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post #1 of 595 Old 01-01-2016, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Tell us what you did to your KLR today! is now a per year thread.

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Christmas goodies add on to TTtractorgirl's KLR. Put on PMR rear side racks, a new Sargent seat, Skid plate, motech I think, Wolfman bag. Planned for the crash bars I have to build for it. And an Eagle Mike Fork brace.
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New oil and filter. Remembered to adjust the doo. Cleaned the chain. I was pretty cold by then, but the bike's happy.




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post #4 of 595 Old 01-03-2016, 07:59 PM
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Modified my Heated clothing hook-up

I picked up a chassis mount connector for my Gerbings jacket, and gloves.
Finally found a nice place to connect it to the bike. Easy to disconnect with one hand to get off the bike.
Used cable clamps to mount the panel to my SW Motech crash bars next to the fuel shut of.

The parts


Painted


Mounting assembly


P-Clamps



Finished location



The controller mounting





Overall layout
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Mod's to KLR:
Power socket, L.E.D. Battery Indicator, Camera bag holder
Custom Saddlebag frames .
Louder horns, Firstgear Onyx tail bag.
Custom Aluminum Skid Plate.
Cut down seat with Custom pad.
Go Pro Camera mount.
Doo-Hicky
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post #5 of 595 Old 01-05-2016, 04:05 PM
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Installed my Nomad Rider front guards today.

KLR 650 Crash Bars (08-2015)

I have a 2016 and called to confirm that they'd fit, which they did. They were $209.99 + $43.10 shipping for a total of $243.09. They weigh in at exactly 15 pounds. The bars are powder coated high-gloss black and the bar diameter is 1 1/8 inch (28.6mm). Their website says the bar thickness is 2.5 mm.

The bars have built in brackets for accessory lighting.

The lower fairings can be removed with the bars installed.

They come packaged like mummies and with the replacement hardware for each of the three points of install.





Install was simple. There were no instructions, but there is a thorough install vid on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lUC5KyY7j0



I studied nine different bars. The Nomads certainly weren't the cheapest, but the coverage area was a big reason I went with them.







The rear bars are DirtRack side bars that I reported on in post 2698 a couple pages back.
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I can't hardly believe it, but that 'Digital Camo' bike of yours is starting to grow on me.
Maybe I/we ought to start hinting to Kawasaki to do a 'Digital Desert Tan Camo'?

Nice Looking Ride and well chosen mods.
What are you going to replace the plastic 'lower air dam' with?

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Paul, didn't you mean to say, "With what are you going to replace the plastic 'lower air dam' ?

At your age it's not advisable to dangle your participle.

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Bill10,
I can't hardly believe it, but that 'Digital Camo' bike of yours is starting to grow on me.
Maybe I/we ought to start hinting to Kawasaki to do a 'Digital Desert Tan Camo'?

Nice Looking Ride and well chosen mods.
What are you going to replace the plastic 'lower air dam' with?
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post #8 of 595 Old 01-05-2016, 06:07 PM
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Pulled all three bikes out to run them up. Don't want them bad boys sitting for too long not having the fluids ran through them!

Ran through all the gears, shopping for crash bars, waiting on panniers in the mail, and dreaming of a long camping trip for the KLR....

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post #9 of 595 Old 01-06-2016, 09:59 AM
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Bill10,
I can't hardly believe it, but that 'Digital Camo' bike of yours is starting to grow on me.
Maybe I/we ought to start hinting to Kawasaki to do a 'Digital Desert Tan Camo'?

Nice Looking Ride and well chosen mods.
What are you going to replace the plastic 'lower air dam' with?
Grey, Tan and even Green. It could be the start of a whole new line of motorcycles.
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post #10 of 595 Old 01-06-2016, 11:11 AM
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Here is a company that supplies Camo that you can apply your self to almost anything. They have patterns to satisfy anyone including the digital pattern.
Battle Ready

My favorite is "Morning Wood"
Morning Wood

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