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Offline LiveInTheOutdoors

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« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2006, 04:11:20 pm »
Mango, as one who has tried the KLR with both bars, those Pro Tapers are the difference between Pep and Prada to me...... it was that impressive. Wow
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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2006, 04:26:24 pm »
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Yes Mango, when is the inaugural ride? Should'nt MacDuff's scooter by ready by then as well? It will be lekker to have you two on the road again.


actually, we both sitting with the same crap problem...
mangos: ill fitted piston (size i think), has to be resleeved. so she is going for a new one now.

mine: i too had a blowthru with too much play and is being rebored, fitted with a new piston as we speak. not garantueed tho this week, altho it is possible.

ons sal sien.
 

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« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2006, 08:50:22 pm »
Thanks for the advice KiLeRSA....I'll skip the pic for now,  :lol:
but I can say that I'm 5"9 or 1.78 tall, so that shouldn't be a
problem.

The protaper bars I had fitted on my old KLR, but I asked the mech
who is putting my bike back together, to put the stock ones back, so
I can use the protaper on the new bike.....

Hopefully I can sort out the trade-in price on Sat. and get the new bike
a week later......Thanks for the advice on the oil change. Am definately
taking note of all your mods, and will be riding the bike for a while
to see what needs to be changed.....

As for the T-Mod.....can't I just feed the carb tube into the airbox?
Have heard of others doing that, but with different bikes.
 

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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2006, 09:00:29 pm »
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hello mango,

how bad is the engine? a piston and rebore should be easy to do on a thumper.



Toucan, it has been rebored x5......mech said the job that was done
before was pathetic, so he would have to fit a sleeve...Yes, it would be
cheaper than buying new, but thanks to the previous owner, I have lost
confidence in this bike, and have no idea what else is going to go wrong.
 

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« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2006, 09:35:52 am »
Mango, apparently no - you need a pipe hanging down, but off course then its at risk (water crossings) - hence the T-mod - still have the 'hanging down' pipe but with a 2nd one higher  (under seat).

From where are you buying - try Robert at Suzuki South.  I got the best price by far from him, they're willing to negotiate too.

Cheers and good luck
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« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2006, 08:45:50 pm »
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From where are you buying - try Robert at Suzuki South.  I got the best price by far from him, they're willing to negotiate too.

Cheers and good luck
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Thanks for that.  Am not too keen to do business with Kawa CPT,
so will definately give Suzuki South a call tomorrow.  :thumbright:
 

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« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2006, 11:09:48 am »
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Am not too keen to do business with Kawa CPT


Ditto

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« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2006, 03:39:14 pm »
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