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Old 05-10-2013, 04:22 PM   #4576
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I am doing the t-bob this weekend and am thinking of replacing my hoses as part of the deal. How much work is adding? Does anyone know if there is a specific hose needed for a MC and how much would be a good length?
I installed mine in about an hour. But... I cut my original hose too short (just like they tell you not to) Went to an auto parts store and got another length of hose for ~$1.50. Just regular radiator hose (brought original piece with me to match up the size). That took 15 min of the hour total... It's lasted just over 12,000 miles so far over the winter travels. No issues

Not sure how long replacing all the hoses would take, but I doubt very long...
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:11 PM   #4577
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If you have your cig plug charging cord and a couple of jump wires you can always tap into your battery directly to make a call in a pinch,I leave my seat bolts of for easy access on the road in a emergency.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:13 PM   #4578
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On my bike i already had the quick-connect lead for the battery tender. Battery tender sells a cig lighter adapter for the battery tender lead for like 8 bucks. It doesnt get much easier than that.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:07 PM   #4579
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I'm changing to a different soft luggage system, and now the stock position rear turn signals are a bit too far forward and will interfere a bit. I've been circling the device in the garage and have come up with an option or two for relocating them further back, but was wondering what others who may have done this have come up with?

(stock turn signals mounted on the stock rear assembly, for reference)

Try this, They are aftermarket ones to suit a wr I think. They have a small off centre bolt hole on the end of the stalk. They mount on using the bolts that holds the top of the rack on. Just get a slightly longer bolt and a nyloc nut and hang them on. 4 or 5 years of crashes and haven't broken one yet. very easy mod.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:49 PM   #4580
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On my bike i already had the quick-connect lead for the battery tender. Battery tender sells a cig lighter adapter for the battery tender lead for like 8 bucks. It doesnt get much easier than that.
I like that,my kids R6 has the cord for a tender,I'll set him up so he can charge off that cord,Im a stubborn prick and usually yank tender cords off batteries cause I ride bikes instead of plugging them into a socket on the wall.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:13 PM   #4581
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Alright, I installed a thermo-bob on Saturday including a flush of the system as far as I could get and replaced it with almost 64 oz of Engine ice and now my bike seems to running hotter than ever. Ideas? I need an oil change, which is set for this week and my overflow tank is at full and there are no performance issues. My concern is that I have a 5 day off-road ride in NW Colorado in some remote high-desert areas.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:21 PM   #4582
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thermo bob isn't designed to make the bike run cooler, but hotter at a more constant temp. You should notice faster warm up times and a more constant reading on your temp gauge.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:26 PM   #4583
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thermo bob isn't designed to make the bike run cooler, but hotter at a more constant temp. You should notice faster warm up times and a more constant reading on your temp gauge.
I guess I am seeing that, it just likes to ride between just over 1/2 to sometimes over 3/4 at lights. Sounds normal?
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:31 PM   #4584
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I guess I am seeing that, it just likes to ride between just over 1/2 to sometimes over 3/4 at lights. Sounds normal?
Every year, when the weather warms up , this issue comes up.

It's normal. If the needle hits the red, that's not normal.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #4585
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I guess I am seeing that, it just likes to ride between just over 1/2 to sometimes over 3/4 at lights. Sounds normal?
i don't have one, so i can't give you a firm answer on what its supposed to show. I would assume that nothing is going to make the temp run at the same temp all the time.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:41 PM   #4586
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i don't have one, so i can't give you a firm answer on what its supposed to show. I would assume that nothing is going to make the temp run at the same temp all the time.
+1... Thermostat is hotter with TB. Will run warmer at speed and even warmer at lights. I don't have a gauge but a vapor and might climb to 225 at a long light in 100 degree weather.... No issues under 250/260.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:59 PM   #4587
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Every year, when the weather warms up , this issue comes up.

It's normal. If the needle hits the red, that's not normal.
If temps are over 110F and I'm running over 80mph I can get the needle just touching the redzone. Its never puked so I don't worry about it.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:44 PM   #4588
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Suspension upgrade

I have a question for you klr nuts, I'm considering the Moab shock and fork springs, I'm just wondering if anyone is running the Moab adventure shock??
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:21 PM   #4589
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I have a question for you klr nuts, I'm considering the Moab shock and fork springs, I'm just wondering if anyone is running the Moab adventure shock??
Excellent product and fantastic service. I talked with Rick at length about what I wanted, raising dogbones and an extra inch of travel. I think it is the best money spent on the KLR. If you can afford to do the mod you won't ever want to go back to the stock set up.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:03 AM   #4590
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I have a question for you klr nuts, I'm considering the Moab shock and fork springs, I'm just wondering if anyone is running the Moab adventure shock??
I have run the full Moab for about 40K miles. It has been back for service and upgrades (as recommended) as Rick continues to improve his product. I have no expereince with the Adventure model which does not have the damping adjustment. I personally use the damping adjustment (and pre-load) depending upon the road types and my load and consider it essential for a good ride and handling.

If you have not had or ridden with a decent damping system and not been into adjusting it, you might not be any the wiser. It is the damping system and its adjustment that I consider that makes the Moab shock a real standout. The extra money is worth it.

Anyone can add a differently rated spring, but the damping ingredients and guts is where the performance, technology and money is.

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