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Old 04-21-2013, 07:41 AM   #6031
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The only issues I have with the full and drill method is I am likely to f#ck it up. My thinking is I'd be more likely to succeed with a US slide. Harley's are very pricey here but I'll get a price anyway before ordering. Thanks for all your help guys!
If ya don't mind me askin fella's why do you want to decrease throttle response by closing up the hole??? That's one of the best mods you can do to a KLR. After doing it to mine I wouldn't go back unless someone gave me $100.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:45 AM   #6032
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If ya don't mind me askin fella's why do you want to decrease throttle response by closing up the hole??? That's one of the best mods you can do to a KLR. After doing it to mine I wouldn't go back unless someone gave me $100.
That's a pretty good thumbs up,the carb is my next area of experimenting on mine,may be drilling mine soon,thanks
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:53 AM   #6033
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I think I might have posted this question up here a while back, but the "loose chain" diagnosis proved to be incorrect so....

(2011 with just over 12,500mi running Mobil 1 synthetic)

"Most" of the time when I'm upshifting...unless I pull in the clutch an obnoxiously long time before moving the shift lever, I feel a significant 'clunk' in the lever. It shifts into the next gear, but the clunk is annoying and it's got me wondering if something's gonna fail eventually.

This is present at all stages of 'immediately after' to 'needing it done' chain adjustment, so that's not it. It also does it with little-to-no slack in the clutch cable or with the cable on the 'loose' side. The bike runs fine otherwise.

Ideas?
I've been studing and reading a blogging all about KLRs for awhile now, but beings they're a bullet proof machine 95% of the time, I've never torn down my engine yet. My first question for you: is your engine oil, the Mobil 1, motorcycle specific? If it isn't, try using a motorcycle specific oil and see if it does the trick. I'm thinking that between your clutch friction and steel plates they may still be trying to grab and engage even though you have the clutch disengaged. Like I mentioned, I would try a motorcycle specific oil first, then if none better, you may want to tear into the clutch to check the clearance. If it's too close for some strange reason that will cause it to want to grab as well, resulting in acting like you didn't pull the clutch in to shift, giving the 'clunk' your experiencing. Let me know what cha find;)
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:07 AM   #6034
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What year was your first KLR and what did you pay? And how long did you own it?

What's your least favorite thing about your KLR? (2 if you got em)

What's the top 3 things you like about your KLR?

Doin some HW and just curious of some input. Thx in advance
My KLR is a 1999 that I bought late in 1998. I still own it.

Although not a big issue, it would be nice to have less weight and less vibration.

I like the comfort of the KLR, the size and the look. I have a Gen 1.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:01 AM   #6035
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My KLR is a 1999 that I bought late in 1998. I still own it.

Although not a big issue, it would be nice to have less weight and less vibration.

I like the comfort of the KLR, the size and the look. I have a Gen 1.
Same ..... more or less.

My KLR is a 1995 Barbie which I still own and use weekly. The vibrations, i have found, now, to be tolerable. Risers, heated grips, aluminum handlebars and the engine guards seems to have changed the harmonics. That, and regular engine maintenance. It still is there, the thumper vibration, but no longer annoying. As for weight...it is heavy, specially when the trail gets technical. Given those limitations, i tend to uses my KLR as my road-bike-still-capable-of-light-offroad. In that usage, my KLR is comfortable and super reliable. For the trail-yet-capable-of-paved-roads, I bought a 250cc.

I have never regretted buying and keeping my Barbie. I recently let go of a MotoGuzzi Norge, a Kawasaki Ninja, and a Honda VTX because my KLR to me is that "all around".

Best ...... Raymond
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:31 AM   #6036
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What year was your first KLR and what did you pay? And how long did you own it?

What's your least favorite thing about your KLR? (2 if you got em)

What's the top 3 things you like about your KLR?

Doin some HW and just curious of some input. Thx in advance
My first, and only, KLR is a 1990 that I paid $600 for. I lucked into a nicely farkled bike!

My least favorite thing is front brake feel. I know there are fixes out there, but don't have the cash right now to pursue them.

It's reliable, easy to work on, and a blast to ride anywhere.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:59 PM   #6037
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Had a little biff over the weekend and need to replace my handlebars. 2001KLR. Any suggestions?

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Old 04-21-2013, 04:27 PM   #6038
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If ya don't mind me askin fella's why do you want to decrease throttle response by closing up the hole??? That's one of the best mods you can do to a KLR. After doing it to mine I wouldn't go back unless someone gave me $100.

My guess is that he is actually in Western Australia, not Washington. And they drill the holes in the slide larger than 7/64 to limit vaccum and limit the throttle/output of the bike. So one fix it to JB weld up the holes and redrill either the stock size or 7/64 as required in the .22cent mod.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:30 PM   #6039
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Had a little biff over the weekend and need to replace my handlebars. 2001KLR. Any suggestions?

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I keep saying I'll order these, but continue to find other things to spend bike money on. IIRC they're fairly popular bars. I haven't tried them myself, though.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #6040
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:37 PM   #6041
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If ya don't mind me askin fella's why do you want to decrease throttle response by closing up the hole??? That's one of the best mods you can do to a KLR. After doing it to mine I wouldn't go back unless someone gave me $100.
Mate, it's not the hole at the bottom. In Australia the carb slide has 2 holes near the top to restrict the throttle from going to full revs. Generally it will go to about 5500 and that's it. This is all to do with learner licensing restrictions, power output etc. I want to close off these two holes, so buying a slide from the US, where the bike is not restricted, should sort it out!
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:43 PM   #6042
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Hey guys I am looking at an 09.
The starter only works if the bike is in neutral. Is this normal? I would like it to work in gear with the clutch lever pulled in.

Thanks. Don
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:10 PM   #6043
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Hey guys I am looking at an 09.
The starter only works if the bike is in neutral. Is this normal? I would like it to work in gear with the clutch lever pulled in.

Thanks. Don

It should start, with side stand UP. Safety switches on Clutch and side stand. (which both can be bypassed.)
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:15 PM   #6044
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It should start, with side stand UP. Safety switches on Clutch and side stand. (which both can be bypassed.)

Won't start with sidestand up clutch lever pulled in and in gear. Stall bike and there is no quick recovery as the gearbox has to go into neutral before the starter will engage.

Maybe the clutch safety can't tell if the lever is pulled in or not.


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Old 04-21-2013, 06:15 PM   #6045
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