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2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions For repair, maintaining or modifying discussions related to the newly updated 2008 and beyond, Generation 2 KLR650 Motorcycle.

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post #181 of 191 Old 05-14-2020, 05:49 PM
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post #182 of 191 Old 05-14-2020, 08:15 PM
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The needle in the MCP kit is made of stainless steel. Its not magnetic I checked. It also has no part numbers on it.
I'm not sure what the KH needle is made from, its not magnetic and very light I think aluminium.

When my KLR was new I ordered and installed a KLX needle and 140 main jet and pulled the snorkel and opened the idle mixture screw to 1 3/4 turns.
I went with the recommended settings. The first thing I noticed with the new jetting was the engine ran smoother and there was a
noticeable increase in low end and mid range power. I felt that the jetting was still a bit lean as under light load with the throttle just barely open
it would still surge a bit in slow traffic not near as bad as the stock jetting though. I decided to try the MCP as I read some good reviews on it.
The first thing I noticed with the MCP kit installed was the engine ran smoother and there was a noticeable increase in low end and mid range power.
The increase power was I would say double the increase that resulted from the KLX needle and 140 main jet install.
So I believe the KLX kit recommended settings are still way too lean. I could have stayed with the KLX kit and spent some time trying bigger main
jets and trying the needle with different clip positions and more than likely achieved similar results.

The bottom line here as I see it is that the person who put together this jet kit got the jetting right the first time and I highly recommend this kit.

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post #183 of 191 Old 05-14-2020, 08:26 PM
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I'm curious too.

I'm especially curious as to which needle is being supplied. I'm confident it's off-the-shelf and not custom made.

I don't know anyone with a dynamometer, unfortunately.

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Houston, TX?

Isn't that where KLRChris is from? Engine Logics? KLR650 Adjustable camshaft sprockets? 60 HP EFI KLR685?
Dual Adjustable Height Side-Stands for KLR650?

Hopefully he hasn't returned to home county, Great Britain, yet.
Phone number, 1-281-933-2262.

I really hope that you can connect with KLRChris.

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post #184 of 191 Old 05-15-2020, 12:27 AM
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Houston, TX?
Sugar Land, TX (at least, that's where his shop once was located).

Not a fan of the "MC Mod," don't know his take on the new, "improved," needle and jet kit.

“You better put down that gun. You got two ways to go, put it down or use it. Even if you tie me, you’re gonna be dead.” "John Russell" (Paul Newman), Hombre
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post #185 of 191 Old 05-15-2020, 10:11 AM
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I find an EngineLogics at 12201 Dover St. Houston, TX 77031 with the phone # that Chris gave me / called me from.

One could contact enginelogics.com or https://www.klrchris.com/contact-us/

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post #186 of 191 Old 05-15-2020, 10:26 AM
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I find an EngineLogics at 12201 Dover St. Houston, TX 77031 with the phone # that Chris gave me / called me from.
Maybe he retired from his store-front operation.
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One could contact enginelogics.com or https://www.klrchris.com/contact-us/
Then what?


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post #187 of 191 Old 05-15-2020, 11:09 AM
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Maybe he retired from his store-front operation.Then what?

Then Norton 850 could inquire about cost of Dyno time or possibly pique KLRChris's curiosity about the MCP re-jet kit.

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post #188 of 191 Old 05-17-2020, 09:34 PM
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So I just finished a long day of riding trails & dirt roads with my MCP carb kit. Very happy with the new tune. The bike is now pulling smoother than the KLX kit it replaced.

*snorkel removed, LeoVincex3 exhaust, Uni air filter.

*MCP: #42 & #150 @ Sea-level.

Sorry guys, I don’t have any specific data to provide other than Grant has provided our community a quality option to tune our beloved KLRs.
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post #189 of 191 Old 05-26-2020, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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It's kinda like two things at odds are happening at once, right? Air velocity goes down, which diminishes the tendency to suck fuel up, but fuel availability goes up, which tends to make the most of whatever suction there might be.



I suppose we'll just have to each install it and judge if it sucks, more or less, each for our own selves
Samuel, good afternoon. Curious if you ever installed the MCP kit? If yes, do you have any findings you can share?

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post #190 of 191 Old 05-26-2020, 03:39 PM
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No, I sure haven't. I made the mistake of allowing my registration to lapse over the winter and now I'm pooched because the DMV in Virginia has been a mess since March. It looks like I'll have it back on the road late June. What does this have to do with getting the needle installed? I'll want to ride the bike around a bit, get myself acquainted with the feels again, before I start messing with the carb. No need to follow up; I will surely post my comments here when I get it installed.

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