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Old 02-05-2011, 09:38 PM   #766
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My "new to me" KLR

This is how she looked when I bought her





The ding on the tank isn't as big as it looks in the pic. I can't wait to start doing some dual-sport riding.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:00 AM   #767
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KLR Mods

Hey all, Here`s a list of what i`ve done ( so far ) on my 2008 Green Machine

remove clutch switch
remove side stand switch
relocated rear blinkers
mercedes breather valve
open up airbox
stainless steel oil filter
eagle mike doohickey and torsion spring
added headlight off switch
12 volt power outlet
heated gear outlet
Trax panniers and mounts ( Heavy Duty Man )
4" tube carrier ( front of frame )
Aluminum skid plate
tank bag
1.5 handle bar risers
Roo knobbies ( nice! )
Cee Bailey headlight protector
Custom fab`d spare tire / crutch carrier ( changing flats )
Rear master cylinder guard
Yuasa sealed battery
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:40 AM   #768
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I can't remember or count all the changes or mods!
Still digg'n the '98................
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:11 PM   #769
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I really thought I had put my bikes in here, but after looking I haven't put either one in. I save you the boring details on my 89' and go straight to the 08. there is too much done for me to remember it all or to list it. If you see something you want to know about just ask. here the high point
  • 705 kit
  • stgII head
  • fmf header w/ leo pipe
  • woody's supe lace wheel set
  • yz250 forks dail in by motocd.com
  • long travel rear shock with 10" of travel and 11" front
  • custom dubble wall skid plate
  • custom side panels
  • H-T elite pannier racks
  • heated grips
  • fat bars




windshield mount




the elite racks pull the panniers in tight with the frame 7" tetons


tail system with 5" panniers


with new suspension set up completely bottomed it has 2" clearance


home made rad guard




plenty of ground clearance
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:30 PM   #770
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Hey John, thats a sweet set up KLR. I'm getting ready to do a big bore because mine is suckin the oil, Do you think theres a big diferance between the 685 and the 705? did you go with larger valves and porting? stock cams? thanks, bete.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:59 PM   #771
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actually there is a difference and it is felt in the lower end and midrange performance. Seems to be the same up top. I had the 685 and STGII head before going to the 705 kit.

the heads are ported with polished combustion chamber with over size valves. I have not tried cams yet, but wouldn't mind moving the peak torque up 500 rpms. My issue is that no one I have talked with has enough experience with the cams to give me clear advice on what grinds to look for. I would like the same curve just moved up about 500 rpms which would also give me a few extra ponies up top. I am sitting at 45 rwhp right now and it runs nice. It pulls a 17 tooth front well fully loaded
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:37 PM   #772
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why 18 inch front wheel?

What is the benifit to fitting an 18 or 19 inch front wheel on the KLR.
This seems to be a popular mod on this bike, more so that in any other big singles forums I can see, I
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:37 PM   #773
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:55 PM   #774
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Question

Today I got the 705 kit and stage 2 hot cams ordered. Exhaust and jet kit are done. Looking forward to the results.

Is there a way to advance the stator? An offset key or cdi that will pick up quicker?

This is all I've found so far. http://ignitech.cz/english/aindex.htm
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:59 PM   #775
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The KLR 250 fairing mod. Sometimes less is more.





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Old 02-15-2011, 07:34 PM   #776
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08 KLR swing arm on an 05.....

Ok guys.... posted this over on KLR World....I will post it here... Although I am not the first....Here it is..


MISC 009 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr


MISC 008 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

Was a pretty streaight forward swap... I think it turned out pretty good...
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:45 PM   #777
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Hmm, I haven't heard of this one yet. What is the benefit of putting the '08 swingarm on the previous gen?
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:29 PM   #778
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Well... for one... Better rear brake... Cleaner look... Who cares.. I got bored...LOL
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:36 PM   #779
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it should also be more rigid as is a d shaped arm as compared to the square
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:43 PM   #780
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How about this?

KLX 650R radiators on the KLR....


KLX radiator on KLR 007 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr


KLX radiator on KLR 008 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr


KLX radiator on KLR 009 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr


KLX radiator on KLR 010 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr


KLX radiator on KLR 018 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr


Overflow 001 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr


Overflow 007 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

What ya think?
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