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Old 05-24-2013, 11:26 AM   #2716
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Finally end of the modifications from dual sport to supermoto



We still need to replace the headlight, decals, and few things.

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Old 05-24-2013, 12:07 PM   #2717
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Filled to the front fork the engine oil 5W40. This is good and cheaper.
In the rear shock is filled Dexron 3. It is cheap and good. Next time I will fill 5W40 there.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:20 PM   #2718
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Reconfigured rear shock "pyramid" (the assembly of plates) for my weight with a backpack (about 110 kg)) for compression ( absorber squeeze phase ). Made a "pyramid" is more simple in shape (almost cone than, at the beginning.) Meaning - to make a "pyramid" harder to load. The result is better for me.
http://www.shimrestackor.com/index.htm

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Old 05-26-2013, 03:59 AM   #2719
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Here picture of two KLX :)



And picture of me and my KLX 650 C



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Old 05-26-2013, 05:03 AM   #2720
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Interesting idea, but how do you envision getting the bearings between the lobes?
You dont, you put the bearings on the end of the cams. One on each end and mill out a channel to take out the original cam tunnel. Blocks of alloy will have to be welded in to the head at each end to except the roller bearings. two steel adapters will need to be machined and pressed into the cams from both ends to take the bearings.
No its not been done before, but dont forget who I am. I did fit a "C" model crank into an "R" model engine before and made it electric start.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:08 AM   #2721
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Here picture of two KLX :)



And picture of me and my KLX 650 C
Twins ayyy.

Well heres my two.



Check mate.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:38 AM   #2722
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Hi all!

I'm new to this enduro bike lark, an I'm hopefully going to pick up a 1997 klx650 on Tuesday!

I've a couple of questions if you'd help...
Firstly, the cam chain adjuster mod (doohickey?). How can I tell its been done to the bike?
Secondly, what other known issues are there to look out for? The bike I'm looking at looks to be mint, but any pointers would be brilliant.
Lastly, I've seen a lot with a more 'mx' style back end ( pointy rather than curved). What rear panels if any will fit onto these bikes?

I look forwards to becoming a KLX owner and getting some mud under its tyres :)

Cheers
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:55 AM   #2723
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Firstly, the cam chain adjuster mod (doohickey?). How can I tell its been done to the bike?
Ben-

Totally different engine than our KLR brevvren--no 'doo to do!

Only real problem with these bikes I've seen is that people here will convince you to spend lots of $$$ farkling them.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:06 AM   #2724
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Totally different engine than our KLR brevvren--no 'doo to do!

Only real problem with these bikes I've seen is that people here will convince you to spend lots of $$$ farkling them.
Well, that answers, in part, the question I was going to ask.

Forgive me for not having read through the entire thread, but it's a little lengthy. But I'm curious just what the differences between a KLR and a KLX are. If there's no doo-hickey, I assume that means there's no counter-balancer on the KLX. Of course the fairings are different. What else distinguishes a KLX from a KLR?
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:32 AM   #2725
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It has a gear driven balancer. The KLR and KLX are different bikes. It would be easier to tell you what is the same, which is not much.

Different engines, frame, suspension, brakes, etc,etc,etc. You don't say wether you have the dirt R version or dual sport C version. There are differences there too, but that would require an extra etc.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:54 AM   #2726
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It is a C that I am looking at. almost perfect condition with a 'performance' exhaust. That's a relief there's no doohickey thingy to worry about though :)
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:21 AM   #2727
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You might find this interesting: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=889914
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:12 PM   #2728
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cheers mate! that's my dad's thread lol didn't realise he'd opened one for me :)
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:48 AM   #2729
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You dont, you put the bearings on the end of the cams. One on each end and mill out a channel to take out the original cam tunnel. Blocks of alloy will have to be welded in to the head at each end to except the roller bearings. two steel adapters will need to be machined and pressed into the cams from both ends to take the bearings.
No its not been done before, but dont forget who I am. I did fit a "C" model crank into an "R" model engine before and made it electric start.
Cheers Fogo.

ps, dont worry I will keep you in the loop.
I am usually not a naysayer to this sort of work (mine is a "C" framed "R", and I made an SV cammed DL once), but are you sure there is room in the head ?

Have you thought about split bearings?

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Old 05-28-2013, 05:57 AM   #2730
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KLX Sputtering, backfiring

Melp me my bro-tha’s.

1994 KLX650C, been sitting for several years. Rebuilt the carb and generally cleaned the whole thing up. Got it to start and run, actually rode it for about 5 minutes; fast. But I had to put her up because I’m waiting on a replacement O ring for the float bowl, and she’s leaking gas bad.

Anyhow, it takes a little cranking and then she fires. When cold, she sputters, occasionally backfires, and doesn’t really want to idle. As she warms up, she smooths out, eventually idling on her own.

For the cold and idle part, I assume it’s an air fuel mixture thing and I just need to adjust the pilot screw and find the “sweet spot”; am I correct? But what about the backfiring, is that carb related also?
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