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Old 09-20-2012, 08:49 PM   #3946
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22 cent question

Hey all,
All that recent stuff about carbs and what to do about the main jet needle etc has been fantastic and has me doing some thinking.
So if I go ahead and do the 22 cent mod, how will it effect my fuel usage? Also, what happens if I do it without opening up the airbox and I keep the stock pipe? Not that I wouldn't like to change the pipe sometime but I can't afford it now and anyway the rear suspension upgrade has to come first. I don't really want to start smashing holes in it with a big screwdriver or whatever either.
My '08 has definitely been popping on decels and sometimes seems to surge a little at mild throttle as someone was talking about here recently.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:54 PM   #3947
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The .22 mod will richen you up some and help with the lean condition, drilling the slide will help with throttle response. Better to do it that way than like alot of guys put the pipe on without any carb mods and lean it out further. go ahead. Later you can buy a full flow pipe and butcher your airbox.......
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:15 PM   #3948
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So I've got a few hundred miles on my KLR now and I have a few questions.

It shifts loud from 1st to 2nd, is that normal?

Is there any do it you're self mods to remove any kind of power restriction that I should know about?

Thanks
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:18 PM   #3949
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It's kind of the same tire as a 606 isn't it? Does it have better wear life?
The MT21 is unidirectional so when the tire starts to cup you can flip it and get alot more use out of it. And it grips MUCH better on road and off. There's no reason to get the front 606 over the front mt21.
Rear 606 is great though!
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:24 PM   #3950
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So I've got a few hundred miles on my KLR now and I have a few questions.

It shifts loud from 1st to 2nd, is that normal?

Is there any do it you're self mods to remove any kind of power restriction that I should know about?

Thanks
Extended shifter smooths out the shifting considerably. Moose makes one.
Google KLR .22 mod and frugle exhaust mod. Read up, then ask questions. They put some pep in the KLR's step!
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:25 PM   #3951
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So I've got a few hundred miles on my KLR now and I have a few questions.

It shifts loud from 1st to 2nd, is that normal?

Is there any do it you're self mods to remove any kind of power restriction that I should know about?

Thanks
Most motorcycle transmissions are a bit noisy. Other than the overly lean carb settings there are no 'restrictions' on the bike.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:27 PM   #3952
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First to Second? Mine clunks a bit too, and I often miss that shift (into Neutral). Nothing abnormal imo.

I removed the snorkel (rubber sleeve) from the airbox and installed a DynoJet Stage 1 (142 main, 7/64 drillbit, idle mixture screw 2 turns out, e-clip 2nd grove from the top), low-buck exhaust and noticed a significant difference w/o anymore popping on decel).

Best $100 I've EVER spent.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:23 AM   #3953
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Two quick questions here. Bike is a 2005.

1. I installed a dynojet kit according to their recommendations for my bike, with stock airbox and big gun exhaust. 140 main, new needle, drill slide, 3.5 turns out on air screw. The bike seems to run ok, but there is the occasional decel pop and the idle is higher, around 1800. Should I lower the idle, or mess with the.air screw? Idle was good before.

2. I am thinking of getting the tank nerf bars and the soft luggage rack from happy trails. Looking at the cheaper of the racks, basically a heat shield almost. Good enough for soft bags? The other part is the nerf bars. Are they worth buying? The PO installed the engine guard with highway pegs. Putting the small bags on the bars would be nice I think, but if the bars don't protect much I don't see the point of spending money and adding weight.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:28 AM   #3954
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The nerf bars saves me from expensive repairs a couple times.

There are other bars out there, but I like my nerf bars.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:04 AM   #3955
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The PO installed the engine guard with highway pegs. Putting the small bags on the bars would be nice I think, but if the bars don't protect much I don't see the point of spending money and adding weight.
I don't care much for the Nerf bars, and I've seen a few posts of people bending the crap out of them and the bends pushing into the tank/plastics and doing damage. I'm planning on getting this set, instead of the nerf bars:

http://www.happy-trail.com/KLR650A/E...l-KLR650A.aspx

$120 cheaper, seems like a good alternative, and the don't look as "in the way" as the PDs. I think it'll make the bike easier to work on too.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:50 AM   #3956
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The nerf bars saves me from expensive repairs a couple times.

There are other bars out there, but I like my nerf bars.
I got the HT nerf's and it has been a good buy.
No bends in them my last get off left me hurting and about 10 lbs of sod and dirt wedged in the bars but they and the plastics and radiator were fine!
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:52 AM   #3957
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Two quick questions here. Bike is a 2005.

1. I installed a dynojet kit according to their recommendations for my bike, with stock airbox and big gun exhaust. 140 main, new needle, drill slide, 3.5 turns out on air screw. The bike seems to run ok, but there is the occasional decel pop and the idle is higher, around 1800. Should I lower the idle, or mess with the.air screw? Idle was good before.

2. I am thinking of getting the tank nerf bars and the soft luggage rack from happy trails. Looking at the cheaper of the racks, basically a heat shield almost. Good enough for soft bags? The other part is the nerf bars. Are they worth buying? The PO installed the engine guard with highway pegs. Putting the small bags on the bars would be nice I think, but if the bars don't protect much I don't see the point of spending money and adding weight.
Do both... go in with your air screw one more turn, then adjust your idle imo.

http://www.dbzproducts.com/index.htm

Dirt Bagz complete w/racks. 15 litres each, (Rangers) waterproof if you spray them with a silicone spray from WallyWorld.
Excellent quality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDfA4_CocjM

Check this out... he's got small bags on the nerf bars.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:37 AM   #3958
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klr 650 windshield upgrade

i just got a 2012 and i'm looking to put a taller windshield for better touring, should i go with the one kawasaki makes that is 4 inches taller or should i go with the moose racing windshield??
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:07 AM   #3959
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Pretty normal

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So I've got a few hundred miles on my KLR now and I have a few questions.

It shifts loud from 1st to 2nd, is that normal?

Is there any do it you're self mods to remove any kind of power restriction that I should know about?

Thanks
It's pretty normal. Mine does it too. I'd rather have a good firm/crisp shift than a worn out/don't know if you'll get stuck in nuetral or not shift,lol.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:09 AM   #3960
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Thumb windshield

I have an 08 and put a Cee Baily's on it and love it. I can adjust it for when I hit the slab or dirt. I am 6'1" and it directs the wind over my head. It is a little spendy but mounts real easy.
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