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post #1 of 6 Old 04-23-2017, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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22c mod questions

So... I thought I'd do the 22c mod yesterday. Removed the slide and went to drill the 7/64th hole. Someone had beaten me to it and already drilled it, but a fair bit bigger than 7/64ths. I shimmed the needle with one washer. Question is
1. Is the larger hole a problem?
2. Is a zinc plated washer ok or is stainless 100% necessary?
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If the slide doesn't float up and down, no problem. Our Harley brethren typically bore to 1/8"; some say the larger hole induces slide flutter--if not, WHAT? YOU worry?

Finish/material remains of no consequence with shimming washer; all you need is about 25/1000" thickness, IIRC.

And, once your 22-cent modification is complete, you can attack the World Land Speed Record, feeling pity for the poor souls who ride their stock KLR650s in blissful ignorance . . .

FULL DISCLOSURE: I performed the 22-cent mod on my own Generation 1.
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You can also improve your speed if you get a bigger washer and point the wand out the rear:

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If your bike bogs or hesitates with the (likely) 1/8" hole then it's a problem, if not don't worry about it. You can always JB weld or epoxy it shut and drill it at 7/64ths too but I wouldn't bother unless you have an issue.

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Thanks, all is well then!
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Wink haha

[quote=Toney;589306]You can also improve your speed if you get a bigger washer and point the wand out the rear:



I don't think that washer will fit on my rack
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