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Old 08-07-2012, 07:55 AM   #3511
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Take a voltage reading at the plug
Then to the frame for ground and on the plug

I'd bet you have a bad ground

tom

Checked it both ways and even added another ground at bulb......no difference

Getting almost 12v at both high and low.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:18 PM   #3512
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odd rattling

On my 00 KLR, I have developed an odd rattling that only happens at certain speeds/RPMS 3-5th and mainly lower on the throttle side versus opened up. This also does not happen when I am not in gear or the clutch in. I have been going through the bike looking for loose parts, but nothing yet. Also verified the oil is full, though it is time for a change. Any ideas on how to go about finding this?
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:26 PM   #3513
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On my 00 KLR, I have developed an odd rattling that only happens at certain speeds/RPMS 3-5th and mainly lower on the throttle side versus opened up. This also does not happen when I am not in gear or the clutch in. I have been going through the bike looking for loose parts, but nothing yet. Also verified the oil is full, though it is time for a change. Any ideas on how to go about finding this?

Any crashbars or aftermarket stuff?


I finally found the source of my "odd rattling"...



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Old 08-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #3514
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Nope, nothing other than hand guards and a skid plate, which have been tested as good.
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Any crashbars or aftermarket stuff?


I finally found the source of my "odd rattling"...

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Old 08-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #3515
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Denver area this coming weekend...

I will be traveling thru the Denver region this coming weekend (truck/trailer/klr) on my way to the east coast... Anyone up to showing me around some of the high country roads/ trails and camping out in the mountains for the weekend or longer?....
I realize this isn't the rides category but since I am riding a klr I would prefer to ride with others with same moto, but not neccessary....
Klr/ fully loaded with hard boxes....
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:52 PM   #3516
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On my 00 KLR, I have developed an odd rattling that only happens at certain speeds/RPMS 3-5th and mainly lower on the throttle side versus opened up. This also does not happen when I am not in gear or the clutch in. I have been going through the bike looking for loose parts, but nothing yet. Also verified the oil is full, though it is time for a change. Any ideas on how to go about finding this?
Have you been inside lately to check the balance shaft spring?
Even if the "doohicky" was done/spring changed, it should be
opened and checked from time to time to be sure the spring
is doing it's job. Also, if there are a lot of miles on the bike, the
balance chain can eventually start to hit a bolt-boss at the bottom of
the case..... (may not be your rattle, but checking in there is wise)
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:47 AM   #3517
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Any crashbars or aftermarket stuff?


I finally found the source of my "odd rattling"...



Do you know that they will replace that bar under warrenty ?
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:01 AM   #3518
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Do you know that they will replace that bar under warrenty ?

Yes, I do. I've got two, new "rubber-mount" bars on the way.

I appreciate you posting, though. If I hadn't have known that, I sure woulda' hoped someone would've shared that info.


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Old 08-10-2012, 10:50 AM   #3519
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Question

Anyone here have any tips or tricks to adjusting the head lamp aim on the 08+ years? Pull off the wind guard on the bottom of the fairing and squeeze hand and a ratchet in it?

Also, when installing/swapping lowering links; is there any part of the bike that should be suspended? In other words, when I take out the 1st bolt is it going to be spring loaded?
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:24 AM   #3520
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Also, when installing/swapping lowering links; is there any part of the bike that should be suspended? In other words, when I take out the 1st bolt is it going to be spring loaded?
You'll need to do two key things.
1. lift the bike (via the skid plate, frame, or footpeg brackets) until the rear suspension is hanging completely slack (shock fully extended, rear wheel slightly off the ground). Make sure that the bike is stable and secured. It will take some torque on the bolts, so it sucks to have a bike fall on you during maintenance. I generally put jackstands under the footpeg brackets for this.
2. Use a floor jack under the axle adjustment area on the swingarm (probably the kickstand side, since the nuts are on the other side). The floor jack will allow you to adjust and hold the position of the rear wheel for alignment of the holes and for moving the whole system so you can get to the fasteners easier.

When you take the bolts out, mind the needle bearings and inspect/grease the hell out of them while you're there.

Have fun.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:07 PM   #3521
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:22 PM   #3522
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Thanks. Think I'll attack it right now while the almost dry battery gets some amperage. Do the doo while I'm sitting next to her too.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:08 AM   #3523
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preload and rebound setting

Does anyone have any recommendations on the stock rear shock preload and rebound settings (2009 model)?

Instead of me experimenting to find the best setting I thought I would ask around.


My current settings are:
preload = 3 (seems to be good for me. 200 lb rider)
rebound = 2 turns out (I think it might be high)


Factory settings: (based on 160 lb rider)
preload = 1
rebound = 1.25 turns out
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:43 AM   #3524
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Shit! I need a flywheel puller! 22mmX1.5 bolt will work if I can get one of those on a Saturday. Always a wrench thrown in any project.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:02 AM   #3525
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Does anyone have any recommendations on the stock rear shock preload and rebound settings (2009 model)?

Instead of me experimenting to find the best setting I thought I would ask around.


My current settings are:
preload = 3 (seems to be good for me. 200 lb rider)
rebound = 2 turns out (I think it might be high)


Factory settings: (based on 160 lb rider)
preload = 1
rebound = 1.25 turns out
Preload should be determined by Race Sag. From experience you'll need to be on #4 at least. Rebound...I have a way to determine by feel/bounce by hand but in general terms as little as possible before the bike wallows in the corners.
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