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post #1 of 26 Old 04-13-2014, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Need help bringing a 1995 KLR back to life.

I've got a $250 1995 KLR that starts and runs,but only with the choke on so far. So i got that going for me The list of things needed, Instrument cluster, think I'm going with a Vapor set up. Headlight, cowl, might take off and fab another headlight or some kind of enduro headlght numberplate set up. Tank mount rubbers, OEM. Seat bolt tabs broken off, new seat? left side handlebar controls, Will 2008 and up controls fit or only 07 and older??Batterbox cover, I'll make something or OEM. Lower tank shrouds, one gone, one broke. Think I'll look for a used IMS, Acerbis, ect. And clutch and front brake levers, $9.95 on Ebay. Hopefully this goes well and I don't need to much help.... Here we go!
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Hello and welcome to the forums!

Wow, $250 has gotta be the deal of the century for a runner, even if it's only running on choke. You could easily part that out for way more than you paid! The running on choke thing sounds like it needs a good carb cleaning/overhaul, and it sounds like you've got a good handle on fixing the rest of it. I agree with the Vapor as well, if my stock cluster ever gives me any problems I will ditch it and go that route as well.

Looking forward to seeing some pics of this beast once you get 15 posts in (anti spam measure, a pain but it works). I've never seen one go anywhere close to that cheap in these parts, lowest I've ever seen here was $1500 and I can't remember if that one was running or not when it was bought.

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I'll get my post count up an post some pix of the Beast! So, will 08 left hand control group work on an 95?
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when you guys mention Vapor set up , what are you talking about? Can someone post a link so I can see myself?

Totally new, learning here.
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what does it do?
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Speedometer, odometer, tachometer, hour meter.....small,.
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what does it do?
Yup, as BadDad was saying, it takes the place of all your stock instrumentation. It also has a lot of extra features that are handy (temp, etc), plus you get an accurate speedo out of the deal. The conventional speedo on the KLR is notoriously inaccurate... Not just a KLR thing though, even my old Wing is about 6 kmh out on the speed.

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Yup, as BadDad was saying, it takes the place of all your stock instrumentation. It also has a lot of extra features that are handy (temp, etc), plus you get an accurate speedo out of the deal. The conventional speedo on the KLR is notoriously inaccurate... Not just a KLR thing though, even my old Wing is about 6 kmh out on the speed.

http://www.trailtech.net/digital-gauges/vapor
i know! ive learned about that. good thing is tough its not so much fun above 100 mph(the front fork begins kind of traveling from side to side, gets kinda scary).. so that reduces chances of speeding tickets.
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