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I installed a Roll Chart Holder today on the crossbar, readying for an upcoming three-day rally in Central Florida by a regional dual sports group. It’s Dixie Dual Sports; perhaps some of you from the SE are also members. Anyway, they require roll chart holders to participate in this event and I didn’t have one so I got a cheap Moose Chart Holder for about $20 from an eBay vendor.

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Then, since I don't yet have the actual charts for the event, I surfed around the net and found a printable example of a chart track to cut up/tape up and install to make sure the holder works okay. I used the straight edge of a level to get it square. Everything rolled in nicely and this chart is clear to read. I’m not sure how big the info on their charts will ultimately be, but I have some good bifocals that work under my helmet just in case.

 

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They work very well so far. Only road a short distance so far. They are a little higher and little more out (wider). Fully adjustable now. The extenders were not cheap, but I looked at it as a safety issue.
Seems to me like they would be a good addition.
 

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I started installation of my trunk/tool box (need to pick up some hardware to finish it) and I ran the right side radiator shroud through the dishwasher in preparation for a new patch/paint. Photos when it is done.
 

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Well it's supposedly winter here in Alberta but I didn't let that stop me today.

 
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I was trying to figure out what the hell that brown thing is in the background.

The first thing that came to mind was one of those annoying fan-blown flopping tubes with arms and faces you see flailing about outside tire stores and payday loan places.

A quick search for Mundare, Alberta revealed that it is, in fact, the world's largest garlic sausage, a kielbasa or kovbasa. Well done, Mundare!
 

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Am I the only one that finds it highly ironic that Alberta claims both World's biggest sausage and the world's biggest beaver?



Beaverlodge, AB


p.s. That's me with the Big Beev. It was an honor. LOL!!! :laugh2:


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I was trying to figure out what the hell that brown thing is in the background.

The first thing that came to mind was one of those annoying fan-blown flopping tubes with arms and faces you see flailing about outside tire stores and payday loan places.

A quick search for Mundare, Alberta revealed that it is, in fact, the world's largest garlic sausage, a kielbasa or kovbasa. Well done, Mundare!
When you see it in person it looks more like a very large stool sample.
 

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Gittin' kinda giddy about this years teardown and cleaning/ inspection.

Been gathering a bit of stuff and winter's starting to break already.
Gots EBC pads, ATV bars, new countershaft sprocket, 705 rear tire,
full dirt knobby front, low profile roller chain to ride on the 17t, thick
rubber vibe-footpegs, ('85 Honda CM 400), and a jugga Rotella.

Been remodeling so the garage was stuffed. With stuff going back in the
house now my shop is beginning to reappear. Yay!!!!!! My turn to fill the floor
and bench with parts, spray cans of slippery stuff, unnamed fasteners, that "spare" shim
that's leftover at the end of an install, pinched tubes, etc.

Giggity,
Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeap
 

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Talking about inner tubes lol. Today I decided to spoon on the front Shinko 705. Well taking off the old Dunlop K750 went pretty easy. Cleaned the rim as normal when I was a wee kiddo and inspected the inner tube that looked okay even if there was some rust around the stem. So I cleaned the tube and again as norm did the shake and bake with baby powder and again spooned the new Shinko 705 on without much difficulty. Put air in it and it was mounted well on the lip of the rim and what do I hear HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Arggggggggggg. It is leaking around the stem. :(

Well I had to give up as I was physically worn out and mentally depressed. So I will have to go on a search tomorrow for a new inner tube. :(. But I will probably get one for the rear tire as well for insurance. :Tongue2:

Stay tuned for the saga of the rear tire and front sprocket change over from the factory 15 tooth to the 16 tooth lol. I hope I do not loose a limb. :)
 

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Be careful when ya jam the sprocket to hold the shaft from turning.

I had an "incident". Was using a socket and it broke off a piece of engine when
I broke the nut loose once. Had the socket between a sprocket tooth on top and against
the block. It slid out taking a piece of Thailand with it.
 

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Put the Madstad windshield on the wife's bike, will see how she likes it. With the lowered seat will probably have it cut down 3 inches or so ...
I hope she likes it and I am also glad you found the brackets. As a few months ago when I saw mention of this windshield I looked for it but was informed on there web site the company no longer makes the brackets :(

I have been looking at these. PARABELLUM Replacement Windshield KLR 650 1987-2007
 

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That looks like a good setup ... I tried a Bajaworks on mine (2nd gen) and it was OK but just didn't fit the bill for me, did a Madstad on mine was fairly pleased so got one for the wife. I have a lowered seat and may cut down mine too. Haven't had a windshield on a bike since the 80's (windjammer setup) and finding it's an adjustment ..
 

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Hi, I'm new. Nice to be onboard, thanks.

I've got a '07 KLR, black and silver, purchased last July with 2,500 miles on it, and then I put 750 miles on it into the Fall, just getting familiar with it. My goal in the next month or so is to get it ready for lots of short day-trips and weekend-trips this year, and a couple of longer trips, so I have been scoping out racks and soft luggage. I also need some maintenance done before I put on the miles that I want to put on this year (Doo, Valve clearance check, other baseline stuff).

So today I bought:
- Powder River Panniers,
- PMR side racks,
- Slime power sport pump and t-handle tire plug kit, and
- Cyclo Active Bicycle Bar Map Cover which should strap onto the Giant Loop Zigzag handlebar bag I bought last October.

Last weekend I checked the fit of the Giant Loop PNN Pannier Pockets I got in December before I winterized the bike and put it to bed. I've also got a Emgo 72-32440 Travel Trunk and Happy Trails T1 Luggage Plate, both installed, and I'm hoping what I bought previously and ordered today will set me up for my trips. My fingers are crossed.

I've held off getting a skid plate and crash bars since I'm just getting started in riding and won't be doing off-road until I've got some more miles behind me.

So far things seem to be coming along nicely, and I'm happy with prices I've paid and the ability to carry stuff mostly down low and between the wheels.

Today I called: My mechanic and told him I'm going to put a list together for him, starting with Doo and Valve clearance check.

That's it! Just thought I'd check in. Thx.
 

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Welcome to the Forum Great Lakes! Sounds like a nice ride you have yourself!
I thought I would give you a heads up re the tire plugging kit you bought. The KLR has tube type tires and wheels so the tire plug kit you purchased won't work. You can't use plugs to repair a tube with a hole. You will need to by a good quality patching kit and tire irons to remove the tire and tube to repair or replace it. It is a good idea to practice this procedure in the garage so you are familiar with the tools etc before needing to repair a flat in the field.
Best Regards....justjeff

EDIT....I was typing while Normk was sending!!
 

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Good to know. I'll send back the $10 Slime 1034-A T-Handle Tire Plug Kit, and look into the suggestions shared. Appreciate the heads up!
 
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