KLR650 Only Thread......

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

  1. greasyboy

    greasyboy cur·mudg·eon

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    Those stock calipers? ^^^^
  2. Rode2Nowhere

    Rode2Nowhere Long timer

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    Stock for the Gen-2's, yes. Kawasaki upgraded to a 2-pot unit as one of the changes.
  3. Rode2Nowhere

    Rode2Nowhere Long timer

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    Damn I hate looking at those photos. Worst bike mistake I ever made, selling my '08 for street bike. :cry :lol3

    Oh well!
  4. greasyboy

    greasyboy cur·mudg·eon

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    bad man!!!

    I was thinking bout getting a little more front
    I fade mine every time i ride, even using the fluid we use in the race cars
  5. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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  6. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    Are there any windshields that bolt to the forks directly and don't rely on the stock fairing mount? That entire assembly is going away on my bike and obviously I'm going to need something that mounts to the forks, or something that doesn't rely on the fairing.
  7. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    I have really been wanting to change out the front headlight/ fairing assembly and have purchased a used bracket to experiment on. I love the Baja Designs big headlight look with or without a flyscreen . My thought would be to only put the screen on for long trips.
  8. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    I've been overdosing on orange kool-aid lately, so my fully farkled '07 KLR will be on the market sometime in the next 6 months. Just giving folks a heads up if anyone is interested.

    Partial list of accessories: Corbin flat seat, electronic cruise control, doohicky update, fork brace, tall windshield, rear rack, grip heaters, ScottOiler.... A bunch of stuff I can't remember off hand.

    Forks recently got new seals & bushings.

    Mileage is ~22k.
  9. Straight

    Straight n00b

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    Thanks for the replies regarding wind effect at speed. Is anyone satisfied with the stock shield and not looking to change it? Looks like a lot of options out there. I find that with all the bikes I've had/have. Just was hoping I could manage longish trips the way it comes stock.
  10. the borg

    the borg Been here awhile

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    What brand of side racks are you using to mount those pelican cases?
  11. beemerjim

    beemerjim Been here awhile

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    I have an '06, and in the summer I just take the stock shield off & run with the fairing only. I get wind, but it's clean & quiet..No buffeting. To me it's a big improvement over the stock shield. I have a tall shield I put on in the cold weather, and it's noisy, but keeps the cold wind off my chest.
    (I'm 5'9" 30" inseam)

    JIm


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  12. Nitro1970

    Nitro1970 Been here awhile

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    Which shield is that?
  13. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    1989 KLR650 owner checking in!

    Broken at the moment... won't rev over 3500 rpms, something wrong in the carb I recon.
  14. Aprilia

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    Slide diaphragm has a hole or slight tear. Pick up a replacement from your local HD shop...1/2 price of your local Kawi dealer.
  15. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    1st gen?

    Look at Parabellum.

    http://parabellum.com/

    I have one on my GS and it's great. I have been pondering getting one for the KLR too.
  16. Rode2Nowhere

    Rode2Nowhere Long timer

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    Madstad 18" clear Adventure shield on their RoboBracket system
    A braided stainless brake line will make a world of difference. :nod
    Local company called cobbled-together-outta-the-scrap-bin-at-work. :lol3

    They're actually Seahorse SE 720 cases, not Pelicans. Less expensive, quote tough, and waterproof.

    Don't seem to have any better pics than this. Apologies.

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  17. mxboy96

    mxboy96 Adventurer

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    Hey guys. Curious what you guys run for tire pressures, especially offroad? I know factory says 21, but I remember running about 10-12psi on my old mx bike for offroad use. Should you run it that low even for the KLR? What do you guys use? And also, I finally replaced the useless factory dunlop on the front finally with a Pirelli MT21, and it's better(gravel), but not great. Gravels mainly what I ride on. Are your guyz bikes squirrely on loose soil too? Thanks for the input
  18. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    D606, 16f/18r.

    Any lower around here and you are asking for a pinch flat...
  19. Aprilia

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    In my area I wouldn't run lower than 18psi. Any 400lb motorcycle will be squirrely on gravel/dirt. You'll get use to it or learn to steer with the throttle. Bike settles down when on the gas...
  20. Yokomo

    Yokomo Dirt Rider

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    MT21 fronts are great!
    I don't run less than 18. Dropping from 20 to 18 makes a huge difference.