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post #1 of 7 Old 07-27-2009, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Question Help?? New to the KLR

I have an 09 KLR650. I wanted to get an IMS tank for it. They said they do not make one and not sure if they will. Any options or other companies you know of?

Also, what is the best ways, to get more power?

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-27-2009, 05:09 PM
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Pipe it and re jet the carb is easiest for more power.. .. can change sprockets also if you like.. .. As far as tank.. I have never thought of changing mine.
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Thanks GunJunkie

what pipes seems to be the best?
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-29-2009, 01:47 AM
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The Jardine RT5 is great...but be prepared to wake the neighborhood.
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-30-2009, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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I'll save my ears for listening to some tunes. Anything not quite as loud, but still with increased power? Thanks for the input though Moki. Any other suggestions?
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-30-2009, 12:18 PM
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Earplugs. Whether you get a new pipe or not. I played in bands for a long time and have been riding for a while. I wish I had started wearing them a lot damn sooner.




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post #7 of 7 Old 07-30-2009, 02:06 PM
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Earplugs. Whether you get a new pipe or not. I played in bands for a long time and have been riding for a while. I wish I had started wearing them a lot damn sooner.
I've always worn earplugs-regardless how loud the bike was- since my days in the Air Force. It's the wind noise that does the damage! I haven't had my KLR for too long so I'm still looking around for bits and trying to find ways to get the most out of the ride. I do alot of road miles (over 120mi a day commute), so would like a bit more boogie to get clear road ahead. What I decided on is the Jardine RT5-with noise suppressor (QMI), and a Dynojet kit. Thanks to USPS, I still haven't had the Dynojet kit delivered yet, but as long as it get here before Spring I'll be happy. A less pricey alternative seems to be the $.02 mod or running a KLX needle and somewhere around a 142 main jet, as the the carb leaves the factory set in extremely lean configuration. If you're a real tightwad, use the stock needle but throw a #4 stainless washer over the existing needle clip and use a 140-142 main jet. What I can tell you that just bolting on the Jardine certainly woke the engine up-even with the stock carb config, so I imagine tweaking the carb with a Dynojet kit will only add to the experience.

Another mod that seems to be popular are the "L" airbox mod and swapping the stock airfilter out for a K&N. There are few other things to try but then costs start going up...like using a flatslide carb or hot cams. There is, however, a general feeling that the KLR lump has been optimised- in that it can't really mechanically improved to yeild performance gains. It's fun tinkering though, and a hell of alot cheaper to experiement with than with some other bikes.

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