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02-29-2016 03:58 PM
efd158 Thanks.
02-27-2016 06:59 PM
justjeff The notches are counted from the top down, top being #1. Tom Schmitz's post # 13 has the link to Eagle Mike's excellent explanation.
02-27-2016 05:29 PM
efd158 .clip in the 3rd slot

Is that the third slot from the top or from the bottom?
02-27-2013 01:43 PM
Threebike thanx Willys, I will see how it goes with the stock first , have it set on '3' right now, not sure what to do with damping adjustment , doing about 70/30 on / off road. Just got my dyno-jet kit, will be doing that and airbox mods and slip-on over next few days, should breathe and sound more like it should after that - cheers
02-24-2013 08:11 PM
Mango Tango
Originally Posted by Lockjaw View Post
Dammit, from the title I was gonna say, exhale down with your lower lip out (like you're playing the flute) and your shield won't fog up as much.
HAHAHA I was thinking the same thing.
02-24-2013 06:03 PM
Originally Posted by Threebike View Post
Thanks all, have already ordered Doo kit and K & N, won't be doing a lot of 'dusty' riding [ am on the 'wet' coast after all ] so hopefully filter works out, was it harder to clean or something else not liked about it? Will prob. do klx needle kit , air box mods and Lexx. Also wondered 'bout best shock settings for 225 lb rider? Cheers
What type of riding do you mostly do? Road/gravel or off road...?
If you are after road/gravel riding...check out the TopGun 7.4kg spring to replace the stock 4.9kg spring best suited for 165lb rider. I have been using one for 5 plus years now and love it. I'm close to your weight and also carry plenty of camping equipment for adventures for weeks on end without issue. It is under $100 and if you can't change it yourself, from what I understand they will also change it for you for free or at least they used to. You just have to ship your shock to them and pay to get it shipped back. They will also service your shock at a cost too. Remember you still have the adjustments that you always had, just a spring capable of carrying the extra weight.
Now, if you ride more towards the off roading style, you may need to get a performance shock from any of the aftermarket shock companies.

Hope this helps.....
02-24-2013 05:18 PM
Dan Diego
Air Box Mod (drill and add Uni vent filters)

Here's a pretty clean and easy mod I did today in about 6 minutes.

Having trouble adding photos; here's the link if the photos don't appear in this post.


02-01-2013 07:18 PM
Threebike Thanx for the info, Willys & Tom, I'm at sea level too [ Nanaimo ]. Have also seen 2 1/2 turns on pilot, easy enuff to play with once 'cap' is removed.
02-01-2013 06:16 PM
Tom Schmitz
Originally Posted by Threebike View Post
Thanks Tom, I guess it's [ K & N ] on it's way, so will use it. Coulda saved $40 if I'd waited and got the Uni. Also forgot to ask if anyone with the KLX needle and Lexx can could let me know the preferred jet set-up? Cheers
The attached instructions from Schnitz Racing may be of some help in deciding that.

Sorry about the formatting; the original document was too large to attach.

02-01-2013 05:49 PM
willys I usually install the stock jets with the KLX and LEXX with all other before mentioned mods....

Sorry I will add.....clip in the 3rd slot, no washer under it, 145 jet size, pilot at 2 turns from seated......I live basically at sea level, Toronto area.

To each their own and your elevation will require changes to what I do when installing this kit. As noted this setting works well with snorkle removed, UNI and some sort of muffler mods to allow better flow.

Just to make sure you understand where I am and how I tune for it.
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