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post #1 of 20 Old 10-17-2010, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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I just picked up my new 09 klr 650 yesterday and was wondering if I should put on a thermo-bob before i start riding it,thought it would be better to break it in with that installed.
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Not having a Thermo-bob wouldn't stop me from riding it. 99.9% of the KLR's out there were likely broken in without one. Just put it on your "To Do" list, along with the Doohickey of course.

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Hell no! Ride it boy, ride it! I haven't done the doo or the thermo bob. They are on the list but the scooter does just fine without them!

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I just picked up my new 09 klr 650 yesterday and was wondering if I should put on a thermo-bob before i start riding it,thought it would be better to break it in with that installed.

You probably allready know this but for the benifit...

One of the more popular oil burning theories is that cooling system is thermally shocking the cylinder liner and warping it. Installing the thermo-bob will stop the temp swings. I would install it before I rode it, might be the difference between having an oil burner or not.

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You probably allready know this but for the benifit...

One of the more popular oil burning theories is that cooling system is thermally shocking the cylinder liner and warping it. Installing the thermo-bob will stop the temp swings. I would install it before I rode it, might be the difference between having an oil burner or not.
That's a better way of putting my earlier response. +1




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I agree with Spec and LJ - put it on as soon as you can. I have one on my '08 and love it. It had 2000 miles on it when I installed the Bob. Wish I would have done it sooner.
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I would say that would be an excellent idea. I wisdh I had done it. I put one on at about 1000 miles, after buying my '08 with 125 miles on it. The T/B made a huge difference, and would make even more if it were in place during the critical break-in period.
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Really dumb question

I am two weeks into my klr ownership (08 6,000 miles). What is the bob we're talking about here? Sounds like I need one. How much to buy and install? Thanks.
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I am two weeks into my klr ownership (08 6,000 miles). What is the bob we're talking about here? Sounds like I need one. How much to buy and install? Thanks.

Fair question...

Watt_man is the inventor/manufacturer/retailer. Scroll down on his main page for info.

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