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Old 10-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #4111
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Crap Man!

I asked my dealer about it and they told me that the problem had been fixed. Now that I'm reading this I'm beginning to think that I need to do the doo now. I've got an '08 with almost 13,000 miles on it and I haven't had any issues... yet. I should probably get on this.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:07 PM   #4112
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"I asked my dealer about it and they told me that the problem had been fixed" ... there you go!

At least they acknowledged that there 'was a problem' - more than many have been prepared to! The too short spring has been like that since the 08's came out and has not "been fixed" yet!

While in there, do a decent job , put the EM one and torsion spring on and forget the rest!
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:14 PM   #4113
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I guess I'll be doing the doo after break-in...
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:03 AM   #4114
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Checked the doo on my '11 at 13K miles... The spring had no tension left... EM torsion spring and doo installed
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:18 PM   #4115
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trunk mileage

Just wondering, does a large square top box effect gas mileage?
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:56 AM   #4116
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Just wondering, does a large square top box effect gas mileage?

Some, I would guess but not enough to worry about. Big top box or take the car or truck to the grocery store, your still saving gas. I know my side boxes make a wind drag.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:03 AM   #4117
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Just wondering, does a large square top box effect gas mileage?

At 60, probably not. At 80, most likely.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:09 AM   #4118
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My large square top box sits directly behind me. I made it tallish, but no wider than my Darien jacket (which is not the slimmest jacket in the wardrobe).

If I needed the best fuel economy, I'd take off the side cases and use the top box.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:05 AM   #4119
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Rear Master Brake Cylinder Cover

Hi Fellow KLR riders

I'm fairly new to the forums, my new KLR and riding in general.

I have a fairly basic question. Can anyone tell me where I can get a rear master brake cylinder cover for my brand spankin new 2013 KLR 650?

I want something that looks purdy, perhaps with holes and in aluminium.

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Old 10-23-2012, 09:54 AM   #4120
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Hi Fellow KLR riders

I'm fairly new to the forums, my new KLR and riding in general.

I have a fairly basic question. Can anyone tell me where I can get a rear master brake cylinder cover for my brand spankin new 2013 KLR 650?

I want something that looks purdy, perhaps with holes and in aluminium.

Thanks

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Welcome! Most of us go for function than looks. www.eaglemike.com offers a much better rear brake mount. Stock one will snap with little provocation. The purdy covers help protect but I've seen a number of mounts snap even with those purdy covers.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:02 AM   #4121
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Welcome! Most of us go for function than looks. www.eaglemike.com offers a much better rear brake mount. Stock one will snap with little provocation. The purdy covers help protect but I've seen a number of mounts snap even with those purdy covers.
The new bikes have the master cyl mount as part of the steel frame, it will not snap like the old ones. Got my cover from happy trails I thinks.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:09 AM   #4122
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Is this thread dying?

7 days and no posts.
Bump.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:20 AM   #4123
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Front brake binding

2008 - 45 K miles, 320 front disc, SS wound line. The front brake is binding very slightly. Cant determine why.

Galfer pads are properly sized to fit the caliper and broken in - 1000 miles.
The caliper slides are properly greased.
Caliper and pistons are clean.
Rotor runs true.

It appears that the 2 pistons might not be retracting slightly after use?
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:27 AM   #4124
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2008 - 45 K miles, 320 front disc, SS wound line. The front brake is binding very slightly. Cant determine why.

Galfer pads are properly sized to fit the caliper and broken in - 1000 miles.
The caliper slides are properly greased.
Caliper and pistons are clean.
Rotor runs true.

It appears that the 2 pistons might not be retracting slightly after use?
Check your hand lever free play.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:49 AM   #4125
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2008 - 45 K miles, 320 front disc, SS wound line. The front brake is binding very slightly. Cant determine why.

Galfer pads are properly sized to fit the caliper and broken in - 1000 miles.
The caliper slides are properly greased.
Caliper and pistons are clean.
Rotor runs true.

It appears that the 2 pistons might not be retracting slightly after use?
Do the quick and dirty bleed:

Kneel next to the bike, press the caliper inboard, towards the hub
Pump the lever
Repeat if necessary.
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