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post #1 of 14 Old 06-11-2011, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so first thing first.I live in Sydney Australia i am the guy that removed the doo from his bike.I didn't do it to my brand new 09,i went and got a old KLR600 and did it to that.Just incase things didn't end well.That bike has done over 10,000klm without a Doo,so now i am doing it to my 09.Some of you guys will know me from the other site.Not going to talk about any of that here.
Water pumps Why?2 reasons: 1 when i took the Doo out,i had no drive to the stock water pump.2 in Australia it gets very hot,and the stock cooling system was not up to the job.I put 2 radiators on,wired the fan to a on off switch,and added a electric water pump.No more over heating on the trails.The pump i used is a Davies Craig motorcycle pump
This is the kit you get
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post #2 of 14 Old 06-11-2011, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Stock water pump is not on the bike.Only pump is this electric pump.You can wire them up a number of ways mine is wired to a switch.Reason why it gets cold here out on the highway in winter the water temp is to low.I can turn the pump off.You can wire them up to come on and off atomatically but i don't.Its the long weekend here and i am going riding now.Few days i will start posting pics of me putting this pump on my bike.
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Here are the pump specs.Soon as i get some hoses, this thread will get to the fun part
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A little more on that electric water pump, and "how it works"...

http://www.hrpworld.com/client_image...pdf_3531_2.pdf

I also found where some manufacturers are using this electric water pump technology as OEM equipment.

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...rly/11499.html

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Cool thread (no pun intended!). Gotta love it when people think outside the box

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This is a klr600 not a ng 650 sorry.
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This is the 650,not done yet but what i am working with
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I have to dot the i{s} and cross the t{s} but that is it as far as the plumbing goes.I used 19mm copper pipe because that is what i had kicking around.I went to the auto shop and fished around in their heater hose bin.I know it will work,because i have done it before.I don't think i can add anymore to this thread.If anybody wanted to know anything that i have not covered in this thread just PM me i will help if i can.
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Ok so first thing first.I live in Sydney Australia i am the guy that removed the doo from his bike.I didn't do it to my brand new 09,i went and got a old KLR600 and did it to that.Just incase things didn't end well.That bike has done over 10,000klm without a Doo,so now i am doing it to my 09.Some of you guys will know me from the other site.Not going to talk about any of that here....
Slick work, peter650.

You removed the doo, that I got, and I figure that you had to remove the chain unless you like lots of grinding noises. What else? Did you pull the rest of the balancer out? Does this figure into the 80 pounds you dropped off the bike?

And I just gotta ask - doesn't in vibrate quite heavily?

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