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The story of the ambitious keyboard warrior... 1 week 3 days ago #119902

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So as a way of introductions... Richard here from the Cape. Completely new to the Kawasaki and motorbike world, coming from the car world.

I decided at the end of last year to buy an adventure bike to head out and have some fun with the Mrs and mates. A friend has a KLR and after looking at it, along with some research I decided it was the bike for me. Simple, practical and relatively easy to fix.

So after some searching I found the bike... a 2008 that had a crack engine case but was still running... long story short when going to look at the bike and it broke more... carnage everywhere. The internals were a mess and I was on the hunt for new parts...

Long story short... that was March and the bike still isn't running. It now has the sub-assembly from a 2015 bike, the head off my original 2008 engine. I struggled getting the parts, then with some fitment. Gix in JHB has been a huge help but now I am at my wits end because the donkey just wont start, and stay running.

Pics to follow!
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The story of the ambitious keyboard warrior... 1 week 3 days ago #119903

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Welcome. Hope you get your bike running soon. CapeKLR is close to you, maybe approach him for help.
Abré le Roux
The adventure is out there.....
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The story of the ambitious keyboard warrior... 1 week 2 days ago #119904

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Welcome KLRichard!
Don't loose faith, she will be going like a Boeing soon with the help of the clanners.
Do not forget the pics ;)
2013 Green KLR, F1X pipe, DMD washable air filter, motard front fender
2000 Honda VTR Fire Storm
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The story of the ambitious keyboard warrior... 1 week 2 days ago #119907

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Thanks guys. What is the easiest way to upload pics on the forum? It's been a while since I spent any time on forums :)

Once I can figure that out I will upload my pics with more detail :)
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The story of the ambitious keyboard warrior... 1 week 1 day ago #119913

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your pics need be 250kb max.
then you hit the 'add file' button, after adding it, you 'insert'



or just mail them to me - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .....

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POWER (and skill) MEAN NOTHING WITHOUT CONTROL
MB50, MBX50, MTX50, RD125, GS550, XL200, '84KLR600, '07KLR650, '08KLR650, '06XT660R, '09F800GS

Veni Vidi Vici
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The story of the ambitious keyboard warrior... 1 week 1 day ago #119914

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oh, and HI!


you passed me this morning in your half a jimny....
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The story of the ambitious keyboard warrior... 1 week 1 day ago #119917

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It's 163MB worth of files... I will need to upload to google and then post the links :)
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The story of the ambitious keyboard warrior... 1 week 1 day ago #119918

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Was my Mrs. But I will tell her to hoot next time. Were you on the bike?
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Re:The story of the ambitious keyboard warrior... 1 week 1 day ago #119919

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Welcome Richard

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