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Old 01-30-2013, 02:05 PM   #4021
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But are they worth the price of making your pee smell funny?
I use Broccoli bands to keep the smell down !
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:50 AM   #4022
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Only tangentially a KLR modification -- pockets inside the top box.



These pockets hang from 4 of the 10 flathead machine screws that secure the piano hinge. I'll leave the tops open for now, but I think this will require that I go test it. Once the roads clear a little.

Last year I shortened a stuff-sack and the back of this set of pockets is the old top. I had to trim about an inch-and-a-half of fabric off that piece to make this. Does that qualify me for my "cheap as a KLR owner" merit badge? (I did not, however, save the inch-and-a-half that I trimmed off of this.)
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:17 AM   #4023
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Installed a LEXX exhaust yesterday. Looks and sound great.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:04 AM   #4024
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May I ask how much you have into the Lexx $?

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Old 02-03-2013, 08:29 AM   #4025
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May I ask how much you have into the Lexx $?

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Lexx is a good pipe for the money. They are still having broken spring issues but like always RMATV takes care of their customers. If its mostly street miles I'd suggest going with a pipe that doesn't need repacking. LeoVince is pretty good option/value for that.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:55 AM   #4026
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I think its $179 shipped.


The bottem spring goes on no problem, but there was no way the top spring was going to make it. So I cut a clothes hanger I have hanging around for odd uses and stuff like this. I just bent it around the pliers a couple times. Worked good for an extension.


Really the only reason I wanted the exhaust was due to the crazy amount of heat the stocker put out.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:58 AM   #4027
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:03 PM   #4028
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I recently put one of Parabellum's re-designed 1st gen klr shields on my 02 and i love it!

Plenty of wind protection and it doesnt get in the way off road or have big brackets all over the place either

Cool! I didn't realize that they had redesigned the 1st gen windshield. I have a Parabellum on my GS and it's great, is that the tallest one?
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:37 AM   #4029
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Cool! I didn't realize that they had redesigned the 1st gen windshield. I have a Parabellum on my GS and it's great, is that the tallest one?
I just purchased the same parabellum second gen for my '89 KLR and love it. the 20 inch provides great wind protection and doesn't get in the way off road.

I would recommend to anyone looking for an upgraded windshield for me resistance.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:45 PM   #4030
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How stable is that windscreen setup at 60-70 mph ? Does it shake around or is it stable?
Also how tall are you and are you getting clean air ?
This is from a few pages back. Today I did 540 mostly freeway miles on the bike. The windshield worked great, even at 60-70 miles an hour. The laminar lip addition from MRA continues to be very solid.

And the Sargent seat is the greatest.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:39 PM   #4031
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Doing the Doo. (Doing the Doo. (Balancer Idle Lever & Spring upgrade)

Doing the Doo. (KLR650 Balancer Idle Lever & Spring upgrade)
Just a quick report for those KLR riders who may be as mechanically disinclined as I am. (That’s right: Put me in round room with 5 metal washers; I’ll lose two and break the rest.)


I have about 1,100 miles on my 2011 Kawasaki KLR 650 and wanted to upgrade the balancer idle lever & spring (AKA: the Eagle Mike doohickey upgrade) before there was a problem. As you might’ve read, these issues have plagued KLRs for years yet Kawasaki has yet to stand up and implement a fix. Leave that up to a local boy, San Diego’s Eagle Mike (Eagle Mfg.) who fabricates and sells KLR stuff that Kawasaki should be using in their stock bikes. But I digress…


I acquired new Eagle Mike doohickey and Thermo-Bob kits from a local rider who sold his KLR before he could install them. You may buy the kits on-line or from Eagle Mike’s shop.


Anyhow, even though there is plenty of information about the installation process, to include the special tools that are required, I decided to have someone else do the work. I contacted Eagle Mike directly who recommended his friend and fellow gearhead Mike Sorchy who runs a high performance bike outfit (Epic Power) in the San Diego area. This meant I didn’t have to purchase or borrow the special tools required for the process (even though the local SDAR guys offered to give them to me at no cost).

Mike had not previously done the doohickey upgrade (http://www.eaglemike.com/Basic-lever-kit-basic-doohickey-kit-blk.htm) on a KLR so, in consultation with Eagle Mike, he estimated he could complete the work in under three hours. And that included the Thermo-bob kit (http://shop.watt-man.com/Thermo-Bob-for-KLR650-2008-and-NEWER-TB8.htm) and an oil/filter change. How could I pass up that deal?

I dropped my bike off with Mike @ Epic Power on Monday and picked it up on Thursday. I was charged under 3 hours of labor for the entire job. If you only want the doohickey work done, it will be less.

NOTE: It appears that Mike Sorchy will be doing a lot more of these jobs as the greater San Diego area is chock full of numbskulls like me.

Anyhow, contact me if I can provide any info on the process, or contact either Mike directly. If you're in the SD area and want this work done, here’s the contact info for Mike Sorchy:

Mike Sorchy/Epic Power
1145 Greenfield Dr. Suite H
El Cajon, CA 92021
O: (619) 356-3742
Mike.EpicPower@gmail.com

Useful links:
Watt-man.com
http://www.eagle-m-e.com/
eaglemike.com

Videos and step-by-step instructions can easily be located all over the I-net.

Take care, KLRistas!
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:07 PM   #4032
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FCR 37 MX Carb w/ T-4 slip on. Good throttle response and torque.

Main Fuel: 170
Pilot Fuel: 42
Start Jet: 72
Leak Jet: 60
Pilot air: 75
Main air: 200
OBELP Needle 5th clip.
Has QuickShot2 installed as well.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:11 PM   #4033
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FCR 37 MX Carb w/ T-4 slip on. Good throttle response and torque.

Main Fuel: 170
Pilot Fuel: 42
Start Jet: 72
Leak Jet: 60
Pilot air: 75
Main air: 200
OBELP Needle 5th clip.
Has QuickShot2 installed as well.
What kind of seat? Is it comfy?
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:55 PM   #4034
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What kind of seat? Is it comfy?
Don't know what it is. It's okay. It came out of my friend's garage. Seems to just be a shaved down stock seat. Its old.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:36 PM   #4035
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been awhile since I posted in this thread, glad to see ya'll gettin it done ! No mods other than a 685 for me this year, spending most my money on riding gear, like the new darien pants and the hennesey hammock I just sprung for. I did mod the fairing on my '02 last year, works really good on the slab for wind and rain protection, far enough forward I don't worry about smacking my face into off road..
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