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Old 03-22-2013, 09:17 PM   #4171
Wansfel
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I carry about a 12 inch crescent wrench and I also run a 16 and carry a 14 and 15, but the only place I would consider using the smaller sprockets is in a true single track or extreme 4X4 trail where I have to go extremely slow due to BIG rocks etc. Never seen the standard backwoods road yet that the 16 couldn't handle.

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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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Old 03-23-2013, 01:01 AM   #4172
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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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Men say the "stock" setting is inordinately fuel-lean, in consideration of emissions testing. Clymer lists "1-3/8 turns" out as standard; however, I doubt this setting is optimal.

Many, doubtless, might differ, but . . . 1.75 turns out works for my neo-stock Generation 1 KLR650; slide drilled 7/64" and one # 4 washer shimming needle (as in, "22-cent mod").

And, as always, . . . YMMV!

BTW, I believe the fuel screw dominates the air/fuel mixture around idle, and is significant only up to 1/4 throttle, but--some believe its influence remains a major one across the entire rpm spectrum, "from DC to daylight!"

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Old 03-23-2013, 04:20 AM   #4173
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This page is good background info: http://www.gadgetjq.com/keihin_carb.htm

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Old 03-23-2013, 04:25 AM   #4174
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Yesterday my I asked my mechanic to install the Thermbob and check valves. Three of the valves were out of spec and the bike has 4,200 miles.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:01 AM   #4175
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That's normal for the 4K checkup, now they will be fine for 3 times that far as long as your mechanic does his job right.... If you ride in cold/cool weather a Thermo Bob is a wonderful thing.....
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:18 AM   #4176
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This page is good background info: http://www.gadgetjq.com/keihin_carb.htm

Excellent diagram!


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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.
I just use the one of my MotionPro spoons like this.
27mm, under 10"long and 3.5oz
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:45 AM   #4177
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Do you think the #4 washer and drilling the hole will hurt fuel milage? I am going to need every penny I can save on this trip and would hate to loose MPG.

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Men say the "stock" setting is inordinately fuel-lean, in consideration of emissions testing. Clymer lists "1-3/8 turns" out as standard; however, I doubt this setting is optimal.

Many, doubtless, might differ, but . . . 1.75 turns out works for my neo-stock Generation 1 KLR650; slide drilled 7/64" and one # 4 washer shimming needle (as in, "22-cent mod").

And, as always, . . . YMMV!

BTW, I believe the fuel screw dominates the air/fuel mixture around idle, and is significant only up to 1/4 throttle, but--some believe its influence remains a major one across the entire rpm spectrum, "from DC to daylight!"
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:39 AM   #4178
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What's a Thermobob and what are the benefits of it
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:18 AM   #4179
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It's a bypass for the cooling system. It bypasses the radiator until water comes to temp. In cool temps water never gets to operating temps when at speed causing alot of thermal cycling. Theory is reducing this cycling will extend engine life by avoiding cylinder warpage and wear....
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:22 AM   #4180
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As Brian noted, if you ride in cooler weather, it really helps to warm the bike up properly and quickly.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:21 AM   #4181
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Cool. Thanks for the info, guys.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:15 PM   #4182
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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
Im guessing you changed the springs. How much work was involved in the rest of the swap? Did you use the klr triples? It looks like the forks have more length and rake or is that just the camera?
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:34 PM   #4183
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I have an '09. My kids got me a RAM mount for my Garmin. Can someone post up a picture of the ideal handlebar mounting location? Cables, wire, instumentation and etc are all in the way.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:04 PM   #4184
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Here is where I mounted mine.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:51 PM   #4185
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I generally put my GPS on the clutch side of the handlebars, similar to Brian's setup.



Puts it a little closer to your face (easier to see), and a bit easier to mess with on the road.
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