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Old 01-17-2013, 10:42 PM   #4816
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The 2008 and newer KLRs had an issue with the wiring harness rubbing in certain spots.
Did you have the recall done for the armoring?
2009 KLR, had the "recall" done on this model. But there were a few areas that they still didn't get. One area said the front fairing, so took that off and found a tiny little cut on one of the wires. It was being rubbed on the soft metal hold down. That little wire kept shorting the main fuse as soon as it got power. Taped it up good, put the fuse back and bike starts fine.

This spot, looking at the front of the bike sans fairings.


Tiny little rub-through


The culprit - Note the two sparky areas.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:18 PM   #4817
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Problem spot

Thank you for the photos! I'll take a look at mine now I know what/ where to look for!
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:51 AM   #4818
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That's just crazy, man.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:54 AM   #4819
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GenII's have about 6 consistent places that develop rub thru's but I've seen a few others on more than one bike. Strip the bike down and just start going over EVERYTHING.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:41 AM   #4820
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Hey everyone, I haven't posted on this thread in a while but I'm going from Winnipeg to St. John's, Newfoundland on the old '02 in may. What is a list of things I should do to the bike before leaving? Besides doing the doo. I'm planning to do that already.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:53 AM   #4821
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It can be mounted in any position.
It does have a floating piston in it separating the nitrogen from the oil.
Now, the shock will get completely filled with oil along with the hose and approximately 1/3rd of the reservoir.
The other 2/3 rds of the reservoir gets the nitrogen charge.
This will probably double my oil capacity and add compression adjustment.
Cool, man. Is this added on to the stocker or to an aftermarket shock? Seems like this concept could be used on the stocker at the schrader valve.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:42 AM   #4822
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Cool, man. Is this added on to the stocker or to an aftermarket shock? Seems like this concept could be used on the stocker at the schrader valve.
Added on to the stock shock.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:17 PM   #4823
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Added on to the stock shock.
Then I'm definitely interested in hearing more.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:40 PM   #4824
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Then I'm definitely interested in hearing more.
Dirty Dog,
Of all the Klr riders, you could probably use it most, the stuff you subject your bike to.

I just got some fittings in the mail, so I will be working on it soon.I will post up details as I get it done.
First thing I have to do is remove the stock schrader valve where you charge it with nitrogen and drill it out for a 1/8 pipe tap, then tap the hole and install a long street elbow fitting.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:49 PM   #4825
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Then I'm definitely interested in hearing more.
Dirty Dog-I don't know if you have seen my thread on the bike but I will post details there as I get it done.
Heres a link.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828655
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:07 AM   #4826
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Hey everyone, I haven't posted on this thread in a while but I'm going from Winnipeg to St. John's, Newfoundland on the old '02 in may. What is a list of things I should do to the bike before leaving? Besides doing the doo. I'm planning to do that already.
We don't know if your bike gets regular rigorous maintenance or if it's overdue for everything. It may be OK with checking valve gap, change oil, and have chain and sprockets that are not totally shot. Have the swingarm and linkage bearings ever been serviced? Are the wheel bearings 11 years old? I usually deal with fork seals only when they leak, but if those are 11 years old you may want to just replace them before you go. I will assume that modifications for comfort have been taken care of.

There are entire threads on what may or may not need to be done to a bike from thermobob to larger or smaller sprockets. Some people need many of them and others need none.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:39 PM   #4827
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For any of you GenII ('08+) KLR guys who might be interested...


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856807


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Old 01-20-2013, 02:01 PM   #4828
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front wheel

I bent the rim on my front wheel yesterday. I notice that the replacement cost is quite high. Does anyone have any recommendations on what to do?

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Old 01-20-2013, 02:16 PM   #4829
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Contact Woody's Wheel Works. They are a supporter here. Great people but more important great work. They fixed an rim for me and I couldn't even tell it was never bent.

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Old 01-20-2013, 02:41 PM   #4830
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I bent the rim on my front wheel yesterday. I notice that the replacement cost is quite high. Does anyone have any recommendations on what to do?

1. Is it causing the bike to shake or behave like it is out of balance?

Assuming "No" then the KLR solution is a big ass rubber mallet. Congratulations on your new character mark!
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