KLX650 riders UNITE

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by COBAUM, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Chopperpilot

    Chopperpilot Adventurer

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    https://advrider.com/f/threads/stators-demystified.189734/

    Read through this thread and gained some insight on stator power output. Looks like compared to most ‘dirt bikes’, especially older ones, ours are pretty high on power output. At least judging by the pictures of stators I’ve seen and how all of our poles are already wound.
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  2. RowBust

    RowBust Long timer

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    Ready for adventure or whatever comes my way 20200911_101712.jpg 20200911_101937.jpg 20200911_101937.jpg 20200911_101712.jpg 20200911_101937.jpg

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  3. Chopperpilot

    Chopperpilot Adventurer

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    That, my friend is a cool looking ride. Can we get more pics from the side/back end?
  4. RowBust

    RowBust Long timer

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    Ok
  5. RowBust

    RowBust Long timer

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    Few more pics 20200911_110530.jpg 20200911_110530.jpg 20200911_110619.jpg

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  6. Kawibunga

    Kawibunga Adventurer

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    You've spent some time on that, parts chromed, metal side panel, shortened seat, custom gauge set mounted, 17" supermoto wheels, leather cover on the tank,.......... wild! Maybe not the direction I'd go, but I love the creativity. Great job thinking outside the box!
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  7. green meanie

    green meanie Adventurer

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    Sweet job RowBust Love the blacked out look. What kind of paint did you use for the motor & forks & swing arm That was going to be my winter project to paint my C this way
  8. RowBust

    RowBust Long timer

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    Frame s/arm powder coated, forks enamel, engine HR engine enamel
  9. Snypr18

    Snypr18 Adventurer

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    Wow, looks like you put some serious time into this bike. Super clean. Is that a JNS Engineering LED headlight? Did you mount it in a cowling from another cycle or custom make one?
  10. RowBust

    RowBust Long timer

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    Don't know the brand, off ebay, used part of the stock one and made a bracket to adapt it
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  11. Snypr18

    Snypr18 Adventurer

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    Im curious, what interval do you guys use for oil changes? Everyone here use OEM oil filters? Any arguments for or against synthetic / conventional oil?
  12. Kawibunga

    Kawibunga Adventurer

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    Lots of schools of thought here. I pick up what ever filter I can find. Not too fussy there. Do every 10 hours off road trail riding or so. If I had the bike tagged and rode it on the street as well, I'd probably bump that up to 15 - 20 hours....... Your standard 450F moto bike is 5 hours, many guys do oil after every ride, filter after every few rides........
  13. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    klx650C owners manual every 10000km oil and filter
  14. Snypr18

    Snypr18 Adventurer

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    Anyone have any recommendations for passenger footpegs on the R?
  15. nejauks

    nejauks Been here awhile

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    My KLX650R cylinder. A thin sleeve was inserted. Still warm.))
    The crankshaft has also been restored. Rollers were replaced at the big end of the connecting rod (Ø 5 mm x 19 pcs.).

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  16. Snypr18

    Snypr18 Adventurer

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    Installed one of Mark's manual cam chain tensioners, everything went smoothly and seems good. Thank you, Mark.
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  17. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    No problem, good to keep another KLX on the road.
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  18. MillienialPig

    MillienialPig Adventurer

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    Has anyone tried to put the kickstart from the R model onto the C model? I see a lot of references to it, but I tried it, I'm running into an issue where the mainshaft and corresponding clutch baskets is different sizes on either bike. Neither of the sleeves fit the (R) clutch basket (with kickstarter gear) on the (C) mainshaft. It means the basket has wiggle room and seems too low, so the kickstarter is binding against the clutch basket. I could get some pieces machined but I'd like to explore any other options first.

    Any help? This is a '96 R kickstarter onto a '93 C.
  19. Kawibunga

    Kawibunga Adventurer

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    I don't think there is a straight swap solution from what I've read and seen. Ideally you'd want to be able to do this without splitting the cases either. You may need to hit the machine shop is my guess. Fogo a ways back in this thread did the electric start on an R model, but it was not straight forward either. That's all I got! :)
  20. MillienialPig

    MillienialPig Adventurer

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    Sure, makes sense. Good to know I'm not crazy.

    Yeah, the electric start transfer would be awful, pretty sure that means splitting cases. Jeez. I was looking at this build and it just breezed over that part, even though you can see that the clutch baskets have different diameter channels
    https://klx650.forumotion.com/t10p75-klx-650-c-conversion-to-rally-rig