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post #1 of 135 Old 12-28-2017, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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What did you do to your KLR today? (2018)

Who will be first to do something to their KLR in 2018??

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"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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post #2 of 135 Old 12-31-2017, 09:18 PM
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I wanted to post in the 2017 thread what I did today but that thread has been locked.

Anyway, guess I’ll be the first in this 2018 thread!...

Cleaned and oiled the chain today.
It’s been about 600 miles since last oiling, about 1000 miles since last cleaning.
Riding mostly street, got me wondering how often others clean and oil, clean every time?, every other time?

Happy New Year everyone!

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post #3 of 135 Old 01-02-2018, 08:51 PM
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Did an oil & filter change at 8500 km on my 2016 Camo KLR.
Been meaning to get around to it for a while as the bike was ridden with a very clogged air filter for a few days during my outback trip mid last year.
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Kicked both tires to see if they were holding air, while I was getting the snow blower out
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I rode in to work today, first ride since installing a madstad 20 inch windshield, mosfet RR and aux lights. My volt meter was a steady 14.0 to 14.1 the whole way, no crazy jumping around like before. Still working on getting the lights pointed just right, but they seem great so far. And I'm amazed at how much quieter it is with the madstad in place. I went with the clear 20 inch version and it's at the lowest setting and still throws the air over my helmet. I could have gone with the 18 inch version and been fine.

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I took a street tire off the front and put on a dualsport knobby. I must admit I paid someone to wrestle the tire off the rim though. Does this make me bad? I might wrestle the back off for repentance.
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Got one of the welders at work to modify my shift lever, making it 1.5" lower and 1" longer, this matches what I had them do to my brake lever a month ago. Haven't fitted it as the bike is tucked away in the shed and it's -22C outside. But here is a photo of the finished work.
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Lever Mod.

I did my NX250 like that. Only my mod was straight. Your's is sexier!

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I took a street tire off the front and put on a dualsport knobby. I must admit I paid someone to wrestle the tire off the rim though. Does this make me bad? I might wrestle the back off for repentance.
They say if you have to wrestle then you are doing something wrong.

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Got one of the welders at work to modify my shift lever, making it 1.5" lower and 1" longer, this matches what I had them do to my brake lever a month ago. Haven't fitted it as the bike is tucked away in the shed and it's -22C outside. But here is a photo of the finished work.
Looks good. The disc to help prevent the shift Lever from putting a hole in the engine cover if/when the bike takes a nap on its left side, seems an excellent idea.
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