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Re: KLX's - a shared disease
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2007, 05:59:03 PM »
ive got a real nice brochure of an 83 model KLX. i will put a photo of it one here in a few days. i really like the look of them too. pitty they didnt have a more powerfull motor though
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Re: KLX's - a shared disease
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2007, 09:00:19 AM »
Hi Paul, in regards to doing the cam mod on a standard engine, I would/have. It simply directs more oil in and around the rockers and cam lobes.
 The worst thing to do is remove the tacho drive gear and leave that area blank as oil like most things in life takes the least path of resistance and wollows around the vacated cavity doing nothng for you overhead valve gear.
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Re: KLX's - a shared disease
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2007, 07:49:40 PM »
here is the KLX 250-C1 (83)
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Re: KLX's - a shared disease
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2007, 02:48:39 PM »
ah , that picture brings back some great memories  , had one of those back in the early 80's , great bike - used it every day on the road & trailrides/MX every weekend . must get the KLX's I have stashed away out & get them going

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« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2007, 05:10:23 PM »
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Re: KLX's - a shared disease
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2007, 04:03:55 PM »
Hi all,
That scan of the KLX 250 C1 is intresting, have you got any other pics of that model?
the bike is using the last of the air cooled KL engines, I believe these have a balancer shaft, that why the clutch cable enters the motor from the top right hand side.
Were they sold in Aus? as they stopped in the UK in 81

Paul

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Re: KLX's - a shared disease
« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2007, 06:52:18 AM »
     I'm chasing the website which has the article about the two modified KLX's from white bros. and powroll in the 1980 cycle magazine.I had it in my old computer but cant get it out .
  If Geraldo or Jeff still have the copies I sent them ,could you please e-mail me a copy back??

                rOGER


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« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2007, 08:32:51 AM »
Hi Roger,
No problem, I will attach the file here.
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Re: KLX's - a shared disease
« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2007, 04:07:55 PM »
   Thanks Jeff ,jobs done.
 currently putting an '81 KL motor into an '81 KDX frame..........why????.........because thats what was in the shed!!!!

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Re: KLX's - a shared disease
« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2007, 04:49:30 PM »
We are just doing a shock speclist for this model  now.
Can anyone confirm or complet the following details please
Total lenght centre - centre 460 mm
Top  12 mm x 22 with
Bottom 10 x 22 with
Stroke 150 mm
Springrate 15 N -mm

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Re: KLX's - a shared disease
« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2007, 01:48:47 PM »
G'Day Walter, the figures you have are spot on excepting the length from eye centers, I've just physically measured at 465mm. I can't help with spring rates sorry.

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« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2007, 02:14:56 PM »
Thanks alot Doc , well noted. Do you think  Piggy backs would fit , instead of hoses ?

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Re: KLX's - a shared disease
« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2007, 08:36:21 PM »
mmmm..I'd be going for the piggyback type if I had the choice Walter. I guess it comes down to what the guy with the bike is doing. Resto or ride. The only hassle with piggybacks maybe the exhaust..it runs up high and awfully close the where the reservoir unit would be located. Maybe an issue with heat (I doubt) or it simply may interfere with the exhaust ( I also doubt)..either way if an issue arose it would be an easy fix.

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Re: KLX's - a shared disease
« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2007, 08:45:09 PM »
im sure the article in VMX says 440mm eye to eye?
Wanted - 1978 TS185 frame
Orange Don Vesco/MS/Windsor tank
ADB Mags (vol 2 no.2) nov/dec 77& jan/feb 78 (vol2 no.3)