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  1. #101
    Sic semper tyrannis

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddle007 View Post
    Which tire is that?
    And that black soot on your fender is not pretty. Don't take this as beating you up as I know as well as anybody how challenging a carb can be.
    But I guess maybe I am beating you up
    Metzeler Karoo 3. Its a 60 durt/40 skreet tire.

    I agree on the soot. I have after market exhaust and air intake box mods i also drilled the slide on the carb.

    The KLR is a known oil burner.bad...the 08 especially which is what I have. Maybe that has something to do with it?

    Im sure I could probably mess with the mix a bit more but I went with the mfg recommendation on jets when I did my carb kit and slide modification. It runs well and is much more responsive now.

  2. #102
    Marksman

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    I've heard good things about the Karoo 3.
    I have some some questions about your bike if you care to share.
    Does it burn oil and if yes how much?
    Will it start and run without using the choke? If yes it is too rich.
    Are you familiar with ADVrider? There is a wealth of information in a KLR only thread. It only has 35,747 posts and 1788 pages.
    It's challenging using the search engine but with enough time invested one can gather some very useful info from the thread
    My Buddy had the same year with the oil consumption issue. A big bore kit took care of that.
    I find the recommendation with aftermarket jet kits unreliable. The wacky thing is jet diameter varies with each manufacturer. I only use jets from a carb manufacturer. Mikunis get Mikuni jets and Keihen gets Keihen jets.
    JetsRUs is a great source.
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    Last edited by paddle007; September 29th, 2019 at 01:03 PM.
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  3. #103
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddle007 View Post
    I've heard good things about the Karoo 3.
    I have some some questions about your bike if you care to share.
    Does it burn oil and if yes how much?
    Will it start and run without using the choke? If yes it is too rich.
    Are you familiar with ADVrider? There is a wealth of information in a KLR only thread. It only has 35,747 posts and 1788 pages.
    It's challenging using the search engine but with enough time invested one can gather some very useful info from the thread
    My Buddy had the same year with the oil consumption issue. A big bore kit took care of that.
    I find the recommendation with aftermarket jet kits unreliable. The wacky thing is jet diameter varies with each manufacturer. I only use jets from a carb manufacturer. Mikunis get Mikuni jets and Keihen gets Keihen jets.
    JetsRUs is a great source.
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    I would say it burns about .25 of a quart. I top it off as needed between oil changes and I try to change oil about every 2000ish miles. Seems to like Rotella conventional.

    It will start without choke but the second I twist the throttle it will die. I usually engage the choke for about 30 seconds and its just fine after that.

    A big bore kit is on the list for sure along with the wattman thermobob being done at the same time. Im just not sure what size kit I want to go with just yet as there are a few options.

    I went with Eagle Mikes KLX jet kit and a pilot jet #42. Being thats its from a KLX it should be factory Mikuni parts but who knows....I spoke with him on the phone and he was pretty helpful. I mentioned drilling the slide and I told him I was in New Orleans and below sea level and I went with his recommendation.
    See details in link.
    https://www.eaglemike.com/KLX-jet-kit-KLXJK.htm
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  4. #104
    Marksman

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    One thing about Das Ficker that is nice, is that it burns no oil! It also has a built in oil level overflow indicator... The airbox... Overfill it just a hair and it will fill up that airbox!
    Motorcycles and guns, how fun....

  5. #105
    Marksman

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    Bragger!
    I'm a pistol packing vegetarian. I believe in keeping my options open.

    We are asked to not judge Muslims by the actions of a few but gun owners ARE judged by the actions of a few lunatics.

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