Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Silver City, NM
A week or so ago I made a run of about 30 miles to the northwest of here and on the return trip I was cruising at about 62 - 64 mph and thought I could see a truck in the middle of highway up ahead......but my vision was blurred. Thought I had dirty glasses, but then had an idea.
I pulled in the clutch, let the motor go to idle while coasting and my vision cleared right up. That truck was a county truck parked on the shoulder with its flashers on.
This is not good. There's heavy vibration coming from "somewhere" and thinking about it I came up with the idea that maybe I installed the crash bars incorrectly. Today's project was to tear into it and take a look.
Long story a bit shorter, everything was fine - correclty installed - but I came up with a couple of surprises. First was that the front engine mount bolts directly to the frame. Thought there were rubber bushings in there.
Then went to rear of engine and that's bolted solid to frame, too. WTH ?? Am I going nuts ?? I would've sworn that the engine is mounted in anti-vibration mounts. What gives ?? Any ideas ??
Last week I told my ophthalmologist about it and he pitched a fit. About 1½ years ago I had a portion of the retina of my right eye laser welded back in place and he says vibration like that can tear it loose again - maybe for good.
Anyone wanna buy a fully farkled KLR ?? (I'd be pleased to take a nice WeeStrom in trade)(only half kidding).............Lars.