Posts Tagged ‘britannia composites’

Mobile!

Mobile!

It’s so nice to be rolling again on the KLR. Not having a moto during the summer sucks. I may have to re-evaluate my 1 bike policy in light of this downtime. 😉

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Done for now...

Done for now…

Glad to announce my bike is rolling again! 🙂 Got everything I need to done – for now.

Back end...

Back end…

I’ll swap out those rear turn signals next time I have a free wrenching day.

35L [~8.3 gal] and room for more!

35L [~8.3 gal] and room for more!

I did a sort test ride, The bike feels way different with that much fuel on board and sounds different with the plastic tank.

Seat and side guards back on...

Seat and side guards back on…

Got a lot done on the KLR today:

  • Tank mounted [took 3 guys to “encourage” everything to line up!]
  • Tank fuel lines installed using existing external fuel filter
  • Partially filled to check for leaks [so far so good!]
  • Upper rad bracket fabricated and installed
  • Seat reinstalled
  • Side guards reinstalled
  • Trail Tech Vapor dash mounted to back of fairing
  • Tach sensor wired in
  • Engine temp sensor wired in
  • Turn signals wired and tested

Tomorrow should be the last day of work:

  • Replace upper triple bolts with longer ones
  • Wire in speedo
  • Test Vapor dash
  • Test fuel delivery
  • Fill tank
  • Add coolant
  • Bolt on fairing
  • Test ride

I’m going to also swap in matching small flexy rear turn signals, but I’ll tackle that another weekend. I just want to get the KLR back on the road.

Turn signals installed...

Turn signals installed…

Got a little further today. Mostly wiring which you can’t see.

Front view...

Front view…

But I got everything fitted so I can see what it will look like.

Front side view...

Front side view…

One of the things I love about the KLR is the ergonomics. The bike fits me very well.

...standing and sitting.

…standing and sitting.

Everything in its place - more or less!

Everything in its place – more or less!

I’m trucking away at the install of the Britannia Composites fairing and Safari Tank on my KLR650. Not done yet, but at least it’s starting to look like a new machine.

Probably 2 more weeks until I am done as I can only work on it sporadically.

A bit of a side view...

A bit of a side view…

Just unboxed...

Just unboxed…

Here is a sneak peak of my Britannia Composites Lynx R fairing that’s going on my KLR650. Two features I am stoked about are the powerful dual lights and adjustable screen.

THe stock 2008+ KLR lights are fine, but nothing amazing when it gets dark. Couple that with my aging eyes and I’ve been wanting more lumens on the road. Accessory lights are a cheap and cheerful way to add brightness to your lights, but I hate having extra stuff hanging off the bike that’s most likely going to be ripped off first time the bike takes a nap. With powerful main lights they are clean, simple and protected from all, but the worst crashes.

No single fairing will work for everyone so it’s a total crapshoot if you buy a fairing whether it will be better or worse than what you currently have. At least with an adjustable fairing you can find the sweet spot that works best for protection and reduction in wind noise. For a dualsport it’s also great that you can lower it out of the way for offroad riding.

I’m hoping to get this installed in the next couple weeks.