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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By 0theories
Awesome. Thanks. I'll give you a call in the...

Awesome. Thanks. I'll give you a call in the morning...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By 0theories
Parts near Arcata Ca? (Ignore "Parts?" thread below)

Sorry for the crappy title of previously posted thread "Parts?"

Hi guys, I just cruised down from Eugene to Sacramento to trade my vfr for a wr250x. Cruised back up as far as Arcata (current...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By 0theories
Yeah, I thought of that right after I hit post...

Yeah, I thought of that right after I hit post <sheepish grin> Sorry...

Sent from a clone of something expensive.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By 0theories
Parts?

Hi guys, I just cruised down from Eugene to Sacramento to trade my vfr for a wr250x. Cruised back up as far as Arcata (current location where I'm holed up in a motel) when I noticed that the chain is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,243
Posted By 0theories
Alright. It's time for another installment. I've...

Alright. It's time for another installment. I've spent the last few weeks on the VFR as the KLR has been sitting in storage for a bit while I'm getting mod stuff together. I miss the KLR, but have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,444
Posted By 0theories
Good question. The ones I got look like this: ...

Good question. The ones I got look like this:

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products/details/0760336?isPunchout=false

I think they may be solid state. They reset by turning power off, then on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,444
Posted By 0theories
You can replace them with resettable circuit...

You can replace them with resettable circuit breakers. That's the next project in my build report... Got all the parts. Just need sun and time to install. Never change a fuse again!

Sent from a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13,564
Views: 1,344,542
Posted By 0theories
Vapor - Mine also has no water issues here in the...

Vapor - Mine also has no water issues here in the northwet... :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,444
Posted By 0theories
I definitely have the "deep subliminal need" to...

I definitely have the "deep subliminal need" to mod anything and everything I own. Knives, guns, cars, bikes, computers... The KLR is just the most recent... Don't even get me started on rooting and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,444
Posted By 0theories
Thanks Tsotsie, but my bike ran fantastic before...

Thanks Tsotsie, but my bike ran fantastic before I started all of this. I didn't mod to fix anything, I want to tinker and learn. It's fun.

The bike currently runs amazing. Much more power,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,444
Posted By 0theories
Thanks John, I'll try that. I am a member, I'll...

Thanks John, I'll try that. I am a member, I'll give it a read. Looks like I'm not that far off the norm in my settings after all. I wonder how so many people run in on a 142.5 with 2nd position KLX?...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,444
Posted By 0theories
It's a 2002, 1st gen. Update: I got some...

It's a 2002, 1st gen.

Update: I got some starter fluid and looked for leaks. Found none. She idles smooth (more or less) at 1300 rpm no matter where I spray. With the vapor, it actually looks like...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,444
Posted By 0theories
Aside from spaying starter fluid around the carb...

Aside from spaying starter fluid around the carb to look for change in idle, are there other ways to diagnose vacuum leaks on the KLR? Other than the boots, what locations should I be looking? Pin...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,444
Posted By 0theories
Wow. Thanks! You described my problem most...

Wow. Thanks! You described my problem most accurately. Other than the carb boots (which I will look at in detail), where else can there be a vacuum leak? There appears to be no interference with the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,444
Posted By 0theories
So the black smoke is just a "puff" as I release...

So the black smoke is just a "puff" as I release from WOT while in neutral on the center stand. All these mods are only about 2 weeks old, so the engine is still breaking in and *may* be burning some...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,444
Posted By 0theories
Wow Jim, I can't believe your bike ran with those...

Wow Jim, I can't believe your bike ran with those same settings (I set it up that way because of so many reports on how those were the best settings). Funny how the same bike can be so different....
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13,564
Views: 1,344,542
Posted By 0theories
Could it be a piece of a piston ring? Just a wild...

Could it be a piece of a piston ring? Just a wild guess...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,444
Posted By 0theories
Another jetting question:

Okay, I've been doing all kinds of mods to the bike, and after reassembly I've been having some power issues. The detail are in my build thread below, but here's the skinny:

Relevant data:
2002...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,243
Posted By 0theories
She's a Sports Bike!!

Well, not really, but it's amazing what a little rejetting will do...

Today I pulled the diaphragm and set the needle to the third position. There was actually a tiny washer in there so it was set...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-24-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12,310
Views: 677,916
Posted By 0theories
Yes. :lol3 But also Islands with mountains...

Yes. :lol3 But also

Islands with mountains usually have a wet side and a dry side due to prevailing wind direction and adiabatic cooling (rain shadow). The big island has a jungle side (Hilo) and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-23-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12,310
Views: 677,916
Posted By 0theories
Rode to Portland and back on the KLR :D The...

Rode to Portland and back on the KLR :D The weather was great (sunshine and warmth) but my jetting is off and she wouldn't do more than 61 mph :huh Still a great ride. :evil

When I lived on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,243
Posted By 0theories
Did some research here:...

Did some research here: http://www.patmanracing.com/klrdyno.htm

Looks like I need to jet up at least to stock 148 (maybe more, but that's the biggest jet I have right now), shim the needle to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,243
Posted By 0theories
Yep, revs fine in all other gears, even 4th (but...

Yep, revs fine in all other gears, even 4th (but maybe not uphill). I accelerated up to 6500 or so in 1st - 3rd. Up to 5000 in 4th (just like it felt like time to shift). It's an "under load" issue....
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,243
Posted By 0theories
Rejetted.

Okay, some progress, but not the amazing transformation I was hoping for :cry

First off, I was waiting for the replacement to the plastic choke (enricher) nut to come in. It arrived very quickly...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13,564
Views: 1,344,542
Posted By 0theories
I rode Anakee IIs from Phoenix to Guatemala and...

I rode Anakee IIs from Phoenix to Guatemala and back up to Oregon and am still running them now :eek1. Over 12k miles, still decent tread, maybe 2k left. NOT great in mud, but otherwise awesome on...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4,644
Views: 1,140,616
Posted By 0theories
Awesome to see you back on the road John!! Didn't...

Awesome to see you back on the road John!! Didn't realize you were back at it. You have a real talent for making me wish I was out there somewhere, but no long rides for me this year :cry

Looking...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,243
Posted By 0theories
Quick update

It's really amazing how a small change can make such a huge difference. Today was a beautiful day for riding so despite the lack of power, that's what I did. After a bit I decided I've had enough of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,243
Posted By 0theories
Hahaha :lol3

Hahaha :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,243
Posted By 0theories
Thanks Xpress. The KLR is so easy to work on,...

Thanks Xpress. The KLR is so easy to work on, you'll have no problem. It's the first bike engine work I've done and my only previous experience is working on VWs (plenty of that since I spent more...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,243
Posted By 0theories
Nice build mitchn06! Looks like went DEEP on that...

Nice build mitchn06! Looks like went DEEP on that XR! I did rejet post 685 as I changed over the needle to a KLX one, and main jet (to much leaner) as the needle required it.

Yeah, I think I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,243
Posted By 0theories
Thanks BushX. I really like the look of her now....

Thanks BushX. I really like the look of her now. I got the whole setup (although piecemeal and over time) from EagleMike. He bored the cylinder (I sent my original as core) and sent me the piston...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,243
Posted By 0theories
Time to continue...

Well, there's decent weather again and I have a place to live (but not so much to work on the bike) so I'll try to continue where I left off. I finished installing the 685 kit and broke it in with a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 506,386
Posted By 0theories
Thanks MapMaster. I'll try these options next....

Thanks MapMaster. I'll try these options next. Hopefully will avoid permanent damage to the high pipe because I actually prefer it. It would be nice to be able to switch them out as circumstances...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 506,386
Posted By 0theories
Missed this response when posting mine. Pretty...

Missed this response when posting mine. Pretty much exactly what you said... S-bend pipe. But twisting and pulling hasn't so much as budged it a mm...

Sent from a clone of something expensive.
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 506,386
Posted By 0theories
Thanks for the parts fiche. Okay, I'm trying to...

Thanks for the parts fiche. Okay, I'm trying to separate the "collector" (?) #1, from the pipe that goes to the exhaust canister. On these aftermarket exhausts (both my high and low pipes), the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 506,386
Posted By 0theories
Sorry. Better explanation: I can get the canister...

Sorry. Better explanation: I can get the canister off, but its the pipe that goes between the canister and where all the header pipes join together at a weird shaped junction directly below the bike....
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 506,386
Posted By 0theories
Exhaust swap

Hi all. 99 VFR800 here. So I've been trying to swap out my high exhaust with a low one so I can mount up my givi racks. I've tried a few (read: many) times, but it just won't budge. I tried liquid...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,444
Posted By 0theories
I'm still working it out, but for now the "cut...

I'm still working it out, but for now the "cut key" serves well (still haven't JB welded it into a lever). I can reach it under the dash and it's completely out of sight. Someone would have to know...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,444
Posted By 0theories
I got one for my stock forks. I ordered: Top...

I got one for my stock forks. I ordered: Top Clamp Bolt Pattern: 90x33/35mm. Paul said he has two sizes in his notes for KLR so you might want to measure.

Here's what he said: "For the KLR I have...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13,564
Views: 1,344,542
Posted By 0theories
Thanks a lot for the beak in advice! I've been...

Thanks a lot for the beak in advice! I've been getting a lot of mixed messages on whether to change the oil after the second ride or leave it in until 1500 miles! (change definitely after first ride...
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