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post #1 of 9 Old 10-13-2010, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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I get my KLR back after work :)

I had the shop close to me do a Dohickey upgrade, 2 new tires and get
her ready for winter - I get it back tomorrow night after work and
this weekend I put on my new front fender .... I can't wait
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-14-2010, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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the new tires that I put on (Kenda K761) made that bike a whole
different ride on the highway. I love it !!!!

The shop put on new tires - adjusted brakes and clutch - changed
oil - checked anti freeze - upgraded my doo-hickey - adjusted my
spokes and aligned my wheels - adjusted idle (I suppled all the parts) ....
total bill $167 tax included and old tire disposal

It has never run or ridden this good !!!
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post #3 of 9 Old 10-14-2010, 06:37 PM
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Just from my experience I'll say, be careful with those K761's in the rain. I felt they were less that confidence inspiring in wet weather. Not that it ever rains where I live
YMMV
Edited to clarify. There are tires that will zip around that same corner whether it be wet or dry. On that dry corner the K761 will do fine but when that same corner is wet, slow down.

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post #4 of 9 Old 10-14-2010, 08:19 PM
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Enjoy the ride brother.

I just took a great one.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

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post #5 of 9 Old 10-14-2010, 08:41 PM
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Enjoy the ride brother.

I just took a great one.
Ah-em...

PPMC # 3

Yo! To the brothers.

RIP Darin, Ben, Carey


"I am the muffin man"
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post #6 of 9 Old 10-14-2010, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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I hope the weather holds this weekend - I'll be out tearing up the road !

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post #7 of 9 Old 10-15-2010, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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I took off the front sail and put on the smaller front fender
wow - way better in the wind

2007 KLR650
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post #8 of 9 Old 10-15-2010, 05:42 PM
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Ah-em...
Huh? Not our ride, a great afternoon ride. The PPMC ride deserves an adjective far greater than great.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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post #9 of 9 Old 11-22-2010, 01:12 PM
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i was without my bike while in shop recently so i know the feeling of getting it back so EMJOY your time back together lol
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