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Re: Air Injection System Removal
« Reply #75 on: November 30, 2017, 07:25:42 pm »
Since I'm trying to get this bike prepped for a longer trip I really don't want to make on the KLR, I elected to NOT turn the cover down to lower the reed chambers height and started putting it back together. Of course, you wonder if you got the gasket properly in place so it doesn't leak. Having been a very long time since I've been through this maneuver, I was trying to pay really close attention....... which, of course, means it'll probably leak.   :( We'll find that out tomorrow once I get it running.





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Re: Air Injection System Removal
« Reply #76 on: November 30, 2017, 07:28:30 pm »
Why didn't WE/ I  think of that... Milling down the covers. Brilliant.

Or you could get a Canadian valve cover.

Looked around for one, but they seem to be pretty rare. Parts outlets say the OEM version is no longer available.
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Re: Air Injection System Removal
« Reply #77 on: January 28, 2018, 09:03:33 pm »
FINALLY, after several cold weather and postponed colonoscopy ($hitty excuse) delays, I was finally able to make a little headway over the last few days and piece the bike back together and get it running again. On the bench it sounds really good, and much better than it did before I started all this mess. Put the Twin Max on it and the carbs are dead nuts of being in balance, even after all the fooling around I did with them.

If the rain holds off tomorrow, we'll stick some of the other plastic on it and see how it does on the road. For now, I'm happy.







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Re: Air Injection System Removal
« Reply #78 on: January 29, 2018, 02:35:50 pm »
Congrats on the progress.

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Re: Air Injection System Removal
« Reply #79 on: January 29, 2018, 06:36:54 pm »
Congrats on the progress.

Ride safe, Ted

Appreciate it.

Rain's not backing off, and the yard is mush; we'll wait.
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Re: Air Injection System Removal
« Reply #80 on: February 06, 2018, 03:56:40 pm »
Probably the final post on this topic......

Finally decided to brave the mushy yard and got the Connie out for about a 10 mile test run to the drug store. So far, VERY happy with the jetting/shimming changes I'd made. I'm sure my normal 50mpg+ long-trip mileage will suffer, but for now - who cares - the bike runs clean and that was my main goal. I did do Steve's "Free Power Mod" after I initially got the bike running, even tho' it sounded good on the bench. Figured what-the-heck...... why not?

Did do it a little differently. I skinnied back the black/yellow wire's insulation up near the igniter, then soldered in a length of 16ga. wire and ran it back to the battery's negative terminal. In lieu of adding a ring terminal, I cleaned off the top the existing heavy ground lug bolted to the battery with a Dremel wire brush, tinned, then soldered the end of the 16ga. wire directly to it. After taping up the nekked wire area and securing the wire with small zip ties, it made for a very neat install.

Time to install the rest of the plastic.
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Re: Air Injection System Removal
« Reply #81 on: May 03, 2018, 03:44:24 pm »
Not that anyone cares, I've finally been able to get out and put a couple hundred miles on the bike since doing all of the above "stuff."

I am extremely pleased with the way things turned out and the way it is cleanly running. Don't have enough straight-line miles on it yet to see how badly the gas mileage has been affected (if any), but the needle appears to be dropping at about the same rate as it did during my daily commuting trips.

As far as I'm concerned, this whole adventure was a success.
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Re: Air Injection System Removal
« Reply #82 on: May 04, 2018, 12:13:58 am »
I enjoyed reading your thread and the pictures of the work you did!

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« Reply #83 on: May 05, 2018, 10:25:26 am »
I enjoyed reading your thread and the pictures of the work you did!

Thank you.
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