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Old 09-13-2009, 11:59 AM   #8806
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The main reason I still run a chain guard is to keep the chain lube from flying up and onto my side panel, rear fender and back. If you ever threw a chain it would cut through the plastic of the guard like a hot knife through butter.
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:44 PM   #8807
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Well...

I got the rear from KLR650.com and the front from KTMtwins.com. I went with the OEM size in the front and a 130 in the back.

I tried finding a site that I could get both from but everyone was sold out of one or the other, make sure when you order the tire(s) they have what you want in stock.

BTW, I forget which one it was but one of those places calls and labels Mefos- Mofos I thought it was funny.

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Thanks I will take a look

I dont see a 18" rear at the klr site...........and damn they know what they want for em.

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Old 09-13-2009, 01:54 PM   #8808
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The 150 will now be referred as the MOFO! Thanks Barron!
That's awesome

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Old 09-13-2009, 01:59 PM   #8809
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Thanks I will take a look

I dont see a 18" rear at the klr site...........and damn they know what they want for em.
Yeah the link for "other than KLR" is near the top of the Mefo tire page. Here's the link

http://www.klr650.com/MEFO%20Sport%20Tires.html

Just make sure you call and find out for sure they have them in stock.

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Old 09-13-2009, 03:15 PM   #8810
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http://www8.agame.com/mirror/flash/b/bikemania.swf

http://www8.agame.com/mirror/flash/b/bikemania.swf

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Old 09-13-2009, 04:42 PM   #8811
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:22 PM   #8812
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I'm so glad you sent that AFTER I checked my valves.
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:42 PM   #8813
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So... How long does the stock clutch last on a not abused XRL?
I'm at 12,300 miles and just want to know when to expect issues.
thanks

Also the CDI goes out around 13k correct?
My clutch is fine @ 26K and my CDI went at 13K
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:45 PM   #8814
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Oh! I didn't know the clutch had that much in them. Glad to hear.

I was thinking about getting a CDI to keep on the bike as a backup...
But maybe I won't have to.
thanks
On long trips I carry a spare CDI - it's the only thing that worries me about these bikes. They go and there's little or no warning.

Cheap insurance for about 100 bucks.
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:45 PM   #8815
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fresh air good

Just got back from 100 miles or so (40 off road).


A friend let me borrow her DR350 and I followed muddyrabitt (fellow ADVer) down a long stretch of fouled rail bed.

What a blast. I can't wait to get on the White Elephant and do the same.

SOON

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Old 09-13-2009, 08:51 PM   #8816
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Oil Question: I changed my oil and filter and for some reason I got 2.6 quarts stuck in my head instead of 2.06 quarts. So I put nearly 3 quarts of oil and and then realized what I had done.

I decided to run the bike up and down the highway for 10 mins to get it hot and then check the level. I am about 1/4 inch above the high level mark. Do I need to be concerned about that and drain some out or leave it alone?

Notes from the manual:
If the oil filter was replaced: 2.06 US qt (1.95 liters)
If the oil filter was not replaced, use approximately: 2.0 US qt (1.9 liters)
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:58 PM   #8817
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I'm so glad you sent that AFTER I checked my valves.
I thought you guys mite like that
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:30 PM   #8818
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On long trips I carry a spare CDI - it's the only thing that worries me about these bikes. They go and there's little or no warning.

Cheap insurance for about 100 bucks.
What is the exact CDI failure mechanism? Does anyone know what to look for, or done a thorough failure analysis?

I just bought a new '09 XR650L and would like to know what the basic problem is; poor materials, poor design, poor workmanship, etc?

Thanks.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:49 PM   #8819
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Oil Question: I changed my oil and filter and for some reason I got 2.6 quarts stuck in my head instead of 2.06 quarts. So I put nearly 3 quarts of oil and and then realized what I had done.

I decided to run the bike up and down the highway for 10 mins to get it hot and then check the level. I am about 1/4 inch above the high level mark. Do I need to be concerned about that and drain some out or leave it alone?

Notes from the manual:
If the oil filter was replaced: 2.06 US qt (1.95 liters)
If the oil filter was not replaced, use approximately: 2.0 US qt (1.9 liters)
Well mine has always used some oil, So when I accidently get it a little overfull I don't worry about it. Figure maybe it will be a little longer before i have to add some next time.

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Old 09-13-2009, 11:20 PM   #8820
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So I put nearly 3 quarts of oil
That's some thing I would get back to the correct amount.

Yes, I've over filled mine... up to 1/3 Qt more (accidents)
But more then that and I'd worry about crank case pressure and having oil puke out of some where it shouldn't.

not hard to take out the oil, just use a CLEAN catch pan and measure before putting back in.
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