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post #31 of 79 Old 12-03-2012, 11:38 PM
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Barry,
If it has not been check the 'doohickey'.
When it fails, it can f*^% the engine.

There are several forums with good information!

There is a fellow on this forum with a wealth of information.

His avatar is the same, a fellow with a huge cowboy hat, you'll recognize the avatar when you see it...

There is a lot of info on advrider in the thumpers section, and this is likely the most informative site -- KLR650.NET Forums - Your Kawasaki KLR650 Resource! The Original KLR Forum Community -- though the personality of the site is a lot different than stromtrooper...

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post #32 of 79 Old 12-04-2012, 09:00 AM
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I can mentally see you going all sorts of places on that bike (in all sorts of weather if past history holds). And to boot, most KLR owners are well known to be "frugal" riders. You will fit right in with the KLR community for sure.
Now Doug, I much prefer to see the KLR riders as "inventive" rather than "frugal". Honestly I think Barry will be the "Prince of KLR". When they see what it is he welds, adds, bends and rhino liners to his bike they may all drop and chant his name.

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Barry,
If it has not been check the 'doohickey'.
When it fails, it can f*^% the engine.
Yep, cam chain tensioner.

Doohickey <<---pictures

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I'd like to recommend KLRWorld.com over klr650.net, and good luck with the new bike. By the way when are you thinking you'll have your license and the airplane completed?
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post #35 of 79 Old 12-04-2012, 04:59 PM
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Yep, cam chain tensioner.

Doohickey <<---pictures
It's actually the balancer chain. The cam chain, and cct, are different animals. Regardless, upgrading the doohickey is a piece of cake. No need to rhino line it though!

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post #36 of 79 Old 12-04-2012, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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To the above individuals, thank you for your comments, thoughts, links, and ideas.

Indeed, there is a plethora of information available concerning the Kawasaki KLR 650. Just type, "KLR", into a Google Search Dialog Box, and you will receive pages and pages of information. Top searches are for the "Dookhickey", the "T-Mod", the "$0.22 modification", "Tweeter modification", to name a few. There are TONS more! That's because the KLR has been in production since the mid-1980s. And, within the time span from then, until now, anything that anyone could ever think of to do to the bike, has been done; with really good reference material to support it. There are Yahoo forums, .net forums, .com forums and so on. The person that I purchased the motorcycle from is the founder of, KLR650.com.

The reason that I included a photograph, and a little information about my "new" motorcycle in this thread is, I wanted to answer a couple of questions that I have been asked publicly and privately. "Am I going to continue riding?" The answer is, "Yes." "If you are going to continue riding, what's the next bike you are going to choose?" The answer to that is, "A KLR650."

I know that I have a very bad reputation of hijacking other people's threads and taking them in totally different directions. I am even guilty of doing that to my own threads! But, I do not want to do that here. This thread is about the fundraiser I am conducting; helping to raise money for two charities that I care about. I would like to keep the "conversation" on that topic.

Thank you for understanding.

Sincerely,

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post #37 of 79 Old 12-04-2012, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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I remember a "PayPal" thread that unfolded in the "General Discussion" section of this forum. There were quite a few of negative comments concerning PayPal and negative experiences individuals have had using that service, (Here is a link to that thread: http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...no-paypal.html)

When I stared this fundraiser, I chose PayPal as an avenue to collect funds. I figured that, people would be fairly uncomfortable writing out a check made payable to, "Barry Buchanan". Most people don't know me on this forum, and I can understand the reservations an individual would have, in doing something like that. Using PayPal seemed like the easiest solution for the majority.

I really don't have many "collection" options to choose from to make this fundraiser happen. But, a thought did come to me recently, that may help those individuals who have made the decision; "I won't use PayPal."

If you would feel more comfortable sending a check of support directly to Alström Syndrome International, and Loki Clan Wolf Refuge, below are links that will take you to webpages where a person can obtain the proper information to do so.

How you can help | Alström Syndrome International

LokiClan | Donate

Interestingly, both charities use PayPal to accept donations! But, on the Alström page, there is also an address to send a check to. If a person follows this link: LokiClan l Contact Us, they will come to a Loki page that has an address to mail a check to.

Another cool thing about Loki is, they have a store where items can be purchased, (T-shirts, calendars, canvas tote bags). The proceeds from the sale of those items help to support the refuge. That link can be found here: LokiClan | Store

I have family members that have purchased "stocking stuffers" for the upcoming holiday celebrations, from Loki's store.

Thank you all again!

Sincerely,

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I know that I have a very bad reputation of hijacking other people's threads and taking them in totally different directions. I am even guilty of doing that to my own threads! But, I do not want to do that here.
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I have no idea why you would think you have such a reputation.

Actually I wouldn't consider hijacking this thread. I'm proud of you and what you are doing with this thread and your bike.

Come on people, if you have been putting it off, go ahead and get a photo. Who knows you may end up with a legend.


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post #39 of 79 Old 12-06-2012, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Update: $780 - As of December 06, 2012.

Thank You!

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post #40 of 79 Old 12-09-2012, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Yesterday, I drove over to Loki Clan Wolf Refuge to do some volunteer work. This was the last official "Fence Party" day for 2012.

If you would like to look at the photos that I shot, follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=6f60937083

Thanks,

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