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Old 12-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #76
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klr exhaust

i know this is off topic but... i'm looking to get an exhaust system for my 2012 klr and i've been looking at either the fmf bomb or a yoshimura pipe, just a slip on, does anyone have reccomendations?
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:52 PM   #77
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i know this is off topic but... i'm looking to get an exhaust system for my 2012 klr and i've been looking at either the fmf bomb or a yoshimura pipe, just a slip on, does anyone have reccomendations?
Buy the Leo Vince muffler.

It comes with a USFS spark arrestor and multiple baffle tubes so you can make it quiet or louder.

When my bike rolls out of the garage in the spring it will have one.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:03 PM   #78
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Hole location for Torsion spring

Here is a pic of the hole that was drilled for the spring.The hole looks to be at about 8:00 oclock.

But 7:30 was the recommended location in 2008, and now with the latest springs it is recommended to be at just a bit past 6:00 o clock.



I talked to Eagle Mike about it and he said it could have broke from being over tensioned or damage from installation if the wrong tools were used.

So, I am going to drill a new hole at just past 6 o clock.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:02 PM   #79
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New Torsion spring installed

For those not familiar with it, this is how it should be attached.

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Old 12-07-2012, 08:41 PM   #80
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Your first post in this thread really says a lot. Values to be admired. Nice to see so much positivity here ... as opposed to that god awful KLR HP thread. Some real KLR haters showed up there ... true Trolls. Worst of ADV Rider. Your thread is the opposite!

I'm a DR650 rider but have owned two KLR's in the past (an '85 KLR600 and '98). I recently spent a couple hours on a buddies very well set up '09 KLR. It was a nice surprise. I like my DR650 (well modified) but I could easily be seduced by the much better looking KLR. (I prefer the NEW style).

Lots of temptation out there regards new bikes ... but I too must reduce debt and expenses. Any extra money ... and free time ... has to go into actually doing the riding, which to me ... is what it's all about. RIDE RIDE RIDE!! All the best with your new bike ! it's a beauty!
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:08 AM   #81
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Your first post in this thread really says a lot. Values to be admired. Nice to see so much positivity here ... as opposed to that god awful KLR HP thread. Some real KLR haters showed up there ... true Trolls. Worst of ADV Rider. Your thread is the opposite!

I'm a DR650 rider but have owned two KLR's in the past (an '85 KLR600 and '98). I recently spent a couple hours on a buddies very well set up '09 KLR. It was a nice surprise. I like my DR650 (well modified) but I could easily be seduced by the much better looking KLR. (I prefer the NEW style).

Lots of temptation out there regards new bikes ... but I too must reduce debt and expenses. Any extra money ... and free time ... has to go into actually doing the riding, which to me ... is what it's all about. RIDE RIDE RIDE!! All the best with your new bike ! it's a beauty!
lmao that thread game me like 2 hours of entertainment at work today just reading all the back and forth bs
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:56 AM   #82
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Your first post in this thread really says a lot. Values to be admired. Nice to see so much positivity here ... as opposed to that god awful KLR HP thread. Some real KLR haters showed up there ... true Trolls. Worst of ADV Rider. Your thread is the opposite!

I'm a DR650 rider but have owned two KLR's in the past (an '85 KLR600 and '98). I recently spent a couple hours on a buddies very well set up '09 KLR. It was a nice surprise. I like my DR650 (well modified) but I could easily be seduced by the much better looking KLR. (I prefer the NEW style).

Lots of temptation out there regards new bikes ... but I too must reduce debt and expenses. Any extra money ... and free time ... has to go into actually doing the riding, which to me ... is what it's all about. RIDE RIDE RIDE!! All the best with your new bike ! it's a beauty!
Dr650 is a great bike like everything, once modified to your needs. The biggest issue with the Dr from the showroom is the size of the tank. Easy fix. Then you can go and go. The 3rd gear is blown way out of proportion as well. Its all good.

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:08 AM   #83
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Deep hole fix

While I was in here correcting the Torsion spring I also needed to address the deep Hole issue that affects all 2008 and alot of 2009 bikes.

If you are unaware of this, Google it ,and you will find all the info about it.

You can see in the pic, the odd bushing wear at the bottom right of one of the bushings that the pin sets in that supports one of the starter gear transfer clusters.



Basicly, the hole in the outet cover is too deep, which allows the pin to go into it to far and not support the gear cluster on the inside properly, so you have to put a spacer in the hole in the cover to prevent it.

Alot of people use various things but Eagle Mike has the proper spacer so I just got one from him.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:03 AM   #84
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Here is the spacer supplied from EM.

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Old 12-09-2012, 02:01 PM   #85
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Great thread.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:13 PM   #86
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So anything above 2010 is not affected by the hole?

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:03 PM   #87
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So anything above 2010 is not affected by the hole?

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That is correct.

But it is a very simple fix, you only have to pull the outer cover and put the spacer in the hole.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:28 AM   #88
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That is correct.
But it is a very simple fix, you only have to pull the outer cover and put the spacer in the hole.
Oh yeah. Just making sure, I'm going after a 2012 and just want to makes if I have to order this part or not.

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:03 AM   #89
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I am paying down debt.I am tired of bills, and just want some simplicity in my life.I am going to leave the high tech, expensive bikes for the rich.

Nice looking bike and a good life plan.

I have been leaning this way for several years. Resisting the urge to replace my KLR with something newer, fancier and more expensive. In the end a well set up KLR gets the job done just fine for me.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:24 AM   #90
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I rode a buddy's 2008 just like yours - well, except it was stock (but with Kawasaki-replaced rings to fix the oil issue). I was surprised at how much more neutral and comfortable the bike was compared to my DR650. I can see the KLR's ergonomics easily making a prior GSA-rider happy... and that whole package you bought really making anyone happy.
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