KLR650 Only Thread......

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by willys, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. willys

    willys Long timer

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    OK....I would like to have a KLR650 only thread so that we KLR owners can easily find KLR related topics etc rather than looking through the multitute of threads ....just one thread would make life so much easier....no?

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  2. DirtDancer

    DirtDancer Slidin' Downhill

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    I agree! and I know there is lots of KLR info, threads around but lets make it simple for KLR owners....:lol3





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  3. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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    I'm in
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  4. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    I often wondered why there wasn't one -- there are threads for less prolific machines aplenty.
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  5. KawaYamaSaki Ho

    KawaYamaSaki Ho Reality burns!

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  6. NewHampWoodsRider

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    Great idea!!!
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  7. 2handedSpey

    2handedSpey bunned

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    Yes, let's do this in one simple thread!
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  8. willys

    willys Long timer

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    So, what are some of the problems, questions , issues that you guys need any help with if any at all? Maybe that's why the KLR hasn't had a thread of it's own before, we didn't need one....lol

    All joking aside, If I can help solve or just help you bounce ideas off of, fire away....:ear
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  9. Wild Pig

    Wild Pig Looks like avatar.

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    I'm in for the KLR thread too! I always assumed there was one and I was just to dense to find it.
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  10. Aussie Johnno

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    One question,

    how do you change the fork oil on an 08 or later. No drain holes at the bottom of the forks like the older
    models.

    Aussie Johnno
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  11. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    Getting ready to do the Doo on my '06. Can I re-use the old inner and outer gaskets or do I need new ones?
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  12. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    You'll have to remove the forks from the triple clamps and dump them upside down.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/ghotioutofh2o#p/u/9/yITE7ByETVk
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  13. newkidontheblock

    newkidontheblock Adventurer

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    im down for this :D
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  14. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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  15. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    It's about time.

    What took ya so long willys?

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  16. willys

    willys Long timer

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    Yes you can use the original gaskets but I wouldn't, 99% of the time some of the gaskets stays on either side of the covers and once soaked in oil as they will be , they no longer seal 100%. For the small price it costs to buy new, I always buy new, even on my bike that comes apart every year at least once.

    Yes the only way to drain the forks on the newer version bikes is to tip them upside down....however you choose to do that....lol...but as stated before remove forks from bike first....lol.
    I have thought that there is still the boss to be able to drill and tap a hole to do the same thing as the older versions have once you get the forks off in the firstplace. Look very closely and decide for yourself. I haven't done one yet but it does look like it's possible. If it doesn't work you could always thread and plug the hole up. If I had an 08 I would be having a go at it for sure rather than taking the forks off ever time. Stupid Kawi again!!!:huh
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  17. Tsotsie

    Tsotsie Semi-reformed Tsotsi

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    There are a plethora of advice columns and websites for the KLR - filled with mostly either bad, regurgitated or opportunistic advice. Many of the experts have a history of failed projects and farkeling.

    Take all advice, including this, with a pinch of salt!
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  18. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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  19. Tsotsie

    Tsotsie Semi-reformed Tsotsi

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    Aftermarket gaskets- not had 1 problem with them (Cometic) and it is 25K since they were put in. Trips, 2X to VA (via 15 states), 4X to MX and 1X into Canada and not so much as weeping!

    To do a proper job the on the forks of an 08+ it is necessary to remove and take them apart. They need to be properly cleaned. There is enough wear contamination in there to make this essential. Replacing oil is half a job.
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  20. Henderson757

    Henderson757 Adventure~Rugby

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    I have a 16t on my 09klr and it is great for the long hauls, but with winter closely approaching i am looking to make my bike more city friendly, ( curb hoping, lane spilting and random woods riding) what is the best gear ratio for this? front and back switch? Just the front?

    Note; I may hit speeds of 55-65MPH very rarely?
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