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Old 01-05-2013, 08:27 PM   #4681
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i don't mess with weights. just spring it the correct rate and valves if necessary. If everything else is right the weight should remain stock. I'm running 10 weight with straight rate springs for my weight up front and it works good.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:05 AM   #4682
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i don't mess with weights. just spring it the correct rate and valves if necessary. If everything else is right the weight should remain stock. I'm running 10 weight with straight rate springs for my weight up front and it works good.
My original set up was through Sasquatch suspensions, we wont go into any of that here. But he told me to run Mobil 1 ATF fluid that it was equal to 7.5 w fork oil. This time around I have decided to go with fork oil to see if there is a difference. 10w seem's to be the going standard for the KLR and if anything should give me a slightly more planted feel on the front end.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:07 AM   #4683
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looking at installing a MMP rear shock spring on stock shock, wandering if anyone has done this and if it is worth the effort and is there special tools needed to do the job hoping this will improve ride when loaded
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:14 AM   #4684
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looking at installing a MMP rear shock spring on stock shock, wandering if anyone has done this and if it is worth the effort and is there special tools needed to do the job hoping this will improve ride when loaded





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has anyone installed a MMP spring on a stock shock at home
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Yes, I did.

Umm.... here's your answer. Maybe follow up on your post, and ask ADW, since you now know he did it?
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:43 AM   #4685
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looking for suggestions on nerf bars and a lockable tail bag for 2011 KLR650

Should I post this here or in the yard sale area?

Looking for suggestions on nerf bars or engine guards and lockable tail bags. I've looked on happy trails, but don't know of those are the best out there. You guys know all.

the PD nerf bars look OK, but what is the difference in engine guards and nerf bars?

Any suggestions on lockable tail bags, we can't find one that will hold 2 helmets and back support.

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Old 01-06-2013, 07:02 AM   #4686
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Should I post this here or in the yard sale area?

Looking for suggestions on nerf bars or engine guards and lockable tail bags. I've looked on happy trails, but don't know of those are the best out there. You guys know all.

the PD nerf bars look OK, but what is the difference in engine guards and nerf bars?

Any suggestions on lockable tail bags, we can't find one that will hold 2 helmets and back support.

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I just ordered the pd nerf bars, should be here Tuesday. I'll know more then.

I have a givi topcase on my fjr that holds 2 helmets. It's huge, I wouldn't want it on the klr. You're not going to get any smaller though and still hold 2. I just carry a bicycle cable. Run it through the back wheel, through a grab handle, and around the chin bar. Covers all the bases.

Fjr with givi.



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Old 01-06-2013, 07:05 AM   #4687
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My original set up was through Sasquatch suspensions, we wont go into any of that here. But he told me to run Mobil 1 ATF fluid that it was equal to 7.5 w fork oil. This time around I have decided to go with fork oil to see if there is a difference. 10w seem's to be the going standard for the KLR and if anything should give me a slightly more planted feel on the front end.
Don't confuse a standard KLR forks with your modified forks. The valving methods are now completely different. Going to a heavier oil with a cartridge emulator will slow down the dampening and might make the forks slower and give it a harsh feeling. With what you are describing you might go the other way and try a 5w oil to soften the fork action.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:43 AM   #4688
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I have had RT Emulators and springs in 2 Klrs.
10 weight is recommended.
The Emulators are adjustable and control compression, if you want more or less compression then adjust the Emulators accordingly.
If you are not happy with your Rebound, then you can play with oil weights as a tuning tool.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:47 AM   #4689
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looking at installing a MMP rear shock spring on stock shock, wandering if anyone has done this and if it is worth the effort and is there special tools needed to do the job hoping this will improve ride when loaded
Are you sure the MMP spring is right for you ?
How much do you weigh ?

I weigh 240 with gear and have a 500 inch lb. Eibach spring and really like it

To remove the spring from the shock I use an upright shop press.Its a pretty tough spring to remove.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:53 AM   #4690
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Should I post this here or in the yard sale area?

Looking for suggestions on nerf bars or engine guards and lockable tail bags. I've looked on happy trails, but don't know of those are the best out there. You guys know all.

the PD nerf bars look OK, but what is the difference in engine guards and nerf bars?

Any suggestions on lockable tail bags, we can't find one that will hold 2 helmets and back support.

Thanks,
I think the best solution is too spend the money on an oversize tank that protects your radiator.
It will be a lighter solution, will be alot simpler taking the bike apart not having to mess with all the bars and stock side panels and you will have better range as a bonus.
And get the natural color so you can see your fuel level and make marks on the sides indicating gallons.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:58 AM   #4691
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Are you sure the MMP spring is right for you ?
How much do you weigh ?

I weigh 240 with gear and have a 500 inch lb. Eibach spring and really like it

To remove the spring from the shock I use an upright shop press.Its a pretty tough spring to remove.
Will look at the Eibach shock. weigh 280 plus gear. need tank not KLR seams to do ok as is but always looking for improvement still get off road alot and loaded at the same time
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:07 AM   #4692
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looking at installing a MMP rear shock spring on stock shock, wandering if anyone has done this and if it is worth the effort and is there special tools needed to do the job hoping this will improve ride when loaded
You may find it easier to find a automotive suspension shop to change the spring out for you for $20 or $50 if you don't have the tools. Safer that way anyway.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:12 AM   #4693
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You may find it easier to find a automotive suspension shop to change the spring out for you for $20 or $50 if you don't have the tools. Safer that way anyway.
Most run of the mill automotive shops don't have the ability to compress motorcycle springs, moto springs are a smaller diameter and the compression arms for a car compressor won't go down that small. Just fyi on my experience.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:57 AM   #4694
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Most run of the mill automotive shops don't have the ability to compress motorcycle springs, moto springs are a smaller diameter and the compression arms for a car compressor won't go down that small. Just fyi on my experience.
I have a press and auto coil spring compressor tool but not sure if they will fit on coils. was hoping that someone had already done this and could help me cut to the chase. with advise. have not removed shock from bike yet. MMP mentioned that the spring can be installed from either end of shock. may have to just take apart and investigate. thanks for the help
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:15 AM   #4695
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Will look at the Eibach shock. weigh 280 plus gear. need tank not KLR seams to do ok as is but always looking for improvement still get off road alot and loaded at the same time
I don't think the mmp spring is enough for you, you need the Eibach 500.
Check out the chart here.
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...3Vm52Dt5w009Cg
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