Shinyribs, have you done the advance mod...yet? Your point about doing valves while in there is a valid point if they were to tight to begin with this could cause a loss of compression and power. If they were a couple thousands looser than factory specs i cant see how that could make much of a difference in the 7-10% change in power? I noticed the low end torque change the most, dont venture into the KLR zone much on my 09...
Full choke on cold starts with no throttle cured the hard starts usually fires right off, no choke and a slight twist on hot starts usually works to avoid the clack clack depending on where that piston is..... The slight twist is a like starting an Old Norton after you bring it to top dead center and a long serious kick on the lever if the twist is a little off....its kicking time! Having that kick start option on a second gen would be nice.
You guys who have given theory and factual ideas of ICE engines and cam functions is quite interesting! I guess this is one reason why this forum is so good, adults having conversations!
Last edited by Retfird; 09-24-2019 at 04:08 PM.