godzilla rises/692 klr - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
Show Off Your Bike Have a photo of your bike, share it here.

 7Likes
  • 1 Post By maverick9611
  • 2 Post By maverick9611
  • 1 Post By maverick9611
  • 1 Post By FJCONE
  • 1 Post By Damocles
  • 1 Post By maverick9611
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 12-21-2019, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
maverick9611's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 226
godzilla rises/692 klr


KLR Jo likes this.
maverick9611 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 12-21-2019, 04:04 PM
OverDrive
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Posts: 5,913
Quote:
Originally Posted by maverick9611 View Post

maverick9611, Your drive chain appears to be a little too snug from this distance.

Were you riding today?

pdwestman
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!

Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting
pdwestman is online now  
post #3 of 10 Old 12-21-2019, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
maverick9611's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 226
yes, rode bout 70 miles. i will check it. i think when i took the photo, bike was in gear and slightly pushed forward
maverick9611 is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 Old 12-21-2019, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
maverick9611's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 226
alas! my chain was tight! i fixed it, many thanx! good catch and merry christmas🎅
pdwestman and GreatWhiteNorth like this.
maverick9611 is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 12-28-2019, 10:42 AM
2nd Gear
 
GreatWhiteNorth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Posts: 136
That looks really sharp! Up here in Manitoba, prior to registering, we need to get a safety done, and depending who/where it gets done, the tech can be pretty fussy. Things that get 'em excited are non-DOT headlights, turn signals, bypassing clutch & sidestand safety switches, etc. (the good stuff). Looks like you hit every note there!
GreatWhiteNorth is online now  
post #6 of 10 Old 12-28-2019, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
maverick9611's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 226
yup, everything in bypass. in georgia we don't have safety inspection. many states do, just another way to scam money of john q taxpayer. thanx for the compliment, glad its done.
GreatWhiteNorth likes this.

Last edited by maverick9611; 12-28-2019 at 11:45 AM.
maverick9611 is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 12-28-2019, 03:36 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by maverick9611 View Post
yup, everything in bypass. in georgia we don't have safety inspection. many states do, just another way to scam money of john q taxpayer. thanx for the compliment, glad its done.

Here in NY we have a detailed inspection required. My KLR inspection was this:

He Held the front brake, saw the light came on.
Verified the rear turn signals worked.
Placed the inspection sticker on my left fork while saying "You know you need a rear tire, right?"
JTCrow likes this.
FJCONE is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 12-30-2019, 05:52 AM
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,481
Quote:
Originally Posted by FJCONE View Post
Here in NY we have a detailed inspection required. My KLR inspection was this:

He Held the front brake, saw the light came on.
Verified the rear turn signals worked.
Placed the inspection sticker on my left fork while saying "You know you need a rear tire, right?"
Shortest safety inspection I ever had: Needed to answer only one question, "Where do you want the sticker?"

-------------------------------

CAUTION: Aimless, irrelevant anecdote follows; if offended, avert your eyes!

About chain slack. As safety inspector for a 100 + rider rally, I checked out a participant rode up on a Versys 650; paddock stand bungeed onto his rear rack. His drive chain was tighter than one might imagine while sober and of sound mind. I offered to help him adjust the tension, on a time-available basis; no dice from this dude. Then, I pointed him down vendor's row, where several dealership technicians with tools on hand were available; still, he's not havin' any chain slack adjustment on his bike.

I wouldn't pass the bike; if he rode the rally, it was as an "outlaw," no registration/waiver/number, and for that matter, insurance. Management didn't want disabling malfunctions on remote trails, stressing sweep and evacuation resources.

Next year; same guy showed up; bike in similar condition. This time, rally headquarters was located only a few miles from the largest motorcycle dealer in the region, staffed and ready to service any rally rider needing repair or adjustment. Still, this dude wouldn't touch or permit others to work on his bike; again, I "black-flagged" his safety inspection.

A group picture was taken of all the participants on the headquarters campground; this guy wouldn't participate, because: He said he worked for the CIA, and thus couldn't permit any image.

Honda used to say, "You meet the nicest people on a Honda." I'd say, "You sometimes meet the weirdest people on motorcycles!"

---------------------------------------

P.S. Nice bike, Maverick! As once was said as a compliment regarding motor vehicles in Southern California; "Very sanitary!"
JTCrow likes this.

“You better put down that gun. You got two ways to go, put it down or use it. Even if you tie me, you’re gonna be dead.” "John Russell" (Paul Newman), Hombre

Last edited by Damocles; 12-30-2019 at 05:55 AM.
Damocles is online now  
post #9 of 10 Old 12-30-2019, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
maverick9611's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 226
thanx, if anything was ever out of whack on my photos, i would want to be told. sometimes you miss the little things.
pdwestman likes this.
maverick9611 is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 12-30-2019, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
maverick9611's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 226
volt meter install. 15 lb velcro does the trick.


the lighted indicator is a switch for my 36 watt floodlight. only space i had left for install. i can easy turn it on/off by swiping it with my glove.



the lit up green led is neutral indicator. i have blue for turn signal. this are mini led bulbs drilled/mounted to defunct choke lever(lectron has choke /cable push-pull near carb)


Last edited by maverick9611; 12-30-2019 at 08:18 AM.
maverick9611 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome