Posted by: caryandjohn | April 5, 2013

KLR Katastrophy …

Well, catastrophe is perhaps a bit dramatic … but frame cracks are never really a good thing … unfortunately, cracked frames are a relatively common problem for high-mileage, heavily loaded and well used KLRs …

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After our New Year’s Baja adventure, I took my bike to my friend Daniel, who is a master-mechanic … Asked him to change the oil and tune the bike up …

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Welding up the frame cracks …

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Failed where the rear of the frame ties into the bottom of the backbone …

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Heidi consulting with Daniel …

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I use my KLR to take me to some remote, rugged places and Daniel helps me by keeping the bike ready … thanks Daniel!

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  1. Preperation and vigilance = no push or tow. Nice work.

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  2. Hi Bob,
    Avoiding being stranded is the plan … we’ll see how it works out … cracks in the frame is usually the beginning of the end for a KLR … ha.
    — John A

  3. Well your getting your monies worth, good thing you caught that now.
    What are you thinking of replacing it with when the time comes?

  4. Hi Steve,
    I like the DRZ 400, but I now have a critical mass of KLR parts, Cary has a KLR, and I actually have another KLR frame I’ll probably swap out this winter, so, I guess I’m kind of stuck with KLRs, ha!
    See you around the campfire,
    — John A


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