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post #1 of 25 Old 07-26-2010, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Bedliner Sucess.



So, since I dropped my bike months ago, the fairing has been covered with duct tape. I busted one cowling. So I got one on ebay and decided to beliner it yadda yadda. Keep in mind, I biffed, went to walgreens, taped it, and then you couldn't see much. Took the tape off and the cowl was busted, but the center part of the fairing had three serious cracks and there were broken connection points inside. Doh. Oh yeah, this is happening at Mark's house (gracias). Well, I about shit. But Mark has magic glue and managed to fix it.

The bedliner worked great. Everything went great. If I ever meat the man who designed the Gen2 plastics I will kick him in the shins. That was the hardest part. Getting that shit back on. Ridiculous. Pictures for your enjoyment below.



I will be taking off the duct tape goo. Gorilla tape is not joke.







Got to ride with these yahoos after the fixing was done.



Mark has pics, too. I know this is riveting stuff.




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post #2 of 25 Old 07-27-2010, 04:28 AM
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WOW Awesome! I wasn't sure what it was going to look like and I am pleasantly surprised! Good job.

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post #3 of 25 Old 07-27-2010, 05:05 AM
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that really does look great .. what did you use to clean and scuff the plastic for it to stick ?
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post #4 of 25 Old 07-27-2010, 09:37 AM
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It does look great!

As a side question, what is that tube-thing that you've got hanging from your top case? Is that home-made? If so, what do you use it for? What can fit in there? First time I've seen it, but if you've already answered that question, feel free to redirect me to that link.
Thanks. It all looks great!

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post #5 of 25 Old 07-27-2010, 12:52 PM
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Great job Lockjaw. Now you have a custom KLR.
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post #6 of 25 Old 07-27-2010, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!

RB - That is pretty much word for word what my wife said.

Wayne - I scuffed it up REAL good with 80 grit sandpaper (nice thing about the bedliner...since it's textured you can really scrape that shit up) and then cleaned with rubbing alcohol

Moto - http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?t=9149 (got the tubes for an agricultural supply story...recommended by...Paulo I think?)
tube #1:
paracord
Zip ties
Duct tape
Pepper Spray

tube #2:
Metal cannister with 12? ounces of fresh Rotella
A little bag I carry with a pen, a lighter, some razor blades and a medical kit, and a cheapo knife...oh and a small flashlight

All that stuff was previously in my trunk. I should have done this a long time ago. Now my trunk just has basic tools, my field crutch, a better first aid kit and...I think that's it.


Glasser - Wait til I start chroming it.




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Here's a link to the tool tubes:

http://www.agrisupply.com/product.as...cd2=1280265876

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Thanks for posting the link. They will email you forever. Be forewarned. I kind of like it though cause I don't usually get emails called "Fertilizer sale for Beautiful Gardens".




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Thanks for posting the link. They will email you forever. Be forewarned. I kind of like it though cause I don't usually get emails called "Fertilizer sale for Beautiful Gardens".
Looks great,,,I may farkle some of that myself.
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post #10 of 25 Old 07-27-2010, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks man. I am preparing the bike for the apocalypse.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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