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Author Topic: KLR You Experienced? Not really.  (Read 23731 times)

Offline Jimbonaut

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #450 on: Sep 04, 2018, 11:35:22 »
That is a great idea Mike - I kept the part I chopped off (although now graffiti'd and nailed to a shelf in the garage) and will put my thinking cap on.  Love me a fix-it
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #451 on: Sep 04, 2018, 11:43:25 »
I wish I could find a pic, but Mr. E's XL600r has the end of his front fender sewn on with zip ties.  I actually love the way it looks.  The PO drilled a succession of holes on both sides of the split and made what looks like a sort of baseball stitch to piece it together.  The clasp ends are underneath the fender, out of view. I'm sure there are other materials to use, but green ones may look cool enough.

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #452 on: Sep 04, 2018, 13:18:04 »
This is super photo shop work but something like this with the old lip or another bit.  Stop, slip on, tighten the set screw/ thumb screw clamps under fender

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #453 on: Sep 04, 2018, 15:08:24 »
Dude. Photoshop skillz to pay the billz

Good plan - Iíll see what I can rustle up and will report back. If it looks half as good as your drawing Iím in business


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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #454 on: Sep 04, 2018, 15:20:35 »
6 strips of aluminum, some set screws, bolt or rivet the alloy top and bottom, tap holes on under strip to tighten down on underside and you should be gtg. That should store  under the seat or even at home to throw on for trips or rainy days. ALso that should leave any marks only on the underside, plastidip the alloy to protect the fender and grip it as well.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #455 on: Sep 04, 2018, 15:58:31 »
You could just spend $20 - $50 on Ebay and replace the fender altogether. They make shorter 2-piece "supermoto" type fenders for these in the matching green.

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #456 on: Sep 04, 2018, 16:12:01 »
Good plan Mike, I'll have a muck about later today if I have a minute and see what I come up with.

That's not an awful idea Irk but this fender already is a replacement fender, from a KLX.  I'm not crazy about the supermoto style fender design - I prefer the more squared-off look, plus I spent a bunch of time making a stainless steel inlay that fits nicely into it.

Gonna fabricate my way out of this, hell or high water.

(Any chance I get to use the word fabricate I'm taking it).
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #457 on: Sep 04, 2018, 16:37:48 »
I like the look you got with the shortening but get why sometimes longer would be better so the removable bit solves both.  I know Irk said to buy a new one but then you still have a short front and would need something in the rain or mud.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #458 on: Sep 04, 2018, 21:44:20 »
This is what I would use.

I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Not really.
« Reply #459 on: Apr 12, 2019, 19:57:42 »
Not exactly tropical yet here in Montreal but, well, screw it.  The riding season's short enough as it is, so this green meanie got its first shakedown of the year yesterday.  Brakes a bit mushy so they got bled and adjusted, stopping on a dime again.  There was (and in fact had been for most of last season too) a fairly strong smell of gas from the exhaust, and a fairly sooty looking spark plug too.  I took a punt with the pilot screw and turned it in about a half a turn which seemed to take the edge off the stink considerably. 

Took it out again today for a tear around town before it started pissing down, pulled over in a car park at the top of Mount Royal and gave the thing some throttle - plumes of black smoke out the can at WOT.  Plumes.  Exhaust looks pretty clean at idle, really clean at half throttle but black as a stack of black cats in a coal mine at wide-open.  I really want to get this carb dialled in myself - any ideas on what would/should be the first thing to do?

To recap -

- Over-bored to 685cc
- stock needle and jets (had the dynojet kit installed but the bike ran like shite with it)
- Lexx exhaust
- Airbox modded (snorkel pulled - more airflow)

I know it's something in the carb that needs tweaking but I'm not sure where to start. 

Oh, and Plasti-Dip FTW.  Grey this time, with green numbers.  Hellll yes.

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