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Old 03-18-2013, 01:55 PM   #5596
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1986 klr 600 doohickey upgrade

The sound coming from the left side was loud. Upon aquiring in here about what could be wrong with the bike, SkiBumBrian reached out to me and offered his knowledge. He also got me started with Eagle Mike who is a real gentleman. Prior to getting into the thick of taking the KLR apart Brian offered to send me the tools needed for the job, mind you I live in NJ and Brian in CA. Having received Brians tools and Eagle Mikes upgrade I got down to business. What I found was the original spring had been replaced and had minimal tension. The real problem was with whoever did this job before me. When they put it back together, they did not line up the balancers correctly, thus causing the vibration. I pulled the balancers off and realigned the chain and balancers per the manual with direction from Brian.. I applied the upgrade, put it back together and fired her up. Problem solved. Now onto replacing the water pump seals. Thanks again SkiBumBrian!!!!
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:30 PM   #5597
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I am glad the 600 is up and running! Good job, you had a lot to deal with there. I love the style of the old KL600s, they have a classic look.... Talk to you soon, Bruce!
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:48 PM   #5598
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Thanks Brian, you were a big help!
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:42 PM   #5599
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I am having a small issue with my bike just after doing the doo. Pulled the bike apart and the doo on my bike was still good at 32k which I found very surprising. Anyways the install all went relatively trouble free except for a few bonehead moves of my own...

Anyways I noted that the starting rotor just barely grazed the new doo and a little straightening seemed to cure that. Changed the oil and tried starting it and she cranked over really really slow. Took it back apart and everything looked fine. Cranked it over with a ratchet a few dozen times and everything moved freely. Got it to start and it just purrs.

When I put the doo in and changed the oil I replaced my missing oil bypass tube also which I think might be what is actually causing my problem. Thinking that it might be the oil pump trying to actually push the cold oil that is causing the added drag. Any thoughts here? If I hadn't just done the doo I wouldn't be so concerned, but having just done internal work I'm a bit concerned.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:57 PM   #5600
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Highly doubt it has anything to do with bypass tube or cold oil . . Are you sure you got the starter and idler gear stacked correctly? That would be my first guess besides possible battery to starter electrical connects.....
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:56 PM   #5601
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Highly doubt it has anything to do with bypass tube or cold oil . . Are you sure you got the starter and idler gear stacked correctly? That would be my first guess besides possible battery to starter electrical connects.....
They can only go in one way!

I think?

I recon it doesn't help that it is 18 degrees here.... I dunno though something seems wrong, but it runs perfect.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:06 PM   #5602
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Not uncommon to misplace a washer or get it oriented in the stack wrong. I would not open it again until I had exhausted other simpler options....
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:44 PM   #5603
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Klr 650 exhaust mod

I am looking to modify my stock exhaust do any of you guys have any ideas on what the best way to do that is. I'm lookin for a little more sound and maybe a little more pep. All help will be appreciated. Thanks

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Old 03-18-2013, 07:51 PM   #5604
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Google KLR low buck exhaust mod and you will find oodles of info to weed through...
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:04 PM   #5605
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Carbs??

Ok valves done,Doo done,man I was gonna leave well enough alone,but I've drank the koolaid,Some kinda rot gut Whiskey in my case,and it's time fer all of the carb mods,gonna do needle shim,slide drill,anyone have any thoughts?
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:38 PM   #5606
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$.22 mod n get an EM KLX needle/jet kit....Uni filter and you'll be smilin' :)
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:58 PM   #5607
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Depends alot on what you plan on doing to the exhaust and intake. The mods should be done together, they compliment each other. Still have my old CVK40 with KLX needle, variety of mains, drilled and tweaked... Last dyno with this carb A/F graph was flat through RPM range.....
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:08 AM   #5608
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Just wondering if anyone has or knows of a KLR tech day planned. Got an EM 'doo to do on a 2012. Would also love to see a valve adjustment done by someone that knows how. Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa or Illinois preferably. I can even host if it came to that as I have a garage and some tools, just lacking some knowledge, for now.

I've done the doo and need to do the valves. I'm a pro wrench and have seen valves done on KTM's but never a fancy KLR. How many people do you figure that we need for a Wisco KLR Tech Day?
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:40 AM   #5609
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I will probably do the easiest first,mix screw uncover and adjust,wait a bit and do .22c mod next,cheap and reversible,after all the bikes I've owned Ive decided that other than richening up the carb,if I want a more powerful and better suspended bike I need to buy a different bike,not that I won't go overboard on this bike,but I'm not gonna plow into as I often do,this bike was bought to ride and maintain so I can keep riding it!
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:44 AM   #5610
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I thought you said you drank the kool-aid? Seems you ask a question and answer it yourself.... Everything in the carb is reversible except drilling the slide and that does nothing but quicken response. You are right in one aspect, if you ain't gonna do it right just leave it alone....
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