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Old 11-27-2012, 08:32 PM   #6301
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Temp gauge issues.

Anybody have issues with their temp gauge not reading accurately? I installed the therm-o-bob kit a long time ago, and I can tell it's working properly, I may not be a genius, but I'm not retarded and know it's in right.

Going to use a secondary gauge plumbed into the bypass side so I'm reading circulating water temp but it means making something from scratch to house the probe(no biggie, do stuff like this all the time).

Just kind of looking to see if anybody else has had this issue.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:22 PM   #6302
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:04 PM   #6303
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[QUOTE=Fireman1000;20117172]I picked up my third KLR today. Sold an FZ8 last weekend and found this nicely set up 2009 here in the Flea Market (thanks Riley). My 8 year old approves.

Good looking bike Fireman. Looks like a happy son too.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:53 AM   #6304
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I put 170 miles on the bike today, I had work in my backup data center then a San Bernardino National Forest Adopt-A-Trail meeting in Corona; I even managed to sneak in 9.5 miles of dirt.

I suck at dirt, totally newb, blah blah. My Dunlop 607s don't really help add confidence either. Last night I got the idea that I would give a go at crossing over the mountain if I was able to weasel out of work early. I left my DC at 3ish, got some food, and hit the trail.

I took Silverado Canyon up to the Main Divide in the Cleveland NF. The gate to Santiago Peak was closed so no dice there. I maxed out at 4500 foot (instead of the peak's 5687). I continued North and wasn't liking the steep descent, knobbies and lower gearing would help a lot here (I'm running on a 16t countershaft gear). Since I wasn't sure how steep it would drop down the mountain I turned around, took a few photos, and went out the way I came in. Not a bad choice as it was getting late and I was in darkness for about three miles, no big deal though since I ride slower than a granny.


Clouds above and below.

Oh yeah - Did I mention we were having rain off and on all day. No real moisture to speak of on the mountain but I had the right gear so wasn't all that worried.



Since a KLR is required to have some POS suplus gear on the tail there is an East German "combat pack." It appears to be mostly watertight and has plenty of places to strap stuff. I actually have two of them and plan to use them as light paneer bags. For this trip it held my underwear. No, really. At the top of the hill I stripped down to put my underarmor cold weather undies on for nightfall, luckily nobody drove up at that key moment.

My KLR is a finely tuned machine. Because of that I only get the best. Below here you will find my advanced satellite navigation device. It communicates with satellites in space to give you an accurate readout of your location, elevation, and speed. It's very advanced stuff and I'm quite proud to own it.


Ol' trusty

After getting back on pavement I booked it to Corona and made it in time for the AAT meeting.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:30 AM   #6305
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Anybody have issues with their temp gauge not reading accurately? I installed the therm-o-bob kit a long time ago, and I can tell it's working properly, I may not be a genius, but I'm not retarded and know it's in right.

Going to use a secondary gauge plumbed into the bypass side so I'm reading circulating water temp but it means making something from scratch to house the probe(no biggie, do stuff like this all the time).

Just kind of looking to see if anybody else has had this issue.
Here was the setup I used to install a TrailTech Vapor temp sensor in the TBob bypass line in the KLX250. It worked pretty well except because of the tight fit, the sensor picked up a little heat from the exhaust and would read a little high. I've subsequently moved the sensor out of the bypass and into the radiator high-temp dummy light place. The bypass is a good place for a temp sensor install.

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:52 AM   #6306
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:35 PM   #6307
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Here was the setup I used to install a TrailTech Vapor temp sensor in the TBob bypass line in the KLX250. It worked pretty well except because of the tight fit, the sensor picked up a little heat from the exhaust and would read a little high. I've subsequently moved the sensor out of the bypass and into the radiator high-temp dummy light place. The bypass is a good place for a temp sensor install.
For a KLR650, if you buy a TT Vapor computer you can install their temp sensor where the OEM temp sensor is found (near the spark plug). It threads right in and is a much better place to get temp info from. If coolant stops flowing for some reason (water pump failure, contaminants, etc.) your top end could be 250 degrees F and your coolant wouldn't necessarily show it. On a side note, you can also tap into the stock tach wires so you don't have to use the supplied TT tach wires.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:13 PM   #6308
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Tossed on some new luggage. Its Kappa, same as Givi, same factory even, just their slightly cheaper line. Instead of it being mono key it's 1 key per case. Seem pretty sturdy, I like them. I don't know what dropping them on a rock offroad would do to them, nothing to pretty I'm sure. But mine's mostly a tourer with occasional fs roads so they are fine for me. Got them from tourandride.com. $630 to the door including rack and shipping.


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Old 12-02-2012, 02:57 AM   #6309
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Tossed on some new luggage. Its Kappa, same as Givi, same factory even, just their slightly cheaper line. Instead of it being mono key it's 1 key per case. Seem pretty sturdy, I like them. I don't know what dropping them on a rock offroad would do to them, nothing to pretty I'm sure. But mine's mostly a tourer with occasional fs roads so they are fine for me. Got them from tourandride.com. $630 to the door including rack and shipping.


Awesome. Thought they were gs bags first. Great job on that bike. My fav.

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Old 12-02-2012, 04:39 AM   #6310
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Nice set up Doogiepooch! I like the dash panel and the bags look awesome.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:58 AM   #6311
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:09 PM   #6312
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Great day in the Adirondacks today...low sixties! Last time for this season, for sure!

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:05 PM   #6313
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:29 AM   #6314
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Some people will do drastic things to get a KLR under the 300 pound park.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:51 AM   #6315
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New (used) Pelican case

Scored this at a local thrift store for $10!

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