Apr 25, 2010

Coming Together

My last post on this subject detailed my changing of the engine balancer inside the KLR650 engine. The engine was out of the frame and so I could position the engine to make it easier to work on.

Now, the engine is back in the frame, and other bits and pieces are starting to be assembled into something that resembles a motorcycle. The following pictures show the grease nipples that my friend Bruce applied to the suspension bits. These will make it easier to lubricate the suspension so that hopefully a seizure like what happened on the Michigan Cross Country Trail can be avoided.


The shock linkage and center swingarm pivot showing grease nipples




Left side swingarm pivot grease nipple mounted on top near chain




Left side swingarm pivot grease nipple mounted underneath




Coming together, but still lots to do




Here I am on the Michigan Cross Country Trail
before the suspension seizure




Parts of this trail are very difficult and treacherous




GPS track of trail (including the crossover which forms
the letter A) it would take over a week to do it all

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