KLR Miles: Check-in

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Nanuq, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Nanuq

    Nanuq Aventurer by Trade

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    Hello, this kind of thing may have been done, if so I apologize and please direct me in the correct direction. It would be nice to get a record of everybodies total mileage on their KLR.

    Mine is a 2008 with a total of 14,000 miles:clap
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  2. kdxkawboy

    kdxkawboy Mr. NVKLRGirl

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    1995 - ~50,000 miles on the day a Ford Explorer took her out
    1999 - ~130,000 miles (had to replace the speedometer a couple of times so do not know exact mileage). Currently rebuilding a 1992 engine and will be back on the rode this spring.
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  3. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Just shy of 30K on my 1995.


    It's got a ways to go to catch the R90. 284K on that.:deal
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  4. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    2009 with just over 18000...I have to keep the average at 1000 miles/month or better or I go into withdrawl..:ricky
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  5. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    I know the Pres. of FSSNOC has a KLR with 135,000 + . Rode just about every state with it. His Son is riding it now. Thump-On!!!:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil
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  6. klrzorn

    klrzorn Been here awhile

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    34000 on my odo,but I've had to repair my speedo a couple of times. I went 5 months without it so I would guess my 06 has 40000 or so.
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  7. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    1998, 131,237.4 as it sits in the garage today:clap
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  8. StinkyCheese

    StinkyCheese Red or Green?

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    2009 with 3,263 miles. Mostly commuting to work and back.
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  9. azdirtybird

    azdirtybird Adventurer

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    I've got a 06 with only 20k on it...these 100k + posts are unbelievable. Part of me wants to do the 685 kit on my bike, and part of me wants to just see how far I can take the stock engine. damn, 100k is alot of miles on a single cylinder dual sport. Thanks for posting and sharing those big mileage numbers....:clap
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  10. maynard58

    maynard58 Been here awhile

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    2005 with 14000. a 2000 with 70000. Havent done the Dohicky yet on ether, but maybe this summer............:1drink
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  11. griffo1962

    griffo1962 Long timer

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    '87 with over 180,000kms
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  12. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    I've had the 685 kit sitting in my garage for about a year, and I'm trying really hard to adhere to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." approach. My bike runs great, doesn't burn oil, and is really smooth, so I might just leave it alone. I'm going to do a compression/leakdown test in the next few days to get an idea of the engine's condition, Those results will give me an idea of whether or not the kit stays in the box for a while longer.
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  13. Blu_Vue

    Blu_Vue People pleasing people

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    1989 w/ 36k on it.
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  14. beeper

    beeper Badger tickler

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    Just recently got mine with a tad over 13,000 miles on it. Hope it sees 100,000 more. :D
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  15. ridepjride

    ridepjride Migrant

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    I have a 2004 with 62k miles, and just picked up a 2003 with 8k. That strategy is what I'd planned all along, to stay with the same make/model bike in order to keep the mods I like. The '04 is still going strong, but a lower mileage bike will have a greater chance of being more reliable on a long solo trip.
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  16. Cliff-77

    Cliff-77 Lost Adventurer

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    2000 mdl.22,000mi.trouble free.I wonder if the high mileage ones above have had any problems or what is high mileage for a KLR?
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  17. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    I have a 2008 with only 10,000. You hear guys whine about the KLR but you don't find many bikes that put that many miles on without problems. The best part is they don't cost much to buy, run, or fix. How can you beat it.
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  18. Doorguy1979

    Doorguy1979 Dreamridin'

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    My 08 is sitting in the garage with just over 13,000 on the clock, going into withdrawls though haven't been on it since October
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  19. kdxkawboy

    kdxkawboy Mr. NVKLRGirl

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    For mine, I gave them a gentle, respectable break-in and at 6000 went to a top quality full synthetic (Mobil 1 20W-50). After that all I did was change the oil and oil filter every 6000 miles, at which time I also checked/adjusted the valves. Cleaned the air filter as needed (use Twin Air and NoToil filters with NoToil oil). Stock doo.

    Front side of doo hickey after 130,000+ miles
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    Back side of doo hickey after 130,000+ miles
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    But I did loose the spring which allowed enough slack on the balancing chain to let it eat into the cases
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    This also caused serious hooking of the balancer chain sprocket on the crankshaft, which with my anal approach to rebuilds makes this engine toast, and why I got a used engine to rebuild.
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  20. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    There must be something wrong with you. You own a KLR and don't spend all your time working on it and re-engineering it. I thought I was the only misfit that spent his time riding instead of working on it. You even run your oil close to what Kawa recommends. How am I going to make money on my oil stock if you don't change your oil every 2000 miles?:freaky
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