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post #1 of 14 Old 08-15-2013, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
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Brown plastic on the right side of the bike

Hey guys, just noticed another thing on my bike , there is a brown baloon like plastic above the lower end of the clutch cable that has been soldered or somthing, will it blow up? Is that something I need to replace urgently?
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We'd need to see a picture, as that would be something out of the ordinary.

If you have a picture, type in the link (bodge it up a bit so the forum doesn't tell you you need 15 posts) and I'll fix it so we can see it.

This is what the lower clutch cable area should look like:


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There is a picture here:

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Need to see higher up in the picture.

It looks like some sort of fuel filter, though it's on the wrong side of the bike (at least for the American market) because the petcock should be on the other side.

It also doesn't look like a 2009 KLR650. The heat shield is Gen1, the cover is Gen1, and the brake pedal looks strange. edit: I get it now; it's a stock photo, not the OP's bike There's also an odd tube going to the water pump.

Are the Australian bikes that different?

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Aussie bikes. Uses the coolant to warm the carb. That is the filter.

Don't really understand the purpose if its to prevent icing or an emissions related thing?

There is a diagram of it in the factory manual.

Gray-haired riders don’t get that way from pure luck.

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Parkus, can you describe or provide some more photos of where it goes in and comes out? Just interested in the mechanics of this and the "why".

Also these bikes are "restricted" due to some other arcane regulation as a "learner" bike. To my understanding there are two additional holes drilled into the side of the carb slide essentially not allowing full throttle. These can be plugged or a normal slide installed.

I simply can't imagine why anyone would want to reduce the available power the KLR sadly lacks.

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I will try to take a picture and link it here, I have classes for now though. Anyway, it's the green plastic in the picture (it had a hole that was "fixed" with some sort of glue).
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Aussie bikes. Uses the coolant to warm the carb. That is the filter.

Don't really understand the purpose if its to prevent icing or an emissions related thing?

There is a diagram of it in the factory manual.
Figured that's what it was, but can't figure "what fer?" As far as I know it doesn't get cold anywhere in Australia and I bet Jeff can start his bike and run it in the middle of winter way up there in the frozen tundra (watch out where the huskies go...).

Looking forward to seeing some more pictures.

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So the first picture shows the brown plastic with the glue, the second (it goes to the other side of the bike and then comes back) and third where the cable goes to (it's the middle one in the third picture)



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Parcus, your images don't show, at least not on my computer screen.

I think you must have a MINIMUM of posts before you're allowed to post images.

Meanwhile, you can PM (send a Personal Message) to an established member, exchange e-mail addresses, then forward your images to the established member by e-mail, and he can post them on the website for you.

Complicated? I think so!

Otherwise, wait 'til you have enough posts (is it 15?) to put up your own photos.

Tom Schmitz is good about providing this service; I'm willing if he's unavailable.
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