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post #1 of 7 Old 07-13-2010, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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2000 klr questions ..

i have a recovered theft bike and pretty much left with a rolling chassis and the motor everything else is gone ..

so seeing its a blank slate id like to upgrade where i can and make her tough and lite as possible .

so i have a few questions .

im from the cruiser side of the bike world normaly and im out of my relm here .ive owned several xl's and xr's when i was a kid but never a kawasaki ..

on my harley if i installed the nice LED lights it didnt have enough draw for them to work correctly so i had to put a resistor inline bypassing the real result i was after ie ... brighter lights with less drag on the system ..
is this the case on the older KLR's too ?

i found some real nice sets on alot of after market sites for klr pretty cheap .

and would the Tengia front fenders fit our newer klr front ends ? i never did like the high fenders on the free way just flappping ..

also with all the knowledge on this site.. whats the better of the after market guages folks like to upgrade too?
figured it would help lighten the front end up and update the 30 yr old looking cockpit .

i cant find any good photos of the brackets made for the Rukus double head light conversion ..

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-14-2010, 12:12 AM
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You should post some pics so we have an idea what you are working with.
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-14-2010, 12:21 AM
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Just a couple of answers. Well, not really answers, but responses...

Tengai parts are made out of unobtanium and are expensive, and if you find some and butcher them up Tengai owners will hunt you down and kill you. For the front fender, you'd be better off and cheaper, I think, to look at after market companies like Acerbis and Cycra. Figure about $25 for a supermoto fender. Low mount conversions are easy - in fact there was one posted up just today. Here's a link to the post - he has a link to his blog with pictures. It was nicely done.

The Vapor gauges are very popular with the KLR, and quite a few have installed them. It's a digital unit, and I think there may be a bracket out there for easy installation.

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i tried to post some pics but i need to work on my post count and soon as i have the pics up and running for you
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-16-2010, 04:24 AM Thread Starter
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here is some pics i also posted it on the welcome thread sorry ..






ideas welcome , im looking for a tough reliable bike and something that dont need polished i live at the north pole ..lol roads are not the best .

i really like the double headlight look with the heavy wired shroud sorta military style .. im also going to use a smaller digital guage cluster to help lose weight and clean it up a bit ..

picked up new tires today started dismounting them tonight but ran out of time .

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