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post #1 of 13 Old 11-25-2014, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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how did i get here ?

Well hello there lurkers, I found me a 09 KLR to have as a second bike for taking friends out and shring this great world of adventure riding. I ride a GS and A KTM dual sport.
The bike is a project for me right now, Previous owner ran it low of oil. Wont start. From what ive found here it may be exhaust valves or lifter, could be more but wont know until i get into it further. The KLR is on my lift and each night i dig into it a little more.
I cant wait to fire it uop and start riding it, Im a sucker for big singles, I just love the train like torq of the motors.

So here we go, Got the bike, joined the site, And ready to meet more amazing people.

Hello people!
John
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post #2 of 13 Old 11-26-2014, 02:10 AM
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you've come to the right place.
There's a wealth of knowledge here and some extraordinary people who will go out of their way to help...

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post #3 of 13 Old 11-26-2014, 08:10 AM
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Well hello there lurkers, I found me a 09 KLR to have as a second bike for taking friends out and shring this great world of adventure riding. I ride a GS and A KTM dual sport.
The bike is a project for me right now, Previous owner ran it low of oil. Wont start. From what ive found here it may be exhaust valves or lifter, could be more but wont know until i get into it further. The KLR is on my lift and each night i dig into it a little more.
I cant wait to fire it uop and start riding it, Im a sucker for big singles, I just love the train like torq of the motors.

So here we go, Got the bike, joined the site, And ready to meet more amazing people.

Hello people!
John
A big welcome to the forum

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post #4 of 13 Old 11-26-2014, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Can anyone recommend a good on line place for parts. OEM KLR stuff like motor replacement parts gaskets oil filters etc. I'm rebuilding the motor and wondered if there's a good source you like using. I'm in the USA so someone here is best for me.
Thanks in advance.
John
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post #5 of 13 Old 11-26-2014, 11:51 AM
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1500klr,
Best source for OEM parts is of course your local Kawasaki Dealer, if you have a good one, in Your Town.
Should be free freight, unless you are in a rush. Of course you have to ride/drive to get your parts.

A loyal customer or a large order can sometimes negotiate a discount. Pre-Paid.

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post #6 of 13 Old 11-26-2014, 02:46 PM
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Eagle Mike is my choice for any parts that he has available.
The material is first class and delivery is fast.
Check out his place at http://www.eaglemike.com.
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post #7 of 13 Old 11-30-2014, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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looks like I need a good used head, valves and all. LMK if you know of one for sale.
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post #8 of 13 Old 11-30-2014, 07:50 AM
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Welcome! Once you get it running you'll be surprised by all the power it has and you'll be ready to sell that KTM! j/k Which KTM do you have?
I'm guessing you paid $1500 for your KLR.

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post #9 of 13 Old 11-30-2014, 09:48 AM
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Same here...
Engine stuff:
Eagle Mike's
Schnitz Racing

Tires & Accessories:
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC
Revzilla

Pro Cycle in Oregon has some interesting stuff.

And welcome to the forums and good luck with the project.
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post #10 of 13 Old 11-30-2014, 03:19 PM
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Welcome. Still a newbie myself. Looking forward to following your rebuild.
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