned!!! LOL
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I never thought of drilling holes for the seat bolts, Duh!

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I never thought of drilling holes for the seat bolts, Duh!

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I didn't think about it till I had the nerf bars on and had to "finess" the covers to get to the seat bolts. I then thought, why couldn't I just dremmel some holes big enough for a 10mm socket to go through? LOL I haven't done it yet though!! LOL I will probably do it the next time I need to get the seat off!
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I drilled a hole in my side cover. And used a allen bolt to hold the seat on. I only use one bolt to hold the seat on. If the seat comes off with one bolt I won't care. Because I will have much biger problems
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We just never put the seat bolts back in. Never once had an issue with the seat like that, and could always take it right off, if needed, and put it right back on. This included some rough riding and of coure the obligatory wheelie or 3.

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We just never put the seat bolts back in. Never once had an issue with the seat like that, and could always take it right off, if needed, and put it right back on. This included some rough riding and of coure the obligatory wheelie or 3.
I never thought of that!! Although now I need my bolts in, as they help the seat hold the saddle bag yoke in place!!!
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In certain respects I think those earlier bikes look better than the 08's, those bars look very good on that bike.

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I got the same bars last year about this time from a guy on ebay. Unpacked them and they looked great but didnt put them on until May. Right side fit perect. Left side I coldnt get booth holes to line up. Tried to force it and stripped one of the holes out. I emailed the guy I got them from holding my breath (it had been 6 months) and he emailed me right back and told me to send it back. I did and he promptly replaced it. Replacement fit perfect. Great guy to deal with. I like the way they look. They follow the curves of the bike and seem to just fit well with the bike without being overwelming and they are great at keeping my soft bags off the muffler and plastics.
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