KLR650 Only Thread......

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by willys, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. SkiBumBrian

    SkiBumBrian DualSport Crazy !!

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    I assume the 600 is similar to the 650. The water out the weep hole is not normal, if only water the pump seal is bad. The cam chain tensioner is on the rear left side of the cylinder, I think it is a 14 or 15 mm into the casting of the cylinder. Buy a Clymers manual for your bike. Amazon may have one for the 600. If not just Google it. It is worth many times it's cost...
  2. BruceDeuce

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  3. SkiBumBrian

    SkiBumBrian DualSport Crazy !!

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    They look right.... There are 2 seals, a mechanical seal and an oil seal. Be careful not to nick, scratch, or damage in any way the mating surfaces of the mech seal, lube the O ring, etc. Easy to do trying to remove seals. If no clear instructions with kit do not attempt without clear instructions or you could be doing it again very soon. You may need case gasket too...
  4. BruceDeuce

    BruceDeuce Adventurer

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    Thanks Brian I appreciate your help. I just downloaded the manual for Tradebit and bought the seals. Cost 5 bucks. I will post back with what Im doing and results.
  5. SkiBumBrian

    SkiBumBrian DualSport Crazy !!

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    Excellent! Glad you found a manual, it's kind of a touchy procedure..... I will be watching for your post. Good luck!
  6. BruceDeuce

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    Brian, I was just reading up on adjusting the Valves. Ive adjusted valves in smaller engines by turning a bolt in the head.. It seems I have to re shim on the 600 in order to adjust space between the valve. Am reading that correctly? Sorry for all the questions!
  7. SkiBumBrian

    SkiBumBrian DualSport Crazy !!

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    Yep. Valve lash gets tighter as the seats wear on a shim system. Pull your valve cover, measure your lash accurately and with a little math order shims to get you back on the loose side of spec. The existing shim should have a # stamped on the underside. If not you have to measure with a micrometer. Sounds tough, its not....
  8. BruceDeuce

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    Thanks again Bro! I will keep you posted!!
  9. BruceDeuce

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    I was looking at the pics of the water pump and there should be a drain plud in the bottom. I dont have a drain plug. Perhaps thats why theres water coming out? Looks like the last owner had this apart and didnt know what the hell he was doing.
  10. SkiBumBrian

    SkiBumBrian DualSport Crazy !!

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    Bruce, I PMed you, check your messages...
  11. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    I'm in need of a new rear tire for my '02. Any suggestions?
  12. ADW

    ADW 'tard bike restos

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    Also check the plastic that the gauges sit in on the instrument panel. It sometimes buzzes on the metal bar just below it. Mine did.
  13. FlyingWWW

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    Random drop in post.. I use to own an 07 and enjoyed it. Are the new bikes free from the problems of the old like the doo thing and oil consumption? Getting close to selling my sport bike and going back to dual sports.
  14. rhlrdr

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    I love my Michelin T63's...

    It would depend somewhat on what conditions you ride and whether you want a "knobby" type or more of a street oriented tires...
  15. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    I want something that will stick in the rain but not make me slide all over the place offroad. I<m not really looking for 50/50s but maybe like 70/30 road
  16. stuser

    stuser Putt putt putt

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    well that depends on what kind of off-road you are doing.

    For my rather dry conditions, I find that the Michelin Anakee 2 is unbeatable on the road WET or dry, and matches pretty well to a front knob off road.... ie no mud. Plenty of traction.

    If it's wet off-road then not so much :)
  17. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    That is an impressive ride, especially considering you are in NE Ohio & February.
    What kind of fuel mileage at what speeds were you getting with your windshield set up ?
    Are you still happy with your windshield ?
    Wheres the ride report ?
  18. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Well, just got back last evening. Total of 2400 miles. I kept track of all the fuel and at one point I was getting about 45 mpg. Ride report? Do I have to???
  19. Tsotsie

    Tsotsie Semi-reformed Tsotsi

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    Check the rear foot rests. Took me a while to find the rattles and buzz. I took the footrests off, cut some old tube, placed it between the rubber footrest and the square metal plate and re-installed both. Rattle gone!
  20. misterjack

    misterjack Universal

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    considering buying a set of dunlop D606 tires for only 60 bucks. What are some opinions about these tires?