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Old 11-04-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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Recommend a mecjhanic in Guadalajara, anyone'?

In Guadalajara, having mysterious electrical problems I cant quite figure out, and ever since I got hit by that truck the bike has been heating up at a ridiculous pace.

Anyone recommend a mech around here,would be appreciated
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:01 AM   #2
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Send a PM to Tequiladezert (Manuel)

He is your man in Jalisco and will know to whom to send you to
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:17 AM   #3
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Most excellent!

Thanks again Tricepilot, much appreciating your help as I limp through the gateway to Latin America!
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:34 PM   #4
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:28 AM   #5
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One of the best mechs in guad is ricadro orozco. Shop is at the cornewr of fedralismo and plan san luis. Saludos burt
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:46 AM   #6
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El Explorador is fifty percent up and running!

Thanks for the heads up my man, tequiladezert recommended me a good electronics guy but I finally took a razor to the negative battery contacts and cleaned up the bike starts just fine so all I have left is to figure out what up with this rad.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:32 PM   #7
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Thanks for the heads up my man, tequiladezert recommended me a good electronics guy but I finally took a razor to the negative battery contacts and cleaned up the bike starts just fine so all I have left is to figure out what up with this rad.
On the KLR it's common for a pebble or other obstruction to get caught between the radiator and the fan. Then the fan wont spin and the fuse for the fan trips when the thermostat tries to turn it on. You might check for an obstruction to the fan and a blown fan fuse?

Let us know how it turns out.

SR screwed with this post 11-06-2012 at 06:41 PM
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:12 AM   #8
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Check the wiring harness at the steering head for pinched, frayed wiring, or loose connector, etc.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:38 AM   #9
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Fan woes

Hey folks, thanks for the suggestoins - the fan seems to be in fine working order, as far as starting goes. It has slowed down perhaps,I wouldneed another bike to compare. I am worries there is a probem with the rad at this momnet, but it seems to heat up pretty evenly so it must be trasferring fluid
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:21 PM   #10
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You might check that they actually put antifreeze back into your radiator when you lost your fluid, not just water. It is very common for vehicles in Mexico to not have antifreeze. Definitely a place where a mechanic would cut a corner.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:20 PM   #11
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Worth checking none of your hoses are kinked from the accident, not sure how the hoses are routed on the KLR tho.

I also heard about water weter when we were in California in addition to antifreeze although I don't know much about it, just relaying to to and help.
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