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Old 08-28-2013, 04:27 PM   #8446
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rear shock

I just got a 2000 KLR650 and dont really know much about bikes in general. What is the ideal level the bike rear of the bike is suppose to squat when loaded? I am around 220ls and have two pelican cases for luggage. It seems to be a right at parallel with just me and maybe a little below with gear.
The bike has the original shock and it seems to be in good shape. Can (or should) it be adjusted?
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:22 PM   #8447
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I just got a 2000 KLR650 and dont really know much about bikes in general. What is the ideal level the bike rear of the bike is suppose to squat when loaded? I am around 220ls and have two pelican cases for luggage. It seems to be a right at parallel with just me and maybe a little below with gear.
The bike has the original shock and it seems to be in good shape. Can (or should) it be adjusted?
Here you go...rule of thumb is 1/3rd total travel.

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Old 08-28-2013, 05:44 PM   #8448
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I'm sorry but do you mean the bike should only sag a third of the way?

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Here you go...rule of thumb is 1/3rd total travel.

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Old 08-28-2013, 05:55 PM   #8449
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I'm sorry but do you mean the bike should only sag a third of the way?
Yes
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:29 PM   #8450
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Would anybody be interested in me creating a HOW TO thread for converting the KLR to LED lights? I'm talking every light except the headlight.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:24 PM   #8451
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I like a LED thread. Just picked up my first Dual Sport about a week ago. It's a 2013 KLR650. I don't know who likes more me or my little boy.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:43 PM   #8452
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Would anybody be interested in me creating a HOW TO thread for converting the KLR to LED lights? I'm talking every light except the headlight.
change flasher to electronic (take it to NAPA)

then go to superbrightleds sight

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/l...FUmk4AodrTQAxw

Type in the lamp numbers and order led ones from incandescent # when in doubt call them.
I used the WLED-x4-x lamps replacement for the 194 lamp

When they get in just do a swap out, not rocket science.

My dash lights took an hour to change them.

The neurtal light will come on some times when plug gets wet (fording creek or rain)i
and the high beam is really bright at night .


you might have problem with dash turn signal light you will have to Google fixes on that.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:03 PM   #8453
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change flasher to electronic (take it to NAPA)

then go to superbrightleds sight

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/l...FUmk4AodrTQAxw

Type in the lamp numbers and order led ones from incandescent # when in doubt call them.
I used the WLED-x4-x lamps replacement for the 194 lamp

When they get in just do a swap out, not rocket science.

My dash lights took an hour to change them.

The neurtal light will come on some times when plug gets wet (fording creek or rain)i
and the high beam is really bright at night .


you might have problem with dash turn signal light you will have to Google fixes on that.
I have already swapped every light on my KLR to LED. I was simply offering to make a how-to for those who haven't done it before, or for those who just don't know what to buy. And yes I have already solved the turn signal indicator issue. Relatively simple.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:13 PM   #8454
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Most people just mount the plate on the fender itself.


Yeah I agree it looks better than the way I have it set up. But what do you do about the inspection sticker? I guess I could just stick it on the plastic. What did you do?

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Old 08-28-2013, 08:33 PM   #8455
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YBut what do you do about the inspection sticker?
What's that?

Seriously though, many of us, and probably most of us, don't have inspections or stickers to worry about.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:36 PM   #8456
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What's that?

Seriously though, many of us, and probably most of us, don't have inspections or stickers to worry about.
Well that's nice. I just know I've had some problems with cops so I don't what to give them any reason to give me a ticket.

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Old 08-29-2013, 06:26 AM   #8457
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What's that?

Seriously though, many of us, and probably most of us, don't have inspections or stickers to worry about.

It is a TX 'thang' !
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:33 AM   #8458
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Awsome looking bike, sure looks better than my '02. Welcome to the DS club.

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I like a LED thread. Just picked up my first Dual Sport about a week ago. It's a 2013 KLR650. I don't know who likes more me or my little boy.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:25 AM   #8459
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Would anybody be interested in me creating a HOW TO thread for converting the KLR to LED lights? I'm talking every light except the headlight.
I'd be interested in the write up, as that's a future planned project of mine.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:31 AM   #8460
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Yeah I agree it looks better than the way I have it set up. But what do you do about the inspection sticker? I guess I could just stick it on the plastic. What did you do?

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Is it a requirement for the inspection sticker to be right next to the license plate? If not, put it on your lower forks - I have to have a parking pass for work and I always (have to get a new one each year) put it on the forks. Stickers bugger up plastic.

If the sticker has to be next to the license, you could cut a sheet of thing steel or aluminum to a size a little bigger than the license plate, big enough to mount the inspection sticker on, and put the bolt the plate under the license.
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