Well, itís installed, but I havenít tried it out yet. The only way youíd know it is installed Iíd from the left hand side where you can see the remote reservoir and remote preload adjuster ...
Sorry for the poor picture quality though. Ambient light wasnít quite good enough. Iíll get a better pic tomorrow.
It was an interesting install as it doesnít come with instructions to install it, but there is one video. Iíd planned to remove the swingarm anyway, but for those that donít know, itís a requirement. As is removing the crankcase breather hose and removing the remote preload adapter from its mount. After that it was a breeze as it only fits one way.
The only change Iíd like to make is to rotate the remote reservoir a degree or two more toward the rear so the crankcase breather tube doesnít touch it. Iíll call Cigent on Monday and see if itís possible. IIRC the top mount can be twisted a bit to accommodate minor changes like this.
I also checked the swingarm and linkage bolts and sleeves. Didnít check the lower swingarm people mentioned yet as I was out of time. Did find some minor corrosion on the bolts and sleeves. The lower bolt where the linkage attaches too was very corroded - white - from excessive red loctite. It cleaned up fairly easy though.
Iíve decided Iím going to buy all new rebuild kits for the linkage, swingarm, and lower swingarm along with new bolts and replace them while my engine is having the machine work done. Thatís a good use of idle time so far as Iím concerned and the PO over torqued every bolt Iíve touched so Iíll sleep better knowing Iíve got good bearings, sleeves, seals, bolts, nuts, and washers.
I also couldnít loosen the lower linkage nuts due to the excessive red locktite so Iím now a happy owner of a Dewalt 20v LiIon combo set. It had a 3/8Ē impact wrench and after a few tryís successfully broke the nut loose. For a minute or two I thought I might have to buy a 1/2Ē impact wrench or a pneumatic version.
I suppose I could have tried heat, but would have had to buy a torch and Iíd already been thinking of buying a new Ryobi combination set to get a couple additional tools. I liked my Milwaukee set - drill, 1/4 impact bit driver, and light - but the cost for that and a 6 1/2 circular saw was almost the same price as the Dewalt set I bought - $499 at Home Depot on sale, regularly $899. I think I got a good deal on the tools so both my wife & I are happy. She got my old set.
One thing I really have to say is Iím really happy with the KLR. It may be 30 years old technology, but as I thought, itís technology I can maintain with my skill set! Yay! I donít think there is anything on it I will not be able to cope with - aside from machine work.
Oh, I also want to thank everyone that posted for their consideration. Their ideas. And their insight. It has been greatly appreciated and valued.
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