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Old 05-18-2012, 09:05 AM   #2941
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Anybody using Rox risers for the KLR, the 2" rise one's from happy trail.com? If so, will the stock cables work with the risers? Thanks all!
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:42 AM   #2942
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Anybody using Rox risers for the KLR, the 2" rise one's from happy trail.com? If so, will the stock cables work with the risers? Thanks all!
I have the anti-vibe rox risers and cr hi bend bars, works great! I will add that when you really get on the breaks, the handlebar moves just a smidgen. Marshmallowy not Slip/Stripy.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:45 AM   #2943
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I have the anti-vibe rox risers and cr hi bend bars, works great! I will add that when you really get on the breaks, the handlebar moves just a smidgen. Marshmallowy not Slip/Stripy.
Thanks for the reply, did the stock cables work ok, or did you need to re-route them or aquire longer cables.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:19 AM   #2944
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I've had great luck finding my 650 and 250 through CL and friends of friends. Put the word out with your friends and coworkers, get known as a guy looking for a dual sport. Both were picked up as projects, at not more than $1/cc. Have a rough budget in mind if you do pick up a basket case, you'd be surprised how quickly the cost can spiral. Don't be afraid to walk away from a KLR carcass, or call it quits and part it out if the costs accumulate. Not a lot of sense in dumping $2000 into a $1500 bike. Not sure? Throw it up here, see what the asylum says.

They do show up in the PNW, I expect you to be puttering around muttering about doohickeys before the summer is out
HAHA!

I forgot I snuck that little "I want a KLR!!! " post in this thread!

I have a thread going on the cheapest option for a DS to take me to Panama and back. DR's are top of the list but I find KLRs to be significantly more affordable, in my neck of the woods at least. $2500 is probably close to the max I can spend on the bike and prep (for the bike). I've got gear and equipment, etc...

I've spotted a '94 that is only a $120 dollar plane ticket from here. I'm waiting to hear back on the mileage but it is well farkled (progressive springs, vapor dash, FMF exhaust, new brake pads and stainless lines, doohickey, etc...) He's asking 1,850 but I may jump on it if I can get it for 1,500 (and the mileage is not outrageous). I just might be muttering about doohickeys by Summers end!!!

Edit: Just heard back --- its got almost 40,000mi on it. Thoughts?
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:50 PM   #2945
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Edit: Just heard back --- its got almost 40,000mi on it. Thoughts?
Rode with a partner a couple of weeks ago (Southern Appalachians Tour) who rode his '08 with 40,000 + miles; sournd as a dollar and runs like the wind. His round-trip mileage total on this excursion was over 3,000 miles. The mileage alone wouldn't be a deal-braker for me; YMMV.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:47 PM   #2946
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My 08 has 42000 on it and still running strong.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:27 PM   #2947
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my '96 has 33,000 on it and is WAY sounder than a dollar
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:16 PM   #2948
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my '96 has 33,000 on it and is WAY sounder than a dollar
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:13 PM   #2949
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Well I finally got my FCR carb in and running! No frame cutting involved. I did do a SLIGHT amount of grinding of a bolt on top of the carb. I do have two issues right now though: since my carb has a leak jet adjuster, it making contact with the oem header. might try an after-market header, or try bending mine. Also, I have a little bog if I really mash the throttle to WOT. So far I love this thing, it starts instantly, and its fast! I also have a rebuilt head and a 688 piston in it.


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Old 05-18-2012, 08:01 PM   #2950
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Now that's a GREAT looking KLR!!!
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #2951
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Nice bike man. So Lake Arrowhead? I grew up in Crestline, never owned a bike when I lived there but looking back in it, I fucked up. YOu long time Local?




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Old 05-18-2012, 11:55 PM   #2952
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[QUOTE=Snirt-MT;18720259]Nice bike man. So Lake Arrowhead? I grew up in Crestline, never owned a bike when I lived there but looking back in it, I fucked up. YOu long time Local?



Cheers! Yup, you messed up, haha. There are ton of trails around here. I was born and raised up here.....spent about 5 years away and now Im here for good.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:52 AM   #2953
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Also, I have a little bog if I really mash the throttle to WOT. So far I love this thing, it starts instantly, and its fast! I also have a rebuilt head and a 688 piston in it.
I have a wr450 which had a bit of a bog when the fcr was snapped open too quickly.
I made a massive improvement to it by putting an o-ring over the accelerator pump linkage

this is not my video and I only used a single o-ring

if you are on an off the gas a lot this mod will make your mileage take a big dive - but its worth it

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Old 05-19-2012, 05:50 AM   #2954
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Well I finally got my FCR carb in and running! No frame cutting involved. I did do a SLIGHT amount of grinding of a bolt on top of the carb. I do have two issues right now though: since my carb has a leak jet adjuster, it making contact with the oem header. might try an after-market header, or try bending mine. Also, I have a little bog if I really mash the throttle to WOT. So far I love this thing, it starts instantly, and its fast! I also have a rebuilt head and a 688 piston in it.



I like what you've done. Very similar to what I've done to mine.

Can you give us more details about the carb and set up?

Also, the bog might also be cured by changing the air bleed jet. My WR400 with a newer style 450 carb had a horrible bog that I cured by putting in a bigger air jet. (The jet next to the pilot jet, in case my terminology is incorrect)
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:56 AM   #2955
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Putting the o-ring around the AP was the original way, now the best way is to wire tie them together. Made a big difference on my 2 past pumpers.
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