KLR650 Only Thread......

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

  1. Matthew.chizz

    Matthew.chizz Adventurer

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    Yes checked the speedo cable. Looks good on both ends. Occurred over 5,000km after my front and rear tire change. I have a GPS and also have MapsMe and REVER to keep track of distance / time / speed.
  2. thechief86

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    Pm sent to Aprilia. Thanks guys!
  3. Bobk0

    Bobk0 MacGyver Minded.

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    Cool thanks, I will give those a look.
  4. phideaux

    phideaux Long timer Super Supporter

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    Looks like your spark plug may have a little dirt on it.....:dirtdog


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  5. leeinmemphis

    leeinmemphis Long timer Supporter

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    Hey everyone,

    Looking at picking up a KLR 650 for my 18 year old son to ride with me. Is $6199+ tax considered a decent deal for a new 2018 model that is leftover?
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  6. Aprilia

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    Thats the new 'stealth' spark plug. Package states guaranteed more HP, better MPG, lighter weight and oh so cool looking.
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  7. lonegunm4n

    lonegunm4n Been here awhile

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    No service history on the '07 at the MC dealer, other than the service work they did to it to prep it for sale, which consisted of an oil change, cleaning the air filter, and a clean/lube/adjustment of the chain. They got it as a trade in from a service member who wanted a new KTM.

    If the stars align, I'll be able to go look at it on Wednesday or Thursday of next week.
  8. lonegunm4n

    lonegunm4n Been here awhile

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  9. sanders446

    sanders446 Been here awhile

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    You might get lucky, but unfortunately they most likely can't get them. The parts houses always say they can ship them in a few days but their supplier probably wont have them. That seems to be the case when gen 1 owners are out looking for brand new oem shrouds. It's worth a shot to order, just wanted to let you know that they'll probably email you back after a week saying they can't get them.

    No idea about the cowling, maybe they still do have some of those in warehouses somewhere.

    Hemisphere offroad sells gen 1 aftermarket body stuff and I've heard it's good stuff. But it's $$$
  10. scout68

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    PM sent to you....
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  11. ennui

    ennui audio and oil

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    Need some advice. 2018 KLR, bought brand new, no mods. Now at 9k miles.

    I'm in the midst of a road trip. 1k miles already done with no problems.

    20 miles or so after the last fuel up, I start getting some severe hesitation. Mostly in third gear and up and between 4 and 5k RPM. 1st and second up to 2 or 3k seem fine.

    It feels as though I'm hitting the reserve and the engine isn't getting enough fuel.

    I'm thinking clogged jet. I put in some seabreeze and that seemed to help with the more severe hesitations so far (only 20 something miles)

    Anything else I should be checking on/roadside repair before I call the road trip cancelled?
  12. phideaux

    phideaux Long timer Super Supporter

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    Hole in diaphragm
  13. Dan Diego

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    A common cause of both stuttering in KLRs AND unplanned pregnancies...
  14. lonegunm4n

    lonegunm4n Been here awhile

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    Could it be the carb vent line? Or was that fixed with the Gen 2s?
  15. ennui

    ennui audio and oil

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    Which diaphragm? How to check? Roadside repairable?
  16. ennui

    ennui audio and oil

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    I checked at the petcock. All's good. Didn't check the one that goes to the tank under the seat. Or under the pillion.
  17. Dan Diego

    Dan Diego Long timer

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    An unhooked vacuum line will kill the bike. A leaking vacuum line will produce stuttering.
  18. ennui

    ennui audio and oil

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    Yes, good call.

    Tomorrow I'll double check lines at the petcock, engine, and tank. If I can figure out how, the carb float bowl, and just for shits and giggles, the spark plug wire.

    After that, I'm out of ideas.
  19. lonegunm4n

    lonegunm4n Been here awhile

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    Carb diaphragm, you have to take the carb off the bike to get to it. Inspect it for any holes or tears. I don't know if it it's repairable, I'll let those more knowledgeable than me say that.

    I do know it can be replaced with the one from a late 90s/early 00s Harley Sportster if you have a Harley dealer nearby.
  20. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer Supporter

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    Not exactly. Carb can be rotated, mixing chamber cap removed (four machine screws), and . . . diaphragm/slide/needle extracted. (Some KLRistas perform the "22-cent mod" (shim needle to fuel-enrich mid-range operation; drill vacuum port in hope of crisper throttle response) when these carb innards mentioned are removed.)

    Upon reassembly, diaphragm peripheral edge MUST be seated fully in carb casting groove, forming an air-tight seal, for proper operation.

    Hole or tear in diaphragm likely would have an effect over a wider rpm range than reported, IMHO.

    If you're serious about DIY going into the carb, ennui, I commend to you these video clips:

    https://www.klrforum.com/how-tos-tech-guides/19026-carb-overhaul.html

    An exploded carburetor parts diagram (available from Kawasaki's and parts vendors' websites) might come in handy.
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