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post #1 of 5 Old 06-23-2011, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so the first thing you would need to do,is sort out your water pump,You can do this one of 2 ways,electric water pump{i have done a thread on that},or a shorter chain to drive the stock pump.Electric water pump is the way to go IMO.You don't have to remove the balancer shafts,they can hang in your crankcase.The myth if you have a out of time doo e.g. your cb chain has jumped a tooth.Your bike is going to shake like hell,what this has to do with having no doo,i have no idea.Having no doo is not the same as having a out of time doo.Which brings us to the fun part.What is it like with out a doo?If there was some way to put sound on this thread,i would record the left hand side of my motor.It is not what you hear,but what you don't hear that makes you think hmmm.The worse part of not having a doo ,is the first time you see your bike on the side stand warming up.That image will haunt me for along time.If you want to make a horror movie about a possessed motorcycle,just unhook your doo put your klr on it's side stand on a concrete floor,and start it up a star is born.As it warms up it gets a little better,with the gas tank just going up,and down.When you give the bike abit of a rev,the motor spins up very,very fast.It was at this point i was thinking what have i done.I turned it off,and went inside for a coffee.This was my klr600 so i am thinking if it blows up,it blows up.I have got to find out how bad it is to ride.This is the funny part i start it up,it is just the same as before.Then i click it into gear let out the clutch,and it smooths out.At low revs it feels good,but very unklr like.At this stage i have a smile on my face,and i am in 2nd gear.Go for a hard run up my street in 2nd.Get to the end thinking the clutch is slipping,it builds revs very fast,and it vibrates like a kx500.I turn around and see the black line up the road.I now have a huge smile on my face.That was about 10000klms ago.I have now unhooked the doo on my 650,it still vibrates like a open class mx bikes.My plan is to get the crank balanced,and see if that smooths it out.
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-23-2011, 09:05 PM
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Very interesting! keep us posted on how balancing ther crank goes.
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-24-2011, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
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Gday JHP it is going to be a little while before i can do the crank.I need the bike for transport till xmas.Got a few piston ideas rolling around in my head,that might help with the vibes aswell.Cheers Peter
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-25-2011, 02:15 AM
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Did you just unhook the doo system or remove the balancer system completely.
This has my interest indeed.


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post #5 of 5 Old 06-25-2011, 03:50 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Cheap bass Turd i just unhooked it.The shafts are still there,i will pull them out when i split the cases.I still have to get the vibes down a bit to call it a winner.I will be riding it to and from work 100klms round trip,the way it is till xmas.Then i will do some crank work.Cheers Peter
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