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post #1 of 6 Old 09-29-2017, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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I'm new here.I just bought a 2006 KLR650, all stock,9500 miles. My plans are to head to Colorado in a couple weeks to go back country riding. I might add I'm 63. Going with my 30 yr old son and another friend. Anyway, I've ordered the doohicky and torsion spring. Will I need to rejet the bike for riding over 10-12,000 ft, maybe even over 13,000? If so can can someone point me to about how many sizes to go down on the jets ,and can I get by with just the main jet and pilot jet. I'm only going for 3 days of riding, so I don't really want to give the carbs a complete rejeting. Any help here?
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A stock and standard KLR650 will run quite well from minus 280 feet to plus 14,000 feet.
Death Valley to the top of Pikes Peak.

You will probably need to adjust the idle speed screw up to maintain the preferred speed , 1200 RPM + or - 100 RPM.

It is getting a little late for the Colorado high country, pack your warmest clothes.

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[QUOTE=pdwestman;615657]A stock and standard KLR650 will run quite well from minus 280 feet to plus 14,000 feet.
Death Valley to the top of Pikes Peak.

You will probably need to adjust the idle speed screw up to maintain the preferred speed , 1200 RPM + or - 100 RPM.

It is getting a little late for the Colorado high country, pack your warmest clothes.[/QUOTE

I agree with both points 1) no need to re-jet from -280 ft to 14,000 ft. 2) it is late in the season for the high dirt passes.

Take warm clothes and don't be afraid to hit the 180 button. It's the one in your head that says "This is not right!!! Let's go back!!!"
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Thats what I have heard on the jetting but wanted to ask around. Roger on the warm clothes. I was suppose to go on a hunting trip in idaho middle 2 weeks of oct and 2 of the guys had to back out. So.... I thought why not head for the high country for a couple days. Ive been watching the weather and if it doesn't get any colder than predicted, it shouldn't be too bad...I hope. If it's too bad, we'll had on over to Moab Thanks.
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Thats what I have heard on the jetting but wanted to ask around. Roger on the warm clothes. I was suppose to go on a hunting trip in idaho middle 2 weeks of oct and 2 of the guys had to back out. So.... I thought why not head for the high country for a couple days. Ive been watching the weather and if it doesn't get any colder than predicted, it shouldn't be too bad...I hope. If it's too bad, we'll had on over to Moab Thanks.


It's hard to find people that can be on the same schedule. I usually plan my trips to run solo


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