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post #11 of 22 Old 09-12-2018, 08:23 PM
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That is kinda' cool havin' the KLR in flat letters on the fuel tank, KLRCraig!
Did you drive the transmission output shaft seal in too deep? Or did you not replace the o-ring which is Under the collar? The collar has 4 'scallops', which need to be against the bearing, to allow pressurized oil into the hollow transmission shaft!
THANKS!
It came out more subtle than I intended... but it'll work the tank paint job.

Not sure what I done did on the Primary Drive Seal...
I coulda pushed it in too far... though I thought that a kinda difficult thing to do (doesn't it 'seat' in when you bang it, if banged properly)?
Didn't know could go 'too far'.
I'll read again what you wrote PDWestMan before I do the re-install (prolly check YouTube, too).

It's a Bummer to be sure... but just good old-fashioned work...
TO BE RE-DONE!!!
AGAIN!!!
DANG-IT-ALL!!!

BOOOOOooooo!
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post #12 of 22 Old 09-12-2018, 08:26 PM
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Which LEDs did you use for Turns

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Be safe on your maiden voyage. I've had a few klr's now but this one I've decided to go shmancy on with the paint. It was clean ish.... factory black/ red. The previous owner lowered it and chopped the front fairing. I've since put it all back stock, short of...
K and N, jetting, needle, progressive front, rear on the way. Led's all around. And a custom dash for power and switches. Plus I modd'd the thermostat... to the shuggrin of others here
KillerKaw - what LEDs did you use for Turns. I used some 1" flush mount turns (LED) and I like 'em an all, buuuuut... I have to admit they might be a little too small during daylight riding.
Did you just pick up some eBay stuff or did you get something more at like CycleGear or RockyMountain?
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post #13 of 22 Old 09-13-2018, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Hey Craig, way to go on the paint job I really like the shadow effect. Looks clean and professionally done can't wait to see the whole bike

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I've learned that a LARGE handful of these guys, while very opinionated, are HIGHLY INTELLIGENT (just in general) and ESPECIALLY so when it comes to ALL THINGS KLR!
REALLY!
They feel (very) strongly about things, and MADE me change some strategies on my '03. I wanted to fight 'em but the better part of 'schmart' talked me out of it.
The only thing I did against their will was to intercept the fan power with a switch so I could turn it on when I wanted (despite the fact the therm-switch works very well).
I think we're all still friends despite my rebellion, and I'm grateful for the course corrections they gave me.
They are usually very pleasant about it to... golden rule you know; they treat me like I treat them so this place works very well.
They hurt my feelings once, but I sucked it up when I realized they were RIGHT!
They were ALSO right when 'they' said I didn't need a Fan Switch...
BUT I DONE GOT ONE ANYWAY SO
NANNY NANNY BOO BOO... HA!

Make no mistake about it... when I post photos of the completed Bike,
they'll have something to say like 'hey man, why'd you do it THAT way?' and I'll feel stupid 'cause the way they'll tell me I shoulda done did it...
WILL BE MUCH BETTER 'N THE WAY I DID IT!

Obviously I'm being a little silly, but I gotta say for reals,
these guys saved me countless hours.

Here's a Teaser of finished Scooter... passed 'Re-Assembly' Maiden Voyage with flying colors...


EXCEPT FOR!!!
I guess I marred the Primary Drive Seal (CounterSprocket) on re-install and it's dripping a tiny-eensy-weensy-bitta earl...
DAMMIT!!!
Ordered new Kit and'll take the Bike apart again... when I can...

{{{ sigh }}}

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post #14 of 22 Old 09-13-2018, 11:27 AM
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I've learned that a LARGE handful of these guys, while very opinionated, are HIGHLY INTELLIGENT (just in general) and ESPECIALLY so when it comes to ALL THINGS KLR!
REALLY!
They feel (very) strongly about things, and MADE me change some strategies on my '03. I wanted to fight 'em but the better part of 'schmart' talked me out of it.
The only thing I did against their will was to intercept the fan power with a switch so I could turn it on when I wanted (despite the fact the therm-switch works very well).
I think we're all still friends despite my rebellion, and I'm grateful for the course corrections they gave me.
They are usually very pleasant about it to... golden rule you know; they treat me like I treat them so this place works very well.
They hurt my feelings once, but I sucked it up when I realized they were RIGHT!
They were ALSO right when 'they' said I didn't need a Fan Switch...
BUT I DONE GOT ONE ANYWAY SO
NANNY NANNY BOO BOO... HA!

Make no mistake about it... when I post photos of the completed Bike,
they'll have something to say like 'hey man, why'd you do it THAT way?' and I'll feel stupid 'cause the way they'll tell me I shoulda done did it...
WILL BE MUCH BETTER 'N THE WAY I DID IT!

Obviously I'm being a little silly, but I gotta say for reals,
these guys saved me countless hours.

Here's a Teaser of finished Scooter... passed 'Re-Assembly' Maiden Voyage with flying colors...


EXCEPT FOR!!!
I guess I marred the Primary Drive Seal (CounterSprocket) on re-install and it's dripping a tiny-eensy-weensy-bitta earl...
DAMMIT!!!
Ordered new Kit and'll take the Bike apart again... when I can...

{{{ sigh }}}
this is looking awesome! great work!
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post #15 of 22 Old 09-13-2018, 12:35 PM
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KLRCraig,
The transmission output shaft seal cavity does NOT have a step on the backside to prevent too deep of installation. So it is only installed to flush with outer casting.
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post #16 of 22 Old 09-14-2018, 11:02 PM
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I love the look of your bike KillerKaw. My bike is factory painted matt black. I am not a huge fan of it. I have been thinking of getting the tank painted. I am not sure what I want, I am thinking... perhaps a dessert or bushland landscape. The matt black is bland and generic looking. I want my bike to be a bit more unique.
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post #17 of 22 Old 09-15-2018, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, I like the paint job "most" of the time. I'm not sure if I like my metallic blue stripe but I guess I'm committed to it now LOL. I do tend to get mixed reactions from people about the type of paint job I chose given the fact that it's a dual sport motorcycle. At the end of the day though you have to ride your own bike.

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I love the look of your bike KillerKaw. My bike is factory painted matt black. I am not a huge fan of it. I have been thinking of getting the tank painted. I am not sure what I want, I am thinking... perhaps a dessert or bushland landscape. The matt black is bland and generic looking. I want my bike to be a bit more unique.

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Update.... still need signals installed. Also it's too bright today to take photos, but it's the only time I have.
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Anybody want to make an offer on it before I take it to moab and scuff it up? 🤫

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John Adams

The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
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post #20 of 22 Old 10-04-2018, 02:50 PM
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Good evening all....
this is soooo good looking!
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