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08-28-2017 11:18 AM
DPelletier let us know what happens; good luck either way.

08-25-2017 11:29 PM
shinyribs I'm afraid the KLR ...may...be leaving home tomorrow. My need for a long distance dual sport bike went away, so the KLR has been serving mostly highway duty lately ( poor bike). I was offered a clean '02 CR250 with fresh suspension, set up for woods ( flywheel, Gnarly pipe) plus $750 on my end for my bike. My original purchase price on the KLR was only $900! Kind of feel silly if I turn it down!

I also just picked up a brand new FZ 07, so that has highway bike duties covered. I was contemplating going crazy with the KLR ... Versys engine swap? T500 engine swap? Seriously considered hanging a side car on her for the ultimate camping/hauling rig. This bike fits like an old pair of boots. Comfortable, reliable and familiar. Haven't decided what to do yet, but I'm supposed to meet the guy in the morning. Serious case of cold feet going on, but his bike is worth $2,000-2,5000 in my area. No idea why he is offering so much, he just seems really interested. Getting $3,200 out of this bike is a one time opportunity, but I really like this bike. I'm gonna miss hopping curbs and dipping through ditches when the traffic get's bad Best damn do-it-all bike I've ever seen.
03-14-2017 08:42 PM
shinyribs Thanks man, and congrats on the Tengai. Looking forward to following your progress on that.
03-14-2017 04:41 PM
90Tengai Just excellent work... I'm going through a 1990 Tengai right now that I just purchased and it is amazing what some folks will ride. I don't think there were very many bolts tight or that wasn't striped or rusted. The front brake line had so much air in it that it took two hands to stop it. :-)
02-17-2017 07:22 PM
shinyribs Thanks, Dave. I appreciate that.

I think I'm gonna run by my buddy's at the recycling yard and get a solid weight in the morning. It doesn't matter what it weighs, but I'm curious.
02-17-2017 11:19 AM
DPelletier Nice work. That bike's come a long way with a minimum of cash and a maximum of skill and ingenuity; well done!

02-16-2017 09:44 PM
shinyribs Nice and slim. I'm happy with it. I reckon it's plenty strong as the subframe flexes when I stand on the rack, but I don't see the rack giving any.

The slots along the fold line are a trick that allows you to bend much thicker sheet than your brake would normally allow, or for bending when you don't have a brake at all. Also, I figured they'd be handy for times you might prefer a ratchet strap. Captured straps don't slip off. And yes, I'll pick up some buttonheads for those two top bolts.

02-16-2017 08:05 PM
shinyribs Paul, I hadn't realized you'd posted that til just now. Thanks for the info, man.

Just finished up the rear rack. Dinner time now, then have a look at it on the bike.
02-09-2017 03:55 PM
Originally Posted by shinyribs View Post
Thanks Paul. Ended up but doing anything but a quick oil change today.

One thing I found interesting today, but I don't believe it's a sign of anything wrong, is the HUGE amount of air that comes out of the oil fill hole! When I was refilling the oil I couldn't remember how much it held, so I just filled it up some then started the bike to circulate the oil. I didn't put the fill cap back on, and holy cow, that's a lot of pressure! I decided to make sure my crank vent hose was clear, and it was, but there's drastically less air pressure/pulsing at that area ( where it connects to the air box) than right at the clutch. I see now how the fill cap develop leaks somewhat easily. Anyway, I found that interesting. Kinda fun, too.
That is perfectly Normal for a single cylinder engine. The Larger the displacement, the higher the percentage of air pressure/vacuum disturbance. Next time maybe just hold your snug fitting oil bottle filler neck into the filler hole, and Feel the pulsations. You will stay cleaner.

The air/oil separator passageways in the crankcase control a lot of the vented air volume.

Originally Posted by justjeff View Post
I fired mine up with the valve cover off once. That was exciting!
I can't hardly imagine the mess! I only did a compression test.
02-09-2017 03:16 PM
shinyribs I gotta new rear rack!!

...just gotta fold it up and plasma/drill a few holes in it first. 1/8" sheet of 5052 aluminum. I'm tired of clunking my knees on those grab handles...
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