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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by willys, Nov 19, 2011.
Ahhhh, you're talking about the carburateur slide.
Now I got ya.
Just some BS. "Short trip" coming up.
Refused to pay $40-50 to mount my rotopax spare fuel tank onto the KLR's wolfman luggage rack. This project then went "KLR on the cheap" style
Instead I got $16 worth of parts/nuts/bolts and fab'd my own.
I usually shop Target, but Teressa finds this cutting board at the Wal-mart store
So under the knife it goes..... and the cut off pieces fall right into the recycle bin. Not that I'm all green like that....
Couple of dollars worth of Ace Hardware bolts and these weird rubberized straps that allowed us to bolt a flat object to a tube and we're there.
Added the part of the rotopax tank that gets mounted to a plate. Then I added some padding strips for no other reason than piece of mind. Plus i like it because the rotopax/wolfman plate didn't have such
Now I'm ready to throw over the wolfman soft panniers on and roll. With 50-60 miles, 1 gallon more gasoline for the desert (in addition to the KLR's already 6.1)
I just want some hard locking bags, as I will use this bike primarily as a commuter and grocery getter. 90% sure I'm going to bolt up some Pelicans or similar.
I just received an ebay pelican IM2600 case I'll be using as a topcase in addition to wolfman panniers, FYI it appears to be a top-notch product. If i wasn't using soft panniers I'd be purchasing some pelicans that access from the top
I have pelican cases from caribou. Side opening, they do lock to the bike and the lids lock.
I don't like the fact that something is always getting in the hinge area.
I would like the top load but only with the inner bag other wise your digging in a jumbled mess.
Looks like they only make them for the 2nd Gen. now.
I really really like the olive green aluminium night vision goggle box as a top box.
Found 'em for $40. shipped.
are they heavy?
Time to replace my shift lever. Need something sturdier that can withstand a few drops offroad. looking for any advice.
I've been happy with my Moose:
It's withstood a number of drops with no problem, and mine it 1" longer, so it's more comfortable with my size 12 boots.
Has anyone experienced their bike turning over but not starting. Choke on or off fuel in the tank it won't start. After a few tries of turning it over finally started with the choke off and I slowly put the choke on to bring the idle up above 1k rpm's. Never had this problem yet, thoughts?
Vacuum hose off or lose? Sounds like the culprit.
It's funny you mention this.
For the past 3 weeks or so my bike has been incredibly difficult to start when cold.
If I give it full choke it just floods. Give it partial choke and it'll catch, but not run. Then go with no choke, and basically let it chug and chug, as it starts to catch but won't run. Eventually it'll start to run, and after 3 or 4 times of that will stay running.
Once it's warm it starts perfectly.
I haven't posted about it, because I know my carb needs a rebuild, and I have the parts on order to do it, and I'm assuming/hoping that that will solve the issue.
Right now I'm considering driving the truck to work because it's too embarrassing trying to start the thing at the end of the day to come home. Plus I'm starting to worry that I'm going to burn out my starter.
What is this little lock box on the back of the klr called and where can I find one?
That's the stock tool kit storage location. Good luck finding a used one, I could never find a complete, unbroken one for sale when I wanted to replace mine.
The box, screw, nut and strap are about $50 from online OEM parts house (RockyMountain, BikeBandit, etc).
Just curious; WHICH parts have you ordered?
Don't know of a Kawasaki carb rebuild "kit," rather--seems like all carb parts are catalogued individually.
Just wondering, what parts you would replace performing a "rebuild."
Search James dean jetting than the klr 650 and see if that helps. calling them is informative also
I would do the following air cleaner cleaned and properly installed. Choke and cables properly installed. Carb properly installed and air boot not damaged vacuum lines and vacuum pet cock same throttle cables same. Than if I have not forgotten any thing pop the carb off get some carb cleaner and air compressor and clean check the conditio of the slide and especially the rubber diaphragm it needs be installed properly and have no holes. Some say pilot jet is not worth cleaning just replace.
Also float and needle and adjustment. May the force be with you