KLR650 Only Thread......

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

  1. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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    You will be quite pleased with that set up for chain and sprockets. Great choice, it's the same package that Rocky Mountain ATC Cycle sells for about the same money, same set, same $.

    Been there, done that, but I went 15 tooth again last time. I do want to give the "16" a go next time myself.

    Oh, take care and have some PATIENCE when it comes to compressing the parts and bits of the chain master-link gizmo. A bit of confusion may set in, but use your head, let us know what you think of the new gearing, would you please? Or shoot me a PM sir. I want to know.. :deal
  2. 1ROGUERIDER

    1ROGUERIDER Earth Rider

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    Greetings. First time in. I ride a 2012 killer. Wanted to say that as a 240 lb. rider the stock rear spring sucks. Made for a 150 lb. person. Swapped it out with a 7.4 topgun spring. Wow! What a difference!:D
  3. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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    You are welcome. Yes, the wonderfully cheap Shinko 705....

    Nope, I did not mount em myself. Took em in and had them done, I got a local guy that does both for $45 total if you hand carry them in and leave overnight and they balance em.

    I may spoon on the next set though (budget dictates) as it would be good practice. :evil

    Road last night in the rain (not by choice), speeds up to 70, very confident tire, even at in what is probably the last 500 miles of their service life here.
  4. the dom

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    Just got my '11. Def agree on the spring. I will have to check out the topgun.
  5. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Yeah i remember them being a really good street tire. I used to ride rain or shine when i had the KLR since i don't like being in traffic and those tires would grip like no other. Hadn't tested them off road yet but i will when i get them!

    I have always wanted to do the tires myself just in case i were to get a flat somewhere i the middle of nowhere and also i am very cheap. Had some bad experiences with mechanics so i am taking a break from the "pros".
  6. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    If you don't mine my asking, how much was the whole set up? A guy near me is selling a 29,000 mile klr with farkles for $5000 so im thinking of making him an offer for the guards and highway pegs, the exact set you have above.

    thanks!:D
  7. DutchVDub

    DutchVDub Adventurous Pirate

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    Any pics of the Shinko 705's mounted? They look like it would give the KLR an almost Super-Motard look.
  8. 8lives

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    I really like these tires
  9. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    They aren't Dunlop 606's but I get mileage,and seem to get me out in the sticks.
  10. MrGoldfish

    MrGoldfish Been here awhile

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    Welcome aboard! :clap
  11. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    yup! those are DEFINITELY the ones i had on my old KLR. Great tires! rain or shine they handle like a charm. and for the price, can't beat it!:clap
  12. the dom

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    Thanks!
  13. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Yes welcome to the world of KLR,you've come to the right place,ADV has many variations of our bikes doing all kinds of things,good and bad,either way the things I've learned here and continue to learn is now part of you also.
  14. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    I've been in rain that made people question my sanity,snow,ice,mud,and lotsa dirt,they are perfect for me because between the bike and my skills all seem to come together with these tires.
  15. Aprilia

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    You mean like this? Though thats a pirelli on the front. Spooned on a Shinko 120/17 shortly thereafter. Rear is a 150/17.

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  16. DutchVDub

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    That looks sweet
  17. the dom

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    I was recommended the site by the guys at the BMW dealer where I bought it. They have a ton of duel sport guys that seem pretty legit.

    So far I have seen a lot of good info, trying to read a little before I just start asking a bunch of questions...I am not much of a forum guy, but we'll see how it goes. :)
  18. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Yeah people question my sanity (or I should lack of) when I tell them I ride rain or shine. I found these tires to be easy to trust too

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  19. DutchVDub

    DutchVDub Adventurous Pirate

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    Decided to repaint the already spray bombed plastics. Went with a darker tan instead of the usual green. It just seems to fit the bike IMHO. Just as I was putting it all back together the mail man showed up with my DirtRacks Pannier mounts so I installed them and then got to work putting the mounting bits onto some over sized ammo cans I had left over from my old YJ buggy I had long since parted ways with. I also did the "Wheat-Whacker" mod to the front fairing and will see later on how much of a difference that makes in the wind department. Eventually I want to get a different fairing entirely so this is just a cheap and simple experiment.


    All painted up
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    Side shot showing the new windscreen angle
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    Pannier mounts installed, I hope I don't ever find out how effective a bumper that rear cross-brace makes.
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    Another side shot
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    With ammo can pannier
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    rear view
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  20. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Looks good Dutch!!!!!