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Old 03-19-2013, 05:50 PM   #5626
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Marknet's website has good walkthoughs on many KLR mods....
You pointed me in this direction as well. Alot of info there!!!
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:50 PM   #5627
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Hi folks,

Just bought a brand new KLR650 and thought I'd pop in and say hello. Still got my Wee but wanted something a bit easier to ride on the gravel roads and trails in the nearby hills. I love the Wee but she is a little heavy and scared me too much on the slippery stuff so I went and bought myself a big K. Never ridden one but can't wait to put it through it's paces.

I have ridden the mighty DR650 and loved it. My good friend Brian (exile730) is the proud owner of a well farkled 2004 DR and that bike blew me away on the gravel. For some reason I don't understand though I have always been drawn to the KLR so chose it over the DR, and to be honest, to buy it brand new didn't cost much more than a good one that is 2-3 years old. It was a no brainer really! What I do know is that it will give me lots of fun and I can't wait to get it in the next couple of days.

Looking forward to posting some pics and ride reports over the next few weeks.

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Old 03-19-2013, 07:23 PM   #5628
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My battery is bad... Nothing wrong with the bike which is relieving.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:03 PM   #5629
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How many people do you figure that we need for a Wisco KLR Tech Day?
I'd be in for a WI (preferrably SE WI) tech day.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:14 PM   #5630
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Tech Day SEWI

Intrested. Mostly done on mine but would be willing to help. Will ride up with tools if spring ever comes...
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:42 PM   #5631
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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

I have just the thing for you!! I've a '12 model, and I wanted the same thing:a little better sound and a less restrictive muffler. I bought a good metal cutting holesaw to cut out the end baffle/spark arrestor and I had an old aluminum tip from my DRZ400 layin around that I modified to fit the end. Looks factory and sounds great! Not too loud, but a good deap tone and you can tell the difference in power too. Give me a holler with any more questions!
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:34 PM   #5632
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My petcock had a drip of gas where the swivel is. I moved it around and the swivel came out of the petcock. I pushed it back in and it feels tight but it's one of those "once it's in, it doesn't come out" and if it does it's not good. I bought the 2001 Raptor 660 petcock. 3 Yamaha dealers in OK. The one that's 10 miles from the house was 3 dollars over list plus tax. The other 2 that are more than 60 miles round trip were cost plus tax. I ordered mine from Service Honda, petcock and shipping was 3 dollars less than list price, delivered to my door, same amount of wait time. They all said about 6 working days. Ordered it on 3/13 scheduled delivery is 3/21.

From the picture you can tell it's been leaking for awhile.
Mine has been like that for probably 25,000 miles, it has never leaked. Works kind of like a quick disconnect, for when I pull the tank. It is starting to get looser, thinking about JB welding it.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:56 PM   #5633
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It's made to be a press fit. Just give it a tap with a small hammer at any angle you want.....
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:18 AM   #5634
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I guess playing semantics,EVERYTHING is reversible..
Good point, SBB!

"Reversible," as I used the term, appears imprecise and inaccurate; poor word choice on my part. Should have said something like, "Stock operation can be restored easily by . . . ", better conveying my meaning.

Didn't mean to appear contradictory; regrets for any offense given, none intended.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:16 AM   #5635
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Mine has been like that for probably 25,000 miles, it has never leaked. Works kind of like a quick disconnect, for when I pull the tank. It is starting to get looser, thinking about JB welding it.
I don't want to waste a drop of gas or have any potential problems when riding alone in remote areas. A gas leak under my tank makes me think about the worst case scenario, my crotch on fire and my buddies putting it out with their helmets. I pushed it back in and I'm still riding, but I need piece of mind so I chose to order a new petcock to eliminate a know problem on my bike. Another plus, I will be able to drain fuel without having the engine running, for the comrades riding dirt bikes with small tanks. I was one of those dirt bike riders and it's a hassle to get the fuel from a KLR with the diaphragm petcock. I carry 10 feet of small tubing when riding my dirt bikes now.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:55 AM   #5636
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I hear ya. I gutted my stock petcock cuz the carb I run has no vacuum line. I know that diaphragm has left people stranded but I kinda liked the idea..... As far as the nipple, it IS made that way and I am glad! The inlet to my carb is in a different place than the CVK so I just broke the nipple loose, rotated it to the best position and gave it a tap to reset it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:47 AM   #5637
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marknet's website has good walkthoughs on many klr mods....

????? What/where is marknet's website??
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:53 AM   #5638
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:40 AM   #5639
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A gas leak under my tank makes me think about the worst case scenario, my crotch on fire and my buddies putting it out with their helmets.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:43 AM   #5640
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Exhaust rubber side cover thingamabobber?

Can anyone tell me a source for the rubber whatchamacallit that goes between the exhaust and side cover on an 08'? It mounts on the exhaust side and is rubber disk shaped. I can post a pic if needed.

I don't know what it is called and I am having a heck of a time finding one online with out a name or part number. Dug through a couple of fiche but didn't have any luck.

Thanks!
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