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Old 03-21-2013, 09:31 AM   #4156
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Jettn Jim,

What's that front brake setup? I've never seen that before.
I *think* it's the stock brake setup on a 08+ KLR650, just the bike is so farkled and customed out it's hard to tell.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:11 AM   #4157
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Yeah! that looks good. That's the look I want right there. So NB you say? as in.. New Brunswick?
Yes, Dalhousie, NB was the base of our Gaspe "off the beaten path" ride last August:

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Old 03-21-2013, 11:25 AM   #4158
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Yes, Dalhousie, NB was the base of our Gaspe "off the beaten path" ride last August:

Awwwwwwwwsome!

I was in NB doing army training two years ago and that's when I fell in love with the east coast. We drove to Halifax when we were on leave and I just loved everything about the East. That's why I'm taking my bike out there this summer :) going all the way to St. John's and back
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:31 AM   #4159
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Jettn Jim,

What's that front brake setup? I've never seen that before.
Hey Bradley and Adam,
It's a stock DRZ400 brake 'cause Des' is sport'n DRZ forks.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:26 AM   #4160
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Hey Bradley and Adam,
It's a stock DRZ400 brake 'cause Des' is sport'n DRZ forks.
How well does it work?
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:13 PM   #4161
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:56 PM   #4162
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Klr questions

I hope this the correct forum to post questions.

I have searched the web and get too much different info.

I am riding my2006 Klr with 8000 miles on it to panama and back from florida. It will be like 8000 miles round trip.

How long do chains last and how do I know if mine is toast?
I have a new one but was thinking of takng it as a spare.

Also I just installed a new 16 tooth cs and now the chain rubs on the chain guard. I double checked and the wheel is even per the swing arm notches.

Do 2006 Klr s need shims or do I need to flip the cs so the sprocket edge or shim is on the inside?

Also I was hoping to change cs to a 15 or 14 in the slower countries but it was so hard in my garage how do you guys do it on the trail?

Thanks

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Old 03-22-2013, 04:09 PM   #4163
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I hope this the correct forum to post questions.

I have searched the web and get too much different info.

I am riding my2006 Klr with 8000 miles on it to panama and back from florida. It will be like 8000 miles round trip.

How long do chains last and how do I know if mine is toast?
I have a new one but was thinking of takng it as a spare.

Also I just installed a new 16 tooth cs and now the chain rubs on the chain guard. I double checked and the wheel is even per the swing arm notches.

Do 2006 Klr s need shims or do I need to flip the cs so the sprocket edge or shim is on the inside?

Also I was hoping to change cs to a 15 or 14 in the slower countries but it was so hard in my garage how do you guys do it on the trail?

Thanks

Blake

If your stock chain has been well looked after, you could be OK. I changed out my stock at 20K before a 4K trip.

A new good quality chain should easily last you 20k miles if you clean it and keep it lubricated on black top.

When the chain starts to streach and you have to keep on adjusting its tension then it is going out.

Sometimes the chain guard gets bent - it should be OK with the 16t.

I have done Mexico 4X on a 16t without issue.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:56 PM   #4164
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I hope this the correct forum to post questions.

I have searched the web and get too much different info.

I am riding my2006 Klr with 8000 miles on it to panama and back from florida. It will be like 8000 miles round trip.

How long do chains last and how do I know if mine is toast?
I have a new one but was thinking of takng it as a spare.

Also I just installed a new 16 tooth cs and now the chain rubs on the chain guard. I double checked and the wheel is even per the swing arm notches.

Do 2006 Klr s need shims or do I need to flip the cs so the sprocket edge or shim is on the inside?

Also I was hoping to change cs to a 15 or 14 in the slower countries but it was so hard in my garage how do you guys do it on the trail?

Thanks

Blake
Those notches aren't the most accurate things... I'd do some measuring to make sure she's center.
Not saying that's your prob, but it's good to make sure your CENTERED> Ya want that wheel running true.
I put the larger flat to the inside, but also flip them around to gain mileage too... so that throws that out the window.
Also I use my short MotionPro combo spoon/ wrench, lay it against the case or footpeg and use the torque of the rear wheel (I grab it and turn) to tighten my CS sprocket nut. NO where near 72ftlbs but works juuuust fine.
I get about 12,000mi out of a chain running alot of dirt and using WD-40.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:58 PM   #4165
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How well does it work?
Makes her the bike I want... no more noodle forks! Had Intiminators in the stockers with a brace for 30,000mi or so, that made them way better than stock. This is just waaay better than that. For what I do. YRMV
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:14 PM   #4166
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Makes her the bike I want... no more noodle forks! Had Intiminators in the stockers with a brace for 30,000mi or so, that made them way better than stock. This is just waaay better than that. For what I do. YRMV
Hey Jim, what are you doing hanging out over here in thumpers, you haven't given us an update in days on your ride report !!!
Now get crackin, I mean writing !! Lol !!
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:28 PM   #4167
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Mikuni VM38

Replaced CVK with a Mikuni VM38 direct pull carb and throttle/cable...report link plus:

Replaced counter shaft seal/o-ring/collar, repaired stripped drain plug, new low profile magnetic drain plug, flashing brake module, LED drving lights/dimmer, hour meter, checked valves. Ready for summer trips.



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Old 03-22-2013, 09:18 PM   #4168
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Replaced CVK with a Mikuni VM38 direct pull carb and throttle/cable...report link plus:

Replaced counter shaft seal/o-ring/collar, repaired stripped drain plug, new low profile magnetic drain plug, flashing brake module, LED drving lights/dimmer, hour meter, checked valves. Ready for summer trips.



Haha Fred and I have been talking alot about this and I am waiting on one of his Mikuni kits as we speak. As well as picking up and installing an O2 Sensor from him.
Glad to hear of your success! I tried to log on over on his site to share my KLR600 transmission swap info but got hung up... Again VERY niiice job.


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Hey Jim, what are you doing hanging out over here in thumpers, you haven't given us an update in days on your ride report !!!
Now get crackin, I mean writing !! Lol !!
Aaah man ya got me.. I'm back to work on it 2mro! It is a JOB ya know...hahaha. 5-6hrs each post, 3-4hrs if I'm lucky. But I do love re-living it and sharing all the pics and thoughts.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:02 PM   #4169
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Thanks Guys,

I will leave the stock chain on for now and pack the spare.
I will flip the front sprocket and see if that helps with the rubbing of the chain.

So you guys pack a longish lever to remove and re install the CS nut?

I know I want the 16 for the interstate and the 14 or 15 for central america back roads.


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Those notches aren't the most accurate things... I'd do some measuring to make sure she's center.
Not saying that's your prob, but it's good to make sure your CENTERED> Ya want that wheel running true.
I put the larger flat to the inside, but also flip them around to gain mileage too... so that throws that out the window.
Also I use my short MotionPro combo spoon/ wrench, lay it against the case or footpeg and use the torque of the rear wheel (I grab it and turn) to tighten my CS sprocket nut. NO where near 72ftlbs but works juuuust fine.
I get about 12,000mi out of a chain running alot of dirt and using WD-40.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:05 PM   #4170
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Air Screw for KLR stock

Hi guys I drilled out my carb air screw plug and the screw was less than 1/4 turns out.

I turned it to 1 full turn out and now it can start with no choke, and can wheelie without popping the clutch.


My question is what setting should the screw at for a stock bike with 8000 miles, stock, needle setting, stock air fileter, stock pipe.

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