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Old 01-02-2013, 10:53 AM   #4651
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I just bought myself a 2007 KLRs and I am trying to do a "go through" repair replace and maintain. I noticed there is no guard over the radiator. Is it supposed to have one? Where would I get a replacement? I can only see one piece (on the bottom front of the radiator) that would hold onto one.
Here's a pic of mine. I think that support bar was installed by the po, I'm not too sure. Ignore the cardboard, its in the 20's right now. Figured maybe it would help with temp swings.



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Old 01-02-2013, 11:01 AM   #4652
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Here's a pic of mine. I think that support bar was installed by the po, I'm not too sure. Ignore the cardboard, its in the 20's right now. Figured maybe it would help with temp swings.



All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
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yeah..mine has the little clip at the bottom but no grill and no screw holes or screws...are those connected to the plastic or the radiator itself?
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:37 AM   #4653
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It's all connected to the radiator. I'll get some better pics here shortly.

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Old 01-02-2013, 04:49 PM   #4654
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I just bought myself a 2007 KLRs and I am trying to do a "go through" repair replace and maintain. I noticed there is no guard over the radiator. Is it supposed to have one? Where would I get a replacement? I can only see one piece (on the bottom front of the radiator) that would hold onto one.
Yes. There is a flimsy radiator screen. Ask me how I know it's flimsy!
Needless to say, another inmate made a steel one for his KLR, and then he made one for mine at my request.
I never installed it as I'm getting as much use out of the $50 replacement OEM one I installed.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:45 PM   #4655
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:29 AM   #4656
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Same question here 6'3" and I'm pretty far back on seat (no 2 up for me).
Yeah I'm only 5'10 185lbs with a 32" inseam and even I need highway pegs to be comfy 2 up going any kind of distance.
But as far as the bucket on the seat goes the guy who makes them will put it where you want it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:43 AM   #4657
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I think I see now the plastic is bolted to the radiator but (could) hold a guard as well. Easy fix. Easier than what I noticed happened to the reservoir on the other side. Looks like the bike had been dropped on that side bent the brackets and put a very small unnoticable crack in the res. the PO corrected the problem by not replacing a screw that wouldn't allign.
Are these reservoirs pressurized?

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It's all connected to the radiator. I'll get some better pics here shortly.

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:48 AM   #4658
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Are these reservoirs pressurized?
Coolant overflow tank. No pressure.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:06 PM   #4659
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94 Barbie Throttle cables

I am having a hell of a time getting my throttle cables to work on this bike. The throttle cable setup is different than the 09, and I only have a manual for the 09, so I am working on this on what I think is correct. They are basically the same, but for some reason I just can't get this to work right. The throttle will open the carb, but will not snap back to closed position. I have adjusted the nuts on carb and throttle end several times and can't get it. Any suggestions?? Such a simple procedure and its driving me nuts
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:35 PM   #4660
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I am having a hell of a time getting my throttle cables to work on this bike. The throttle cable setup is different than the 09, and I only have a manual for the 09, so I am working on this on what I think is correct. They are basically the same, but for some reason I just can't get this to work right. The throttle will open the carb, but will not snap back to closed position. I have adjusted the nuts on carb and throttle end several times and can't get it. Any suggestions?? Such a simple procedure and its driving me nuts
The cable could be pinched/tight under the gas tank.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:23 PM   #4661
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I am having a hell of a time getting my throttle cables to work on this bike. The throttle cable setup is different than the 09, and I only have a manual for the 09, so I am working on this on what I think is correct. They are basically the same, but for some reason I just can't get this to work right. The throttle will open the carb, but will not snap back to closed position. I have adjusted the nuts on carb and throttle end several times and can't get it. Any suggestions?? Such a simple procedure and its driving me nuts
Disconnect the closing cable off the carb and see if it closes ok without it.
If it does, then adjust open cable properly so you have proper adjustment.
Now reconnect the closing cable and adjust it.The closing cable is for safety in case the return spring on the carb breaks.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:00 PM   #4662
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Disconnect the closing cable off the carb and see if it closes ok without it.
If it does, then adjust open cable properly so you have proper adjustment.
Now reconnect the closing cable and adjust it.The closing cable is for safety in case the return spring on the carb breaks.
That sounds waaay too simple, it must work. Will try it tomorrow. Thanks for the tip
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:19 AM   #4663
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Tell me how to keep chain adjuster covers moving on my '01.

Silt and fine grit wedge in and bind between the sheet-metal covers and the swingarm. The actual adjusters inside the swingarm stay clear enough. It's easy enough to adjust the chain; turning the nuts pulls the whole assembly along pretty well. But each time I remove the axle, the sheet metal parts are bound about solid.

They fit tight enough -- it doesn't look like I can bend them any tighter and still have them fit on. I use the word silt, because beach sand wouldn't fit. When I clean it all up and reassemble, the covers slide very well.

I'm fishing for someone to tell me of some substance that will keep the grit out. I assemble them dry. Grease would just attract more crap. Anti-sieze may work but it would be messy and would eventually also attract grit. A weak glue may even break free easier than the silt-packed covers.

Anyone else get silt in there?
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:08 AM   #4664
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thanks
yeah..mine has the little clip at the bottom but no grill and no screw holes or screws...are those connected to the plastic or the radiator itself?
Sorry, I took the pictures then forgot to post them.









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Old 01-05-2013, 10:09 AM   #4665
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Sidecar

Ok KLR gurus.
I'm in contact with the inmate selling this sidecar

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853271

I'll be heading over to look at it, but wanted to ask any of you what your thoughts are as far as mounting it to my 99 KLR.
Anything to look for? Anything I need to buy? Any changes needed to the KLR?
Any and all help would be appreciated it.
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