I'm new to riding (six months) and have a 2004 Gen1 KLR. I've been doing lots of work on the bike, with the expert help of my brother with 30 years riding not to mention a day job running operations on a couple of high end business jets and a eurocopter.
I've of course been reading forums like crazy and doing as much as I can on my own. Many thanks to many people that shared valuable knowledge. Someday, I won't be a noobie anymore!
Work so far:
- front tire
- speedo lubed and ears fixed
- front fork seals and new fluid
- 685 upgrade
- stronger frame bolt
- watt man's thermobob
- center stand added
- tusk panniers
- new metal choke plunger right on the carb replacing the cable
- custom cut accessory dash, replacing old wiring with a power point, QC3.0 usb, hi/low switch for grip warmers and a switch for fog lights.
- tusk grip warmers
Still have the fog lights to mount, and maybe some paint to do yet to the new aluminum dash. I also plan to eliminate the dumb manual switch for the turn indicators, that does not have a center 'reset'.