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Old 02-10-2013, 04:42 PM   #5056
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Is this a good deal if I could get it for $3k high miles?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcy/3601764024.html
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:07 PM   #5057
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No. Too much for an 01 with high miles. 1500 to 2K if in real good shape.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:24 PM   #5058
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Can someone confirm: A k60 140/80-17 will fit on a 08+ rear? and 90/90-21 for the front; Right?

Anyone have a pic of this size on a 08+

Bueller...

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Old 02-10-2013, 08:07 PM   #5059
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Hi joetool. You are correct. You should be able to fit that size tire on your 2008 KLR with out any problems.

Front Heidenau K 60 Scout comes on 90/90-21 M/C54H

The rear you can get in 130/80-17 M/C 65T TL or 140/80-17 M/C 69H TL.

Here is there web sight to go with this Joetool

http://heidenautires.com/dual-sport-tires

From Jeathrow Bowdean. PS: I'm putting a set on my V-Strom and my DRZ. The dudes are get some crazy miles out of them, but tap it cool in the rain from what I hear. V Strom International has a awesome write up about them as well..
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:10 PM   #5060
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just wanted to share. I got 8,500 miles out of this rear Kenda 270 on my 99 and could have probably squeezed out 9k. 75/25 pavement/dirt majority of with a 100lbs load and 210lbs rider fully geared. great tire! would def buy another set. now trying out a set of Shinko 244's
I'm guessing there are no corners in the deep south?

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Old 02-10-2013, 08:17 PM   #5061
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Thanks Jeathrow...
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:31 PM   #5062
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No problem Joetool. I heard roomers that the dudes were pulling off 12 000 to 14 000 kms from a back tire, and 20 000 to 22 000 from a front. Most of the dudes said that the front tire make a growling sound on the hyw, but I spend so much time talking and singing in my helmit, that I won't hear a thing. Ha Ha.

The back tire has a solid rubber strip down the middle of the tread, and if I don't like it, then I'll sipe it out between the lugs.

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:23 PM   #5063
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I even filled the drilled slide too in returning to stock. I recall that I did shim the needle.
What was the reason behind this? It was my understanding that the drilled slide led to faster throttle response but had no impact on anything else. Not the case?
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:37 AM   #5064
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What was the reason behind this? It was my understanding that the drilled slide led to faster throttle response but had no impact on anything else. Not the case?
I'll wager the DynoJet instructions were followed whereby the hole was enlarged to 1/8" causing a bog if the throttle was applied quickly while riding. It wouldn't be the first time I had to fill in that 1/8" hole and drill another. I like 7/64ths as its just a bit larger than stock offering a bit faster throttle pickup without causing a bog.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:19 AM   #5065
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What was the reason behind this? It was my understanding that the drilled slide led to faster throttle response but had no impact on anything else. Not the case?
Unfortunately when I decided to go back to stock I did it all at once. Had I taken each setting and systematically tested each one separately I might have noticed something.

I am very sceptical of the 'tribal' knowledge (based upon hype, hearesay and butt dyno's) that goes around and around, endlessly purpetrated as 'fact'. Unless the data is based upon decent logic, proper workmanship, instruments and can be replicated, it is assumption, opinion and herd mentality.

What I did notice was that my milage came back to respectable. 45-48 usually cruising at an indicated 75-80. Worst was 32 going (3-4th gears) up towards Glacier NP into a brutal 50-60mph head wind. Best was 58mpg at the same speeds going up central FL and AL with a 20mph tailwind!

Running a 685. My plugs are always a nice white to slight gray. The change back was made 35K miles ago. Very happy with stock.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:46 AM   #5066
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Cool, thanks for the input!
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:04 PM   #5067
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so.... how come the KLR is so popular and so many people rave about it?

It's a bit slow on the road and a bit slow off the road... is it cos it's cheap or what???
because the only thing more reliable is an anvil. They do nothing well but nearly anything else good... You can get parts anywhere, and they are cheap.

I could go on and on...
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:43 PM   #5068
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so.... how come the KLR is so popular and so many people rave about it?

It's a bit slow on the road and a bit slow off the road... is it cos it's cheap or what???
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:31 PM   #5069
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because the only thing more reliable is an anvil. They do nothing well but nearly anything else good... You can get parts anywhere, and they are cheap.

I could go on and on...
Mine's an 08. It uses bucketloads of oil.
I don't call that reliable at all.

It was leaking through the gear selector seal and the counter sprocket seal. Replaced them, leaks stopped. Still losing buckets of oil. Now also a leak through the oil filler cap. Fix that next.

Yeah I know about all the "fixes" but they cost plenty. I bought a cheaper bike for a reason, and only after I bought it and rode it and then researched it did I find out about the 08 problems.

I'm bummed and it makes me not want to ride it :(
Sick of pouring stacks of oil in after every 200-500km ride. Boo.

Now I'm trying to decide whether I just sell it or pay the bucks for a new cylinder etc, which I can't really afford.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:39 PM   #5070
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No problem Joetool. I heard roomers that the dudes were pulling off 12 000 to 14 000 kms from a back tire, and 20 000 to 22 000 from a front. Most of the dudes said that the front tire make a growling sound on the hyw, but I spend so much time talking and singing in my helmit, that I won't hear a thing. Ha Ha.

The back tire has a solid rubber strip down the middle of the tread, and if I don't like it, then I'll sipe it out between the lugs.

From Jeathrow Bowdean in Western Canada
This many kms on a tyre must mean that they are rock solid!

Maybe they accelerate really really slowly too to get this much outa them
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