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Offline Skeltonsc

Re: Getting a KLE ready for a little trip
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2019, 08:13:35 am »
mmmm I checked this morning and yes it was alot hotter than my old Aluminum one, so I will certainly make another plan there, my old one would get hot on the highway but never hot enough to actually burn skin, but that exhaust has no restrictions.
 

Offline Skeltonsc

Re: Getting a KLE ready for a little trip
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2019, 10:25:46 pm »
So my timeline has been sped up, and I'm leaving Monday for my trip

Today I collected my new rear Brake pads as the old ones are just about Fubar.
also got a new oil filter as I need to service and check valve clearances before I leave.
Collected some new spots as the one of the old ones had packed up (it did not like being pressure washed)
Also fitted the Ram mount for the GPS
I resealed my little tent on the seams with clear silicone as the tape had started to peel away.


Will go tomorrow morning and fit new Rubber front and back

and in the afternoon its off to DocKLR for Chain Sprockets spare brake and clutch lever, hand guards and spare clutch cable

Still have lots to do

the more I look at the pile of stuff I need to pack the more worried I get.

the list is not great but its a lot of crap

1. 2 x pairs socks
2. 2 x t-shirts
3. 1 x short pants
4. 1 pair Crox
5. small camping stove with small pot and cup, small packet coffee sugar and powered milk, little bit of dish soap
6. small first aid kit with pain pills and alergex
7. sleeping bag
8. tent
9. maybe the blow up mattress - will still decide on this one
10. camelback

Tools and crap

1 Spare tubes front and rear
2. 2x small tyre levers
3. small q20
4. assortment of tools for tyre removal and basic repairs
5. roll ducktape - I need this to protect my paint on my tank from my knee guards - always handy if I break a panel
6. couple of cable ties and insulation tape
7 small torch
8. spare batteries for torch and GPS and helmet camera.
9 powerbank to charge cellphone/ bluetooth headset etc
10. small tripod stool that can also be used to jack the tyre off the ground if I need to fix a puncture
11 very small compressor and patches
12. pratley steel solution and q-bond with powder.

and thats about all I can think of, still alot of crap and not much packing space

I have a very small tank bag for small odds and ends a smallish sports bag and 2 small oxford pannier bags

need to make this all fit  :deal: :deal: :deal:
 

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Re: Getting a KLE ready for a little trip
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2019, 07:16:19 am »
Good luck and report back on how KLE did.
 

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Re: Getting a KLE ready for a little trip
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2019, 08:08:48 am »
Good luck & enjoy your trip!

Don't put anything too fragile in that tank bag if you're taking it.

I have the same one & the stock magnets are not very strong.
I got hit by a gust of cross wind going through Golden Gate which blew mine clean off the bike...

I had my Tom Tom Rider GPS in that little clear pocket & it survived.
The little clear pocket did not survive though as one of the seams scuffed through.

My sunglasses which were loose in the main pocket were toast.

"...I was born to the city
But I longed to roam free..." - The Cult, Wild Hearted Son, 1991
 
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Offline Skeltonsc

Re: Getting a KLE ready for a little trip
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2019, 08:33:24 pm »
nah will chuck in some cash and small change in there, and maybe some batteries and maybe my spare tubes.

but nothing that can disintegrate :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

Offline Oubones

Re: Getting a KLE ready for a little trip
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2019, 08:39:29 pm »
Enjoy your trip, may it be safe and enjoyable!
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Offline Skeltonsc

Re: Getting a KLE ready for a little trip
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2019, 08:40:29 pm »
So today I fitted the new rubber got the Anakie wild on the front and the tried and trusted E07 on the back.

the Anakie feels very strange almost as if the bike doesn't want to fall into a corner and when its in a corner it doesn't want to come upright again. this is just something I need to get used to.

also collected my new chain and sprockets along with some hand guards, spare levers, spare clutch cable

Will fit everything tomorrow and figure out how to pack this lot.

I've been very worried about the bash plate on the little KLE and today while at Just bike tyre I was checking out a 1200 GS adventure and a KTM 1290R I really think my little bash plate will be fine. its not like I'm doing @Cracker's Black routes through Lesotho where I know I needed it on my KLR.

the KTM's lowest point on the bike is the sump, and it didn't have a plate fitted and my ground clearance is about the same so I rekon I'm ok  :thumleft:
 

Offline Skeltonsc

Re: Getting a KLE ready for a little trip
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2019, 03:20:40 pm »