KLR650 Only Thread......

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

  1. IDRIDR

    IDRIDR Take me to the River

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    True KLRista. Nicely done.
  2. Ken

    Ken Long timer

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    First ride was great :clap:clap:clap

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  3. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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    Looks great!



    BTW - Some KLR's burn oil, some do not. It doesn't matter if it's an 08 or 11. Nothing has been changed. Most of it has to do with the rpm's you're turning.
  4. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    still fighting a lean ping problem but come hell or high-water I'm going to fix it this year.:D
  5. VOLdog

    VOLdog Been here awhile

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    Took 100 + mile spin today...........:D

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  6. phideaux

    phideaux Long timer

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    Voldog, right there where you took that pic....was the gate closed where the road goes on up to lake Canasauga? And what about the road on to Murray's lake....was it open too?



    Fido:norton
  7. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    That's it. Thanks.
  8. nakedwaterskier

    nakedwaterskier Been here awhile

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    I restuffed my old KLR seat with memory foam to make it comfy. Now I found a good used Corbin seat...I like em both. I restuffed the stock one with memory foam in all the right places. The Corbin is custom in between dished and flat. The Corbin of course is wider esp. the back half.

    If anyone wants either one shoot me an offer. They are both used but both are in great shape and far more comfy than stock. If nobody wants the Corbin, I will restuff the middle with memory foam and keep it.

    The stock seat pan is plastic with plastic mounting points and the cover is held with staples. The Corbin seat pan is fiberglass with metal mounting points and the cover is riveted on.
  9. RevBill

    RevBill Irreverent Reverend

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    .. they are not easy to come by, but if you can hunt down a USMC take-off they are set up with approx. a 500lb progressive spring that works great for us big guys .. especially if you also add a set of 1" RAISING links to the rear end (the USMC shock is about 1/2" shorter than the stock KLR shock) ..

  10. VOLdog

    VOLdog Been here awhile

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    Yeap, both closed
    68 closed too.....
    Went back out to Mill Creek and old 2, peavine, big frog to copperhill back 5 to ellijay and home sweet home 201 miles 9am to 5 pm Had a blast !:clap Thanks Keith for the invite.

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  11. duoderf

    duoderf Been here awhile

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    I fixed my center stand, or rather I cut the thing to pieces and welded it so that it actually works with the bike set at its stock height. When I bought the bike it was lowered 2 inches and the PO fitted it with a center stand that was designed for the lowered bike. I raised it back up to stock ride height last year and the center stand didnt work. Plus the design of the way it was supposed to be operated sucked, it had a small nub to push on, and there was no lever to help lift the bike with your foot. Taking a design cue from almost every other center stand I've ever seen in my life I redesigned it so that it actually works with some effort. Although I will admit that it actually took 3 attempts to get the lever fitted right.

    Lowered height with centerstand down, notice the little nub sticking off the one side.

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    Centerstand assembly off the bike ready to be worked on

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    Finished product, legs slightly bent, elongated, and lever added, basically everything below the bend is almost new

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    and in the up position

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    Now I can actually lever the bike up on the center stand without tipping it over on the sidestand first. My only concern is if I need to put stronger springs on it it due to some added weight
  12. Asukal in Saigon

    Asukal in Saigon Samurai in Vietnam

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    hi all. i am Japanese living in Vietnam and Southern China for my business.
    (pls accept my poor English :p)

    i had placed an order two KLR650 with my friend to the shop in California last July.
    KLRs were arrived at Saigon port in VN at the end of Aug,


    The Custom procedure was so complicate here
    because of many officially & unofficially issues.

    Finally, all procedure was accomplished a few days ago in Jan,2012 :cry
    (tax and other unofficially charges cost more then the cost of KLR)

    i can be a KLR rider soon
    (still need another 1 month to get registration plate)

    i have to read this thread from 1 to the end.

    <<KLR in BOX>>

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  13. duoderf

    duoderf Been here awhile

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    your engrish is terrible, your purchase is awesome!
  14. Asukal in Saigon

    Asukal in Saigon Samurai in Vietnam

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    :lol3
  15. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    WELCOME to the insanity that is KLR :clap Hope you don't have this much trouble buying farkle's. It will take you twenty years to get it outfitted :D


    Enjoy..................
  16. CycleDoc59

    CycleDoc59 Wrench Rider

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  17. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    His English is world's better than my Japanese, though ;-}

    Your's?
  18. Ken

    Ken Long timer

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    Best of luck to you!!!
  19. Dusty_Bottoms

    Dusty_Bottoms Adventurer Ordinaire

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    take a look at www.klr650.net as well
  20. duoderf

    duoderf Been here awhile

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    I'm american, I expect everyone to understand me. If not I just speak a little louder