Just wondering, anyone know how much of a change in gas mileage after doing the L box mod,.22 cent mod and pilot screw adjust ?
Not that I'm aware of.Does anyone know if there is a posting where someone has done all of this air box and carb mod and done pictures along the way to make it easier for us newbies? Also, where the heck is the snorkle located on these beasts?
The octopus is the air pump on the 08 and newer bikes that pumps air into the head pipe for the catalitic converter(I think) in the stock pipe. When you put on an after market pipe you sometimes get a lot of backfireing on deceleration from the air being pumped into the header. It is a little roundish pump with hoses comeing out (therefore called octopus) under the fairing on the right side. You have to disconect all the hoses and cap them off.What's the "octopus under the right side of the gas tank"?
I am not sure of the official name. It is a little metal pump with a hose going to the head and one to the header and another that went to a vacume off of the carb or intake?(been a while). Any way after installing the new exhaust it backfired terribly on deceleration. It was bad enough my brother was considering changing back to stock exhaust. We idled it up to 1600 rpm and that helped to cut the backfires doun to one big one on initial let off of the gas but he didnt like living with that high of an idle. I new there must be something causing it and started doing searches for back fireing and came across a post on a KLR site that talked about backfiring after new exhaust install on the newer bikes. The post claimed it was the air injection pump and so we took it off and WA LA the back fireing disappeared. I thought I read somewhere in my research that the new bikes had a catalitic converter in the exhaust. Maybe I am wrong, doesnt really matter though the popping stopped with the removal of the pump.Are you refering to the Clean Air System (CAS) vacuum switch?
This is good and not so good news. This was recently discussed with some of the smarter KLRistas (me not included) and a couple Kawasaki people. The good news is something more to remove. The not so good news is to get Kawasaki to recognize that they have a catalytic converter.Tim -
I believe the 08+ does have a cat.
Seventh paragraph of this, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/09/automobiles/autoreviews/09BIKE.html.
On the attached, see page 12, second paragraph. Also the engine specs at the end.