KLR650 Only Thread......

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

  1. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    With no problem whatsoever. Don't know why it wouldn't work the other way around.:dunno
    If it matters to anybody, the gen 2 shock on my 1990 KLR made a noticable difference. I wouldn't say drastic but noticably nicer on and off road.
  2. jtwest

    jtwest Redneck Adventererer

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    So nice to be part of something
  3. Aprilia

    Aprilia Long timer

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    Yes, they are compatible. I have both genI/genII and swap my aftermarket shocks all the time. One shock is for 2up riding the other for solo rides.
  4. 2whlrider

    2whlrider Adventurer

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    That's great! So the two bolts are the same as well then?
  5. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    I know the dogbones are different thickness between gen 2 and 1, but not sure about the shock.
  6. Aprilia

    Aprilia Long timer

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    No, genI and genII use different length bottom bolt but shock will fit any year KLR. As previously mentioned the dog bones are different thicknesses and lengths.
  7. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    Congrats.:clap

    But you know......without pics it never happened.:evil
  8. 2whlrider

    2whlrider Adventurer

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    Thanks for the info guys. Much appreciated.
  9. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    Pics or it didn't happen. :deal
  10. DesertDuster

    DesertDuster Old Pueblo Rider

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    How large of a rear sprocket can be installed to maintain the standard 106 link chain? Stock size is 43T. I would like to gear down more that the 14T front sproket will allow (stock is 15T).

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  11. Straight

    Straight n00b

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    Where does the wind at speed hit on you KLR 650 riders?

    I'm 6'2" 210lbs 35" inseam.

    Any after market shields recommended?
  12. Yokomo

    Yokomo Dirt Rider

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    Lots of them available and lots of opinions. Some love a tall shield, some hate them. I'm running a laminar lip.
  13. bman

    bman Been here awhile

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    On my 04 KLR the buffeting from the stock shield was pretty bad.
    Cutting off the upswept part of the shield solved that problem.
    I'm 5'10"
  14. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    lol. You sound maybe crazier than me. A 14T front gets me up the backside of the dam. That's all I want on KilLeR.
  15. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    When I bought my used KLR...I was amazed at the stump pulling power of the bike. I thought everybody here was FOS describing the need for more power, and just plain liars about running at 70+ MPH....until I checked and found the installed front sprocket was a 13T!

    Just saying that the 13T should give you what you want...easier than doing the rear.

    I run the stock 15T now...everything is fine. Have a 13 & 16 if needed.
  16. mcpenner

    mcpenner mcpenner

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    I'm 6'1" and with the stock shield on my 05 the wind hits at my neck and shoulders.
  17. Nitro1970

    Nitro1970 Been here awhile

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    5'8" wind is right in the face
  18. doogiepooch

    doogiepooch Been here awhile

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    2012, hit me in the upper chest area. I installed the Happy Trails windshield/dash kit since it kills 2 birds with the same product. Now it hits me at the top of the helment. I'm happy with it. Probably need to throw in I'm 5'10", I also have a Terry Adcox double bucket seat so my seat height is an inch or so lower than stock.
  19. DesertDuster

    DesertDuster Old Pueblo Rider

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    I am 6'1" and get hit in the shoulders by the wind on my 2009 with a stock windshield.

    I would like to go with a tall windshield too. I am leaning toward trying the KLRdash with the zero gravity shield or maybe just trying the stock shield first.
    http://www.klrdash.com/Home.html
  20. Rode2Nowhere

    Rode2Nowhere Long timer

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    The KLR Dash units look awesome. :nod

    I've never ridden with one, but I can't speak highly enough of the Madstad system. 100% adjustable, quiet, turbulent-free air for any rider. :thumb

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