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post #1 of 5 Old 09-03-2012, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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At 13,800 miles I did the doo, oil change, new chain & sprockets, air filter and balanced the rear tire. What a difference. Kind of wish I hadn't done all at once so I could tell if one thing made more than another. Don't think the PO ever changed the air filter. I know the chain and sprockets were stock, went 16/43. And it took 2.5 oz to balance the tire. I can see what's in my mirrors now! Before things vibrated enough it was a blur.


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post #2 of 5 Old 09-03-2012, 06:53 PM
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Congrats man...I did pretty much the same things with the same result. I can tell you that from all the things I did the chain and sprockets made the most difference, although that seems like alot of weight to balance the rear tire. No doubt that made a big difference in the vibration. I may have my tires balanced when I get my next rear tire. Did you pay someone to do it or did you do it yourself?

Edit: I haven't done the doo yet. I ordered it last week and it should be here soon. I know it needs it because I can hear some clattering in there when I gun it.
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-03-2012, 06:57 PM
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2.5 oz isn't that much if you're counterbalancing a rim clamp.
I put a 16 on last week and I really like it. I don't use my KLR for aggressive offroad riding, so for me, it fits the bike perfectly.

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-04-2012, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Sheddster, I did all the work at a friends shop who rebuilds and resells vintage bikes. He has a balancer, and a lift which is great for those of us in the prime of life! My doo looked fine, the spring was a bit stretched but didn't seem that bad to me, I had the parts so I replaced them and don't have to think about it anymore. I was appalled at the condition of the air filter and think performance wise that made a huge difference. I have had the bike just over 2 months and put a little over 1500 miles on it. It is the perfect Vermont/New England bike.
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At 13,800 miles I did the doo, oil change, new chain & sprockets, air filter and balanced the rear tire. What a difference. Kind of wish I hadn't done all at once so I could tell if one thing made more than another. Don't think the PO ever changed the air filter. I know the chain and sprockets were stock, went 16/43. And it took 2.5 oz to balance the tire. I can see what's in my mirrors now! Before things vibrated enough it was a blur.


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