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post #11 of 42 Old 10-29-2017, 10:13 AM
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don't be disappointed, the bike is artificially crippled; fix or replace the slide before deciding whether or not you're happy with the power output.

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post #12 of 42 Old 10-29-2017, 10:28 AM
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Glad you accepted my jocularity/levity in the spirit offered, timberfoot!

While I realized Australia harbors some "restricted" KLR650s, I did not think you were on one. If so, I'd expect a knowledgeable mechanic or two from a typical motorcycle garage down there will know how to rectify the situation.

Generally speaking, the CVK40 Keihin carburetor on KLR650s marketed in the US perform acceptably with one 7/64" diameter hole in the slide. With epoxy and an appropriately-sized drill bit, I'd hope you could effect the change yourself.

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post #13 of 42 Old 10-30-2017, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice DePelletier.

I don't really want to epoxy up the holes in the slide. I am a bit worried that one of the epoxy plugs could rattle out and jam the slide in the open position, causing a dangerous situation. I have contacted a local Harley Shop. They said that they could supply me with a new slide for $74. I did not tell them it was for a KLR. I just told them my bike has a Keihin CV40 Carby. I haven't ordered the part yet. I think I want to confirm that the slide is transferable. I don't want to buy it and find it's the wrong part....Has anyone reading this actually done the mod?

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..............I have contacted a local Harley Shop. They said that they could supply me with a new slide for $74.............Has anyone reading this actually done the mod?
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I bought and installed a Harley sportster slide with diaphragm in my KLR to replace the leaking diaphragm. The slide and diaphragm are working fine.
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post #15 of 42 Old 10-30-2017, 05:36 AM
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Timberguy,
yep, you've got yourself a fully govmint annointed LAM ( Learner Approved Motorcycle) there. Find someone to unleash the beast and you may find yourself doing 150 or even the magic 'ton' (downhill,following wind).
As others have said, it's a KLR. If you wanted speed you should have bought something else. That said, I've done 60,000 k on mine and am happy with my mule.

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Timberfoot,
Lightly sand the Inside of the slide, around the air vent holes. Clean with soap & water, as carb cleaner/brake cleaner and other solvents may temporarily swell the rubber diaphragm.

Masking tape over the outside of the upper vent holes. Should eliminate the need for sanding after glueing.
Fill the vent holes from the inside. The slight bump on the inside will prevent the epoxy from ever falling to the outside, thus preventing the possibility of jamming.

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Also, don't fill the hole on the bottom of the slide. It is supposed to be there.
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post #18 of 42 Old 10-30-2017, 02:58 PM
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Has no one in Australia ever de-restricted a KLR650?

Is such a procedure agin' the law?

If so, what is the penalty? How is the violation detected, compliance enforced?

Methinks the "Night Rider" (as referred to in the "Mad Max" movie series) wouldn't have been found on a restricted KLR650!
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I have a Camo KLR in Victoria Australia that I have derestricted.
Bought a new carby slide from the local Harley dealer & drilled out the hole to 7/64. Made a very big improvement. Decided to do the rest of the 22cent mod & removed the snorkel from the air box. I am very happy with the improvement & have decided to stop tinkering with it for the moment.
As it was originally I was very frustrated that I could not even accelerate out of a corner without searching for another gear mid corner. That is now all in the past.
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Has no one in Australia ever de-restricted a KLR650?

Is such a procedure agin' the law?

If so, what is the penalty? How is the violation detected, compliance enforced?

Methinks the "Night Rider" (as referred to in the "Mad Max" movie series) wouldn't have been found on a restricted KLR650!
Not a KLR, Damocles, But it was a Kawasaki, or that is what his mates rode at least
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