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Old 05-14-2013, 06:08 AM   #4591
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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?
Yes, normal. Make sure the system is properly burped and the air is out of the system. Sometimes takes a few heat cycles.

Have you ever cleaned out the external radiator fins? Over time bugs and grass can collect there. I carefully pick mine clean several times a year. Water pressure is not suggested.

Make sure that your thermoswitch and fan are also working properly. You can then ride with confidence.

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Old 05-14-2013, 06:41 AM   #4592
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I will give Rick a call today and get them coming I think, thanks for the input
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:43 AM   #4593
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I am sure Moab's are better than this, but if price is an object consider doing a rebuild of the stock shock with an upgraded spring with Top gun. I love mine and beat the crap out of it
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:18 AM   #4594
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I've all but destroyed my stock shock as I get more comfortable in the dirt, I've bottomed it out so hard that I dented my two bros pipe on the rear calliper.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:20 PM   #4595
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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??
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:50 PM   #4596
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Dash plugs

I am working on putting the dash in and was wondering what the connections are that are under the fairing/dash. I went to radio shack and got some male round connector, but they do not go in far enough. Ideas?
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:05 PM   #4597
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I am working on putting the dash in and was wondering what the connections are that are under the fairing/dash. I went to radio shack and got some male round connector, but they do not go in far enough. Ideas?
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The 2 female connectors that are connected to nothing? They were supposedly wired in for city lights on European models or something along those lines. People have used them as a power source for other items suck as a dc outlet.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:07 PM   #4598
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The 2 female connectors that are connected to nothing? They were supposedly wired in for city lights on European models or something along those lines. People have used them as a power source for other items suck as a dc outlet.
That is what I am doing for a GPS, but am hoping to find out what folk have used for the male end.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:13 PM   #4599
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That is what I am doing for a GPS, but am hoping to find out what folk have used for the male end.
ir is a standard round bullet connector...i had to trim the insulation a bit on my city light connectors to get the bullet male ends to fit. there seems to be a bit too much sticking out to allow the male end to fit all the way in.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:22 PM   #4600
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That is what I am doing for a GPS, but am hoping to find out what folk have used for the male end.
Gotcha. I guess I didn't comprehend your post completely, but you got your answer above.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:44 AM   #4601
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That is what I am doing for a GPS, but am hoping to find out what folk have used for the male end.
I didn't use connectors. I just put some shrink tubing over the wires before inserting them into the female connectors.
I then crimped the connectors over the wires, shrank the tubing and put electrical tape over it.
I had no intentions of ever disconnecting it and decided to make it somewhat permanent.
I use the outlet to power my Garmin Oregon GPS.
Works great.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:56 AM   #4602
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I didn't use connectors. I just put some shrink tubing over the wires before inserting them into the female connectors.
I then crimped the connectors over the wires, shrank the tubing and put electrical tape over it.
I had no intentions of ever disconnecting it and decided to make it somewhat permanent.
I use the outlet to power my Garmin Oregon GPS.
Works great.
I tried that with 16 gauge insulated wire and it worked, so I decide the wires are too long, so pull them out, shorten them and now no matter what I do, no juice to the port
Ideas?
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:12 AM   #4603
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I tried that with 16 gauge insulated wire and it worked, so I decide the wires are too long, so pull them out, shorten them and now no matter what I do, no juice to the port
Ideas?
Try a jumper wire to make sure no breaks in existing wire...
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:01 PM   #4604
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Doohicky Question

I have an 09 KLR and did the Eagle Mike upgrade with coil spring about 3 weeks ago. Everything went text book perfect. A week ago, I did a friends 09 KLR and again, no problems. Then this past weekend, I started getting into an 07 for the Doohicky upgrade and ran into a problem getting the rotor off. We put probably 250 ft lbs of force on the Eagle Mike puller and she stripped. The spring was intact and actually still had tension after 15,000 miles, so we called it a day and just put the new rotor bolt in, torqued it to 130 ftlbs and reassembled everything else.
Has anyone else had similar experience with the earlier KLR's getting the rotor off. I am inclined to not tackle anymore pre 08's. I am guessing if that doohicky gives out, the only fix will be to machine the rotor off the shaft.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:11 PM   #4605
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I tried that with 16 gauge insulated wire and it worked, so I decide the wires are too long, so pull them out, shorten them and now no matter what I do, no juice to the port
Ideas?
If you crimped the bullet connectors like I did, chances are they are still crimped and you're not getting the wires into the connectors now. You may have to cut the old connectors off and either just solder the wires or use quick connectors.
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