How many miles is a KLR 650 good for?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by georgej, May 29, 2009.

  1. CA Stu

    CA Stu Steer with your face! Super Moderator

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    Did you go EFI or what?


    Thanks
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  2. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    :poser
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  3. Fishlegs

    Fishlegs Fishlegs

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    looks like your a king diamond fan! i remember listening to mercyful fate when i was a teenager..
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  4. bush pilot

    bush pilot Long timer

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    I got about 75k miles on my travel bike, an 06' model. Installed the 685 kit at 30k. (it started using oil, overheated, my fault)
    At 50k took the forks apart, teflon bushings nearly completely wiped out.
    I hear there are few guys around with well over 100k on their bikes. I'll probably hit 100k later this year! The suspension will be due for another overhaul at that time I reckon.
    EverReady bunnies they be!:clap
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  5. Chaos-in-MT

    Chaos-in-MT OK lets GO!

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    I gave my old one to my brother 8 years ago with 85K on it. He is still riding it.
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  6. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    33k on mine and it needs rings.... Or a 1 gallon rottela t iv drip :D
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  7. 71olds

    71olds Motorholic

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    95 with 32k on it. Need to do the doo no clue if it was done.
    only put 1000 miles on it so far but no noticeable oil use after 1000 miles.
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  8. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    From mile one the KLR is barely adequate.

    Mine was barely adequate for 35,000 miles until I sold it.
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  9. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    I bought my 640A from a guy that had a KLR. He sold his KLR to buy the 640. Said he sod it with 62k miles on it. He said that he would have rode it longer, but wanted to try something else. There is no substitute for anal retentive maintenance.
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  10. Jim patton

    Jim patton Adventurer

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    23,000 on mine. It doe not use any between oil changes. I have done
    The doo and most other mods. Good thread on this at KLR net, many guys
    Over there have 80,000. Oil changes at 2000 mi. Chech valves every
    10,000. Keep up on other maintenance, don't cruise over 5000rpm,
    Seems to be the trick.
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