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Author Topic: Klr250 Restoration  (Read 1126 times)

Offline Smalls

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Klr250 Restoration
« on: July 26, 2017, 12:07:54 PM »
Let me just say off the get go this took 3-4 months. Most of that time was spent waiting on parts. The other thing was trying to figure out issues, such as why it would die if you put it in gear... There is a kickstand safety that won't allow you to put the bike in gear if the kickstand is down. My kickstand switch was bent and would work but occasionally when you're riding it would die for no reason... That was before i knew there was a safety.
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Then there was the issue of the bike wouldn't kick over. The only way I could get the bike going was to bump start it. After the bike was warm it would start right back up with one kick. I researched it and everything led to the valves. So after adjustment of the valves the bike kicked over from 3 kicks.
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Then Came the stripping down... The shock I had on it was very bad. I fit a klr650 shock in it after drilling the bottom mount to fit the original pin. Replaced the bearing and greased it up!
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Painted all the plastics black. Also painted the exhaust.
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Oil and coolant was dripping out of the weep hole so I rebuilt the water pump.
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Oil leaking out from gasket so replaced the gasket and painted the cover.
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The bike half together.
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Bike wouldn't stay idling for long so it was time for a rebuild kit.
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The bike currently! runs great but still have a couple things i want to do :)
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Offline oldstove

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Re: Klr250 Restoration
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 02:24:42 PM »
Very nice work Smalls. Looks to be a successful project. Enjoy!


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Offline steve

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Re: Klr250 Restoration
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2017, 03:52:59 PM »
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Re: Klr250 Restoration
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 09:58:38 PM »
Very nice work Smalls. Looks to be a successful project. Enjoy!


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Thanks man, It has been great! I just have a couple things i will do and add to the post such adjusting my float to stop gas coming out my overflow when not running. Also dripping oil out the left engine case now, bought the gaskets they should be here Tuesday! Then it should be smooth sailing :beer: :banana:

 

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