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post #1 of 4 Old 07-08-2006, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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So I could not help notice that my tail light assembly is all wobbly gobbly in its mount.
My handsome big boy here decided to help me explore the frikken problem.


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post #2 of 4 Old 07-08-2006, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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You can see the white spooge I used to glue the mounting ears back into the tail section. I was shocked to see how thin the material was that is used to form the mounting tabs. When Kawasaki set out to make this bike light, they were not messing around.


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I found this epoxy at Home Despot. What caught my eye was the strength measured in lbs that this stuff is compared to the other stuff on the shelf. Other strengths wer 1000 and 1500 lbs. This stuff.......3500 labs(silly me, I meant labias ). I'll keep the site posted on the long term repair robustness. I'm thinking good thoughts about it. The epoxy smell evokes memories of my dad working with plexiglass and the smell of the epoxies used there. I remember the strength of those assemblies, and what broke under stress was the plexi itself.



By the way.......in a previous thread I talked of lowering my KLR650 forks to see if I could stop the hiway wobbles above 70 or 75. Today I did it. Lowered about 3/4 of an inch. I can't really feel it sitting in the garage, so I'm taking her out for a flogging in a couple minutes. I'll kiss and tell.................

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-09-2006, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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The KLR has less tendancy to want to wobble, but the desire to do so is still there. When the wobble starts I can quell it by draging the back brake. I really don't know what to try next.

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