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Old 04-17-2009, 10:46 PM   #1
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Is the T Mod still a required mod for a 08 klr ?

I did a water crossing with nil issues the other week
it wernt really deep but it was deep enough

the t mod looks easy enough to do but just wanted to know if this issue is related to pre 08 klr's or not

i cant go out to the garage to have a look as my bike is in getting front and back suspension done to make it more suited to my weight, 1k thankyou very much

Thanks in advance

also the shark fin mod listed here http://www.klr650.marknet.us/
is no longer being made by that company

and why do you have to t mod it couldnt you just route the whole thing under the seat ?
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:24 PM   #2
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anyone ?
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:53 PM   #3
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You will need to check your bike. If the carb vent tube is running up under the seat ONLY, you need to do a reverse "T-mod". The bike still needs a vent tube running to the ground to dispense overflow gasoline should there be a lay down of the bike or float stick in addition to a tube running under the seat in deep water. The gas won't flow uphill well enough to clear the vent tube. So yes, if you have a single line under the seat, you need to install a "T", running a vertical tube toward the ground.
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:56 PM   #4
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cheers

now i understand the reason its required

me lay down the bike ?



naaaaahhhh
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:15 PM   #5
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I can't imagine they would've rerouted the vent tube so I'd say yeah. I can tell you I have seen klr's set on idle in deep water crossings due to lack of t-mod. You don't want to be the guy who has to push his stalled bike out of the water for a ten minute mod.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:52 PM   #6
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I'd say yes... needs the mod. I pinched a hole in my line with a leather punch & slid a piece of smaller hose into the hole, a bit or RTV to seal & done. I think the added hose was battery drain line.... been working for over 20,000 miles.

I don't think much fuel is gonna come out of that line when you dump it though... maybe. That line vents the diaphragm chamber to ambiant pressure.... ambiant on one side of the diaphragm, and manifold pressure on the other side is what lifts the slide & needle to increase power. The throttle turns a butterfly valve which controls manifold pressure.

If the line is blocked, M.P. isn't strong enough to move the diaphragm, so.... you get idle. Pulling the enricher (choke) out will give more fuel & the bike will run at higher RPMs, but will run crappy & have low power. Ran into this one on the road once where my friend's tube melted onto the exhaust.... pulled the tube off & all was back to normal.
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I believe it is not needed. Check the klr650world.com or klr650.net for a more KLR centric audience.
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