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Old 12-08-2012, 07:15 PM   #781
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Read through a big chunk of this big thread which contains a lot of new and older info. Hopefully some of you guys will chime in with some up to date answers

1. Anyone dye their seat? Wheeler dealers had a leather dye you could apply yourself
2. battery retaining solutions? Mine is the following craptastic

3. Why the eff cant I get the carb duct back on....after 2 hrs of swearing google told me they shrink. 20 dollar for a new flexible one that took me all for 10 mins to fit

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:22 PM   #782
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1. Not I.
2. Bungee, if nothing more . . .
3. Silicone lubricant might be useful . . . maybe you tried that already.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:24 PM   #783
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Jumbo size zip-tie is holding my battery, sorry no pic.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:26 PM   #784
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I also want to get a new gas cap (someone wrecked the outside of it. Any idea what that would cost and where to get it? I also want to do LED stalks for the front and rear indicators and there are loads on amazon. Anyone care to give a recent update on these?
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:35 PM   #785
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1. Not I.
2. Bungee, if nothing more . . .
3. Silicone lubricant might be useful . . . maybe you tried that already.
Yeah, for 2 fecking hrs before I googled the problem and found that they shrink. I ordered an new one, hence the comparison pic above. Have you had more to drink than me?

reading/visual comprehension>you
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:39 PM   #786
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Plan is to put new front and rear turning signals on "led, when u guys tell me which ones to get", spray the plastics and tank flat black, and put new dg muffler on.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:43 PM   #787
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Im seriously considering taking half an inch of each end of the handlebar with a sawzall too
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #788
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My battery is retained by a rubber strap with a metal hoop on the end. This is stock. If you cannot or wish not to get the stock strap, a double sided Velcro strap might work well.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #789
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1. Anyone dye their seat? Wheeler dealers had a leather dye you could apply yourself
2. Battery retaining solutions? Mine is the following craptastic
3. Why the eff cant i get the carb duct back on....after 2 hrs of swearing google told me they shrink. 20 dollar for a new flexible one that took me all for 10 mins to fit
1 - I haven't tried dying a seat, but I have used VHT Vinyl Dye that worked fantastic on some sun-faded switchgear plastics (it tends to soak in, and dye the plastic, not just layer on as a coat of paint that flakes and wears off). If you are talking REAL leather....I think I would go to a Tandy Leather, get dye in the color you want, apply dye, the use a sealer...otherwise the dye will get on anything you wear (black on black...not so bad).

2 - Has not been an issue for me, but I am familiar with the rubber strap with attaching hook as previously mentioned.

3 - Yes, they can shrink, they can also get hard. The last time I worked with carb boots I was helping a guy with a Ninja 250, and we ended up boiling them for about five minutes. O.M.G. it made them so soft and pliable...it took mere moments to get them back on...
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #790
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battery retainer

are you worried the battery will be moving around. if it stays in place like that, i say leave it. or you could fork over $$ for a replacement strap. it might be worth the peace of mind. maybe a bunch of rubber bands?? or a shoelace could be worse.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:48 PM   #791
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carb boot

carb boots are a bitch, i boiled mine and it made it softer but not long enough. bought a new one. money well spent. glad you got a new one too.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:40 PM   #792
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ordered the DG muffler from ebay. $150
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:54 PM   #793
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So today was the first ride in snowy conditions. Hard pack, ice patches and deep powder...the little KLR handles it with ease.

The light weight and low power output makes it the perfect winter bike for me...and fun too!
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:20 PM   #794
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You riding that with other traffic on snowy roads?
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:41 PM   #795
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97 temp guage running very high

Brought home my new toy but at 50 mph and 45 degrees the temp guage runs in the red. Fluid is fine. Do the klr250 s run hot normaly?
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