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Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   Yesterday, 05:39 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AdtR-d2HJQ
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By Tom Schmitz
While I will not say that there isn't some...

While I will not say that there isn't some respectable tuning advice above, I am always amused by ideas like "lower the fuel level by resetting the float height 1mm". This on an engine that shakes...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-15-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By Tom Schmitz
Changing the subject, let's talk about springs...

Changing the subject, let's talk about springs and why I don't think it is such a hot idea to clip them.

Springs are interesting little machines. Coil springs, like the slide spring, are really...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-15-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By Tom Schmitz
I live at sea level. I'm basically at the beach....

I live at sea level. I'm basically at the beach. My riding takes me from sea level to about 10,000 feet. I think the highest I have been is some of the passes in Colorado and western Wyoming. Figure...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-15-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By Tom Schmitz
It's been a long time since I set it up and I was...

It's been a long time since I set it up and I was going from memory. Unfortunately, I have a stuck float so I'm going into the carburetor this weekend. If I find my memory was faulty I'll update.
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-14-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By Tom Schmitz
Mine is the tried and true KLX set-up and is a...

Mine is the tried and true KLX set-up and is a recipe that seems to work for the vast majority of KLRs. Sometimes the recipe will require a bit of tweaking by doing a half-clip's worth of needle...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-14-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By Tom Schmitz
Who is this 6 Sigma outfit? Do they have any idea...

Who is this 6 Sigma outfit? Do they have any idea what 6 sigma means? This is the most bizarre recipe for a CVK40 set-up I have ever seen.

I hate to be a dick (not really, it comes pretty...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-14-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 29,747
Posted By Tom Schmitz
There is no appreciable current flowing. The fuse...

There is no appreciable current flowing. The fuse rating does not matter; it's just a jumper. The minifuse is just a convenient way to do it rather than making the jumper.
Forum: 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods   11-13-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By Tom Schmitz
Are you a gambler? I have never held the two...

Are you a gambler?

I have never held the two in my hand to really look at what might be different, but I can't help but wonder if the only difference between a Gen 2 tube and a Gen 1 tube/reel is...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-11-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,961
Posted By Tom Schmitz
The way I look at it, it's simply a starting...

The way I look at it, it's simply a starting point.

One way of degreeing a cam is to set the opening point and check the closing point. Assume whatever you want for lash. It will work.

Another...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-11-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,961
Posted By Tom Schmitz
Yabut, Damocles, what did you use for a valve...

Yabut, Damocles, what did you use for a valve lash standard? Did the grinder specify ".0X0" lift at YY degrees, with .005 lash"?

Probably not. When one specifies that the cam is to be timed with...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-11-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,961
Posted By Tom Schmitz
The method used here is to find the lobe center...

The method used here is to find the lobe center by noting the position on both sides of the cam at a given amount of lift. If the opening ramp's .0X0" of lift occurs at 0 degrees and the closing...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-08-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Tom Schmitz
Have fun, Willi!

Have fun, Willi!
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-08-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Tom Schmitz
The clutch is not excessively heavy with the...

The clutch is not excessively heavy with the Barnett springs; nothing a healthy person can't handle.

I use the extended clutch actuator rod to handle what the methotrexate can't ;^)...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-07-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Tom Schmitz
When it comes to friction materials (brake pads...

When it comes to friction materials (brake pads and clutch fiber plates), it is hard to beat the OEM stuff on the KLR. If you're going to put a new clutch in I'd recommend sticking with OEM. An OEM...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-07-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Tom Schmitz
Read...

Read this:https://www.souperdoo.com/stuff%20that%20i%20think%20about/the-amazing-interesting-and-fascinating-klr650-clutch-expose-what-were-they-thinking

Read all of it. On something other than...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-06-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 616
Posted By Tom Schmitz
A little bit? They are like that little Italian...

A little bit? They are like that little Italian boy that pees into the fountain.
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   11-06-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Tom Schmitz
That day we were just trying to make it to...

That day we were just trying to make it to Stewart's point and then come down and around through Cazadero and Guerneville and head back to the valley. We spent so much time and mileage on detours and...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-05-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,961
Posted By Tom Schmitz
https://www.souperdoo.com/stuff%20that%20i%20think...

https://www.souperdoo.com/stuff%20that%20i%20think%20about/the-perfect-timing-cams-that-is et al, 1 through 5.
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-05-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,961
Posted By Tom Schmitz
Yes, and you can de-stroke an engine to good...

Yes, and you can de-stroke an engine to good effect. Moving the rod journal in and using a longer rod will de-stroke the engine and reduce displacement.

It will spin like a mutha, though! When I...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-05-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,961
Posted By Tom Schmitz
No, that is not why you go with a longer rod. ...

No, that is not why you go with a longer rod.

In a seriously over-square engine (and I am not sure that I'd count the KLR as seriously over-square) going to an even shorter rod has a bad effect on...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-04-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 24,622
Posted By Tom Schmitz
I am about to construct an air dam of the sort...

I am about to construct an air dam of the sort watt-man uses and begin testing it.

While I did not record temperatures on the ride back on Friday, the highest oil temperature I recall seeing was...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   11-04-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 24,622
Posted By Tom Schmitz
The best for any year KLR, save for those with...

The best for any year KLR, save for those with the IMS 10-gallon tank, is the Thermo-Bob 2. It's tucked up neatly at the stock thermostat housing site and is available in some bling-bling colors as...
Forum: 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods   11-04-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,682
Posted By Tom Schmitz
No, it isn't! It is retired and basking...

No, it isn't! It is retired and basking comfortably in the various fumes and odors emanating from the Shop of Horrors.

It labored long and hard as an example of what a stripped drain plug looks...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   11-02-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Tom Schmitz
Just got back from a few days riding in NorCal....

Just got back from a few days riding in NorCal. Temps ranged from 40 to 80 F. In California, like other places, we have weather that involves sun, fog, clouds, wind, rain, snow, and hail. We have...
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