2000 KLT on the lift in my little shop of horrors.
Did BWM 72K mile "Inspection" a little early, but winter is a good time to do it.
Valves: No valve needed changing, but then I had to change a few about 11K ago. Old air filter looks like new, changed it anyway. I hate to throw the old one away but I have read that even if the filter looks good, it will be more restrictive than new. Any truth to that or is it just air filter manufacturer marketing?
Throttle cables: I put in new cables with the 05 upgrade parts at the grip. This my third set of cables, I had changed them out prior to the 05 upgrade parts with some improvement over the OEM which had started to bind. My second set had also started to bind and the throttle was not fully returning closed. With the new cables it really snaps shut and turns pretty easily. Dave, THANKS! for this: http://picasaweb.google.com/dtnicks/...11035847773506
Those pics were a nice refresher, and I flew threw the throttle cable change out in just a few minutes. (I used the big curved hemostat approach so I didn't have to take off the fuel rail.)
I think I'm going to finally mount my air compressor in the place of the cannister (removed years ago) just to give me a little more space in the sidecase.
Wondering, what else should I do, just for fun while things are all apart?
Anyone have a heated seat they want to part with cheap? I've been thinking about that upgrade for years. Or, anyone have a source/technique for modifying the stock seat to make it heated? That would be a project. I wonder if I could just buy some kind of 12v heating pad and install it under the stock seat vinyl? How is the stock heated seat constructed, are the wires imbedded in the foam?
I won't get to ride for a while cause its coldddd!
For those of you in the sunbelt still enjoying riding, you're gonna miss Spring Fever!