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Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   Yesterday, 05:40 PM
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Posted By DPelletier
My thought was that instead of bending the rod,...

My thought was that instead of bending the rod, it broke the case by transmitting the energy through the rod/crank.....the broken case could then allow all kinds of movement that shouldn't happen,...
Forum: 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods   Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 598
Posted By DPelletier
Yes. Dave

Yes.

Dave
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 294
Posted By DPelletier
Yeah, I was thinking more of - they hit the...

Yeah, I was thinking more of - they hit the starter fresh out of the water and then did the oil draining, etc. ......or it may even have locked up while running....not sure if that's even possible
...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 294
Posted By DPelletier
again, just a guess, but the crack allowed a...

again, just a guess, but the crack allowed a shaft or related component to come into contact with something it isn't supposed too.....


Dave
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   Yesterday, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By DPelletier
Hindsight is always 20/20 but in retrospect; pull...

Hindsight is always 20/20 but in retrospect; pull the header and exhaust and empty. Pull the airbox cover and filter and wring out. Pull the spark plug and turn the bike upside down while turning it...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By DPelletier
My guess would be that there was an attempt to...

My guess would be that there was an attempt to start it while hydrolocked - this would have cracked the case and then it held together until it didn't.


Dave
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   Yesterday, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 294
Posted By DPelletier
Ouch; replacement motor is likely the easiest...

Ouch; replacement motor is likely the easiest solution. BTW, I've had to fix "submarined" bikes many times.....some have been fine, some haven't though the worst was a top end rebuild due to...
Forum: 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods   Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 598
Posted By DPelletier
Sounds like a cool project; I always wanted to...

Sounds like a cool project; I always wanted to put a 455 W30 spec engine in a Trans Am that originally came equipped with the 403 Olds.... I like...
Forum: 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods   Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 598
Posted By DPelletier
You got it! .....now, you COULD go a bit richer...

You got it! .....now, you COULD go a bit richer if you want (KH145), but the 150 KH equivalent is too rich.

from KLR Cary (RIP - formerly of Schnitz Racing);


Refer to your service manual for...
Forum: 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods   Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By DPelletier
I also use a manual (Raptor) petcock on...

I also use a manual (Raptor) petcock on mine......I have no problem remembering to turn them off as it's just like the 30 dirt bikes I've owned.

Dave
Forum: 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods   Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 598
Posted By DPelletier
You are missing one very important pce of the...

You are missing one very important pce of the puzzle; both the DJ and KLX needles are richer than the stock needle - when comparing jetting, you need to consider BOTH the needle and the jet. In this...
Forum: 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods   Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 598
Posted By DPelletier
Well, I'm late as usual; but what they said -...

Well, I'm late as usual; but what they said - removing or modifying the door is a poor solution and, if nothing else, would provide a new lower spot for water to get in. There are zero downsides to...
Forum: 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods   Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By DPelletier
Sounds more like carb issues to me. BTW, in order...

Sounds more like carb issues to me. BTW, in order to flood the cylinder, you have to have a petcock failure (or a manual one left on) AND a bad float valve. It sounds like you repaired/replaced the...
Forum: 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods   05-28-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,165
Posted By DPelletier
I think this is a 3 page thread on an issue that...

I think this is a 3 page thread on an issue that doesn't exist! :grin2:


Dave
Forum: 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods   05-28-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 598
Posted By DPelletier
Yep, my KTM300 didn't even have a left side on...

Yep, my KTM300 didn't even have a left side on the airbox, it was covered by the sideplate, top was completely open.

Dave
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   05-28-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,088
Posted By DPelletier
I don't think you're the only person, but you are...

I don't think you're the only person, but you are in the minority! ;-) ......The KLR is essentially an oversized dirtbike....and almost every dirtbike I've owned has had a plastic tank and no...
Forum: Show Off Your Bike   05-28-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By DPelletier
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/factory-effex-...

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/factory-effex-universal-background-sheet

they come in 12" x 18" sheets. I've used them for years on our offroad race bikes (prior to the advent of cheap...
Forum: 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods   05-28-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 598
Posted By DPelletier
ditto; filter plugs are counterproductive; all...

ditto; filter plugs are counterproductive; all they do is add restriction and maintenance for no good reason

Dave
Forum: Show Off Your Bike   05-27-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By DPelletier
headlight shroud and side plates are covered with...

headlight shroud and side plates are covered with Factory Effex clear (sideplates have the yellow background under that) The front fender in the pic is new as I found it too hard to clear.

Dave
Forum: Show Off Your Bike   05-27-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By DPelletier
Me too......and I dislike spray bomb paint jobs...

Me too......and I dislike spray bomb paint jobs on KLR's. Mine: https://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n499/dpelletier2/klr2.jpg

Dave
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   05-27-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,626
Posted By DPelletier
On the screen I removed, you couldn't push that...

On the screen I removed, you couldn't push that bolt through it without a hammer - I really think the issue is something corrosive severely compromised the screen - pics show it falling right apart...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   05-27-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 991
Posted By DPelletier
Well, since I wrote this I gave away two shocks,...

Well, since I wrote this I gave away two shocks, one HT crashbar set-up, one rad guard, two signal lights...... all free to KLR Owners in need. I guess I'm not as good at keeping stuff as I...
Forum: 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods   05-27-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 598
Posted By DPelletier
Yep, the reason your mileage is in the toilette...

Yep, the reason your mileage is in the toilette is that your jetting is stupid rich - the DJ needle is OK but their jetting recommendations are ridiculous. I run a DJ needle in my 2001 but use the...
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   05-25-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,088
Posted By DPelletier
Interesting thread. FWIW, I've seen people with...

Interesting thread. FWIW, I've seen people with Dirtracks and SW Motek bars on Gen1's with the IMS 6.6. I don't know how much (if any) tweeking was required to make them work. Personally, my riding...
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   05-25-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By DPelletier
because mileage is notoriously hard to calculate...

because mileage is notoriously hard to calculate in a repeatable, scientific way; too many variables so I'd suggest that if they got better mileage with E10 vs. straight gas then there were other...
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