KLR650 Only Thread......

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

  1. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Yeah see I littereally JUST cleaned it. Took it all apart. It's so frustrating. I checked the pilot and it was clear. Maybe i'll just wait until my tech day and I'll have the guys look at it.
  2. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    This is a road side cure for most carb problems,and will be frowned upon by many for various reasons,that said,I just yank the fuel line from the tank,loosen the bowl drain,pull the drain screw and give the carb a BLOW JOB.
  3. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Ok. so blow into the little drain nipple on the BOTTOM of the float bowl or pull the drain screw right out and blow into the screw hole?
  4. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Oh sorry,you blow on the fuel line that was hooked to the tank,and hope that by taking out the bowl drain screw whatever the problem was is cleared,taking the bowl screw allow a place for pressure to go as you blow into the fuel line.Im not good at writing as you may have noticed,need to go find my wife and see if she will do this for me also,the bike is running good just me Im out of sorts!
  5. astrolump

    astrolump Been here awhile

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    maybe its another ant....
  6. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    That'll help if your problem is caused by crud in the float valve (controls flow of fuel from the tank to the float bowl). Won't do anything if you've got crud anywhere else in the carb.

    KKlr, I second the pilot jet. It's got TINY TINY holes (like so small you need to hold the jet up to the sun to see through them) and they all have to be clean.
  7. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Just a roadside kinda oh what am I gonna do repair,if your home by all means do it the right way,tools etc
  8. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    I see.
    Ok well I'll get her fired up again tonight, see if it's doing the same thing, THEN if it's being ridiculous still I'll pull the carb. How's that.
  9. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Got another question!

    I have a nice Tourmaster Transition 2 jacket and I'm not sure where to put it when we stop on our trip. Like if you're sightseeing, you don't wanna be sweating in this huge thing, but you also don't just want to leave it on the bike and walk away (sad, I know, but I don't trust people to not steal it).

    Any suggestions? Anybody figure out a system for that?
  10. astrolump

    astrolump Been here awhile

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    i carry a cheap bicycle combination cable lock.
    run it through the sleeve of the jacket and the chinbar of your helmet and to the luggage rack...when not in use it coils up out of the way on the grab handle.
  11. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    What he ^ said.

    Or in your fancy lockable panniers!
  12. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    Seriously...this is the best insurance for many issues relating to "poor running". Most cost about $3-4 and it's just snip and insert in fuel line and your done. Cleaning your carb...and not having one is just a waste of time IMO.
  13. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Me too!no panniers here just cables and lock
  14. rodmuzwa

    rodmuzwa Been here awhile

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    Has anyone worked out an easy way to get on and off the KLR? It's a really tall b*st*rd and I come close to injuring myself every time I get on and off it. It's worse with the luggage on. Still love the bike though even if my mount/dismount techniques get very strange looks from passers by! Oh, I am 180 cms tall so not really a short arse either!
  15. Asatrur

    Asatrur KLR adv rider

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    I use the left foot peg like a stirrup on a horse and I am not a tall bastard being 5'8
  16. rodmuzwa

    rodmuzwa Been here awhile

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    That's a great idea. I'll give that a go. How do you get off it? I often kind of fall off with my right leg still stuck on the seat. I then grab my right leg with both hands, pull it over the saddle and try not to let the momentum make me fall on my arse! Not very elegant, I must admit and quite amusing to onlookers!
  17. Asatrur

    Asatrur KLR adv rider

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    The reverse.
  18. rodmuzwa

    rodmuzwa Been here awhile

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    For some reason I think I will end up with me on the ground and the bike on top of me if I do that. I'll give it a go though today. I will make sure someone else is around with a camera so if the bike falls on top of me the advrider community can laugh at me too!
  19. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    I would really not recommend steping on the footpeg. You're putting alot of faith in the sidestand when you do that. I'm 5'2". the bike is taller than I am.

    Getting on: Instead of swinging your leg over the seat, face the bike, put your foot on the seat and slide it over to the other side. When you're almost there, giv'er a little jerk with your body and the bike will come upright. I sometimes have to bash my body sideways a couple times cause I'm not heavy enough to tilt the bike.

    Getting off: Instead of getting your foot with both hands and creating a bad scenario, face the bike as you're coming off. basically hop backwards with your left foot and slide the right one up and over the seat. This will keep your foot from getting caught on luggage and you dont need to grab your foot with your hands so it's safer. still looks funny though.

    Like I said. I'm 5'2". If I can do it, you can do it.
    If you need a video I can make one.

    Edit: Here you go. Found a pic. This is how tall I am compared to Big Red.

    [​IMG]
  20. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    I often face the rear and pull my right leg back and give a mighty swing forward, up, and around to get my leg around the luggage and over the seat.

    Other times I step up on the left footpeg and fold my right leg up to put my knee then foot over. You can use the step and handlebars to pull and torque yourself up or you can step up pretty gently if you think about keeping the bike balanced as you get up and seated.

    I'm not sure either is safer or more dangerous than the other.

    For dismounting I almost always put my right foot on the ground and swing my left leg over the back. I do this even when the top case is there; I just have to fold my leg more as I swing it over. My top case is pretty close; -- there's not room for 2-up with real-size people.

    174 or 175 cm -- 5'8.5" or 5'9" (I'm shrinking already.)