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post #1 of 42 Old 09-25-2017, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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1986 KLR600 STOLEN...rebuild thread

welp, shit happens.

left the KLR on the street one night, and woke up the next day to find it missing. a post on instagram and craigslist actually somehow helped me track it down and with the assistance of the police we recovered the bike. got the call from a good samaritan saying it was ditched a few miles out from where it got stolen behing a set of stairs leading up to an apartment building. here's how we found it:



we loaded it up and got it back to safe haven. here's the damage off the bat:

snapped front left fork
scraped up and broken stator cover
broken taillight and turn signals
bent shifter
stolen license plate
handlebars bent / broken off mirrors
ignition wiring cut









lock up those bikes people...

ordered the stator cover and forks off ebay today, if anyone has any other parts they'd be willing to part with please reach out.
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Sorry to hear it was stolen and recovered with damage, but very glad to hear you got it back.

Will be following the rebuild with interest!

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I can't fathom what kind of crash scenario could have broken the casting of the LH axle mount off of the fork leg, without creating a pretzel out of the front wheel. Check to see how much of the fracture line looks old.

Maybe it is a good thing that the thief suffered the road rash and possibly a concussion, instead of you?

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About the only part I think I might have around that might help is a tail light lens. The same lens is used '84 to current.

If it would help I'd be happy to send it to you. I'd have to find it first...

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Hmm, I have a couple of OEM shifters, too. Gen 2, but it might work. I'd have to check the fit on a 600 transmission.

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About the only part I think I might have around that might help is a tail light lens. The same lens is used '84 to current.

If it would help I'd be happy to send it to you. I'd have to find it first...
Actually, I thing the lens fits 1984-2007.

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I can't fathom what kind of crash scenario could have broken the casting of the LH axle mount off of the fork leg, without creating a pretzel out of the front wheel. Check to see how much of the fracture line looks old.

Maybe it is a good thing that the thief suffered the road rash and possibly a concussion, instead of you?
pretty sure whoever took it went for a wheelie joyride around the city and crashed it a couple of times until the battery died, he tied the ignition wires together behind the headlight, but yeah you've got a good point.
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Hmm, I have a couple of OEM shifters, too. Gen 2, but it might work. I'd have to check the fit on a 600 transmission.
thanks Tom, really appreciate it. Let me know when you've got time.
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Actually, I thing the lens fits 1984-2007.
Had to go check; the fiche shows this fitment:
This Kawasaki 23026-1053 LENS,TAIL LAMP is used on these models and components:

1984 KL600-A1 KL600 TAILLIGHT
1985 KL250-D2 KLR250 TAILLIGHT
1985 KL600-B1 KL600 TAILLIGHT
1986 KL250-D3 KLR250 TAILLIGHT
1986 KL600-B2 KL600 TAILLIGHT
1987 KL250-D4 KLR250 TAILLIGHT(S)
1988 KL250-D5 KLR250 TAILLIGHT(S)
1989 KL250-D6 KLR250 TAILLIGHT(S)
1990 KL250-D7 KLR250 TAIL LAMP
1991 KL250-D8 KLR250 TAIL LAMP
1992 KL250-D9 KLR250 TAIL LAMP
1993 KL250-D10 KLR250 TAILLIGHT(S)
1993 KLX650-C1 KLX650 TAILLIGHT(S)@(&NAMI.JKALXEC1 SA021309)
1994 KL250-D11 KLR250 TAILLIGHT(S)
1994 KLX650-C2 KLX650 TAILLIGHT(S)@(&NAMI.JKALXEC1 SA021309)
1995 KL250-D12 KLR250 TAILLIGHT(S)
1995 KLX650-C3 KLX650 TAILLIGHT(S)@(&NAMI.JKALXEC1 SA021309)
1995 KLX650-C3 KLX650 TAILLIGHT(S)@(JKALXEC1 SA021310&NAMI.)
1996 KL250-D13 KLR250 TAILLIGHT(S)
1996 KLX650-C4 KLX650 TAILLIGHT(S)@(JKALXEC1 SA021310&NAMI.)
1997 KL250-D14 KLR250 TAILLIGHT(S)
1998 KL250-D15 KLR250 TAILLIGHT(S)
1999 KL250-D16 KLR250 TAILLIGHT(S)
2000 KL250-D17 KLR250 TAILLIGHT(S)
2001 KL250-D18 KLR250 TAILLIGHT(S)
2002 KL250-D19 KLR250 TAILLIGHT(S)
2003 KL250-D20 KLR250 TAILLIGHT(S)
2004 KL250-D21 KLR250 TAILLIGHT(S)
2005 KL250-D22 KLR250 TAILLIGHT(S)
2006 KLX250H6F KLX250S TAILLIGHT(S)(H6F)
2007 KLX250H7F KLX250S TAILLIGHT(S)(H7F)
2008 KL650E8F KLR650 TAILLIGHT(S)
2009 KL650E9F KLR650 TAILLIGHT(S)
2010 KL650EAF KLR650 TAILLIGHT(S)
2011 KL650EBF KLR650 TAILLIGHT(S)
2012 KL650ECF KLR650 TAILLIGHT(S)
2013 KL650EDF KLR650 TAILLIGHT(S)
2014 KL650EEF KLR650 TAILLIGHT(S)
2014 KL650EES KLR650 New Edition TAILLIGHT(S)
2015 KL650EFF KL650 TAILLIGHT(S)

Not that the fiche (or I) is always right...

Let me know if I'm missing something, Paul. can you see the part number on your '87?

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thanks Tom, really appreciate it. Let me know when you've got time.
I'll get to it ASAP. My daughter's car is in the Shop of Horrors for another week or so, so I have to jockey cars to get to the transmission stuff. The lens should be in the Shed of Horrors, but about halfway back in a container behind the lawnmower and all the junque I never use and should throw away.

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