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post #1 of 34 Old 01-30-2010, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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Water crossing

I've read that splicing a t-piece into the carb breather tube and re-routing an extension up under the tank will improve the KLR's ability for water crossing. Has any done this and if so is there any down side? TIA
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post #2 of 34 Old 01-30-2010, 10:08 AM
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Called the 'T-mod'... yes it works... no down side.

But.. then again. I didnt do it and I've had no trouble..

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come awn... it's not far...it'll be fun..

sorry I can't....... I'm fishing today
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post #3 of 34 Old 01-30-2010, 01:35 PM
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A T-mod is a must for crossing water without shuting down. Make sure when you install it that you don't have a slope in the line that can run into the carb. I ran mine back under the seat








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post #4 of 34 Old 01-30-2010, 06:53 PM
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I found out the hard way on a ride with Klrmike, found myself stalled in the middle of a river crossing. The next day with the T mod made all the way after a crash
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post #5 of 34 Old 01-30-2010, 07:15 PM
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in 10yrs...Would West Virginia be a place I'd like to live? Take into account that I like to fish and hunt too. especially fish...

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post #6 of 34 Old 01-30-2010, 07:37 PM
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Yes there is plenty of fishing, hunting and camping we have some of the best small streams to fish. And lots of riding
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post #7 of 34 Old 01-30-2010, 08:20 PM
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Any big lakes... good for bass /trout,macks,salmon?
What about saltwater.. how far from the coast?

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post #8 of 34 Old 01-31-2010, 12:52 AM
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lakes good for bass,mountain streams for trout,8+ hours to salt water.

If you live in the western part of the state you have the Ohio river for bass.

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post #9 of 34 Old 01-31-2010, 01:41 AM
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The T or Y mod is different for Gen1 and Gen2 KLRs.

Gen1 - stock has a vent tube that runs down along the rear shock through the swingarm.
The T / Y mod should also extend the tube under the seat on top of the airbox.

Gen2 - stock has a vent tube that runs under the seat on top of the airbox.
The T / Y mod should also extend the tube down along the rear shock through the swingarm.

Ya think Kawasaki will figure out what a vent tube does and when?

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Any big lakes... good for bass /trout,macks,salmon?
What about saltwater.. how far from the coast?
Virginia Beach is pretty close to the ocean.

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