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Icharus

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  1. Icharus

    KLX 300R pick up

    As far as gettin more 'snap' and a little more aggressive power, I did the following: Removed butt plug removed air box snorkel Dynojet kit $58 at motorcyclesuperstore.com FSW header $150 something at fourstrokeworks.com I decided against ordering an aftermarket tail pipe, because the consensus seems to be the biggest power gain comes from the header and that the FSW header will work great with stock muffler. The FSW header is good quality, bolts right on and you can use the stock heat shield on it.
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    KLX300 Handlebar opinions

    depending on your type of riding I'm 6'1" 185. ride an '06 KLX300. Standard bars are way too low for stand up riding. I switched to: Moose Flex series handlbars Size: Mini ($65 at Motorcyclesuperstore.com item #180053) Universal handlebar clamp kit Size: 50MM ($49 at Motorcyclesuperstore.com item#180067) The Universal handlebar clamp kits come in 3 different heights. I got the highest one. 50MM The Stock triple clamps work fine. Took about a 100 miles to feel totally normal, I like them now, much easier for stand up riding. Thanks to Dwight for the recommendation.
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    Idler gear a problem on an 07' KLX330

    I bought an '06 in april of '06 over a year of good riding. I thought the kickstarter felt a little different while kicking and then in June '07 I kicked it over and it made a crunching noise and the lever just stayed down on ground. Extended warranty so i brought it back to dealer, they replaced starter gear, but did not split the case even though I told them friend's (fellow TT'rs) recommended it. rode it a couple of miles and the broken pieces that worked up into engine and it ground to a big old halt! back in the shop again, they split the case and replaced who knows what!, and it runs fine now. From the time I bought it until the Kickstarter gear broke I had rode the bike a LOT and never had any real problems
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    Is this normal looking?

    Mine looked exactly the same right off the floor., I put some Hi temp silicone on it myself, just to be sure. No problems.
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    Handle Bars for my KLX 300

    I'm 6'1" 185. ride an '06 KLX300. Standard bars are way too low for stand up riding. I switched to: Moose Flex series handlbars Size: Mini ($65 at Motorcyclesuperstore.com item #43081) Universal handlebar clamp kit Size: 50MM ($49 at Motorcyclesuperstore.com item#43109) The Universal handlebar clamp kits come in 3 different heights. I got the highest one. 50MM The Stock triple clamps work fine. Took about a 100 miles to feel totally normal, I like them now, much easier for stand up riding. Thanks to Dwight for the recommendation.
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    FSW Exhaust Header on KLX300

    As far as gettin more 'snap' and a little more aggressive power, I did the following: Removed butt plug removed air box snorkel Dynojet kit $58 at motorcyclesuperstore.com FSW header $150 something at fourstrokeworks.com I decided against ordering an aftermarket tail pipe, because the consensus seems to be the biggest power gain comes from the header and that the FSW header will work great with stock muffler. The FSW header is good quality, bolts right on and you can use the stock heat shield on it. do a bunch of searches on TT for 'dynojet install' etc. and you will get a lot of good info.
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    KLX front hub clamp bolts broke...

    I overtorqued one on my KLX and snapped it off. Grab the broken one with big vice-grips and it will turn right out. They are threaded in there. I then went down to NAPA auto parts with the broken one and he had a match in stock! Screw it in with a little thread lock and Now I USE a torque wrench:prof:
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    KLX300 Idler Gear

    LOL, nope no loaner, they blamed it on Kawasaki, saying they were waiting on parts . I did call Kawasaki, they are extending my extended warranty by the number of days it was in shop(a few months) Bill, I got the bike back this past week, and I'd like to get some fall riding in, the dealer and I talked about the engine being run with no circulating oil, and he said he documented it all and he feels like they should stand behind it if I ever have problems in the future. So I guess I will just ride it. I love the bike!
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    KLX300 Idler Gear

    I bought an '06 in april of '06 over a year of good riding. I thought the kickstarter felt a little different while kicking and then in June '07 I kicked it over and it made a crunching noise and the lever just stayed down on ground. Extended warranty so i brought it back to dealer, they replaced starter gear, but did not split the case even though I told them friend's (fellow TT'rs) recommended it. rode it a couple of miles and the broken pieces that worked up into engine and it ground to a big old halt! back in the shop again finally get it back in late sept. ride 30 miles change oil but not filter. ride 100 miles and change oil and pop oil filter cover off and the oil filter is BONE DRY and BRAND NEW> no oil circulating through filter at all:foul: back to dealer we go and I am still waiting basically i have been without my bike from late June until now
  10. Ironmasher, I bought an '06 klx 300 from the dealer, and a month or so later bought the extended warranty. I have done the free mods, and rejetted with the dyno jet kit, I have a FSW header on. Since then I have returned the bike for warranty work with no problems! In fact,,, they had the bike for over 3 months waiting on parts:mad: so I called Kawi customer service and asked if they could give me credit onto the end of my extended warranty for all time spent in shop., they said "no problem, we will do that".
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    Taller bars?

    tremor, On my '06 klx300, the clutch cable was still long enough.
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    Taller bars?

    I'm 6'1" 185. ride an '06 KLX300. Standard bars are way too low for stand up riding. I switched to: Moose Flex series handlbars Size: Mini ($65 at Motorcyclesuperstore.com item #43081) Universal handlebar clamp kit Size: 50MM ($49 at Motorcyclesuperstore.com item#43109) The Universal handlebar clamp kits come in 3 different heights. I got the highest one. 50MM The Stock triple clamps work fine. Took about a 100 miles to feel totally normal, I like them now, much easier for stand up riding. Thanks to Dwight for the recommendation.
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    Broke starter gear

    All Motorcycle Dealers service dept's should be required to be TT ADDICTS. The dealer called, said ' your bikes all ready to go, we replaced your starter gear and clutch basket.' great!, I go pick it up, and on the way home I stop off at a trail to ride it and make sure it's fixed. Starts ok, ride about 3 miles and cruising along in 3rd gear 3/4 throttle, big ole crunching sounds from engine, rear wheel locks up and I go skidding to a stop:eek: Kick starter again just makes the 'stripped gears' sound as you push it down to the ground where it stays. Just dropped it back off at the dealer and he apologized and said that this time they would split the case and have a good look around the engine and fix it good as new. I resisted the urge to tell him that everyone on TT knew that the case should have been split to begin with! I asked him to save all the broken pieces for me in a bag. He said sometimes they need to send them in for warranty work.
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    Broke starter gear

    Yes, I kick it over just like described on the tank., no 2 stroke jabbing!
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    Broke starter gear

    This bike has always started easy hot or cold. As far as 'proper starting technique', I dunno what u mean. I have never had a problem starting it (except when I forgot the gas was turned off ) I'll tell the dealer I've heard from some guys that the case should be split and everything inspected inside, They seem pretty busy, but the service dept. guys seem like straight shooters and willing to make it all right.
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