KLR 650 Modifications

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by VascoMerlin, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. WayneJ

    WayneJ LFC Snowbird

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  2. tom c

    tom c Not again....

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    Man I thought what happens in Scotty's garage stayed in Scotty's garage.
  3. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    dude stop playing around and get a wr250r like me then you can serously start playing around:D
  4. Spot Me 2

    Spot Me 2 Adventurer

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    I just got off the phone with Joyce from Cogent Dynamics. They are uber helpful. I can't wait to get the new suspension I just ordered. I went with the full set up front and rear. I will post some pics of the progress when the new suspenders arrive in about 3 weeks.
  5. pfdavidz

    pfdavidz Been here awhile

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    Did you have to get a new caliper or you used your stock one? Thanks
  6. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Changes the whole bike. You will love it.
  7. Spot Me 2

    Spot Me 2 Adventurer

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    Thats what I have heard. I can't wait to feel the difference. I used to race motocross and know what a good suspension set up can do. Tuning this pig to fit my weight and style of riding sure can't hurt anything.....except my wallet.
  8. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    I bought the best Cogent setup with the emulators. Think it was $950.
  9. CA Stu

    CA Stu Steer with your whiskers Super Moderator

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    From that picture, it looks like he just added a spacer to the mount of the OEM caliper...

    That's how the kit I have (Galfer / Braking wave rotor) works. Bracket and use the stock caliper. :D
  10. Superhawk

    Superhawk Been here awhile

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    CA Stu is correct - the rotor comes with a bracket to reuse your stock caliper.
  11. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    + 1!

    pfdavidz, I converted to steel-braided front brake line (better response; no squish) and Galfer Green pads (gentler on rotor than OEM pads) at the same time I installed a 320-mm rotor on my Generation 1.

    Result? Better brake modulation and control, seems to me; YMMV!
  12. CA Stu

    CA Stu Steer with your whiskers Super Moderator

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    YM won't V.

    I owned two KLRs for a while, a 99 and a 2000.
    The 99 had the oversized wave rotor and Galfer Green pads, the 00 was bone stock.
    One night, I was riding the 2000 home and I had to brake a bit aggressively at the bottom of a long hill, only to end up about 6 feet into an intersection. :eek1

    The next week, it too had an oversized rotor and Galfer greens. :D
  13. BobbyLee666

    BobbyLee666 Been here awhile

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    Just bought a 2003 that has the larger rotor with the bracket and stainless line. They had also swapped the front brake reservoir from the standard one to another. Doesn't look right and am having issues with the brake light so swapping back to a standard one. Other than that, happy with the breaking.
  14. Tsotsie

    Tsotsie Semi-reformed Tsotsi

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    +1

    Several years ago riding out to West TX and Big Bend for a WE camping, a deer ran out in front of me. Grabbed a handfull of the 320mm and Galfers on my 08. Despite my weight and camping gear, the rear wheel was off the ground. I am not sure if the deer or the unexpected 'stoppie' frightnend me more - but I slowed in time for a near miss.

    Someone calculated that going from the 280mm to 320 mm disc was an 18% increase in stopping power on the 08+. The pre 08 has a 250 mm disc so it must be more.
  15. pfdavidz

    pfdavidz Been here awhile

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    Is it just me but whats up with people flipping the middle finger? No disrespect to anyone but i don't get it. Is it "cool" or "badass" or ? Maybe i'm just a little sensitive lol....
  16. Tsotsie

    Tsotsie Semi-reformed Tsotsi

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    It has been an 'ADV salute' or greeting for many years. Nothing more, nothing less. No idea when it began.
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  18. 810H4Z4RD

    810H4Z4RD Old n00b

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    Anyone know a good source for klr 650a oem or aftermarket plastics?
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  20. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    No known aftermarket plastics in captivity; OEM sources? The usual suspects.