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post #1 of 11 Old 02-14-2016, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Valentine's Day Gift for the KLR

22 Mod. Lol
Haven't gotten a chance to ride it yet, most likely it'll be Tuesday before I can.
I'm all stock exhaust and intake, so I turned the idle mixture out 1.75 turns.

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-14-2016, 09:25 PM
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Let us know what you think and any difference
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post #3 of 11 Old 02-16-2016, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Let us know what you think and any difference
I'll try to keep this short. My professional opinion, this is my 201st bike and on cars I'm on #53,54, 55, 56. Wrenched every one of them.

Road the bike this cold morning as I was going to work and as we know, on cold mornings the bike's not going to get to optimum running temp. I forgot something, turned around and went back home. Left the bike idling in the drive while I went in the garage to get what I needed. Now the bike's temp gauge is right close to the middle... right at optimum temp. I take off on the bike and it feels good. I could actually feel a difference from the stock set-up. I'm happy.

At first when I pulled out, it felt as if the mod was useless, cause I thought the bike, stock, ran quite well and smooth. So I was thinking, not much difference with this 22c mod.

To sum up TWO points, the KLR runs better with the mod (I did, 1 shim, 7/64 hole, and 1.75 turns out) WHEN it's up to temp. Which makes me highly recommend the Thermo-Bob. Mine should be here today or tomorrow.

Effectiveness vs One's Abilities:

My bike ran well stock without the 22c mod.
If you're handy, do the mod.
If you're not handy and you can get it done for a beer or so, do it.
If you don't have time nor handy friends and you have to spend more than $20 to do this, I wouldn't, UNLESS you're doing it to compensate for power adders.

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'11 KLR 650: KLR Full Bag Kit, 22 Mod, Thermo-Bob w/ Overlay, Angular Mirrors, Studebaker Doo, Tusk Drain Plug, UNI Filter, K761's, ODI Emig Grips, LED Cluster & Tag, Digital Clock w/ Temp, Eibach 400# RR, Progressive FR w/ adj Pre-load caps, ZG Double Bubble

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post #4 of 11 Old 02-16-2016, 02:11 PM
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Really using one shim you only did the 11cnt mod....
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post #5 of 11 Old 02-16-2016, 08:22 PM
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Sounds good, thank you for the follow up Fox
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post #6 of 11 Old 02-16-2016, 08:28 PM
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When you get the bob on her you'll be amazed at what that temp gage does! Rock steady at the perfect temp!
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post #7 of 11 Old 02-17-2016, 06:30 AM
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I will more than likely be accomplishing this on my 2014 within the next few months. Need to change my brake lines on my FZ1 as well. Plus whatever else I have time to dabble in...

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post #8 of 11 Old 02-17-2016, 10:26 AM
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My wife gave me a Valentines gift for my KLR. The new license tag for this year, yeah! And I promptly used it a little bit Sunday, 50f. in Lander WY.

Fox Fader,
Once you get the coolant up to Temp, then you may wish to get the oil up to Temp.

As seen here, http://www.klrforum.com/2008-klr650-...09-klr650.html

And here, http://www.klrforum.com/1987-2007-wr...ride-data.html

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post #9 of 11 Old 02-17-2016, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I got to get the coolant temp up cause the oil in there now is a bit dark. TB goes on tomorrow and Doo goes in Sunday alone with some fresh oil. She'll be a lot happier then.

'11 KLR 650: KLR Full Bag Kit, 22 Mod, Thermo-Bob w/ Overlay, Angular Mirrors, Studebaker Doo, Tusk Drain Plug, UNI Filter, K761's, ODI Emig Grips, LED Cluster & Tag, Digital Clock w/ Temp, Eibach 400# RR, Progressive FR w/ adj Pre-load caps, ZG Double Bubble

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post #10 of 11 Old 02-17-2016, 07:43 PM
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When you drop the oil into a clean steel drain pan, I'll bet it is not as 'Dark' as you thought. Your looking into the dark innards of the cases, very deceiving imo.
Better to look at the oil on top of the clutch basket fingers. Or get some on your finger!

Good oil really doesn't care what color it is, or how quickly it dis-colors.
As seen here, http://www.klrforum.com/klr-other-mo...is-thread.html
Well not really "seen" here.

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