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Old 09-16-2012, 03:25 PM   #3916
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Yikes expensive! What kind of life on it?
Yes they are pricey. They seem to wear fast until the half way point, then they last a long time. Not very good in mud. I've had 4 sets.
I got 6000 to 8000 miles. Fair in rocky terrain. Didn't chunk but some of the knobs split on a well worn set I had. I would buy again.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:46 PM   #3917
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Went to work today, on the highway. But now that I finally have a KLR I can come home this way

From one (multiple) KLR owner to another, it would be a SIN not to take the two-track home. Always.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:50 PM   #3918
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Here are some photos from today's trail in southern AZ. The route is east of Tucson along I-10.

Today's pics


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I hate you. I would LOVE to have stuff like that to ride....you bastid!
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:56 PM   #3919
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The KLR has many uses

Lets see a GS or Super Ten rider do this


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Old 09-16-2012, 07:01 PM   #3920
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no KLR for me, yet anyways! The guy was a real dick, didn't want to answer any questions, etc. Wasn't someone I felt comfortable dealing with.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:09 PM   #3921
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hey guys i'm going to look at a 2008 klr 650 with only 3,000 miles on it on Monday. I am wondering what I should be looking for on the bike? I can't imagine much being wrong with a bike with such low miles but it's my first bike and I need to know what to look for. He's selling it as is which i am a bit leary about.
Love my '08. It doesn't burn a drop of oil with close to 20,000 km on it. Kawi did the wiring harness and all new signal lights for me on recall so call the dealer and give them the vin # and they'll tell you about it. Don't let 'em scare you off the '08s - only some of them are bad. Just try to get the truth about whether it's burning oil and why the guy's selling it such low miles.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:48 PM   #3922
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Lets see a GS or Super Ten rider do this


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Be carefull for what you ask for !! LOL !!!
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:51 PM   #3923
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Be carefull for what you ask for !! LOL !!!
I did have to be careful not to snag something in the campground.

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Old 09-16-2012, 08:21 PM   #3924
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I did have to be careful not to snag something in the campground.

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Thats a nice candy green 2008 you got there.If all goes as planned by saturday I will have a green 2008 just like it !!!
I have been without a KLR long enough, I'm coming back.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:48 PM   #3925
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no KLR for me, yet anyways! The guy was a real dick, didn't want to answer any questions, etc. Wasn't someone I felt comfortable dealing with.
Better to walk away then. They aren't a rare beast so keep looking, something will turn up.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:37 AM   #3926
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Well I am going to the CU tomorrow to see if they will loan me $2,800 for a 2005 with 24K miles on it. I have been without two wheel transportation for too long. Hope to be on here alot picking your collective brains about mods and maintenance.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:45 AM   #3927
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About that topbox . . .

You might want to talk to the HT guys if you haven't already about weight issues. The 2012 manual lists a max of 22 pounds on the stock rack. The topbox weighs what, like 6 pounds? That leaves only 16 pounds carrying capacity. I imagine HT has a way to increase capacity, though I haven't asked.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:51 AM   #3928
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Well I am going to the CU tomorrow to see if they will loan me $2,800 for a 2005 with 24K miles on it. I have been without two wheel transportation for too long. Hope to be on here alot picking your collective brains about mods and maintenance.
I just got a 2005 a few days ago, I did the valves and doohickey as soon as I brought it home. Valves were almost out of spec, and the doo looked good with 5,500 miles on the bike. The air filter is tiny on these things, odds are it will need cleaned.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:17 AM   #3929
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Thats a nice candy green 2008 you got there.If all goes as planned by saturday I will have a green 2008 just like it !!!
I have been without a KLR long enough, I'm coming back.
Seven days of hard riding around Colorado, Utah and Wyoming it used maybe 2 oz. of oil and gave me zero issues. All 08's aren't subject to the internet wisdom. Ask a lot of questions and good luck with your purchase.

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Old 09-17-2012, 08:56 AM   #3930
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Seven days of hard riding around Colorado, Utah and Wyoming it used maybe 2 oz. of oil and gave me zero issues. All 08's aren't subject to the internet wisdom. Ask a lot of questions and good luck with your purchase.

John
Yeah, this one is a non issue anyway cause it has the 705 kit.
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