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Old 02-02-2013, 06:09 PM   #2656
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cheers mate, been told that fixing these bikes can be a challenge, but im up for it, and im planning on doing a repaint of the bike, if anyone can help me with stepby step info on engine paint, chassis etc that would be awesome


heres the URL to a pic of me with the bike when i first got it running, looks a little worn out so bare with me: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...sc05177et.jpg/

Myway has a point. I have owned and wrenched on bikes for 35 years. My current project is a 94 C model. It has been my experience that... "If it ain't broke...don't fix it". Not to say that maintenance is not critical, it is. As far as painting the engine goes?. I would never do this to a KLX. The finish that is on that motor is there to withstand abuse and no paint you can buy is that tough without being ridiculously expensive. The frame is another matter. Disassembling the bike and removing the engine is not something to be taken lightly.

If I were you, I would ride it, enjoy it, and improve it as time and money allow.

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Old 02-02-2013, 06:27 PM   #2657
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nearing the slip joint of the exhaust the rust has gotten dangerously high, it will soon puncture and will have a pressure issue, the tachometer wiring is buggered but the speedo works fine, other than that im just planning to fresh it up, get rid of rust and old paint and recoat it, also the radiator is banged up a bit
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:19 AM   #2658
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it is important to measure the valve clearance, first.
when this is a little,little to tight it can mess up the head. really bad, make sure oil is always in the upper half of the glass. nowing the procedure how to check after each ride, drive, hold it right up let it idle for a while, stop, and check oil glass. I let it idle idle with a closed fuel tap, so that the bike (my C) start better the next time on choke without gas. If I know that I am not gonna use it for a week.

Riding it offroad you want safety, so good working suspension.
It is that one hole that can make life miserable.

Front, are the levels good, fork oilchange ( can be quit a while it has changed so dirty, bushing, if you change that then also the seal.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:16 AM   #2659
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RONNY RENDERS

KLX650 Dakar Legend 2:20


2 years on a KLX650 in the Dakar.



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Old 02-06-2013, 04:29 AM   #2660
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ive looked over the top end from head to toe, valve clearance is all good, hada distinct clicking sound near the exhaust mount but it fades and goes randomly, my mechanics teachers says its just what the engine sounds like but wanted to be sure so checked valves, heads, bore, oil lines,bowl etc all were good, but i havent checked the exhaust manifold, and ive set the suspension with an experienced enduro bike rider whos ridden heavy bikes before, all i really want to do is bring its condition back up, all the busted plastic, dents and rust cause i plan to keep it for a while and dont want to run into problem after problem, want to fix all the age parts in one go, also can the R series 650's have a radiator fan mounted and powered fro the engine?
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:46 PM   #2661
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My R has a fan on it.

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:09 PM   #2662
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My R has a fan on it.

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Mine also has a factory installed fan.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:09 AM   #2663
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Mine also has a factory installed fan.
KLX650R with the steel tank A1 model didn't have the fan.

Yes you can paint the engine with success, Degrease then spray with spray can "Light Metalic Silver"
The "C" model engine that I am rebuilding at the moment, I glass bead blasted it back to bare alloy.
Make sure you set the valves at their maximum clearance, as big a gap as possible, You need to get that oil on top bucket shim and under that cam lobe or it will chew out the cams and the bucket shims. talking from experiance.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:43 AM   #2664
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Make sure you set the valves at their maximum clearance, as big a gap as possible, You need to get that oil on top bucket shim and under that cam lobe or it will chew out the cams and the bucket shims. talking from experiance.

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Old 02-07-2013, 10:13 AM   #2665
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Hi everybody ,
I am new on this great forum my name is Djurica and coming from Serbia so you can call me just and simple Jura .I am owner off my prety KLX 650 C1 1993 year .after 2years I decided to start a reparation off complete engine and frame it is a big step for me ,but i hope so you like it .(sory for my poor English).I will post a lot of pictures from 'work in progres'.















































































You can follow my work on another forum via the link

http://www.motomanijaci.com/index.ph...c,11557.0.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHhDlJlYKh4

Unfortunately, not everything always without problems

http://www.motomanijaci.com/index.ph...html#msg106321

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:59 PM   #2666
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WOW!!! That will be a SWEET bike!. Nice work.

Prost!,
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:30 AM   #2667
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what front mudguard is that? and how did you get it to fit?
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:35 AM   #2668
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what front mudguard is that? and how did you get it to fit?
It is a Helder Pires, Portugal copy of Acerbis. Suits him perfectly. I only had to drill holes.

let's move on, spring is near



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Old 02-08-2013, 04:26 PM   #2669
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looks like your getting some progress mate, do you plan to replace any of the other plastics of the bike?
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:24 AM   #2670
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looks like your getting some progress mate, do you plan to replace any of the other plastics of the bike?
no, just a front fender

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHhDlJlYKh4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmGDBK1Wm4A
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