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Old 04-10-2013, 12:18 PM   #8731
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Mel's KLR...

Sorry I haven't been around to help out with the KLR issues, but it sounds like things are under control.
Currently working at St Andrews, but will be available next week if needed.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:40 PM   #8732
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Well, the DR is up and running.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:47 PM   #8733
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Ktm 530's battery appears too weak to start the brute, so on the charger it goes! Doesn't seem to matter anyway, as the temps are dropping again and crappy weather seems to be the norm for the next 5 days or so...when does it end?

Ktm 300 started second kick, 2 strokes gotta love them! Just need a place to ride it now.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:59 PM   #8734
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Air filter: I used the product No-Toil on my stock KLR air filter. Maybe the water was too hot, but the end result was the glue holding the foam components together seperated and the filter needed to be replaced. I liked the No-Toil product but no longer use it. Switched back to oil and kerosene
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:06 PM   #8735
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Nice, Lyle! Giv'er a go. Those 5 mins I was able to ride yesterday were fantastic.

Update...

- Oil changed (met another biker at Cdn Tire, he rides a beemer and suggested I use Castrol GTX or whatever it is, 10W40.
- Air filter cleaned, dried, lubed & reinstalled.
- Air box drained
- Carb out!





My bike is peeing! Don't look, you perverts!
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:37 PM   #8736
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Nice, Lyle! Giv'er a go. Those 5 mins I was able to ride yesterday were fantastic.

Update...

- Oil changed (met another biker at Cdn Tire, he rides a beemer and suggested I use Castrol GTX or whatever it is, 10W40.
- Air filter cleaned, dried, lubed & reinstalled.
- Air box drained
- Carb out!





My bike is peeing! Don't look, you perverts!
Mel, is your rear brake pedal actually making contact with the case? If it is, is could cause a wear issue and should be adjusted so it's not touching. It looks a little high
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:46 PM   #8737
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Nope, it's actually fine. I don't know why there are scratch mark there, but it doesn't rub. it could have been doing that before and the previous owner rectified the problem.

ALSO.....

Guess what I just found in my carb.
an ant.
an ant? Yes, an ant. I found a small creature inside my carb hahahahahaha

Do you guys think I should keep disassembling my carb or do you think i'm good?
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:12 PM   #8738
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How grubby does it look? If its spotless I say reassemble. The ant is your problem. I have found cellophane like from a cig pack, flecks of paint( almost match head size) and other crunchy gunk. I bet its fine when you start it again. It would not hurt to pop the jets out and inspect the small feeder holes on the flue. Your into it. Carefull not to strip the brass, correct size tool before applying torque.
When the jets are out. Hold them up to the light and inspect the orofice . A good way to gently clean them is take a wire brush, remove one strand of wire from said brush and utilize that wire to carefully open any clogged feeder holes or jet orofice
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:17 PM   #8739
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Hi, Hekto,

I should a small amount of sand-type stuff in the bottom of the float bowl and i think it's from the sandblasting job i had done on the tank.

I am going to clean it out with carb cleaner but the rest of the carb looks just fine. ill clean as much as I can.
I want to also put in an inline fuel filter from the fuel tank to the carb in case there's anything else in the tank so it doesn't go back in there and into my engine.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:27 PM   #8740
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Just got home from picking up the GS, going to Costco, running out to the perimeter, to headingley, back down roblin to shafetesbury to grant to home.

No more buyers remorse

Lovely tractable engine, bags of power without being scary, nice tranny, great ergos.

I think the grin is frozen on my face.

I even got it dirty

I was going to ride to the CMMG meeting tonight at griffin trikes, but I think I've had my fun for the day
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:28 PM   #8741
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They're calling for +5 here tomorrow, so the DR is headed out on the road. Head into town and buy her a fresh tank of gas, then out and about the town. Lunch and then back to her cave till warmer weather arrives. Think I'll just leave the Bandit till spring? They're calling for 0 on Friday, rain Sunday.....Where the F is spring???
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:59 PM   #8742
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Just got home from picking up the GS, going to Costco, running out to the perimeter, to headingley, back down roblin to shafetesbury to grant to home.

No more buyers remorse

Lovely tractable engine, bags of power without being scary, nice tranny, great ergos.

I think the grin is frozen on my face.

I even got it dirty

I was going to ride to the CMMG meeting tonight at griffin trikes, but I think I've had my fun for the day
Congrats!!!

pics please!
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:26 PM   #8743
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Air filter: I used the product No-Toil on my stock KLR air filter. Maybe the water was too hot, but the end result was the glue holding the foam components together seperated and the filter needed to be replaced. I liked the No-Toil product but no longer use it. Switched back to oil and kerosene
No-Toil is a good product. However, it can attack some glues as Hekto describes above. It is designed to be used with their line of "No-Toil" filters as well. Made the same mistake myself.

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Old 04-10-2013, 06:40 PM   #8744
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Mark, good to hear you got the GS out and you have the happy face.

Put a new windshield on my GS today and popped in the battery...fired up right away. I wished the rest of the fleet was like that...fuel injection has it's advantages.

The KLX is moving to a new home across the street tomorrow so things are slowly starting to look like spring here..

Do to a major family event happening today, the Dryden Steak Quest scheduled for this coming weekend will have to wait.

Our first Grandson arrived today
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:52 PM   #8745
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