Second Gen Carburetor Flaw Revealed!!!! - Page 2 - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
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post #11 of 132 Old 08-10-2019, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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You know its getting good when the little silver ring appears around the end of the center electrode. Going to make that bigger and the rest of the plug a wee bit browner.



I know people like the af meter and the o2 sensor. I'm old school and if a person can read and understand spark plugs, and carburation, like i do, i think its a better way. But i'm old. I trust my eyes.

I'd be really interested what my jetting does on those machines when i'm done i'd ask that someone run it on there for shts n giggles.

ps i do my final check of my idle mixture by smelling the exhaust, if it burns your eyes the mix is off. If it smells but smells clean, its good, i have a sniffer too

This is the old school way to jet a machine haha

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post #14 of 132 Old 08-10-2019, 10:33 PM
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JdgDReDD,
A whole lot simpler fix to your issues is to use the KLX650-A1 mid-range jet needle. #16009-1794 / NT1B. With spacer collar #92143-1667.
With #42 pilot & altitude appropriate main jet.

https://www.kawasakipartshouse.com/o...32c/carburetor
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JdgDReDD,
A whole lot simpler fix to your issues is to use the KLX650-A1 mid-range jet needle. #16009-1794 / NT1B. With spacer collar #92143-1667.
With #42 pilot & altitude appropriate main jet.

https://www.kawasakipartshouse.com/o...32c/carburetor
nice, already a fix out there. Thanks for the tip !! Unfortunately for me parts are a week away unless i wanna get soaked for shipping.

I'll just carry on sb done tomorrow anyways, n its not that hard really
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post #19 of 132 Old 08-11-2019, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Next to get my stainless steel fork extending fork caps made.


They will allow the forks to be pushed down .75 of an inch from stock finishing the balancing job i started with the .75 inch lowering link that i made up





i have 9 spare sets of stainless steel lowering links btw , The ones on the bike are brushed which gives them the same look as the swingarm etc. if anyone interested. And soon 9 sets of caps, depending on cost and if there is any interest.




If you're a tall person the caps might be enough to level the bike.
If you're shorter legged then the link is the way to go

I'm going to do both due to wanting the bike actually balanced properly front to back.
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post #20 of 132 Old 08-11-2019, 01:54 PM
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Are you trying to build a 'chopper KLR' or what. Lowering the rear & extending the forks will increase the steering rake & trail, won't this will Decrease the grip & control of the front tire on dirt / gravel / rocky roads?

Ride safe.
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