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post #31 of 40 Old 04-30-2020, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry for the confusion. In an attempt to clarify...

First off, I transposed the number when I posted it above. The correct part number is "D657". So sorry for the mistake and the confusion.

This is how I ended up with this setup to begin with...

I ordered the Eagle Mike Carburetor Rebuild Kit. He included in that kit the #150 main jet and the #38 pilot. The EM product description says

"Standard replacement parts kit for klr650 carb. Does not include diaphragm or extended idle mixture screw. Stock jetting"

Based on that description, I was expecting the stock needles in the carb rebuild kit I ordered. I certainly didn't specify or request those sizes. Don't have a clue why he sent the #150 main jet and #38 pilot jet either. Again, I was expecting the the stock size of the jets to replace my OEM parts. The main jet needle EM provided is clearly a stock type needle. No adjustable clips. Looks like a common nail just like the stock one. Only difference is that is made from a different material or coated with another material because its brass colored. It is stamped "D657". It is definitely not a KLX needle.

I removed those non-stock sizes from EM and returned to the stock setup I was using previously using.

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post #32 of 40 Old 04-30-2020, 03:13 PM
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Congratulations!

I was about to offer another set of eyes if the problem persisted; I'm about 4.3 hours west of you in Houston.

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It sounds like it is re-packaged stuff from the Happy LoveJoy Carburetor Rebuild Company in China. I have measured the components that I have laid hands and eyes on that come from HLJCRC and find them to be good to EOM dimensions. The machining generally looks good. I see no reason not to use it.

Except #150 adn #38 were not OEM sizes on any KLR, but that's a different kettle of fish.
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Jason,

Thanks! That's good to know. I'm over there from time to time as well. My brother-in-law lives near you in Kemah. Not sure how much longer, I think he's moving back to Louisiana when his job plays out there.

Have you ever done the Doo-hickey? I'm looking do do it this summer, I think. I'd feel better about it if I had someone with some exerience with it. I'm looking for a good stator cover to replace the one the gas ate the paint up on before I do the Doohickey. I'll Probably check my valve clearances at the same time.

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post #35 of 40 Old 04-30-2020, 05:36 PM
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Have you ever done the Doo-hickey? I'm looking do do it this summer, I think. I'd feel better about it if I had someone with some exerience with it.

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Yes, I've owned two KLRs and installed the upgraded Mike Doo-hickey on both.

Holler when you get ready and perhaps we could do the Doo in Kemah.

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post #36 of 40 Old 04-30-2020, 06:00 PM
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Thanks! Thanks! Thanks, for all the help! It started on the first application of the starter! Couldn't be happier! Mission Accomplished!
So, the desperate lunge of Post # 13 above,
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Suggested desperate lunge:

Re-install previous jets.
came to pass, with success?

Regardless, congratulations on getting your bike sorted out!

Another suggestion, this one not so desperate: Take a ride down River Road. Marvelous scenery (leastwise, USED to be marvelous!).


“You better put down that gun. You got two ways to go, put it down or use it. Even if you tie me, you’re gonna be dead.” "John Russell" (Paul Newman), Hombre

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Okay, Jason. Sounds like a plan. I'll reach out to you when I'm ready to go ahead to see if the planets and stars, and our schedules, line up! Thanks again!

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Yeah, Damocles. It's worked out pretty well so far. Hope no other issues pop up for a while!

You've made that ride? That's one of my favorite local rides: very twisty along the river. I usually get on River Road under the "New" Mississsippi River Bridge cross the river in Donaldsonville and ride up the opposite side of the river to the Mississippi River Bridge where I catch I-10 back to the house. Haven't done it this year yet but since you twisted my arm, I'll make it my first spring ride!

Thanks to all of you for the help sorting out my issues on this!

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You've made that ride? That's one of my favorite local rides: very twisty along the river. I usually get on River Road under the "New" Mississsippi River Bridge cross the river in Donaldsonville and ride up the opposite side of the river to the Mississippi River Bridge where I catch I-10 back to the house. Haven't done it this year yet but since you twisted my arm, I'll make it my first spring ride!
Wish I could join you, Eric!

It's been a while since I roamed thereabouts; I was a classmate of the area's first Heisman Trophy winner!

There's a bridge at DONALDSONVILLE? What will they think of, next!

Again, glad your KLR's running right!

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You were a classmate of Billy Cannon? Very cool! That was a little while ago! They've put in a couple a new bridges since then!

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