Sold my GSA and am back on a KLR !!!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GAS GUY, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Old Kiwi#99

    Old Kiwi#99 Been here awhile

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    Do you have a part number or other reference for the Fox reservoir please?
  2. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Fox racing shock front reservoir kit p/n 2874244

    Application-2003 predator

    This kit was actually made for polaris.

    I think it is discontinued now, although some are still floating around. There are many different reservoirs available though and you can even get them with high and low speed compression adjustment.

    Alot of the snowmobile applications also use reservoirs.
  3. IDRIDR

    IDRIDR Take me to the River

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    Impressive!

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  4. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    I found the handlebars were tweaked so after some time considering different bends I ordered a set of Pro Taper seven eights ATV MID bars.

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    I wanted the taller ATV High but I didn't like the pullback on them.I am also using 1" risers so the mids will work out well.

    I also ordered a set of Vibranators, I figured I can use all the help I can get taming the thumper vibrations.

    After considering the options I felt the $10.00 extra for the threaded set that comes with a 5/8 tap to thread the 14 mm ID of the pro taper bars was well worth it.

    I'm very impressed with the solid installation of the threaded set, and feel it is much nicer than dealing with the traditional wedge hardware with barkbusters, since now your barkbusters thread into the end of the vibranators with the included bolts.

    On the threaded kit, the ends stick out 1" ,so if you want your bars the same width you have to cut an inch off of your bars.

    I wanted some extra room for my hands, especially when wearing heavy gloves, so I didn't cut the bars.Now I will have an extra inch of room between my barkbusters and my hand.
  5. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Here is a pic with them installed with the barkbusters.You can see the silver end of the Vibranators sticking past the bar ends.

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  6. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Eagle Mike is at it again along with Mike Coe, doing dyno testing on mods for the KLR.

    He has announced that advancing the stock exhaust cam one tooth on a stock bike with stock muffler and uni filter and klx jet kit has gained 7-10% horsepower and torque without any loss anywhere.

    This isn't 7-10% peak hp, but rather it is this much in various parts of the powerband and has been reported as being felt in the seat of your pants also.

    The mod is being called the MC Mod after Mike Coe and Eagle Mike.

    They are working on more mods and testing too.
    They have a thread over at .net with dyno graphs and everything.
    When I get some time I plan on doing the mod.
    Anyway, I just thought all the KLR guys would be interested so I am posting a heads up.
  7. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Think bicycles, ya perv

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    Hmmmmm..... good to know. I had heard mutterings about this but now apparently confirmed if EM is behind it. No drawbacks? Sounds too good to be true! :ear




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  8. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    They have not found any drawbacks at all, you can't beat free horsepower.
    They are also going to try an adjustable sprocket to see if it is of any benefit to advance it less than 1 tooth.
    He reported that advancing the intake cam lost power.
    He is also working on bigger big bore kits.
  9. jerrybiker

    jerrybiker Adventurer

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    Sold my ZX10R few months ago. Debating in buying a KLR or WR250R. Few years ago I had an 07 KLR I liked a lot. You are right, living a life debt free is truly a blessing.
  10. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    The wr250r is an excellent bike, and I am sure if you decide to go that direction you will be happy.That bike has always interested me and I would love to try one.
    If you want to tackle more difficult terrain the little WR would be perfect.
    Whichever way you go, good luck !!!
  11. marc11

    marc11 Been here awhile

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    You know I have been reading about that mod and it just sticks with me that this is too easy and why didn't Kawasaki do this from the begining? I mean, it is free power, cost them nothing, no downside, all upside, so why didn't Kawi do it to start? The only thing I can think of is maybe the valves are opening a bit earlier and risking getting burned up? I do not know, but it just seems to good to be true.

    Every other power mod you can find a downside, acceptable or not, jet kit, cost and MPG plus emissions, head work is cost, pipe, cost and noise, etc. This mod, 100% downside free for a 10% gain in the mid-range...seems too good to be true, despite the dyno charts, what happens 10k miles down the road?

    I wonder...
  12. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    It is mentioned that maybe Kawasaki retarded the exhaust cam to help with emissions.
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    Is this with a gen 1, 2, or good for both? Might have to give this a shot. I have a big gun exhaust so my results may be different.

    All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
  14. GAS GUY

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    The mod is good for both generation Klr's.
    They are also making a adjustable cam sprocket so they can try different amounts of advance less than 1 tooth.If that proves out then EM mentioned making them and I am sure offering them for sale.
    The test mule they are using is a 2009 that has an oil consumption problem.
    Right now the bike is stock other than a uni filter and klx jet kit, but they are talking about doing more testing with more extensive mods.
    He also posted dyno data with the airbox door removed and gained a couple horse at higher rpm.
  15. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    This is an impressive development. I'm glad to hear it's applicable to both KLR models (old and new).

    I'm hoping you guys get enough early Beta testers to do this mod then go out and do the long, hard miles. Lets see how things hold up long term.

    On our DR650's you can get a big bore kit. Expensive and requires expert skill to install. I've ridden a 720cc kit on the DR and was NOT very impressed. Really not much faster (if at all) than my moderately modified stock DR650.

    Best of luck with these new mods. They sound awesome! :clap:clap:freaky:freaky
  16. GAS GUY

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    Same with the KLR, only very minimal gains are accomplished with big bore kits.

    They are really performed to eliminate oil burning issues and reduce vibrations.

    More power is gained through other mods, although Eagle Mike is working on some bigger big bore kits including a stroker so we will see what becomes of these.

    He also has a Fuel injection kit almost ready for sale, but that doesn't interest me because I like the simplicity of the carburetor.
  17. marc11

    marc11 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, that is the only reason I was able to come up with too. I am going to keep an eye on the development for a while and see what is reported after people have been using it for a while.
  18. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Also keep in mind he is working on a adjustable sprocket to see if less than a tooth of advance is prefered over a full tooth.

    But if it is you will have to buy the sprocket vesus the free mod.More than likely the free mod will be the way to go.
  19. IDRIDR

    IDRIDR Take me to the River

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    Checked mine last night. Exhaust valves tight. Will be doing the MC.
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    Perfect timing on that !!