I did the Eagle Mike "doo" mod last weekend. It all seemed to go according to plan and the only bits left at the end were the old spring and lever.This is always a good sign
. The bike seems to run just fine, in fact no real difference from before the mod to after.
The stock spring had a little bit of tension remaining so I guess it was working okay before I changed it.
But this is not why I am posting.
With the kit E.M. provide a couple of extras, one is a packet with some replacement screws for the front brake resevoir lid. I changed the fluid and then put in the new screws. No problem.
The other extra was a packet containing 8 "allen " headed screws for the carby. Okay, not as quick a fix as the brake fluid resevoir so I left that one for later.
Today was later.
I read up on how to remove the carb and am confident that I can do the job okay but have come across something that confuses me and I am seeking the help of the good folk on this forum....
As I was examining the carb I noticed a coolant line that runs from the thermostat housing to a "T" junction under the front of the carb (it has a clear plastic bulb in it in which you can see the nice green coolant), around the engine to the left side and back to the pump:
Looks like it complicates the carby job somewhat but first and foremost I'm confused.
What does it do?
Do all 2008+ models have this hose?
From what I can see by hunting around on the net this is not stock. Has someone done a mod to this one? The PO didn't mention anything about cooling.
Now bear in mind that this is the only KLR I've owned and I have'nt seen any others to compare it with.