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post #11 of 229 Old 01-03-2017, 07:48 AM
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Yeah, yeah. Even in Northern California it's usually rideable weather in winter. Was it cloudy Cabrito? Once around the block almost wasn't worth puttin' a helmet on for.

I have another 4-5 inches of snow on the ground today and highs this week will be around 0f.
Haha! You're right, it almost wasn't worth it, but it was.. The poor KLR hasn't been getting much love lately. I was prepping my XR400 for Baja at the end of the month so when I had it out for a test ride I decided to pull out the KLR too..

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post #12 of 229 Old 01-04-2017, 12:22 AM
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Took the For Sale sign off of it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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post #13 of 229 Old 01-04-2017, 11:41 AM
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I added an Eibach 600lb in spring The sad thing is that I still need raising links!!!
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post #14 of 229 Old 01-04-2017, 01:38 PM
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Took the For Sale sign off of it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #15 of 229 Old 01-04-2017, 01:42 PM
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I added an Eibach 600lb in spring The sad thing is that I still need raising links!!!
I've been researching lift links myself. Looots of lowering options, not much for lifting. I'll most likely be making my own...eventually.

Not to step on any toes, but there are a lot of lowering links on eBay for about a third of what the EM links cost. They are also much thicker. A little more persistence might turn up some $30 lift links ,too.
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post #16 of 229 Old 01-04-2017, 02:25 PM
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I had some raising links for a while. Found them in the bay. I think they were about $30. This was some time ago, but they were available.

I think it was Dave Pelletier that had a table of link length vs suspension raise/drop.

edit: Oh, duh. He posted it in #38 of your confabulation thread.


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post #17 of 229 Old 01-05-2017, 04:13 PM
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Well I finally bit the bullet and called up Cogent Dynamics this morning. Ordered up the full deal, front ddc kit with adjustable preload fork caps and rear moab shock. Super excited to have a suspension that's built for me and not someone half my size. Which means I'll have a set of raising links up for sale in a couple weeks if anyone is interested.

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Update of my issue with the crashbars from the 2016 thread, but I decided to replace the Nomad Riders. Although Nomad was replacing the left side that has the fractured mount, I felt the right side was bent enough into the side panel to require replacement. If you recall from the 2016 thread, the right is the side it fell on giving rise to the whole gas leak, tank paint issue. In addition, still not knowing for sure why the left side guard fractured, I've been thinking that the shock of that fall in my garage on the right may have caused that fracture. Anyway, still haven't received the Nomad replacement, but RMATV got me a set of Tusk guards in a couple days and those are now installed. To my surprise, the Tusk weighed in at 16 pounds, one pound more than the much beefier Nomads.

On a side note, when I had the KLR650 at the dealer getting the new tank, I got to jonesing over a 2016 FZ-09 they had on the floor. Thinking I'll beef up the KLR (more aggressive tires like D606, gearing) for the rally season and then get a pure road bike as I don't have the V anymore. So I picked it up last week.



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post #19 of 229 Old 01-10-2017, 01:40 PM
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Shoveled snow.
Went to work.
Shoveled snow.
Watched the snow fall.
After lunch the wife called. I have another foot to shovel when I get home.
I shoveled yesterday to.
Looks like I'll be shoveling tomorrow to. Storm is staying till Thursday!
Anyone sensing a trend here?
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Shoveled snow.

Went to work.

Shoveled snow.

Watched the snow fall.

After lunch the wife called. I have another foot to shovel when I get home.

I shoveled yesterday to.

Looks like I'll be shoveling tomorrow to. Storm is staying till Thursday!

Anyone sensing a trend here?

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