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Old 06-02-2009, 04:14 AM   #46
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Nice edition, found online:

Looks like it could be the older version. Those are said to need quite a lot gas, 7 or 8 l/100km, because of a too rich fuel/air ratio .
Never heard that... I have 4 friends with KLE500. 3 of them are old version and none of that bikes never needed more than 6lt/100kms (offroad). On-road usualy between 4,5 and 5lt, but can be less if you're carefull.
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:03 AM   #47
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There's a few other Ozzies with KLE's if your interested

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=365160

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=407042

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=411288

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=242798
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:04 AM   #48
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more KLE mods

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=24627.0
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:24 AM   #49
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Kle

What a KEWL bike!
Wasn't aware it existed.

This is the the treatment Kawi should have applied to the Versys!!!!!!
I am currently a Westrom owner as the Versys missed the mark IMO with too much street bias.

The Versys setup like this, spoked wheels/longer travel suspension/high pipe, would be a GREAT bike. Kawi could build it WAAY cheaper than the F800 with existing tooling/parts.

The F800 is nice but too pricey for me as well I can't get my head around BMW ownership either.

Are ya listening Kawi??
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:14 AM   #50
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improving the KLE some more

The OEM Pegs suck, if you have wet or muddy boots, it gets all slippery on the rubber stuff. The Pivot Pegz for the KLR 650 fit great, and they are way better. More area to stand on, no slipping, and look nice
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:42 AM   #51
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I experienced the stock pegs in mud once..

I've got some IMS pegs coming from the US - funny how its still cheaper to order from US, pay air freight, and I still get them about 4 weeks earlier than if I ordered then from a shop here in AUS...

I will be putting my klx250s forks on it soon as I found a 320mm disc that fits. So I'll have 35mm more travel (55mm if I really want as they are shortened with spacers stock OEM) and way better brakes. Oh!, and lighter forks/triples as well.
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:20 AM   #52
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if the klr650 pegs fit then just use these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1987-...1%7C240%3A1318

they're well build IMS copies. $15

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The OEM Pegs suck, if you have wet or muddy boots, it gets all slippery on the rubber stuff. The Pivot Pegz for the KLR 650 fit great, and they are way better. More area to stand on, no slipping, and look nice
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:15 PM   #53
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if the klr650 pegs fit then just use these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1987-...1%7C240%3A1318

they're well build IMS copies. $15
I Already got the pivot pegz, and probably the shipping costs from the US to Europe would make them a tiny bit more expensive than just 15$.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:27 AM   #54
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KLE 500 Performance Modifications

Hi there.

If anyone is interested in KLE 500 carb. mods then you can look at my thread here on "The HUBB":

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...g-carb-41935-3

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Old 11-30-2009, 08:49 AM   #55
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:19 PM   #56
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I just bought one for the misses, she is in love

2006 model, 10K km for $5k AUD. Its also have the suspension upgraded.

I cant think of a better value bike...

I will be looking for a written off one next year to turn into a project bike
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:05 PM   #57
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Latest shots of mine now with high fender and knobblies






After straightening the brake pedal and peg mount after an off

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Old 01-02-2010, 07:56 AM   #58
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I experienced the stock pegs in mud once..

I've got some IMS pegs coming from the US - funny how its still cheaper to order from US, pay air freight, and I still get them about 4 weeks earlier than if I ordered then from a shop here in AUS...

I will be putting my klx250s forks on it soon as I found a 320mm disc that fits. So I'll have 35mm more travel (55mm if I really want as they are shortened with spacers stock OEM) and way better brakes. Oh!, and lighter forks/triples as well.
allready some updates about the suspension? really interested about this update and what needs to be changed on the bike for a good fit... everyone happy new year :-)
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Old 01-02-2010, 04:32 PM   #59
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allready some updates about the suspension? really interested about this update and what needs to be changed on the bike for a good fit... everyone happy new year :-)
Sorry t-rider, he's been too busy riding it.. hopefully over the next couple of months the suspension mods will be completed...
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:53 AM   #60
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Thanks for uploading pic Chad.

Im putting kx125 forks on in next month (full rebound & comp). Just press out kle stem and press into the kx triples......easy. Will need to trim a bit of plastic cause they are wider. Will post pics when done - hopefully in next couple of weeks.

Here is pic from latest trip with Chad - taken on upper Clarence River at Paddy's Flat in Northern NSW. The bridge crossing was dodgy compared to the water crossing....

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