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Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:06 AM
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Posted By rfoll
bags

http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/neverwet/neverwet-kit. You could try the new water repellent from Rustoleum. i have been thinking of hosing my whole bike with it and make...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 08:26 AM
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Posted By rfoll
I have one I would give you for free, but it has...

I have one I would give you for free, but it has some old age problems. It would need a new inlet welded on, and the insert is long gone.The bike sat out side for several years, (idiot didn't bother...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 07:01 PM
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Posted By rfoll
What else has been done to the bikes? They seem...

What else has been done to the bikes? They seem to be sensitive to modifications. Mine would barley make 45 mph without the air cleaner on. The 89 model has the weak intake valves. Have you checked...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 08:01 AM
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Posted By rfoll
josjor 89 klr

The good news about the 89 model bike is the camshafts allow this motor to make more horsepower than the later models. The bad news is that unless the intake valves have been changed, they are likely...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 04:40 PM
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Posted By rfoll
One of the first things i did was install a 1...

One of the first things i did was install a 1 tooth larger front sprocket. It has no problem functioning off road with taller gearing. A reduction of noise and improvement in mpg are always welcome....
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 05:51 AM
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Posted By rfoll
unifilter

http://speedtalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=39983
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 09:43 PM
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Posted By rfoll
Air box

On another forum, (speedtalk), a discussion about cv carbs came up. The gist of the discussion got down to many problems arise from removing the nuisance air box and related parts. Mine was gone when...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 11:45 AM
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Posted By rfoll
I have a Bridgestone TW 21 on the front,...

I have a Bridgestone TW 21 on the front, excellent tire. my rear is a Shinko 705, the second I have used. It is great on the street and when wet, but not very good in mud. The tire that looks best...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 05:03 PM
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Posted By rfoll
prices

Dual sport bikes in this area go for 30-50 percent over book value. Lots of off-road riding done here.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By rfoll
klr problems

If you have a bike 1992 or older, you will need to replace the intake valves. They start to sink into the seats and close up the gap creating all kinds of running issues. It is not that difficult to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 08:22 AM
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Posted By rfoll
93 klr

I would replace the flasher and lamps before I started pulling at the wires. The signals will not blink unless the bike is running.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 05:03 PM
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Posted By rfoll
heat gun

Home depot has heat guns for under $20. My plastics are still holding the color after 2 years, but I don't leave it parked outside. I found it worked best going over it several times. It will tend to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 01:28 PM
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Posted By rfoll
Faded plastics

If you are careful, you can bring the color back on the faded plastic parts with a heat gun. Video on youtube. Practice in an inconspicuous place, make sure it is clean before you start, and don't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 08:37 AM
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Posted By rfoll
tight valves

coffee brake, you are going to need new valves if they have never been changed. They are soft from the factory and will go right through the seats. They can and will leave you stranded. Mine were...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 06:22 PM
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Posted By rfoll
Noise

I have an 88 that I purchased with 4000 miles on it, mostly off road. It had a noise related to engine rpm that sounded like a straight cut gear whine. The noise seemed to be slowly replaced by what...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2013, 06:54 PM
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Posted By rfoll
jet

I posted an oem kwak part number, your
results may vary.
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2013, 11:58 AM
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Posted By rfoll
jets

92063-1117 Jet MAIN#112 CA/US
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2013, 11:48 AM
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Posted By rfoll
Valve damage

The valve damage you read about is likely the result of a poor quality intake valve installed at the factory for the first 8 years of the 250. They were superseded in about 93 or so. Many other bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 09:27 AM
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Posted By rfoll
What kind of fuel mileage do you get with the...

What kind of fuel mileage do you get with the jets in the 120s? My 88 came with a 112, my 85 parts bike had a 118. I put in a 115 because the exhaust silencer had been removed. I ran the 118 for a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2013, 08:48 AM
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Posted By rfoll
lowering

I wear a 34" inseam. You may have a different mounting procedure. I swing the kickstand up, and swing my right leg over while standing on my left foot. When you get to be sixty years old, let me know...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 10:27 AM
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Posted By rfoll
farkle

I did several things that really improved my riding needs. I started out with a 16 tooth sprocket up front,(one more tooth), to reduce highway rpm. It had no detrimental effect on off road use. I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2013, 03:38 PM
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Posted By rfoll
Wind screen

I don't understand references to the KLR 250 being underpowered, (80 mph is fast enough for me), but no, it had no effect. It probably improved some because the windscreen is cleaner than the front...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2013, 08:03 AM
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Posted By rfoll
windscreen

The tci windscreen is a nice piece, but it needs to be higher to keep the helmet buffeting down at speeds over 50 mph. I raised mine 2 1/2" and it improved a lot. On the subject of prices, The dual...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 06:25 PM
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Posted By rfoll
Many people disconnect it so the bike doesn't...

Many people disconnect it so the bike doesn't shut off when you hit a bump.
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 01:29 PM
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Posted By rfoll
Because of the geometry of the valve and cam...

Because of the geometry of the valve and cam relationship, when the valves and seats wear, the gap between the valve stem and the rocker that operates it closes up. When this happens the valves will...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 08:59 AM
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Posted By rfoll
When working on my carb I discovered the plastic...

When working on my carb I discovered the plastic holder for the slide spring was covering the hole in the bottom of the slide that controls the opening rate. Surprised there wasn't a mechanism to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 01:15 PM
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Posted By rfoll
The tach speedo comparison works well. I have...

The tach speedo comparison works well. I have checked it against radar and considering the error, it is still 10 MPH per 1000 RPM. If the tach is right, 9000 RPM is 90 MPH. If you have not been on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 04:02 PM
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Posted By rfoll
Speedo. I realize they read a little slow, but...

Speedo. I realize they read a little slow, but its only about 2 mph at 50. I added a 16 tooth sprocket to the front and it kicks it up a little more. My understanding is that around 1990 they made...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 06:12 AM
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Posted By rfoll
Rear tire should be 130/80/17. I don't know what...

Rear tire should be 130/80/17. I don't know what year your bike is,( they reduced power around 1990), but my 1988 model will easily top 90 mph. It's about 10 mph per 1000 rpm. Your sprockets may have...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 08:33 AM
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Posted By rfoll
When I first started working on my bike, I went...

When I first started working on my bike, I went for a quick test ride without the air cleaner on. It wouldn't go over 50 mph, wouldn't rev over 6000
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2013, 06:30 AM
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Posted By rfoll
For that matter, check the valve timing. It was...

For that matter, check the valve timing. It was taken apart for repair, so the timing and lash had to be reset. Easier to get it wrong than right.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 05:43 PM
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Posted By rfoll
check the valve lash

check the valve lash
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 02:03 PM
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Posted By rfoll
1988 klr 250 carb issues

Found out the problem. I acquired another carb from a parts bike for comparison, and found that a previous owner for my bike had drilled the pilot screw hole out, maybe an additional .010: -.015"....
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 09:57 PM
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Posted By rfoll
1988 klr 250 carb issues

I suspected air leaks initially, but I have inspected everything, even the car adapter and it's O ring. All of the emissions stuff has been removed, so the vacuum port at the front of the port is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 03:38 PM
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Views: 257,156
Posted By rfoll
1988 klr 250 carb issues

I have read everything I can find on the subject of CVK 34 problems, but I have yet to see any solutions to my problem. The engine wants to race with the throttle closed. The carb is clean, I am...
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