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Old 08-17-2012, 06:24 PM   #3601
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Are there any small nicks in your forks? Even though small they will allow them to leak when going thru the stroke.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:43 PM   #3602
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Are there any small nicks in your forks? Even though small they will allow them to leak when going thru the stroke.
I don't really think so, I would imagine if there was any damage like or similar I would have noticed, BUT I will take a closer look at that....
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:49 PM   #3603
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I don't really think so, I would imagine if there was any damage like or similar I would have noticed, BUT I will take a closer look at that....
Yeah, doesn't take much. Run your fingernail over the chrome. You'll feel even the tiniest of nicks.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:21 PM   #3604
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I don't really think so, I would imagine if there was any damage like or similar I would have noticed, BUT I will take a closer look at that....
You won't notice any nicks until you get the weight off the front end and rub your fingers/fingernail all around. The smallest of nicks will make them leak way more than you would think.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:08 PM   #3605
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Good deal? yes? http://decatur.craigslist.org/mcy/3195196246.html
And how would yall say the KLR is offroad compared to DRs and other competition?
shop around! i picked up my bone stock 99 w/ 5k on the clock for $2,000 w/ extras 5 weeks ago. a week later a 02 popped up on craigs with same miles for $2,200. down here in miami klrs aren't exactly popular
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:28 AM   #3606
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.. Wow .. that's one seriously BRIGHT KLR .. whew ..
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:45 AM   #3607
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You won't notice any nicks until you get the weight off the front end and rub your fingers/fingernail all around. The smallest of nicks will make them leak way more than you would think.
For sure I will "feel it up"... No seriously I will check that out....
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:10 AM   #3608
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.. Wow .. that's one seriously BRIGHT KLR .. whew ..
I have to admit I sorta like it..would make a good match for my wife's Ninja 500

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Old 08-18-2012, 07:41 AM   #3609
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So I purchased an older klr (93) and one of the forks was leaking oil from the seals... no surprise for a bike its age, I preceded to replace the primary and dust seal on each leg. After a few other repairs I took it out on its maiden voyage trip to oregon and returned with oil leaking from one of the legs. I assumed I damaged the primary installing the new seal and replaced it again... Well after doing some riding in Wyoming it's leaking again! Damn, what's going on... Could the fork leg be damaged in such a way that isn't obvious to allow oil to get by the primary seal?
Thoughts/ suggestions?
I do have one more set of seals I could throw in but I would like to get some ideas what might be causing this before I dig into it again..

Some factors to consider:
1) I did find a tear on the side of the first new seal I installed and removed, I installed it dry (which I didnt do on the second, I oiled it up before installing it)
2) I carefully installed second new seal
3) what happens when a fork is overfilled?
I initially filled the fork with the proper amount in ounces and then had to put in more to achieve the 7"+ dinstance between oil level and top of upper fork with fork compressed....
Definitely check for a nick or rough spot, but also something else that can cause a fork leak is the bushings inside the legs. If the bushings are worn excessively they allow the upper legs to move too much in the stroke and that allows the seals to be bypassed because of the movement.

I had this happen to me years ago on a KDX200. It drove me crazy blowing forks seals until I figured it out with the help of an expert.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:09 AM   #3610
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What if the motor is off and the high beam is on? Steady and bright?

What if you hit the bars? Does it flicker then?

Maybe inside the switch itself is corroded?

"Lights seems a little better after I eliminated some old wires that really went nowhere."

What, exactly, did you remove?
With motor off the lights are good.

I did loosen the switch and rotate it will riding no change in lights.

And the old wires were from heated grips,and 12v acc plug I had before.
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:05 PM   #3611
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Couple of things, backing up a few posts...

Tires, running Kenda K270's on my 2009 KLR change out the front tire today, 9746 miles


rear tire will be change out next week at a little over 8K

This bike right now sees primarily highway duty as a commuter bike unless I'm planning more than just a day trip.
My 1990 KLR runs Trackmaster II's as it is my local off road bike.

Insurance: I'm curious, Have any of you guys with the lower cost Geico or Progressive Insurance ever had to use it? (I hope not) and if so, what kind of service did you receive? I currently insure both my bikes through Foremost for approx. $400.00 per year. The 2009 is financed. I have an outstanding driving record and am 52 years old. ? I have done some shopping around although not extensively.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:20 PM   #3612
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uni filter

Hey,

I just got a uni-filter. Do I really have to use thier filter oil for it? I have a can of PJ1 that I used on the stocker, that I would like to continue using. I don't need to futz with rejetting either do I? I was hoping I would now have a spare between the stock filter and the UNI.

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Old 08-18-2012, 10:29 PM   #3613
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I used K&N oil on mine. If your carb is stock then I think you're bike will be running even more lean which is not a good thing.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:31 PM   #3614
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well, i did the dash LED's today, gotta say i love the look but i have mixed feelings about being able to see the needles.

since im turning the bike into the "SC Zombie Patrol" bike, i thought that green LEDs would look good. and they do!

heres pics. got some from the riders position showing the "glare" on the windshield and some close up and you can see how the needles are "dim"

also, i left the blinker bulb stock since it would only light up with one direction.

Dash with N


Just dash


Both N and HB lit up


and close ups


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Old 08-19-2012, 06:09 AM   #3615
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Looks good! Do you ride at night much? I don't so I never really see the glare. Here's mine for comparison.

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