Does anyone ever actually use all of the excess stock crap they take off their bikes?!?! - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
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post #1 of 15 Old 12-12-2019, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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I have sizable piles of excess crap from stock fenders to a sub fender, stock exhaust, stock skid plate, footpegs, bar ends, tail lights, turn signals and odds & ends that where cluttering up my workbench and now a shelf on my garage. Does anyone ever find a use for this crap? Has anyone ever bought your used KLR’s and wanted any of this, aside from the stock muffler? GRRRRRRR I hate clutter and I’m drowning in it!!!

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post #2 of 15 Old 12-12-2019, 11:53 AM
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I have sizable piles of excess crap from stock fenders to a sub fender, stock exhaust, stock skid plate, footpegs, bar ends, tail lights, turn signals and odds & ends that where cluttering up my workbench and now a shelf on my garage. Does anyone ever find a use for this crap? Has anyone ever bought your used KLRs and wanted any of this, aside from the stock muffler? GRRRRRRR I hate clutter and Im drowning in it!!!
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post #3 of 15 Old 12-12-2019, 12:30 PM
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I keep all that stuff; stock mufflers, fuel tanks, exhaust, shocks, rotors, calipers, etc. etc. Some I keep as spares (shock for eg.), some I keep in case the rules change one day (tank, exhaust) and some I just keep and give to the buyer on the day I finally sell the bike. That said, I have a 1060 sq ft shop, 500 sq. ft. storage room and a shipping container. If pressed, i would keep my stock tank and exhaust for the reasons mentioned. The turn signals. tail lights and things of that nature are always needed by somebody...

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post #4 of 15 Old 12-12-2019, 01:14 PM
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Does anyone ever actually use all of the excess stock crap they take off their bikes?!?!

Only as possible spares, restore to stock, to sell, or finally to give to the next owner.

Im rebuilding my KKR now. Freaking up the turn signals, mirrors, seat, etc. Ill probably put the stick muffler and maybe header up to sell. Ill keep the OEM components for awhile, but will probably sell them to defray costs or give them away to a needy person to get their KLR back on the road if needed.

Otherwise, it just takes up space. My garage space is limited, so eventually its got to go.
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I was hanging on to A LOT of old Goldwing parts with the plan to sell or give away. Well the give away plan started to cost ME too much money, and people wont pay sh$t for things since they expect it for free.
One day I got tired of looking at it and all the metal went to the junk man, and I filled a large trash can with the small parts. Still have some big stuff hanging around, their days are numbered.
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post #6 of 15 Old 12-12-2019, 11:46 PM
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Sold my Blackbird today and rooted through my container to get all it's bits. New owner was glad to get it....but, I did throw the crap out first!

Sounds like a lawnmower, Rides like a paint shaker!

I got 99 problems but fuel injection, 6th gear or a 2nd cylinder ain't 1!

My wife: "I didn't know if that was you coming home, or a neighbor mowing"
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post #7 of 15 Old 12-13-2019, 06:26 AM
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One day a motorcycle might be old enough to be collectable. It is better if it is all original.
I have restored a few old bikes over the years. There are motorcycle parts hanging on the walls in my shop.
I just found a mag cover for a 1980 XT500 if you know anyone that needs one. We should catalog and post all are spare parts.
It would be a great resource.

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post #8 of 15 Old 12-13-2019, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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Sold my Blackbird today and rooted through my container to get all it's bits. New owner was glad to get it....but, I did throw the crap out first!
Nice bike. Top shelf in its day but like all of them after 15-20 + years I bet it barely gets a second look now.

My current line of thinking is if any of it was desirable I wouldn’t have removed it in the first place.

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post #9 of 15 Old 12-13-2019, 09:07 AM
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She was a 10' bike. Looked outstanding from that distance. But, any closer and you started to nitpick. But God, the power!

Bikes with a shorter production run, I'd say it's more of value to keep stuff, but on a KLR...sell it as a bulk "lot" for shipping cost. At least that will keep parts in the community.

Sounds like a lawnmower, Rides like a paint shaker!

I got 99 problems but fuel injection, 6th gear or a 2nd cylinder ain't 1!

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post #10 of 15 Old 12-17-2019, 06:17 AM
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Sorta like that box out in the shop, labelled "Pieces of string too short to use."
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