KLR650 Only Thread......

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

  1. Tsotsie

    Tsotsie Semi-reformed Tsotsi

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    I have used the Irridium exclusively from day one. Yes, it gives 3 more HP, cleans the pipe out and lasts forever!

    Actually, I have used it exclusively fr 45K miles - change it out at 15K. Buy it at your local auto parts store- much cheaper that on-line. Never had any issues with them. Are they any better than regular - who knows? Why do I use it - because I like the technology associated with it.
  2. Rode2Nowhere

    Rode2Nowhere Long timer

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    Like anything, its up for argument. But in my very humble opinion... no. There's no noticeable benefit to an "upgraded" spark plug. The recommended NGK will give very reliable spark and excellent longevity, assuming proper jetting.

    Again... MHO. :dunno :lol3
  3. Gallowbraid

    Gallowbraid Been here awhile

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    :nod :thumb:happay

    The K76's are also VERY good in wet, but are more street oriented. They do well off road in everything except mud. YMMV
  4. Gallowbraid

    Gallowbraid Been here awhile

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    :lol3

    That's good stuff right there.
  5. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    That's what I have on the rear right now, and IMO the handling is absolutely dreadful off anything but pavement. Will the K60's work with the stock wheel (since I see they are tubeless)?

    Like I said I'm somewhat clueless when it comes to motersickle tires :ear

    Any other suggestions? Something that wears well on the road would be nice.
  6. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    They are a bit more pricey than alot of tires, but I feel the Tkc 80 is the best all around(50/50) tire for the Klr.
  7. D-Stylz

    D-Stylz Been here awhile

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    One trip on the WABDR with the TKC 80s and I'll never by them again. My rear was shot after 700 miles and I'll be lucky to get 2k miles with them. :huh
  8. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Wow, you must have been hard on them, they usually last longer than that even on a big gs.
    You must ride like a animal !! LOL !!
    I don't think that is the norm for most Klr riders.
  9. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    What 50/50 tire do you prefer ? And how well does it perform and hold up ?
  10. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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  11. Nitro1970

    Nitro1970 Been here awhile

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    I like the IRC GP-1 for 50/50... The rear didn't last as long as I hoped (2900 miles) but they did good while they lasted
  12. Myfuture_yourdebt

    Myfuture_yourdebt Banned

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    Shinko 244 rear tires have been great for me. They've lasted me 6-7k and are a true 50/50 tire in performance on the street and in the dirt. And their dirt cheap. Some people have had problems with them I know. But I've had three 5.10x17s and never had any issues except throwing knobs if I don't break them in right (don't go above 75 for the first 500 miles, not hard on a KLR).

    I paired them with a Kenda Triple up front which wore just as long despite all the street miles. This combo really made my KLR a beast offroad compared to running any less aggressive tire on the front. I once paired the Triple with a Trackmaster II on the rear which increased the room for error offroad and handled loose hill-climbs better than the 244...but it wore out in 2k miles and wasn't really worth the dough and hassle of changing out the rear tire so quickly. I really only appreciate a true knobbie (not a D606) on my KLR when it's on the front.
  13. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    For the record, it'll probably be 70 street, 30 offroad. I just want something that'll wear good on the street so I won't have to buy a new set every few months, but something I can use offroad when I feel adventurous.
  14. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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  15. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    What dip you guys think a fair price for a 07 KLR is? Its kinda beat up. Clutch and brake levers are busted off, rear shock is shot, seat foam feels shot, bike is filthy and has been left outside for what I can assume has been all its life. It has 20k on it. Its a friend of mine and he won't give me price he just wants me to make a offer.

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  16. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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  17. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    Given the details you have, and knowing that I paid $1200 for a 2001 in pretty decent shape with 14k miles on it, I don't think I'd start any higher than $750.
  18. McB

    McB Joe 40 ouncer

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    I paid $2500 for an '07 in pretty good condition with 13k miles.
  19. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    I feel the TKC 80 is the best for any dualsport. I run them on my GS, DRZ and KLR.

    Awesome tires

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  20. mcpenner

    mcpenner mcpenner

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    The best price is always the one you are happy to pay for what you are getting. Average cost of various bikes varies so much depending on your local market it is impossible to say. Look up some adds in your area and you should get an idea. Some think I paid too much for mine, but I know it was a fair deal in my area. But the most important thing is I'm happy and have no regrets paying what I did.