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04-14-2019 12:04 PM
Voyager
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Originally Posted by pdwestman View Post
He did prove that they are resurrect-able by even an average home mechanic. I'm glad that their home-made clutch holder didn't destroy the clutch hub!
Again I'll tip my hat, for their home-spun / backwoods ingenuity.

ps, I've been shifted into that ever so elusive 'overdriven' 6th gear! Maybe I ought to count them in the video?
Better overdrive than over the hill!
04-13-2019 05:21 PM
pdwestman He did prove that they are resurrect-able by even an average home mechanic. I'm glad that their home-made clutch holder didn't destroy the clutch hub!
Again I'll tip my hat, for their home-spun / backwoods ingenuity.

ps, I've been shifted into that ever so elusive 'overdriven' 6th gear! Maybe I ought to count them in the video?
04-13-2019 05:09 PM
Voyager
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I was trying to not be 'overly critical' of his work.

He has been deeper into the bowels of a KLR than I have had to go & I've never had any bike so totally disassembled, so I do have to tip my hat to him.
My post of the video wasnt to endorse his assembly technique, but simply to recognize that he seemed to at least be trying to redeem himself from having destroyed a perfectly fine KLR just to make a video. Putting it back together (I assumed it was the one he trashed, but that may be a false assumption) seemed like the right thing to do.
04-13-2019 04:51 PM
pdwestman
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You are a hard man to please.

Yes, I cringed watching him drive in that bearing, but as an EE I really cringed at his wiring skills. I hope he never gets that KLR wet.
I was trying to not be 'overly critical' of his work.

He has been deeper into the bowels of a KLR than I have had to go & I've never had any bike so totally disassembled, so I do have to tip my hat to him.
04-13-2019 01:37 PM
Voyager
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No, it did not. Looks like just another used, abused rat bike with a cheap headlight now.

Even his bearing driver was driving on the wrong portion of the bearing, should have just used the BFH by itself.
You are a hard man to please.

Yes, I cringed watching him drive in that bearing, but as an EE I really cringed at his wiring skills. I hope he never gets that KLR wet.
04-13-2019 09:40 AM
pdwestman
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Does this video make you feel a little better?

https://youtu.be/B59d9r7n_iU
No, it did not. Looks like just another used, abused rat bike with a cheap headlight now.

Even his bearing driver was driving on the wrong portion of the bearing, should have just used the BFH by itself.
04-12-2019 10:50 PM
chrider That's cool! It does!
04-12-2019 07:49 PM
Voyager
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'Bout made me cry to see how they abused the poor thing, for the sake of making such a short video.
To some people Japanese bikes have always been just a "disposable toy".

That bike was in quite pristine condition from what I could see.

So sad.
Does this video make you feel a little better?

https://youtu.be/B59d9r7n_iU
01-03-2019 03:58 PM
adv_nb That video was what finally made me decide to get a KLR. I thought it was great!
12-29-2018 10:54 PM
EricZ I have to agree with you. Especially with some clearance I don’t think it would happen. Once it’s bent though and the clearance is gone of course all bets are off. If nothing else this serves as a good display of how absurdly easy it is to break a case with the factory drain plug.
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