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Old 08-12-2011, 07:36 AM   #61
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Nice project and report. I need to find a project like that myself, the 700 doesnt seem too bad as the overall condition isnt too bad. Could you tell us how much you have into it so far? You're doing a great job, carry on.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:45 AM   #62
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Thanks, Brian.

As to cost, so far it's less than $400. However, that's not counting the work in progress, which is estimated to be about $150. Having to buy a new piston really upped the cost on my budget build. But, the price does include a new back tire and both chain and sprockets, so not too bad so far.

I finally got the valves and will drop them off at the machine shop this morning. I've also lined up a welder to do the frame. My buddy has been too busy to help me, so another buddy has a friend that's a certified welder who has a mobile welding set up and will come to my house. That's scheduled for tomorrow morning, so hopefully things will start rolling.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:31 AM   #63
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Okay, here's the repaired frame. The welding used a stick welder and thought the frame enforcing I did was excessive. However, I feel better and think this little piece should have been done at the factory; especially considering all of the loading that goes on at that point.







And, now I again wait for Ron Ayers and the parts.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:01 AM   #64
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The parts arrived and so off to the machine shop I went. The machinist said the head turned out good. The intake valves and seats were good as new (after his work, that is) and the new exhaust valves and seats turned out really well considering the damage.

So the next day, this is what I've got.






He did some nice work for very little $$$.(A fellow rider who took pity on me ) Now to button things up and see if I wasted my time and money.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:50 AM   #65
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can't wait. thanks for the detail.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:18 AM   #66
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Well, I got it buttoned up and the thermostat housing started leaking like a sieve. I've had to go back and figure that out. I re-used the thermostat with what appeared to be an intact gasket. So, I have to drain the coolant and re-exam what went wrong.

The problem right now is I've run out of time before I leave on a pre-planned family vacation.

So it'll have to wait until next week.....
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:29 AM   #67
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Well, I got it buttoned up and the thermostat housing started leaking like a sieve. I've had to go back and figure that out. I re-used the thermostat with what appeared to be an intact gasket. So, I have to drain the coolant and re-exam what went wrong.

The problem right now is I've run out of time before I leave on a pre-planned family vacation.

So it'll have to wait until next week.....
Wait.........what`s this waitin shit.........i`ve waited long enough,get at it



sorry...too many beer.....or not enough,depends how you look at it..

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Old 08-19-2011, 12:48 PM   #68
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should have added some more metal to the cylinder head cooling fins to aid in cooling .. its a idea i found when dealing with temps on a xr600r
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:22 PM   #69
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should have added some more metal to the cylinder head cooling fins to aid in cooling .. its a idea i found when dealing with temps on a xr600r
Given that the KLR is liquid cooled, he'd be better off to do the thermo bob.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:26 PM   #70
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Given that the KLR is liquid cooled, he'd be better off to do the thermo bob.
well that two lol but have you seen what they look like adding biger fins that is .. there there on the cylnder head jug for a reason there a heat sink so why not add some more heat sink to heelp cool the bad boy down????????????/ just a thought .. i was going to do it to my aircooled xr but then i sold it and bought this :)
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:25 AM   #71
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well that two lol but have you seen what they look like adding biger fins that is .. there there on the cylnder head jug for a reason there a heat sink so why not add some more heat sink to heelp cool the bad boy down????????????/ just a thought .. i was going to do it to my aircooled xr but then i sold it and bought this :)

I doubt seriously that would be cost effective. Moving the overflow bottle and adding a secondary radiator would be a far better solution if necessary.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:27 AM   #72
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Okay. I'm back and pulled the thermostat housing. I couldn't find anything that looked wrong and the gasket looked okay, so I cheated and used a little bit of silicon to seal it up. It worked like a charm, no more leaks.

I thumbed the starter and it started immediately. However, it won't stay running for anything longer than a couple of seconds. It settles into a normal fast idle for about a second or two and then dies. If I give it any throttle, it dies instantly. If I try to start it without the choke, no dice at all.

I already cleaned the carb and it looked really good in the first place. I've also check the tank vents and rebuilt the petcock.

It acts like carburation, but I'm not sure. I pulled the valve cover off to double check the cam timing, and it looked good. I guess I'll pull the carb and check it again.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:54 PM   #73
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That sounds like a carburetor problem to me too. Glad you got it going though, and nice repair on that frame.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:05 PM   #74
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.. getting close ..

.. also check your tank vents ..
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:34 PM   #75
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Does that mean U won't be riding with us CCKLR riders tomorrow=Sat. up to Big Sur?Good lucky with Your Project M/C.
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