KLR650 Only Thread......

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

  1. KPfromCT

    KPfromCT Been here awhile

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    The regular/rectifier is going to get hot when there is no electrical load (especially without a headlight).
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  2. EMFL

    EMFL It's an adventure if nobody died Supporter

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    KPfromCT, thanks for the info. Makes sense. We are back on the road, hopefully no more issues until Bend
  3. Bob just Bob

    Bob just Bob Adventurer Supporter

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    I'm confused here. Did you find a good product and if so share what it is. Or are you asking for one?
  4. Bob just Bob

    Bob just Bob Adventurer Supporter

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    Bend as in Bend Texas? The little Itty bitty town that I live next to. Let's ride brother.
  5. EMFL

    EMFL It's an adventure if nobody died Supporter

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    Bend, OR , I should have clarified. If we were near Bend, Tx , I would be taking you up on the offer!

    After some finer electrical diagnostics, found a garage that would let us borrow a multimeter, we traced the issue back to a faulty Regulator/ Rectifier. We had to eventually disconnect the rectifier, since it kept blowing the 20A main fuse, and rode a good 90 miles to pickup a R/R. We disconnected the headlight as well, to save the battery. All seems good now.
  6. Bob just Bob

    Bob just Bob Adventurer Supporter

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    Well those if you ask me make for the best trips. Helps the feeling of accomplishment to know you did it on the go and on a bike.
    I've been to bend Oregon as well. High desert not a fan myself lol but I love the western side of Oregon. Happy trails friend.
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  7. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer Supporter

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    As you suggested, Dno:

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    One zip-tie (especially a wide one) probably works; two narrow zip-ties are shown, one on either side of the center hole.

    Thanks for the kink, eliminating the heartbreak of trying to spear and thread those insufferable, un-cooperative battery connection nuts!
  8. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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    Holy cow double ziptie hats off too ya on a nutty idea
  9. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b Supporter

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    I've always used a folded piece of rubber cut off an old inner tube.
  10. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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    Feel free to use anything to help the batt connection except something that conducts. Ive hooked plenty of batts and even prefer composit ratchets when I can. Wrapped plenty wreches, socket, extensions, and ratchets with tape or foam tape and shrink tube on extensions. Dead short can blow a piece of metal out of something. Not cool.
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  11. Windborne11

    Windborne11 Been here awhile

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    Wow!!!
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  12. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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    I wish I knew the ziptie trick before I installed 300 battery tenders on 2007 harleys. Oh well agony driven ideas when you stop and think
  13. InspectorJim

    InspectorJim Long time rider

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    Shorai battery gives you these.

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  14. Bruce curtis

    Bruce curtis Indi scot

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    I think he has discovered that bug splatter is the perfect product.
    Tricky bit is identifying the individual bug, or rather the species, as there didn’t look to be much left of the insect.
    Happy hunting.
  15. kf7ja

    kf7ja Adventurer

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    My 2 cents worth on the spacers for battery nuts, I use square cm of green Scotch pads. They can also be used to clean the contacts.
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  16. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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    The zip tie trick has some reach to it and is easily removed after tightening. I think the bug guts and what ever was on the rag made a form of shellac
  17. TheHeretic

    TheHeretic Been here awhile

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    Or a piece of fuel line.
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  18. F150

    F150 Been here awhile

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    Bob, Bruce is correct. Something of or from the gut of (insert critter here) works wonders on aged KLR plastics. Will report back if I find something definitive.
  19. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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    Bugs got me researching shellac. I had no idea it can be sprayed it on food to make it shiny. Never thought of using shellac on plastics till now. Ill stick to plastics for research.
  20. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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    PME Edible Glaze might be the ticket for plastics. It is food grade shellac in aerosol can.