Elevation and effect on carb/exhaust mods
I'm a new '16 KLR owner and appreciate having so much info available on the forum. The KLR loyal following was the final factor in my decision.
I live at 7,000' in CO and will be spending a lot of trail time at higher elevations, 11k - 12k. I'm not an aggressive rider and am closer to 50/50 pavement/trail.
The bike is stock with no mileage. However, I have a lot of basic mods sitting here and ready to go, including SW crash bars, skid plate, Moab shock/DDC package, KLR dash, ZG windshield and Lexx MXe exhaust.
So regarding performance mods, I would like to know more about the theoretical influence of elevation in common mods, including the .22 mod and need for air flow mods for the lexx exhaust. In theory, would the combination of shimming the needle and thinner air create an overly rich mixture? I feel doing the mod and then adjusting mixture is the best option but would like experienced opinions.
Also, what's the take on any beneficial mods combined with the new exhaust? Elevation would only influence combustion and not be a factor in the exhaust, correct?
I appreciate all of the help and experience!!