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Old 02-25-2013, 04:07 PM   #5296
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:27 PM   #5297
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:31 PM   #5298
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:59 PM   #5299
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Question for ya. I have the rear wheel off my '06, trying to change bearings. The right (rotor) side spacer is stuck on there hard. This one isn't pressed into a bearing or anything, is it? Shouldn't it just lift off like the other spacers? Thanks.
Mine typically fall out via gravity. No, they aren't pressed. Should be a slip fit.

Here's hoping your bearings aren't that bad to cause the parts to seize/weld together.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:19 PM   #5300
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Mine typically fall out via gravity. No, they aren't pressed. Should be a slip fit.

Here's hoping your bearings aren't that bad to cause the parts to seize/weld together.
Thanks. We will see...


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Old 02-26-2013, 05:49 AM   #5301
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Question for ya. I have the rear wheel off my '06, trying to change bearings. The right (rotor) side spacer is stuck on there hard. This one isn't pressed into a bearing or anything, is it? Shouldn't it just lift off like the other spacers? Thanks.
Sounds like you ran it to long and it's welded in the bearing.

We have a friend that maintains his KLR when it breaks. I changed my rear bearings at 22,000 miles, did they need it? There was a little slop in the carrier bearing, I might have gotten another 5,000 miles out of it, for $17 dollars I changed all three of them for piece of mind. I took the old bearings to the local bearing shop and bought bearings that were twice the quality over stock, seals on both sides. This friend has run his bearings to failure. Personally I would have noticed something was wrong before the sprocket carrier cut part way thru the swingarm. He's the rider that changes one sprocket or just the chain. We all know they should be changed as a set. The crazy part is, he has the money, he's just cheap. He will squeeze a quarter until the eagle screams. I change parts/tires when I have used 70% of their life. The next crazy part is, he wants my used parts.
We rate our rides on how many parts fall off of his bike or how many times our other friend falls over on his KLR.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:40 AM   #5302
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Question for ya. I have the rear wheel off my '06, trying to change bearings. The right (rotor) side spacer is stuck on there hard. This one isn't pressed into a bearing or anything, is it? Shouldn't it just lift off like the other spacers? Thanks.
Try heating things up with a propane torch. Get it hot, but not too hot. I gauge it by touch, as soon as you can no longer touch it, then that should be enough, then try popping it out.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:41 AM   #5303
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Try heating things up with a propane torch. Get it hot, but not too hot. I gauge it by touch, as soon as you can no longer touch it, then that should be enough, then try popping it out.
Ditto...
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:29 AM   #5304
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Has anyone attempted to mount a tool tube to the JNS Skidplate? Any success?
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:51 AM   #5305
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Dropping voltage

I've noticed the voltage on my '04 KLR650 has been dropping from 14.8V to 12.5V over a 45 minute ride to work with heated vest and grips running. Initially turning off the grips will bring the voltage back up but by the time I get to work it wont. I have changed all the lights except the headlamp to LED, and the battery is a 1.5 year old AGM. Ive been running this setup for about a year without any trouble until one particularly cold day last week when I turned on the grips while wearing heated glove liners because one liner wouldnt heat up on my way to work. I dont know if I overloaded the charging system.
I've had charging systems quit on me but never work at the beginning of a ride and slowly run out of power.
Any Idea where I should start looking?
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:20 AM   #5306
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I've noticed the voltage on my '04 KLR650 has been dropping from 14.8V to 12.5V over a 45 minute ride to work with heated vest and grips running. Initially turning off the grips will bring the voltage back up but by the time I get to work it wont. I have changed all the lights except the headlamp to LED, and the battery is a 1.5 year old AGM. Ive been running this setup for about a year without any trouble until one particularly cold day last week when I turned on the grips while wearing heated glove liners because one liner wouldnt heat up on my way to work. I dont know if I overloaded the charging system.
I've had charging systems quit on me but never work at the beginning of a ride and slowly run out of power.
Any Idea where I should start looking?
That's not much fluctuation. I'd consider that normal. I consider anything better than 12volts good.

Mine was going from 9v to 13. And occasionally cranky about starting, then quit altogether. Turned out to be a loose battery ground connection. That would be the first place to check.

KLR's are not fussy machines. Just keep them lubed and locktited.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:34 AM   #5307
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If you're reading anything below about 13.5V at the battery with the engine running, you're not charging and will surely end up with a dead battery if that low-voltage continues long enough.

I would consider a bad voltage regulator that dies when it gets hot.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:40 AM   #5308
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I got these in a box of parts with my bike... what are they? I thought they look liked bar-end weights or mirror mounts but have no real idea.

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Old 02-27-2013, 11:42 AM   #5309
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I got these in a box of parts with my bike... what are they? I thought they look liked bar-end weights or mirror mounts but have no real idea.
Mirror vibration reducers.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:47 AM   #5310
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Thanks for the quick reply.

Here's a couple of pictures of last nights easy project. I got a little blood on the old rotor



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