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Old 03-23-2013, 07:01 PM   #4186
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:28 PM   #4187
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:47 PM   #4188
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:51 PM   #4189
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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?
Here ya go... the swap in it's early stages before the HighWayDirtBike stuff, over at KLRWorld.
http://klrworld.com/forums/suspensio...itty/#lastPost

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Old 03-23-2013, 11:09 PM   #4190
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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.
Drilling the slide only affects throttle response; shimming the needle fuel-enriches mid-range operation . . .in my experience, any change in fuel efficiency appears marginal; if your budget depends upon a couple of miles-per-gallon around 50, you might consider whether you can afford the trip and bike at all.

Even adjusting the fuel screw out affects fuel mileage, be it ever so slightly.

That said, nothing wrong with running the carb bone stock, IMHO; my riding partner approaches 55,000 miles on his '08, totally satisfied with his carburetor as it came from the factory.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:21 AM   #4191
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I just got myself on the list to have a Renazco seat done up for my bike
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:55 AM   #4192
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I just got myself on the list to have a Renazco seat done up for my bike
Post pics when it's done?
What's it cost?
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:09 PM   #4193
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Somewhere between $300-$400 depending on options, full custom job.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:31 PM   #4194
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As Brian noted, if you ride in cooler weather, it really helps to warm the bike up properly and quickly.
Is the thermobob a huge (or much of) a detriment if I plan on riding in WARM weather? I live in central oregon, but want to spend a bunch of time in Mexico, slow speeds and hot weather, high rpms. (secondary, sandy, etc.)

thoughts?
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:16 PM   #4195
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No difference good or bad in warm/hot weather...
Lets get this straight. Some people (I received a PM) see no advantage to the T-Bob, fair enough. I don't think there is enough empirical evidence one way or the other on its effectiveness. I do know that riding in my area in cool/cold weather the water never gets to operating temperature. Where I come from an engine that does not come to temp or cycles back and forth from cold to hot/ warm is cause for wear, especially in the cylinder and rings which rely on a nominal temp to do their job effectively.
The KLR has done it's job effectively for decades without a T-Bob but does that mean it cannot be improved by installing one? The choice is yours to make. I know I feel more comfortable seeing and knowing my bike comes to temp quickly no matter the outside temperature and stays there.

The choice is yours....
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:39 AM   #4196
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Mounting a GPS

While we were on the topic of GPS mounting, I just recently got myself a cheap little Garmin Nuvi. I am making myself a plastic dash and I would like to mount it to that in the middle. Any recommendations on how to do this? It just comes with the suction cup mount but obviously that won't hold. I was thinking maybe just drill the suction cup to the dash.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:56 AM   #4197
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While we were on the topic of GPS mounting, I just recently got myself a cheap little Garmin Nuvi. I am making myself a plastic dash and I would like to mount it to that in the middle. Any recommendations on how to do this? It just comes with the suction cup mount but obviously that won't hold. I was thinking maybe just drill the suction cup to the dash.
I believe you'll find the vibration to be too bad for viewing the screen if you do this... I remember Parepin trying to mount his to the fairing with no luck, I also tried in 2010 on an Alaska trip and had too many vibes. On my aftermarket Lynx fairing I have pulled it off, keeping the unit flat against the dash. (though still not as clear as a handlebar mount)
So if you are going to try it... I'd say keep it close and flat to the dash using no arms or mounts that would amplify vibration. A Ram mount off the left handlebar works really well.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:40 AM   #4198
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I believe you'll find the vibration to be too bad for viewing the screen if you do this... I remember Parepin trying to mount his to the fairing with no luck, I also tried in 2010 on an Alaska trip and had too many vibes. On my aftermarket Lynx fairing I have pulled it off, keeping the unit flat against the dash. (though still not as clear as a handlebar mount)
So if you are going to try it... I'd say keep it close and flat to the dash using no arms or mounts that would amplify vibration. A Ram mount off the left handlebar works really well.
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I didn't think of that. Very well then, bar mount it is! I suppose RAM mount is the way to go?
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:02 AM   #4199
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I didn't think of that. Very well then, bar mount it is! I suppose RAM mount is the way to go?

the RAM mount on the left-hand bar of my KLR has been forcibly introduced to the planet on a number of occasions. . . . . . I've adjusted it tight enouigh that it doesn wander during normal riding, but loose enough that I CAN move it by hand, if I try . . . . . .
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:27 PM   #4200
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I didn't think of that. Very well then, bar mount it is! I suppose RAM mount is the way to go?
Indeed ! I happen to have a spare or two lying around as well if your interested. Just let me know.
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