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Servicing costs 2 years 11 months ago #113637

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LennyB wrote:
Goeie genade ek het dit nie geweet nie. Dankie vir die deel daarvan
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The one under the coolant pipe.

I think the original idea behind the hole was for it to be a drain (it wouldn't be ideal to have the spark plug permanently submerged in water in that recess), but as mentioned it is great for getting rid of debris.

In the past I've even put my lips to that hole to blow out the (well cooked and dried out) flies and sand. :laugh: :laugh: Some people submit themselves to more punishment than others!
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Servicing costs 2 years 11 months ago #113639

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KLR_King wrote:
Hi Guys,

I did a search on the site, but was unable to find a recent post.

I am from JHB and have a 2013/2014 KLR 650 and was wondering what the costs of a service should be.
I am assuming this includes (breaks, air filter, spark plug, breaks, oil etc)

Also, where is the best place to have this done in JHB?

Thank you

Where in Joburg?

Your best bet is to go to someone who has done this many times before and do the service together. Yes that is an invite...bring Beer.
I like to drink lots of beer??
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Servicing costs 2 years 11 months ago #113640

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Piet wrote:
LennyB wrote:
Goeie genade ek het dit nie geweet nie. Dankie vir die deel daarvan
SarelG wrote:





The one under the coolant pipe.

I think the original idea behind the hole was for it to be a drain (it wouldn't be ideal to have the spark plug permanently submerged in water in that recess), but as mentioned it is great for getting rid of debris.

In the past I've even put my lips to that hole to blow out the (well cooked and dried out) flies and sand. :laugh: :laugh: Some people submit themselves to more punishment than others!

LOL Lenny weet niks van BJ nie :sick:
I like to drink lots of beer??
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Servicing costs 2 years 11 months ago #113645

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Well then I am bringing my bike for a service :silly:

Dieseldawie wrote:
KLR_King wrote:
Hi Guys,

I did a search on the site, but was unable to find a recent post.

I am from JHB and have a 2013/2014 KLR 650 and was wondering what the costs of a service should be.
I am assuming this includes (breaks, air filter, spark plug, breaks, oil etc)

Also, where is the best place to have this done in JHB?

Thank you

Where in Joburg?

Your best bet is to go to someone who has done this many times before and do the service together. Yes that is an invite...bring Beer.
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Servicing costs 2 years 11 months ago #113660

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LennyB wrote:
Well then I am bringing my bike for a service :silly:

Dieseldawie wrote:
KLR_King wrote:
Hi Guys,

I did a search on the site, but was unable to find a recent post.

I am from JHB and have a 2013/2014 KLR 650 and was wondering what the costs of a service should be.
I am assuming this includes (breaks, air filter, spark plug, breaks, oil etc)

Also, where is the best place to have this done in JHB?

Thank you

Where in Joburg?

Your best bet is to go to someone who has done this many times before and do the service together. Yes that is an invite...bring Beer.

Welcome. Just call me.
I like to drink lots of beer??
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Servicing costs 2 years 11 months ago #113662

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Dieseldawie wrote:
KLR_King wrote:
Hi Guys,

I did a search on the site, but was unable to find a recent post.

I am from JHB and have a 2013/2014 KLR 650 and was wondering what the costs of a service should be.
I am assuming this includes (breaks, air filter, spark plug, breaks, oil etc)

Also, where is the best place to have this done in JHB?

Thank you

Where in Joburg?

Your best bet is to go to someone who has done this many times before and do the service together. Yes that is an invite...bring Beer.

Hi Dieseldawie,

Thank you for the offer, i reside in the south of Johannesburg .. but seeing as i own a KLR i can go anywhere lol

Cheers
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Servicing costs 2 years 11 months ago #113694

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Make a turn at Startline in Edenvale, I buy my brakepads there, paid 580 for the set (front and rear)

When you loosed the allen key bolts, especially when corroded, spray Q20 on the threads of the bolts, put the allen key in, put pressure on with a size 10 spanner, allen key trough the ring side, and tap moderately with a small hammer on the allen key. This helps loosen the corrosion and the stiff bolt. Too much pressure on the allen bolt, might strip the bolt head......it happened to me.
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Servicing costs 2 years 11 months ago #113702

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KLR_King

Make a turn at Startline in Edenvale, I buy my brakepads there, paid 580 for the set (front and rear)

When you loosed the allen key bolts, especially when corroded, spray Q20 on the threads of the bolts, put the allen key in, put pressure on with a size 10 spanner, allen key trough the ring side, and tap moderately with a small hammer on the allen key. This helps loosen the corrosion and the stiff bolt. Too much pressure on the allen bolt, might strip the bolt head......it happened to me.

Just a heads up, Cape KLR warned me / us that Q20 and the likes (WD40) etc. will deteriorate your caliper seals as soon as it touches them. Be careful with the quantity of Q20 you apply and where it ends up.
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