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Old 08-19-2012, 06:21 PM   #3481
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simple and stupid but makes me happy.

the old wellnuts were toast, so i tried the hardware stores version and the thread pitch was wrong. so i went back to cycle gear and grabbed a pack of these.



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Old 08-19-2012, 06:38 PM   #3482
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simple and stupid but makes me happy.

the old wellnuts were toast, so i tried the hardware stores version and the thread pitch was wrong. so i went back to cycle gear and grabbed a pack of these.



Nice. Kind of looks medieval like.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #3483
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Nice. Kind of looks medieval like.
Looks like it could hurt you in a bad tumble.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:01 PM   #3484
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Looks like it could hurt you in a bad tumble.
if im on that side of the bike then i deserve it.

and since its the zombie trooper, i thought it to be appropriate.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:33 PM   #3485
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its way too clean and shiny to be a zombie trooper. you need to darken and flatten it up
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:25 PM   #3486
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Looks like it could hurt you in a bad tumble.
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if im on that side of the bike then i deserve it.

Love it!
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:55 AM   #3487
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Here's an interesting thread that I just ran across that would seem to have good applicability to the KLR.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=335944

In short: The pre-08 IMS tanks have a stupid design that allows about 1/2 gallon of fuel to remain in the tank after running dry on a standard set up. This would be of interest to distance riders who worry about the range of the bike.

So, how would you get that extra little bit out of there? This would seem like a good solution.

Adapt and install a vacuum operated fuel pump, either the Walbro or the Mikuni, of the appropriate size.
http://www.mikuni.com/c-fuel_pumps.html
http://www.walbro.com/brochurefiles/...l%202-9-05.pdf

Here's how I think it could be done without too much time, effort, and/or cost (and, may do it in the future).

Plumb onto the carburetor vacuum port used for the petcock. Replacing the petcock with the Yamaha non vacuum operated one or mod the stock one to no longer be vacuum operated. Take the straw from the "on" position draw tube and put some fuel line onto it and then put the end onto the bottom of the right side tank lobe. That would draw all of the fuel from the right side and use the remaining fuel from the left side as the reserve. To get real tricky, you could machine duel draw tubes like the guy did in the KLX thread, using a fuel line routed into the bottom of the left side tank lobe or rig a second draw tube.

Anyway, just a thought for the collective.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:03 AM   #3488
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Here's an interesting thread that I just ran across that would seem to have good applicability to the KLR.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=335944

In short: The pre-08 IMS tanks have a stupid design that allows about 1/2 gallon of fuel to remain in the tank after running dry on a standard set up. This would be of interest to distance riders who worry about the range of the bike.

So, how would you get that extra little bit out of there? This would seem like a good solution.

Adapt and install a vacuum operated fuel pump, either the Walbro or the Mikuni, of the appropriate size.
http://www.mikuni.com/c-fuel_pumps.html
http://www.walbro.com/brochurefiles/...l%202-9-05.pdf

Here's how I think it could be done without too much time, effort, and/or cost (and, may do it in the future).

Plumb onto the carburetor vacuum port used for the petcock. Replacing the petcock with the Yamaha non vacuum operated one or mod the stock one to no longer be vacuum operated. Take the straw from the "on" position draw tube and put some fuel line onto it and then put the end onto the bottom of the right side tank lobe. That would draw all of the fuel from the right side and use the remaining fuel from the left side as the reserve. To get real tricky, you could machine duel draw tubes like the guy did in the KLX thread, using a fuel line routed into the bottom of the left side tank lobe or rig a second draw tube.

Anyway, just a thought for the collective.
ANother option would be to lean the bike to the right side while popping a wheelie...
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:10 AM   #3489
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Clever kawadad.

FWIW: There is a fairly popular mod for the stock tank that better drains the left side, but I don't remember the details.

I need to do something because when I run around town, I run down to the reserve tank to notify me that the normal tank is empty. I almost had to tip her over to get a little gas one day.

If someone made a cheap fuel indicator I'd be all over that.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:30 AM   #3490
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If someone made a cheap fuel indicator I'd be all over that.
They do! It even has a reset knob.


That's mine saying I've got about 20 - 40 miles to go before I hit reserve.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:21 PM   #3491
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Here's an interesting thread that I just ran across that would seem to have good applicability to the KLR.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=335944

In short: The pre-08 IMS tanks have a stupid design that allows about 1/2 gallon of fuel to remain in the tank after running dry on a standard set up. This would be of interest to distance riders who worry about the range of the bike.

So, how would you get that extra little bit out of there? This would seem like a good solution.

Adapt and install a vacuum operated fuel pump, either the Walbro or the Mikuni, of the appropriate size.
http://www.mikuni.com/c-fuel_pumps.html
http://www.walbro.com/brochurefiles/...l%202-9-05.pdf

Here's how I think it could be done without too much time, effort, and/or cost (and, may do it in the future).

Plumb onto the carburetor vacuum port used for the petcock. Replacing the petcock with the Yamaha non vacuum operated one or mod the stock one to no longer be vacuum operated. Take the straw from the "on" position draw tube and put some fuel line onto it and then put the end onto the bottom of the right side tank lobe. That would draw all of the fuel from the right side and use the remaining fuel from the left side as the reserve. To get real tricky, you could machine duel draw tubes like the guy did in the KLX thread, using a fuel line routed into the bottom of the left side tank lobe or rig a second draw tube.

Anyway, just a thought for the collective.
There is nothing like half a gallon in there. My old IMS took 7.2 gallons the first time I filled it. On a couple of occasions I have run it down to where it took 7.1 gal. to fill it. Even allowing for differences in pumps, and for the possibility that the tank may have stretched, so that it now takes more than 7.2 gallons, i don't think there is enough inaccessible fuel in there to warrant any effort or expense at all. My KLR does not get particularly good mileage if the claims of others are to be believed. Even so, I can easily top 300 mi. on a tank in most conditions.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:29 PM   #3492
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I like the reserve reserve. Gives me two chances to get to the nearest fuel. I just lay her down to get the last leeetle bit.... pretty simple really.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:47 AM   #3493
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There is nothing like half a gallon in there. My old IMS took 7.2 gallons the first time I filled it. On a couple of occasions I have run it down to where it took 7.1 gal. to fill it. Even allowing for differences in pumps, and for the possibility that the tank may have stretched, so that it now takes more than 7.2 gallons, i don't think there is enough inaccessible fuel in there to warrant any effort or expense at all. My KLR does not get particularly good mileage if the claims of others are to be believed. Even so, I can easily top 300 mi. on a tank in most conditions.
Sure looks like around 1/2 gallon or so. You've got my curiosity up, so I'll measure it and then post the results.

I must be twisting the go handle too much, but I'm onto reserve at around 200 miles or so. Which is what go me thinking in the first place.



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I like the reserve reserve. Gives me two chances to get to the nearest fuel. I just lay her down to get the last leeetle bit.... pretty simple really.
Leaning over an unloaded bike is easy enough and what I've done before, but my idea was for the loaded up explorer who might be in the middle of BFE with a ton of gear and no gas stops in sight.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:58 PM   #3494
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Leaning over an unloaded bike is easy enough and what I've done before, but my idea was for the loaded up explorer who might be in the middle of BFE with a ton of gear and no gas stops in sight.
HaHa.... Desiree' is almost always fully loaded......
I justs picks her ups...... aaaand now when I'm in Bum F*** Egypt I have a kickstarter too
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:54 PM   #3495
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Kawidad,

Cool idea, if I get around to doing the Hurricane mod, I will think about that one. I have had the 7.5, 8, whatever gallon IMS tank for about 10 tanks now.... I think. Since getting the tank I have always felt the need to stop before I hit reserve, may be it is just habit. Saying that I "felt it was getting low" once, before reserve hit and put in 7.3 gallons. I was amazed
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