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Old 01-20-2013, 02:59 PM   #4831
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I remember seeing decals on the tank of a KLR .. BWM style ( not the roundels) .. It was the same text as the BWM adventure but says KLR ADVENTURE . I have seen the same thing on vstroms . Anyone have a clue or am I imagining things ?
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:15 PM   #4832
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I bent the rim on my front wheel yesterday. I notice that the replacement cost is quite high. Does anyone have any recommendations on what to do?

I've had good luck by heating with a Mapp gas torch, then placing a chunk of
hard wood on the ding. I then hit the wood block with a 3-pound hammer. Just don't
strike the rim directly with a hammer! Usually when I finish, it's hard to tell where
the damage was... (oh yeah...first remove the wheel from the bike and then remove
the tire!)
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:10 PM   #4833
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I remember seeing decals on the tank of a KLR .. BWM style ( not the roundels) .. It was the same text as the BWM adventure but says KLR ADVENTURE . I have seen the same thing on vstroms . Anyone have a clue or am I imagining things ?



I got mine here
http://www.realtimeindustries.com/pr...ct=KLR-Roundel
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:36 PM   #4834
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How many miles is too many for an '08 KLR? I'm looking at one with with 20,000 miles on it, includes a centerstand and highway pegs (I would be getting the centerstand anyway) that looks like it was mostly ridden on the road. It is the first one I've looked at that shows no signs of being dropped or thrashed. It is a private seller, one owner, BUT, nothing has been done to fix the doohickey or the frame bolts, or the oil burning issue. It runs and sounds good, and I could not tell that it was burning oil. Seller wants $3250. Claims it has been well maintained, and the oil was new. Sounds a bit high for 20,000 miles, but this is AZ, and bike prices are higher here than many other places.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:59 PM   #4835
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5 to 6 year old bike with 20k had hardly been ridden. I wouldn't worry about it. Do the doo and maybe freshen the suspension and put another 30k on it without worry. Maybe ensure the valves have been checked or check them to be sure, perhaps new spark plug and air filter clean too.


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Old 01-20-2013, 09:25 PM   #4836
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What Marc said. Mine (2008) had 23,000 miles, one of the few 2008's that doesn't burn oil. These bikes can go over 100,000 miles if properly maintained. If it looks that good, then it probably was taken care of. Price sounds a little high for around here but maybe normal there.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:08 AM   #4837
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I remember seeing decals on the tank of a KLR .. BWM style ( not the roundels) .. It was the same text as the BWM adventure but says KLR ADVENTURE . I have seen the same thing on vstroms . Anyone have a clue or am I imagining things ?

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:19 AM   #4838
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How many miles is too many for an '08 KLR? I'm looking at one with with 20,000 miles on it, includes a centerstand and highway pegs (I would be getting the centerstand anyway) that looks like it was mostly ridden on the road. It is the first one I've looked at that shows no signs of being dropped or thrashed. It is a private seller, one owner, BUT, nothing has been done to fix the doohickey or the frame bolts, or the oil burning issue. It runs and sounds good, and I could not tell that it was burning oil. Seller wants $3250. Claims it has been well maintained, and the oil was new. Sounds a bit high for 20,000 miles, but this is AZ, and bike prices are higher here than many other places.
Amazing 20,000 miles and he didn't fix or address any of the "internet" problems with the bike. Maybe he just rode it.

as many have mentioned before pricing is subject to location and demand. IMHO shopping around a bit in your area can usually give you a good idea of what bikes local to you are selling for.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:01 AM   #4839
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Amazing 20,000 miles and he didn't fix or address any of the "internet" problems with the bike.
Bwahahahahahaaa.

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Old 01-21-2013, 06:23 AM   #4840
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Amazing 20,000 miles and he didn't fix or address any of the "internet" problems with the bike. Maybe he just rode it. ...

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:28 AM   #4841
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I've had good luck by heating with a Mapp gas torch, then placing a chunk of
hard wood on the ding. I then hit the wood block with a 3-pound hammer. Just don't
strike the rim directly with a hammer! Usually when I finish, it's hard to tell where
the damage was... (oh yeah...first remove the wheel from the bike and then remove
the tire!)
+1

While working on the wheel - check you spoke tension too. That is a part of regular PM that most neglect.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:45 AM   #4842
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How many miles is too many for an '08 KLR? I'm looking at one with with 20,000 miles on it, includes a centerstand and highway pegs (I would be getting the centerstand anyway) that looks like it was mostly ridden on the road. It is the first one I've looked at that shows no signs of being dropped or thrashed. It is a private seller, one owner, BUT, nothing has been done to fix the doohickey or the frame bolts, or the oil burning issue. It runs and sounds good, and I could not tell that it was burning oil. Seller wants $3250. Claims it has been well maintained, and the oil was new. Sounds a bit high for 20,000 miles, but this is AZ, and bike prices are higher here than many other places.
Mileage is fine. My cousin is about to list his 08 for sale in Phx so I've been watching pricing the last month or so and asking price is about right. Be sure and check Vin# for deep hole syndrome, check and/or replace doo spring/doo, pull the rear swing arm/Prolink out and lube the bearings, go over the wire harness with fine tooth comb for rub thru's and lube that steering head bearings. You'll get many many more miles of usage!

Here's an 08 that I'm going through for a buddy...21K miles and while he's taken good care of it he didn't do the above.

Upper/lower shock mount pins...


Prolink bolt completely frozen....PIA getting it freed.

Lower Steering stem bearing/race wasted. Race removal is pain. Best way is to weld a bead onto the race itself so you can get a punch on it.



Doo spring had no tension. Often it results in the spring breaking but in his case it wore a groove into the engine case. Upgraded to eaglemike Doo and torsion spring.


His was also one of the Deep Hole models. Luckily no damage to stator cover as is common. Drop in a spacer and done...EagleMike Doo kits come with the spacer for GenII bikes just in case. www.eaglemike.com
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:52 PM   #4843
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Talking highway use

What are some of the most important upgrades for highway use with a 1989?
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:54 PM   #4844
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looking for a new pair of tires that will accommodate about 40% on road and about 60% off roads. currently riding an 89
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:55 PM   #4845
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sick paint job my man. I might have to consider doing this myself!
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