indiana ride thread

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by tpar1220, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Eugene

    Eugene -

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    I'm interested in coming if the weather is decent so I wouldn't care what day. I need to check my valves again but it's not due for another few thousand miles so I'll probably just wait. I don't need to do anything else. I'd just come to meet some new folks and hang out.
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  2. TooSlow4U

    TooSlow4U 2 Wheel Wonder Rider

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    Ditto for me most likely.:D

    I could also possibly be talked into bring a selection of valve shims if I happen to have them. I'm home and don't have any manuals here at the house. I know they're shim over bucket. What size (in MM) are the shims that the KLR's take? 27MM? or 29MM? Anyone know off the top of their head?
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  3. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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    i don't know either, but i am hoping they are the same as the old kz"s, i have a bunch of them.....gonna find out today..
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  4. TooSlow4U

    TooSlow4U 2 Wheel Wonder Rider

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    Cool Halloween trick! I did something similar one year to my bass boat that happened to be park out front of the house at Christmas time one year. Was putting lights up on the house and went a little overboard. It was a redneck thing to do, I know. I are a redneck! :rofl
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  5. Glockowner

    Glockowner Been here awhile

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  6. TooSlow4U

    TooSlow4U 2 Wheel Wonder Rider

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    Okay, thanks for the info. I know an XL250 is just a minibike in comparison to the fire breathin' big bore brethren, but at least it may give me sumthin' to putt around the woods on. If I somehow end up with it, I'll try my best to keep up. I'll try to catch the guy again this week to find out more about the bike. :wink:
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  7. jdubb75

    jdubb75 Vicarious Adventurer

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    If you pass on the deal, feel free to pass along the details. I have been toying with the idea of getting a smaller bike.
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  8. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    Allright, I'll offer up my garage for a tech day. I think I have ample space and tools and such. Should be able to fit 4 or 5 bikes inside with room to work. Got 2 bike stands (MX style), can get a craftsman bike jack. Compressed air. Heat. Cable TV. Wireless internet if you have a laptop. Gas grill.

    Paul
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  9. Glockowner

    Glockowner Been here awhile

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    Sounds like an excellent set up. If I trailer the bike up there I will bring my laptop in case we need to look something up. I also have the Clymer KLR manual.

    Much better than my old detached garage with two bare bulbs for light and a brick floor which eats dropped nuts and bolts. :cry

    EDIT:Hilljak also offered up his place for use, not sure where he is located.
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  10. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    Plenty of parking too. And lights. Saturdays or sundays are usually good for me.
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  11. hilljak

    hilljak Hayseed

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    the klr shim is 29mm.
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  12. TooSlow4U

    TooSlow4U 2 Wheel Wonder Rider

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    Okay, thanks. I'll take a look and see what I can dig up. In the past, I've tried to save all the shims and stash 'em away when scrapping out a cylinder head or motor. I scrapped out a couple CB900C heads last summer.I have a drawer full of big shims. I'll measure them up to make sure they're the 29's.
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  13. hilljak

    hilljak Hayseed

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    my own klrsday.

    aint she purdy.... new clutch springs in, old ones still within spec after 24k.
    plates luked like new, well almost

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    have ya ever put one of them little o-rings in the impeller bfor? if not, thar a mutha.

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    this next pic is what i did most of taday. gettin that shit off the cover was a bitch!!!! dunno what them japs put on the gaskets, buttfuk it sure was hard to get off.... almost 4 ours.

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    as fer as klrsday, mes dont care whar its at, maybes tpar or O....PAUL.....O...gots the heat and heat is ur friend. at my place, alls i have is sally mander, yah shes hot, but she sure makes ya stink when ya get close ta her.:evil

    we need ta get a list of what peeps are wantin ta do ta thar bikes so we have an idea of what ta bring or need.... and enuf time ta do it all.

    beer, food and more beer is all i can think of rite now...:slurp

    ur friend
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  14. TooSlow4U

    TooSlow4U 2 Wheel Wonder Rider

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    Ya, those can be a bear sometimes. Been there, done that. Makes ya really appreciate a razor blade and a small right angle die grinder with a 2" red scotch-lok cookie disc for gettin' that nasty gasket off. Takes about 5 minutes that way. :wink:
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  15. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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    well, i did get off my ass and do the valve check...and adjust today.

    turns out, 3 out of 4 were out of spec. both intakes were @ .002...:huh spec for intake is .004-.008

    one exh was @ .004 and the other @.005...spec for exh is .005-.010..

    so, i knew i was in for a tear down, got everything apart and shims removed and while looking for my digital micrometer.....found these.

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    forgot all about these, several shims for old kz 900/1000 engines, guess what, they are same size. :D

    my dog on me again, i know what she is saying here... bout time u got your human ass off that couch and got on these valves, they were TIGHT!!

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    got valve cover off, along with cam caps...i chose not to remove cams, or timing chain, looked to me like i could get shims out without having to retime engine.

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    once u get buckets spun around where gap is facing towards you, pry shim off bucket with small screwdriver...and snatch it out with tweezers...or magnet.

    u can see gap here..

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    got hold of shim here..

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    got em all changed, and all are on loose side, with 2 on very loose side, one actually out of spec @.0115 (exh should be no more than .010)...but was as close as i could get...and figured as valve seats wear...clearance will tighten up and it should come in...i hope.

    got er all back together, and she fired right up... :D:clap:thumb.

    she is clattering a bit, but i think it is better than being to tight, and am hoping it gets quieter as seats wear.

    so, i got some spare shims if you guys need em at the tech day.
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  16. Backmarker

    Backmarker Long timer

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    A noisy valve is a happy valve.:freaky Good looking dog, smart too! :1drink
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  17. Eugene

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    Nice write up Tpar.

    I've got it easy with the DR. The valve adjustment is a screw/locknut ordeal.

    I may end up having something to work on if I pick up another bike before the tech day. I'll have to wait and see. I could always change the brake fluid and fork oil in the DR, which I do every year, if I want something to do.

    When were you guys thinking about doing this?
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  18. KneeKicker

    KneeKicker Long timer

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    I'd like to see something in the next couple weeks or so just to get everyones ride ready for spring.

    My only dilema is deciding what bike needs work more:lol3

    The DRZ won't even start(not sure what the heck is going on there yet)

    And the KLR needs a new fork seal (I'll do both though) probably should check valves and I think there is a way to check the "Doo" I don't know much about the KLR yet.


    The question is where are we doing this. A heated garage would be nice.
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  19. Eugene

    Eugene -

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    Do you think it's because of the cold? Are the valves within spec?
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  20. Backmarker

    Backmarker Long timer

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    I'll offer up my shop. 40x200. Heat,restroom,hot&cold water,fridge (byob),auto lift,m/c lift,m/c tools, tire changing tools, air, complete set of auto/m/c tools,oil change holding tank,internet acc.,etc..sorry the eng. dyno is sold:cry Pretty much just need bike spec. shims etc..