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Old 03-19-2013, 02:21 AM   #118
Old Kiwi#99
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Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Middle Earth, New Zealand
Oddometer: 260
That must feel very satisfying, successful startup and first ride.

You mentioned having trouble keeping enough heat in the engine. There is a fix for this, (a fairly contentious fix, at that) Watt-man Thermobob, which converts the real basic KLR cooling into a proper thermostatically controlled bypass system, just like 100 million car and truck motors.
Have a look at the data on watt-mans site and make up your own mind.

On my thermobob equipped KLR the temp comes up to normal (about 30-40% of the range) and STAYS there, regardless of load, speed or externql conditions.
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