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post #1 of 9 Old 08-23-2018, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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NEW Plastics?

Hi,
I'm looking for a line on new plastics for my 2006 KLR650. Ive seen replacement plastics for nearly every other make and model, but I can't seem to find any NEW gen 1 plastics. Any
help is appreciated. Thanks!
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I've not found any either, save for 'used'.

I made GOOD use of CL in town to pickup some quick parts and I was REALLY lucky with my timing to have more 'n just a few things available to me. It's been about 3 months since then, and I'm still reviewing CL regularly and there's been like NO KLR ACTIVITY, and in Phoenix no less.
It isn't pretty after-market support for the Gen1 bodywork.
But...
in case these KLRForum GENIUSES reveal ANOTHER 'Pearl',
(and they do that A LOT!!!),
let's see if we can find out about a replacement windscreen for the Gen1 as well?
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BTW, my Radiator Shrouds are a mix of flex-epoxy, epoxy, drilled holes (to stop the ever-growing cracks), mickeymouse brackets, and maybe even a ZipTie by the time I add those back on the Bike. To get some marginal used ones I'd expect to pay $150-ish. I've seen people 'make' them and the look pretty all right actually. I was able to also score 'missing' stuff on eBay, though pricing is Fugly sometimes. Patience bailed me out there...
"HEY, IT'S THE PART I NEED!" changed to
"I'll wait for MY more reasonably priced part since eBay covers THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!"
Good call!
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Anytime I wanted new plastic for my Gen 1 I was able to obtain it from the dealership. It wasnít cheap but actually turned out to be less than I thought it would be.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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No such thing as aftermarket Gen1 plastic. Other than using generic pces or adapting stuff, you're stuck with used or new OEM when available.

Since I hate rattlecanned plastic, I used a variety of approaches including cleaning and a heat gun on the used stuff followed by clear numberplate background https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...ckground-sheet to protect the finish and add shine. I replaced some pces as necessary but not all are available......for parts with decals, try a different year that uses the same color parts; Bill's timeline can help determine what years came with what colors; http://watt-man.com/uploads/KLR_Timeline.pdf

I've also seen some decent results with wraps or hydrodipping - not cheap and I don't know how well it would hold up but it looks good; Kawasaki KLR 650 Custom Camo Dual Sport Gen 1 Gen 2 Powdercoated Hydrodipped





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let's see if we can find out about a replacement windscreen for the Gen1 as well?
After trying to find one for 6 months, I went to the dealer and ordered a new one for less than a used one on ebay typically cost


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I was looking at replacing some of the faded parts with OEM parts and found many of the red and green ones in stock at Partzilla.com. Eventually I chose to buy only the one that was missing on my bike, and for the rest of them I put some color back into them with a heat gun.
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After trying to find one for 6 months, I went to the dealer and ordered a new one for less than a used one on ebay typically cost

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Iíve generally found that to be the case. Not only on GreedBay but also comparing prices at resellers online. 99% of the time itís cheaper at the dealership and sometimes by quite a bit.

If anyone is in need of a Gen 1 OEM windscreen iíve Got a decent used one that I could probably let go for the cost of shipping and handling.
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OH! OH!!! PICK ME!!! PICK ME!!!! 'd love that WindScreen DP!

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Iíve generally found that to be the case. Not only on GreedBay but also comparing prices at resellers online. 99% of the time itís cheaper at the dealership and sometimes by quite a bit.

If anyone is in need of a Gen 1 OEM windscreen iíve Got a decent used one that I could probably let go for the cost of shipping and handling.
I'M IN KLR4!!! I could send you pretty much whatever you told me to send you so you get a little something, you know, for the EFFORT! I guess this becomes a PM exchange now... well, that is, if you decide ON ME!!!

Mine is banged up but good, with a huge gash purdy much right across the center of the screen. It's also chipped at the bottom right precluding one attachment point.

I'd be EVER so grateful!!!
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