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Old 10-28-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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Question klx vs klr

Can anyone tell me the diff between klx & klr
are the forks better? can they be enterchanged?
how about the rear shock -is it better ?
any other diff--carb--engine?
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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which KLX and which KLR?

usually around here, when people say KLR, they usually mean the 650, and when they say KLX, they usually mean the 250.

those two bikes have absolutely nothing in common except they both say kawasaki somewhere on them.

er, well, they are both very underpowered...i guess they have that in common.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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to the uninformed... both the klr and klx were/are made in 250 and 650 displacements, to the op, I think what you want is here....

http://www.bigcee.com/klr650faq.html
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:31 PM   #4
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any of those antiques still running?
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:50 PM   #5
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KLR 250 was available until fairly recently. Not great suspension, kick only, and drum rear brake. Limited rear tire choice on the rear. Not a phenomenal off-road bike, but I know guys who ride the hell out of 'em. Very little aftermarket for them, and not many ways to get extra hp, which they kind of need.

Both the KLX models mentioned are better off-road than the KLRs. The siss-fitty KLX hasn't been around for a long time, but you still see the occasional example. There were other models. The KLX400 is a Suzuki DRZ400.

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any of those antiques still running?
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:14 PM   #6
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Which KLX?, they came in dual sport or dirt. If it has electric start, then it is a dual sport version.

The KLX's share a lot but have some significant difference with one another.

The KLX 650 vs KLR 650 are completely different bikes. Frames, engines, brakes, suspension, wheels will not interchange. A few parts will, such as filters, valves, carburetor and shims with perhaps a few others.

I think the KLX is a far better bike, but I own one. Out of production a long time but routine maintenance parts are the same as KLR. The engine makes a little more HP and a little lighter, they can be made even better if you know the parts source.

The biggest problem is fuel capacity. 3.4gal is stock. There is no current aftermarket tank for the C model.

Thanks for the opportunity to show mine again:

These old antiques are quicker than you think if throw a big bore in them and update the suspension.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:23 PM   #7
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That's a very sweet example. Wish I could find one that wasn't thrashed.

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Thanks for the opportunity to show mine again:

These old antiques are quicker than you think if throw a big bore in them and update the suspension.
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