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Old 11-10-2012, 11:45 AM   #12
Canuman
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A friend is rebuilding/upgrading his KLR250 with a 330 kit. The manufacturer of the 330 kit CLAIMS that the bottom end is good for about 14 grand. Take this with as many grains of salt as you wish, but it's a roller bearing bottom end and is pretty stout. It seems that the inherent weakness in the KLRs is the top end, and this appears to be borne out by many people's experience. My buddy rides at about 7 grand or higher everywhere. This, combined with an unscheduled dunk in a mud puddle led to the rebuild, but he put 20k very hard miles on the bike before it became an issue.
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