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  1. redralph68

    Passenger for KLR?

    for two up you will want to upgrade to the 420 front and rear progressive suspension. two up with upgraded suspension is no problem
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    To good to be true?

    the gas broke down and gummed up the carb. no worries, just remove and have carb cleaned. I rode 1,200 miles in 3 weeks on my 07. 1,200 that thing is new. I would act like I was concerned and worried about it just to get a good price.
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    KLR 650 Tire Question

    The good 90/10 tire is Dunlop 606
  4. I bought a 07 klr 4 months ago. I could have bought the o8 for 300 more. look for a 650 dual sport comparison on the web. the 07 klr won against all 7 650 dual sports and even the 08. it is at www.daedalusfilms.com/dualsportcomparison.htm it says the 08 will not probably be a good buy until 2011. And that is only if it sell enough. It is far more street oriented. What do you want teh bike for? The 07 klr has 20 years of proven techknowledgy the most aftermarket support than any other dual sport. And one thing that I like is everything has been done to it. look up the klr650FAQ. everything that you could want or need to do to the bike has already been done and you can pull up the how to procedure to do anything that will walk you through the upgrade,repair or maintenance with step by step instructions and pictures for every step. Keep in mind it is more an adventure touring bike not a dirt bike. If you want top performance get something like a KTM625 that weight 260 pounds with better suspension and more power. If you want an adventure touring bike a 07 klr rocks. Do a 08 klr search for aftermarket parts then do a 07 klr search, and compare whats available. good luck in whatever you decide
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    Help on a KLR 650 Engine rebuild

    if your building a klr 650 and it sounds like you have to buy piston and other parts you should do a search for the klr 685 kit. It is about $225 that would not be a lot more than buying stock parts and it is a huge performance upgrade.
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    What new bike?

    HI there I have had a KLR 650 for 3 months and put 3,500 miles on it. Last trip to eastern washington was 90 to 95 and up to 100 a few times from highway 18, I 90 intersection to ellensburge when I slowed down not to push my luck with tickets. I had a 14 instead of a 15 front sprocket which lowered my gears for trail riding and more torque. I have not burned a drop of oil. I think that if they are burning oil they did not break it in properly. It is slow to break in. Not over 4,000 rpm for the first 500 miles / oil change then not over 6000 rpm until after 1,000 miles. Besides the doohicky upgrade people ofter do 40,000 miles without major work. I bought front tank guards skid plate and rear plastic guards and my bike has fllipped and tumbled down a hill with nothing besides a few scuffs on the guards. The seat sucks so I will buy the corbin to replace it. Stock tires suck for mud and sand so they are getting changed out I replaced rear with dunlop 606 and will do the front next month. the 420 progressive suspension front and rear for $420 was a very nice upgrade and improves performance greatly. I upgraded the suspension with directions from online in 3 hours. It will most likely be the lowest maintenance, cheapest and most available aftermarket parts andhave the longest range. The suzuki and honda are more dirt oriented but I load it up and my friends joke that it is my two wheel RV because I carry so much gear. look for the 650 dual sport comparison on the web. the 2007 KLR 650 won the shootout and it gives the pros and cons to every bike in that class. check it out. Plus I love that everything that you could do to a bike has been done to it. Every procedure that you might want to do to it you can get on the web a step by step pictured procedure.
  7. redralph68

    What new bike?

    HI there I have had a KLR 650 for 3 months and put 3,500 miles on it. Last trip to eastern washington was 90 to 95 and up to 100 a few times from highway 18, I 90 intersection to ellensburge when I slowed down not to push my luck with tickets. I had a 14 instead of a 15 front sprocket which lowered my gears for trail riding and more torque. I have not burned a drop of oil. I think that if they are burning oil they did not break it in properly. It is slow to break in. Not over 4,000 rpm for the first 500 miles / oil change then not over 6000 rpm until after 6,000 rpm. Besides the doohicky upgrade people ofter do 40,000 miles without major work. I bought front tank guards skid plate and rear plastic guards and my bike has fllipped and tumbled down a hill with nothing besides a few scuffs on the guards. The seat sucks so I will buy the corbin to replace it. Stick tires suck for mud and sand so they are getting changed out replased rear with dunlop 660 and will do the front next month. the 420 progressive suspension front and rear for $420 was a very nice upgrade and improves performance greatly. It will most likely be the lowest maintenance, cheapest and most available aftermarket parts, longest range. The suzuki and honda are more dirt oriented but I load it up and my friends joke that it is my two wheel RV because I carry so much gear. look for the 650 dual sport comparison on the web. the 2007 KLR 650 won the shootout and it gives the pros and cons to every bike in that class. creck
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    klr 650 talk

    I bought an 07 KLR May 15th. Last month I dropped to a 14 tooth front sprocket. I like it very much. It gives you better torque but you rev a little higher down the highway. Stock I was @ 4,000 rpm at 60 mph now I am @ 4,500 rpm at 60 mph I was doing 75 MPH @ 5,000 rpm but now I am doing 70 mph @ 5,000 rpm. if you off road get a skid plate tank guards and rear plastic guards.
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    thinking about getting a 06 klr650.. dealer wants 4995$

    an 07 is $5,199 and I keep hearing of people buying them for under $5,000 for a new one. This one is an 06 is it used of just not sold and left over. The bikes are tough they run forever it is not a speed demon but people usually go 40 and 60,000 miles without any major work. I have heard of them with over 80,000 miles. it may be the most reliable bike out there. It is slow to break in but break it in right and you could be riding it 10 or 15 years from now without any major work. You will need to do the doohickey and will most likely want to go to front and rear progressive suspension. Add tank guards rear plastic guards and a skid plate and you have a bruiser that can go anywhere and get you back even if you crash it several times in a day.
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    Klr650 Kawaski

    as for the motor you cant get much more out if it many have gained a few HP only to get a big drop on MPG. The best engine mod would be the kit that makes it a 685 and another company builds a complete 750 motor that require much modifying
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    Hp. Klr 650

    they put out 44 horse power and puts 36 or 38 HP to the rear tire
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    Klr 650 Mpg

    I have got on the lower end 41 MPG and up to 51.75 MPG. Some areas will get better milage due to the mixture of the fuel.
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    Do the RADIATOR and PUMP Guard really work??

    If yo buy the two peice tank front plastic guards that wrap around th front of the bike and combine that with a skid plate it is a good choice for protecting all of those goodies
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    KLR 650 Tire Question

    The best 10% on and 90% off road tire is the Pirelli MT21 Aggressive dual sport tire look @ www.tpi4x4.com?KLR650/Tires.htm it has a heavier side carcass fot the load of dual sports. Higher life and load over enduro type tires
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    Help on a KLR 650 Engine rebuild

    If you have to have it rebuilt look for the kit to make it a 685. Big boost in power
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