2000 Miles, a few bugs. Askign the experts.
New to the KLR, and new to the forum, but figure I may as well throw my first post up.
Got a 15í in October and Just finished up my first back country trip on it. A few bugs / issues I figured Iíd ask everyoneís opinions on:
1) Fuel tank vent hose has a drip. Itís not huge, I havenít measured it yet, but tip of tube always seems wet (yes its gas) and Iíve seen it drip. Seems to happen worse with a full tank but does happen when Iím well below full as well. Iíll try blowing a little compresses air through it soon and see if its plugd, or if it bubbles in the tank, but any other suggestions?
2) Bars are a bit low for stand up riding. Bar risers or taller bars? Iíd like an inch to an inch and a half of rise. I have no issues with the width or sweep of the bars. I tend to like simple and clean, so Iím leaning to taller bars.
3) Front end is mush. No problems on the dirt, but I have no confidence in it on pavement. I guess Eagle Mike stabilizer, then Springs, then emulators in that order? Am I better off to jump right at an inverted fork? I doubt I need ďthatĒ much, but whatís the value of a community if I donít listen to others opinions?
4) Rear rack. Seems a little under designed. I get itís only rated for a few pounds, but when my friends helped me lift it through snow last week they didnít and we ended up breaking the two small screws off. Anyone done a trough bolt modification to the sub frame and installed a beefier rack? Any recommendations (Iíll admit to not having googled this yet so no flaming the new guy!)
AnyhowÖ Nice to meet Yíall, and thanks in advance.