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post #11 of 40 Old 01-28-2020, 10:14 PM
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Way cool Barbie edition Foo! Your tires should be there on Friday!

I have actually seen Dave Brubeck perform live , Take Five
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post #12 of 40 Old 01-28-2020, 10:34 PM
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Thanks! ... and thank you very much for great deal on tires!
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post #13 of 40 Old 01-29-2020, 04:09 AM
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I finally got around to relocating the license plate on my gen 1. I have a cogent shock and raising links and bottoming out has not been a problem, but I'm planning a cross country trip this summer and the last thing I need is to lose my plate somewhere and have to deal with that. It is kinda disconcerting how low that sucker hangs. I was just going to remove the plate and then reinstall putting the bolts through the bottom plate holes, which raises the plate up significantly, but I have the tusk racks, and the bar that runs around the rear obscured the top half of the plate. I figured Johnny Law would not appreciate that.

I made a bracket with some sheet metal and bolted it to the fender, then bolted the plate holder to the bracket so that the plate is horizontal to the ground instead of at an upward angle. Again, for Johnny Law. Probably didn't need to do that but it works. Got rid of that old plate bulb (that thing has to have a pretty good draw) and used those cheap amazon LED's that screw into the plate. They're really too bright (thinking of a way I can dim them up a bit, maybe I'll just try masking tape for now) and I'll be surprised if they hold up more than a year or two, we'll see.

I think most people cut off the old plastic bracket but I'm going to keep it on there for now. I'm not concerned about the tire hitting it and I like the reflectors back there, even if they probably don't help my visibility all that much. All in all it was a nice winter project that may eliminate a headache down the road.
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post #14 of 40 Old 01-29-2020, 07:02 PM
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Cool Hey Fanbelt

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Well ok here goes, I bought a guy's gen 1 07 model just before New Year's Eve, 2019. It was a clean bike with a lot of extras, 12k on the clock. So for the last 11 days or so I haven't rode any
just worked on it. It came with Shinko 244 knobs , not to my liking very much so I replaced them
with Shinko 705 tires yesterday. It needed a new counter sprocket so I put on a 16t and a new chain. Also had need for a small front fender which I got from Amazon, UFO brand, and a new
windshield Parabellum from ProCycle. Btw , The Doo has been done. This is my second gen 1
bike. Never had a gen 2 yet. I might get around to checking the valves in a month or so but
will just ride it for now. I also spent a good deal of time cleaning up the wheels and chain areas.
Gorgeous Machine...... Love the CenterStand. Which one is it?
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post #15 of 40 Old 01-29-2020, 09:37 PM
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Hey thanks Weav,, I don't know which stand it is but Ill look tomorrow and see if a manufacture mark is on it.
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Hey thanks Weav,, I don't know which stand it is but Ill look tomorrow and see if a manufacture mark is on it.
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post #17 of 40 Old 01-30-2020, 05:48 PM
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Cant fin any mark on it but someone will recognize it from the picture..
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post #18 of 40 Old 02-01-2020, 07:59 PM
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Hello all,

I did something different on my KLR in 2020. I was hit by a car. I happened ten days ago. I was turning left when a car collided with the rear of my bike at 60kmh or about 37mph. Of course the bike and I were both damaged by the bitumen. I sustained only a few grazes on my knees and elbow. ( I was wearing a motorcycle jacket, but only normal denim jeans)

The bike was damaged on the rear and right hand side. The right hand fairing is completely wrecked, the that brackets hold the faring and cowling are squashed in and there are minor scrapes. I don't know if the swing arm or rear wheel are damaged. The forks are probably damaged and the handlebars are a bit twisted.

I am not sure what it is going to take to fix yet, It is at the repairer now, and I am waiting to hear from them.

The other driver's insurer has accepted 100% liability...

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Glad you are OK, could have been nasty. Lots of bikes out there....so let the search begin!!

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Cant fin any mark on it but someone will recognize it from the picture..
That looks very similar to the TPI center stand, at least with that keeper piece for the spring.


Took the red '07 out for exercise and to get some duplicate keys made, and pick up some painting supplies.

For Barbie - the weather here in Sac hit 70dF today so I put a few coats of paint on the DirtRacks and set 'em aside to dry. Should get around to mounting those up tomorrow.
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