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Author Topic: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.  (Read 16994 times)

Offline The Jimbonaut

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #320 on: May 10, 2018, 11:29:42 »
I nominate this thread for DTT Story of the Month.
That story doesn't quite end there.  We were travelling with this guy we'd met in Thailand with the rather uncommon name Jesus.  He looked the part too.  But on a later flight that day was a Japanese friend of mine called Masya.

So we arrived at Goa airport and told anyone that would listen that Jesus was here, and the Messiah was coming.  Remarkable how we avoided the loony bin. 
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #321 on: May 10, 2018, 18:53:12 »
Ok well that stuff worked...



Cheers Irk for the suggestion - Maxima Air Filter Cleaner does exactly what it says on the tin.  What it doesn't say on the tin is that your better half will lose her shit if you spray it in the kitchen sink, like Totally. Lose. Her. Shit.  So a word to the wise - if you value your marriage or any kind of meaningful relationship, don't spray this stuff anywhere near a trout filet.

Will wait till it dries, oil the thing up with the can of Fab1 I also received and get it out of the kitchen and into the bike.  Where it belongs.  Although it looks great on the kitchen table.  "No it fucking doesn't!".  No, you're right of course love.  I'll get it out of there.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #322 on: May 10, 2018, 19:02:15 »
That’s one hell of a B/A photo
Nice table btw!

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #323 on: May 10, 2018, 19:58:00 »
Nice table btw!
Floorboards salvaged from a 300 year old building.  It's a sobering thought while I'm working on my cornflakes - where I now eat, some Dickensian whippersnapper grumbled over peeling turnips and being shoved up a chimney. 
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #324 on: May 11, 2018, 10:51:27 »
Oiled up the filter and installed the thing last night, then took the old girl for a blast round Montreal.  She seems to go pretty well but still blowing huge belches of black smoke from the exhaust.  Seems like it hasn't diminished at all despite going down a fair few jet sizes.  I have one more DynoJet left in the kit (a 136 I think, equivalent of a 148 Keihin) and that's it.  I think in fact that may be smaller than the stock jet I took out originally but I'm not sure.

Haven't check the plug yet, but I will.  If it's not the jet, could it be the mixture screw, or maybe the needle?  Pretty sure this question must have been asked a thousand times on this forum, thanks one and all for helping a guy out.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #325 on: May 11, 2018, 10:58:11 »
She’s not sucking oil in somewhere is she?

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #326 on: May 11, 2018, 10:58:37 »
Yeah, very likely chance it's the mixture screw.  I'm pretty sure some of us were saying to get that right first.  That's what I was saying, at least.  Once you get that right, then you get the idle right, then you go into jetting, needle valve and needle.  If you can't get the mixture right during idle, then you know your pilot is wrong.  Reading back a few pages, you are only changing one jet, from what I see.  That's your main jet, which only covers the top end of your throttle.  The needle covers from about 1/4 throttle to 3/4 throttle. 

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #327 on: May 11, 2018, 11:06:34 »
She’s not sucking oil in somewhere is she?
That did cross my mind.  But this smoke is black, really black, not blue.  I did put a new piston in with new rings (which needed gapping) - I've never done that before so although I think I did it right I guess there's always room for, well, for not doing it right.  But I'm pretty confident.  New gaskets, correct torque specs when rebuilding the engine - I dunno man, gut tells me it's not oil.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #328 on: May 11, 2018, 11:13:22 »
Most likely not oil. your plug would look different from oil fouling. Most likely the mixture. Did the dynojet kit give you a pilot - slow jet that you changed? If so put the original back in that spot and get the mixture and idle set correctly. Irk splained that a few pages back, also you can google it specific for the KLR. There are some base settings to start from then adjust from those to get it right.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #329 on: May 11, 2018, 11:15:04 »
New rings need to be seated.  Not uncommon at all to smoke quite a bit on fresh rings.  Seat by quickly hitting full throttle, letting off, down shifting and engine braking down hills.  Back and forth and repeat.  Basically putting pressure on both sides of the rings to get them to seat.