All the help
Hi, hopefully i can let you guys understand where I am with my 87 klr in life... The bike is stripped down and has been for a year, the motor's in one room and the frame is in my closet. I really only have hand tools and that's it, so there's that. Hopefully you have the stomach for a story... I picked the bike up for 800 bucks, even Mud packed and showing no signs of life, and at 49k miles. I had hoped it was something simple like a fuse, like an experience I had before with another bike. A good cleaning and after a few long hours of trying to get it running I ended up pulling the harness thinking it was the problem, turns out just a corroded stator wire shorting out, and maybe some of the harness cause it was a mess too. I've since gotten the harness wired as best I could not an electrician but it looks fine, got the book to help. Over time with it sitting with the instruments off and such I decided I could clean deeper with it apart more and if I wanted to I could get the frame painted to prevent future rust. 87 to now with very little rust, not too bad, I just wanted it to have another 35 years rust free if I could xD why not at this point. Had the stuck swing arm piviot bolts holding the motor in place, went wacking and heating like never before finally just tore the oil seals out and put a blade in there and cut the bolts and the sleeves. Okay okay so some of this may have been a bit much but hey I do like projects and biting off more than I can chew. On the brightside I just got bolt replacements in from eBay and seem good, now waiting to order the bearing/sleeve/oil seal kits from pivot works. I'm still open to painting the frame but it seems unnecessary tbh, and I'm on a budget... Just wanted to share my story and maybe some of you can offer any advice or any budget mods you'd suggest I get ready for, there's so many threads to read through and tbh some I don't understand. I'm hopeful for the future and can't wait to ride it but I have alot of work ahead and I'm a big noob. Thanks for reading!