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Old 07-25-2012, 11:46 AM   #3331
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I would start by tightening the left crash bar!

Yeah...I am gonna' try that, again. Like I posted, I kinda' gave both of 'em (l and r) the once-over. But, I was also rushing to get to work. So, I may not have done the best job.

I know these things have a history of breaking welds. But, once again, I looked them over. So, initially, I kinda' thought maybe I missed something (in regard to the welds).

All kidding aside, thanks for taking the time to respond.


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Old 07-25-2012, 12:08 PM   #3332
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Yeah...I am gonna' try that, again. Like I posted, I kinda' gave both of 'em (l and r) the once-over. But, I was also rushing to get to work. So, I may not have done the best job.

I know these things have a history of breaking welds. But, once again, I looked them over. So, initially, I kinda' thought maybe I missed something (in regard to the welds).

All kidding aside, thanks for taking the time to respond.


Cheers,

J.J.


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The front motor mounts and the skid plates cause most of the rattles but it could be anything. If you can hold the crash bar and stop the rattle that would be a good place to start.
You may be the first one to ever have a rattle in a KLR!
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:02 PM   #3333
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CA Stu screwed with this post 07-27-2012 at 11:59 AM
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:18 PM   #3334
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I've had a rattle that I've been chasing for....

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The front motor mounts and the skid plates cause most of the rattles but it could be anything. If you can hold the crash bar and stop the rattle that would be a good place to start.
You may be the first one to ever have a rattle in a KLR!
16,000 miles. I can't find it tosave myself, so I just . Screw it. Maybe one day whatever is rattling will fall of or it'll blow. Doesn't seem to effect how it runs.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:22 PM   #3335
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I have a strange, high-pitch, vibration hum that occurs between about 3700 and 4200 RPM (every gear...accel and decel).

Oddly, I can reach down (while the bike is humming), grab the left crashbar, and push up or down on it, to quiet the hum.

I have checked all the mounting bolts (kinda' half-ass...may have to check them again), and looked-over all the welds. Everything appears to be in order.


Any ideas?...Any known problems?


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When I get a problem like that, I put on a riding glove and just smack the frame, crash bar, exhaust pipe, etc. until I hear a noise that sounds like something is loose....

You can easily track down the loose fastener that way about 90% of the time.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:46 PM   #3336
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Perhaps unrelated, but I would sometimes here what sounded like keys wrattling- and many times thought it was my gob of keys in the bike ignition. Turns out it was a highway peg-- it only wrattled when it was folded out- but it did not wrattle when my foot was on it. Anyway, that was my deal.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:09 PM   #3337
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http://burlington.craigslist.org/mcy/3162601095.html

Not me, no connection, good looking KLR for short $

Could go have a look at it if needed
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:50 PM   #3338
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http://burlington.craigslist.org/mcy/3162601095.html

Not me, no connection, good looking KLR for short $

Could go have a look at it if needed
wow that looks like a good deal
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:02 PM   #3339
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15/44

Anyone running a 15/44 or 16/44 spockets and if so your thoughts?

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Old 07-25-2012, 07:23 PM   #3340
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Anyone running a 15/44 or 16/44 spockets and if so your thoughts?

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Running a 16/44 for a few thousand, enjoy the longer highway legs. Trade off in the dirt, but it's manageable.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:50 PM   #3341
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^What's the highway RPM's? The only thing that concerns me is rolling 65mph and we're almost to 5k rpm.

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http://burlington.craigslist.org/mcy/3162601095.html

Not me, no connection, good looking KLR for short $

Could go have a look at it if needed
What a deal, could have it back to 100% for a hundred or less!
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:23 PM   #3342
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Anyone running a 15/44 or 16/44 spockets and if so your thoughts?

thanks
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Running a 16/44 for a few thousand, enjoy the longer highway legs. Trade off in the dirt, but it's manageable.
http://www.gearingcommander.com/

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Old 07-25-2012, 09:18 PM   #3343
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http://www.gearingcommander.com/

All you could ever want to know about gearing changes on YOUR bike.

Cool..........thanks
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:18 PM   #3344
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Last year I had a vibration / noise on my 2000 KLR 650. Turned out the top screw in the tank shroud had fallen out and the one I replaced it with was too long. Screw was hitting the upper bar of the cage style Radiator guard, shorter screw no noise.

Some times it the last thing the owner did, not a failure of the machine.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:28 PM   #3345
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...Case in point- Bikes are dangerous animals, stick to 3 and 4 wheelers kids
Not quite right there. A old friend (first riding buddy actually) works as a traffic accident investigator... Yeah, a cop. Been doing that for a lot of years... leads the whole department now. Anyway, in 20 odd years of doing this, he figures he's been to less than 10 off-road MC fatalities. Obviously, lots more on the street. But, compare that to quads... 4 or 5 a year typically. Quads kill, man.

On the street, hell yeah, wear the gear. If you go down, it still might not be enough to save your life but anything short of that and it will at least keep the injuries down. Even crap gear can make a minor accident something to laugh at instead of, well, screaming in PAIN! The better the gear, the less pain when things go wrong, and, yes, they will go wrong. Usually, wrong when you least expect it... but that's typically why they go wrong in the first place. Oh, one of the "off road MC fatalities" above... the guy was in his driveway getting the dirt bike ready to show for a potential buyer. He somehow managed to launch himself into traffic. Bet he wasn't expecting that.

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