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Dear Group.
I bought the Motec bars and center stand and spent 6 hours, 3 beers, and two scraped knuckles putting them in last night. Nice to get to know how to dismantle the bike a bit, but one thing that wasn't really covered in the cryptic directions. On the right side, you have the center stand spring braces, and so this little piece is extra on the right side. But the Motec directions don't show how this little piece, and the bars and the footpeg, go together, and also the bolt package doesn't have enough longer bolts to get through all of them. Am I going nuts? I'm no mechanic, but can do the basics, but this thing is confusing.
Secondly, my original spark plug was a NGK DPR8EA with a 9 below that. But the new one they gave me at Kawi is a DP8EA-9 (missing the R). The bike seems to run fine, but any idea why the discrepency, and if this spark plug is right?
Thanks. Having a riot on the bike. Anybody passing through Santa Barbara I'll be glad to show you a few road and off road super rides.
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Welcome Greg,

I hope you don't mind I moved your thread to this forum. I think this is better home for it.

And yes some great riding in your neck of the woods. Refugio Road, 154, Santa Ynez, etc...

Take care,

MB4
 

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Those are the same bars I got, Mark. Get excited. ;)
 

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I have never installed any of the things you are so i can't speak specifically of that. However, when the directions appear to have been translated from chinese to korean to potugese or whatever and then back into engrish throw them away. (Be Doing!). Just study the problem and correct it. If parts are missing or wrong call the manufacturer (good luck), send it back or fix it yourself.

The very best installation instructions I have EVER seen are from the Watt Man who sells the Thermo-Bob. A little long and very detailed with photos. Amazing.

A spark plugs "R" designation means it has a resistor built in to reduce static emissions that can be harmful to other electronic components....engine management systems, on board computers, radios and so on.

Not so sure if that would be a concern on the KLR. All I can think of is ignition module interference.

Anybody else?
 

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I have alway's been under the impression the (R) resistor sparkplug was for radio interferance like a99flash had mentioned. It is noticed if I run them in my boat on the VHF radio alot of static. We run the non resistor plug's in our snowmobiles some of them are EFI and no problems. I wouldn't worry any.
 

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The current plug in my and Double A's bikes are non resister. No issues.. I was concerned about it and my GPS, but it didn't affect it at all, and I ran that plug all summer long, as did he.. Just fine..
 

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Crash bars and spark plug

Thanks, guys. It's true that the SW Motec was missing two longer bolts, which I bought. With the center stand, center stand spring piece, Motec bar, and foot pegs, these bolts go through a lot a metal on the right side. Looks fine, though. If I had to do it all again, it would only take maybe 2 hours. Those directions truly suck. Maybe they're trying to funnel business to the dealerships for install by having tough instructions.
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Did you by chance take any pic's of your install ? That would be some good info for other's attempting this install later on.
 

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Motec instal photos.

I did not take photos. One reason is that when I try to download my bike photos to this site, it always says my photos are too large. This is after I've shrunk the size of them a lot. Then I see lots of photos of guy's KLRs and wonder what I'm doing wrong. I'm not a computer idiot, either, and often download photos to adventure sites. If I could download, I could take a handful of close-up photos of the Motec bar contact points which could pretty well describe the Motec install process. For instance, I don't think you have to actually remove the tank, but just lift the butt of it for access to the frame bolts. Knowing this would have tremendously reduced the hassle of the install.
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PHOTOS

Create an account at photobucket.com then upload your pictures to there. Once uploaded, have the forum open and your album on photobucket opened. You then find the pic you want to post and click on the IMG option under the picture, this copies it, then here in your post you just right click and paste. Do a preview of your post and make sure the pic posted correctly. I also found out you can adjust the size of your pictures uploaded to photobucket, I use the 1024x768 option on photobucket, this makes a really nice big picture to see. Make sure to have the size option set before you upload. Hope this helps...
 

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PHOTOS

Create an account at photobucket.com then upload your pictures to there. Once uploaded, have the forum open and your album on photobucket opened. You then find the pic you want to post and click on the IMG option under the picture, this copies it, then here in your post you just right click and paste. Do a preview of your post and make sure the pic posted correctly. I also found out you can adjust the size of your pictures uploaded to photobucket, I use the 1024x768 option on photobucket, this makes a really nice big picture to see. Make sure to have the size option set before you upload. Hope this helps...
DX as you know I was trying to get someone to write the instructions for Posting Photos. I can sort of understand yours but... Do we use the "Insert Image" icon (button) when loading the photo?
 

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Sorry to take so long on the reply, Tim, but yes, you just copy and past the img into your message body. You can space and put text just above each picture or below. I always use the preview to check things out before posting. With photobucket and probably most other image sites, you don't actually have to highlight and copy the img link, you can just left mouse click on the link and it automatically copies that link for you. Then come here into your message and right click paste. :) I hope this helps somewhat. This is one of those things that seems to be difficult for me to explain so that it is easily understood.
 

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I had to copy and paste the IMG address into the Message
That's how I do it, also.. Just click and copy the IMG address (bottom one on the list, below the photo) and toss it onto the subject.

The insert image button does the same thing. It adds the [/IMG ] for you. You can add these two commands to any photo on the net. Just right click the photo for it's properties. Copy the address, and then stick the entire address in between the IMG commands.:)

[IMG]http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h276/djpagel/IMGP0325.jpg
 

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Sorry to take so long on the reply, Tim, but yes, you just copy and past the img into your message body. You can space and put text just above each picture or below. I always use the preview to check things out before posting. With photobucket and probably most other image sites, you don't actually have to highlight and copy the img link, you can just left mouse click on the link and it automatically copies that link for you. Then come here into your message and right click paste. :) I hope this helps somewhat. This is one of those things that seems to be difficult for me to explain so that it is easily understood.
DX I tried the left click and that did not work so I copied and pasted. Either way we should be able to writeup step by step Sticky that anyone can understand.
 

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I have been struggling with the picture thing also on this site. could be lack of knowledge probably I have never done the photobucket I should give that a try I guess.
Paper I love the picture of your bike next to the corn field I would like to share pic's with all of you from my area.
 
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