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Old 09-14-2006, 03:59 PM   #151
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i read alot of people lowering their bikes, but does anyone know of someone making it taller??
Eagle Mike makes raising links too. Arrowhead sells them.
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:03 PM   #152
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OK...all you guys who have drilled out the slider in the carb to 7/64ths and put the 2 shims under your needle.....what did it do to your miles per gallon rating???? and was it worth it?? Also did you mod the airbox too???
I am very interested in doing this mod but don't want to kill my mileage to the point that I have to stop at everyother gas station!! lol

Can someone please chime in and help a newbie out? thanks!!
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:17 PM   #153
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Yeah, I read the info about the Cycle Burro, wish they were still made. I need to fab a hitch for my KLR.
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:44 PM   #154
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OK...all you guys who have drilled out the slider in the carb to 7/64ths and put the 2 shims under your needle.....what did it do to your miles per gallon rating???? and was it worth it?? Also did you mod the airbox too???
I am very interested in doing this mod but don't want to kill my mileage to the point that I have to stop at everyother gas station!! lol

Can someone please chime in and help a newbie out? thanks!!
I have never heard of anyone having negative mpg's as a result. I did the mods to the carb, removed the snorkle. did not cut open the air box. and I did drill the slide. I think if I had to do it again, I would shim the needle, remove the snorkle. then ride..... if need be then drill the slide.

the most important thing you can do is open the pilot screw. start somewhere between 1.75 and 2.0 turns out from fully seated.

these simple mods will take care of any surging and lean spots in the power band.

good luck.
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Old 09-15-2006, 04:52 AM   #155
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Klr650 Raising Links

Hello, I'm tryng to get Raising Links for My Toy, I'm 6'2 and 240 pounds, I really need raise my Klr. May you help me with information about where to buy that links? Thanks, Robert Emeric (Caribbeanklr)
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Old 09-15-2006, 05:00 AM   #156
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I did just about everything I could to mine, except for that badass supermoto setup (holy crap that was bad ass!); Big Gun Exhaust, K&N, DynoJet, heated grips, and half of everything Dual-Star peddles; when I finally threw in the towel. Sold the '03 with 22,000 miles on it for $2475 on ebay.

I think I recouped only my upgrade investment.

But back to the topic:
Of all the crap I tweaked on the bike, the best ones were the cheapest:
-TWC fuse box relocator
-TWC fused outlet add-on (I am farkle-boy)
-Mounting the license plate higher
-Running a larger fuse for the headlights

I'm on an Uglysses now, and I'm frickin' lovin' it, but the KLR was my first, and she rocked. She went to a good home.

Carribeanklr: You want to RAISE it? Who do you think you are, Andre the Giant?
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Old 09-15-2006, 05:23 AM   #157
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Hello, I'm tryng to get Raising Links for My Toy, I'm 6'2 and 240 pounds, I really need raise my Klr. May you help me with information about where to buy that links? Thanks, Robert Emeric (Caribbeanklr)
http://www.angelfire.com/ut/moab/parts_frames.html

Go to KLR...then Suspension...you'll find them about halfway down the page.
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Old 09-17-2006, 10:38 AM   #158
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Mods

Sorry to change tyhe subject, but, does anyone know where to find the small (1-2 liter) gas cans that the guys put on there bikes.
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:00 PM   #159
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Eek D606's

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Oh yeah, my second favorite mod...

Have to be the TKC-80 tires. They are real confidence builders when you get offroad. And, the best part is they work really well on pavement too.

They are a little pricey and from what I read they don't last as long as other tires. But, I've got about 2000 miles on them so far and I think they should go for another 1500-2000 miles. I'll buy them again when the time comes for new rubber.

Others like the D-606's, but I haven't tried them. I figure I'm happy with what I've got, why experiment further?
The D606's seem to last OK, but are so goddam noisyon the pavement that I can hardly stand it!! Guess I'll try the TKC80's..........I've heard nothing but good about them. But,,,,,,what about noise on the pavement????
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Old 09-17-2006, 09:05 PM   #160
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Sorry to change tyhe subject, but, does anyone know where to find the small (1-2 liter) gas cans that the guys put on there bikes.
Maybe your thinking of a 1 gal can like a Blitz?
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Old 09-17-2006, 09:23 PM   #161
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Additions (not all shown).

Doohickey & spring
Fuse relocator kits (blade type)
Engine/Nerf Bars
Heated grips
Corbin seat (Red snake skin)
Progressive springs
SS brake line
Fork brace
Bar risers
Bark-Busters w/guards
High output headlight harness
LED tail light
GIVI hard bags (E-21)
Aluminum skid plate & master cyl. guard
Center stand
Sub-frame bolt upgrade
Tool tubes
T-Mod
Acc plug (for compressor)
Clutch switch & side-stand bypass switches
Monster tubes
Tail box




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Old 09-17-2006, 09:25 PM   #162
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Gas can

No, I've seen these on the back of aluminum panniers. There is a small shelf bracket and the can sits on it and the can is strapped to it with a velcro strap.
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Old 09-18-2006, 02:01 AM   #163
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My mods:

BigCee Drill-through subframe upgrade
BigCee shark fin
Eagle Mike's Doohickey and spring
Thumb-adjustable pilot screw
IMS footpegs
Dual-Star (DS) shifter
DS rad guard and water pump guard
DS safety oil cap
DS heavy duty rear brake lever bracket
Rear master cylinder protector
Moose bash plate
Twin-Air filter
Low profile magnetic oil drain plug
Swingarm and Uni-Trak lube job
Double sealed bearing in both wheels/hub
Galfer green/black brake pads
Stainless muffler heat shield
Speed bleeders
Carb T-mod
Heavy 550# rear shock spring
1 1/2" lowering links (because there is very little sag)
Corbin flat seat (I still use the OEM seat for trail riding)
Tall windshield
Odyssey PC545 gel battery, wiring mods
Totally Wired Cycles (TWC) headlight harness
TWC clutch/sidestand override kit
TWC fuse upgrade kit
Power line to relay-controlled fusebox behind faring, powering:
Grip heaters, dual (cigarette and Powerlet) power outlets
Other wiring for heated jacket, battery charger, Chatterbox, etc
LED tail/brake light replacement
LED light bar added
Light/horn/signal control unit with highbeam flash, push-to-cancel, headlight kill
Left mirror relocation bracket
Relocated choke lever
Handlebar risers
Renthal aluminum handlebars, gel grips
Throttle lock
Maier Deluxe Woods Pro handguards and farings
Duchin dashboard
LED tri-color voltage monitor light
Clear stick-on headlight protector (added first)
Wire headlight protector (added much later)
Progressive fork springs
Braided steel front brake line
Cut rear inner fender away, relocated license plate
Happy-Trail (HT) highway bars
HT nerf bars
HT SU luggage racks
Larger heavy-duty rear luggage deck
Lots of various mirrors tried and broken
Different turn signals tried and broken (I'm rough on the bike)
Ram-Mounts for GPS, etc
Various luggage options available
Currently running extra heavy-duty inner tubes, D606 tires
Modified mounting for the side shrouds
1" access holes for seat bolts, headlight adjust bolt (covered with 1" plastic plugs)
Side panniers always mounted (they are DS tank panniers, but I strung them under the seat)
Prevailing torque nut on the countershaft sprocket
Lots of other small things added or changed

Happy with most everything I've done to the beast. Some things weren't as useful as I had hoped, but few regrets.

When I'm ready to rebuid a new KLR for RTW travel, I'll know what works and what I need.

Cheers!
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:54 AM   #164
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The D606's seem to last OK, but are so goddam noisyon the pavement that I can hardly stand it!! Guess I'll try the TKC80's..........I've heard nothing but good about them. But,,,,,,what about noise on the pavement????
They feel and sound like amazing road tires on pavement (after the first two to five miles that is, during those it'll feel like you're on cinder blocks). Off road it'll feel like you're on your 606s after you've worn down about one third of their knobs.
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:02 PM   #165
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They feel and sound like amazing road tires on pavement (after the first two to five miles that is, during those it'll feel like you're on cinder blocks). Off road it'll feel like you're on your 606s after you've worn down about one third of their knobs.
As in "no knobbie noise"??
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