Sold my GSA and am back on a KLR !!!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GAS GUY, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Im not sure , you may be right,but it sure dont seem like 20 % judging by the ride to work.
    Until I get a good check against the gps I wont know.
    I did compare the speedo to the gps on a few rides and it seemed to be about 10%.
    The 19" tire probably has a taller sidewall than the 21" tire,so that may make up for some of the wheel size.

    EDIT: Found a conversion calculator online and it appears to only be a 4 % change.
    I also remember the speedos are off anyway even with the stock wheel,but I believe the Odo is pretty accurate.So 4% seems right.
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  2. Byork

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    Good change of bike!
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  3. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Sweet setup on that beauty! Get some Givi crash bars asap :thumb
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  4. the kawasaki kid

    the kawasaki kid Been here awhile

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    Congrats on the acquisition, GG!! You were helpful when I was looking for KLRs this summer. I ended up with a Gen 2 as well. Loving mine so far; hope yours treats you well :beer
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  5. GAS GUY

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    Breakerboy,is that you ?? Your avatar is my screen saver !! I am glad to see you are keeping your bike.
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  6. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    I dont need crash bars,cause I have a 10 gallon tank !!!

    But I do have happy trail crash bars for the stock tank.
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  7. NHADV

    NHADV Been here awhile

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    If you are getting 53 mpg with the 705 kit that's pretty good. Welcome back to the sore ass club!
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  8. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Probably more like 50 or 51 mpg, because of the 19"front wheel.

    Still good,but I am not thrashing it.
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  9. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    First:
    have fun on your KLR, you've definately simplified by going that way. And I have an 1150 GS and an F650 Dakar. I'm in your neck of the woods. Feel free to PM me if you ever want to go check out Windigo or ride the Trans-Taiga or James Bay.


    Second:
    This is complete and shameful hogshyte.

    An OEM KLR clutch lever for, say, a 2004 KLR 650 from Bike Bandit
    (you have to look under Kawasaki, then ROAD bikes, because it's not listed in the DIRT section)

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    An aftermarket lever for the F650 can be found for under 8 USD. But thanks for the hyperbole.



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  10. Stratplexi

    Stratplexi Been here awhile

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    Congrats on the KLR....

    I am looking for something similar right now.
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  11. Ian Robinson

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    She really looks the part. very aggressive. Hope you get a good run frm it. .

    I run a stock KLR '10 model. had some major trouble at 10000km (6000mls) due I think to the "restrictors" in the carby. these are put in place so "learner riders" can buy this model ( with less HP) as soon as they get their licence in Australia. Kawa fixed it under warranty & threw the restrictors away. She now running sweet as.

    I've now done 21000km (13000mls) total. Been on 2 x Outback rides of about 5000k each. Also completed 2 x 1000mls in 24hrs rides with std seat ..I personally don't have a problem with a sore arse. I am planning a 2000km in 24hr early next yr.

    Mine cost $7234 with 6 mths rego. ( new) Dont complain about petrol prices....usually around $1.40 / 1.45 a ltre. ( say $6.00 gallon )in Australia. Most I ever paid was $2.05ltre at Innamincka. .

    I like looking at top shelf bikes. But the KLR is a bloody good bike for the $$$.

    Outback Australia

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  12. GAS GUY

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    I just found a online tire/wheel conversion calculator and it looks like the difference is only about 4 %.
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  13. Simple.

    Simple. I'm Special

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    Cool thread, dont know how I missed it. Mines getting the doo upgrade, aux lights, seat, tires, and suspension this winter. I just did the jet kit, fmf q4, subframe bolts, heated grips, and fuzeblock. Now im wondering about the seat. Im planning on the seat concepts kit.

    Jon
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  14. DirtDad

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    Interesting thread. I have lusted over all the big adventure bikes. Test road almost all the most popular one's!
    I have owned 3 KLR's, and I just seem to really enjoy them. They are very comfortable for me. And honestly I
    don't care to do tons of slab. I prefer dirt roads, and the paved backroads in New Mexico and Southern Co.
    I have done a few mods to the bike. Which saved about 12 lbs. Will be getting a lighter battery, and upgrading
    the suspension next. Yes the bike is down on power, but for the type of riding I do with the KLR, it is about
    perfect. Kawasaki, could have a fantastic bike if they upgraded the motor, 15 more hp, 6 speed, and better suspension.
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  15. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    I have a seat concepts seat with maybe 100 miles on it, I may sell it, if you are interested.
    It is alot better than stock but I love the Corbin flat I just bought.

    Yeah, I am putting a 35 watt hid in the low beam only and led lights for the instrument lights and led tail/stop to free up some watts for my heated jacket.

    How do you like the Q4 ?
    I currently have a old Q2 on mine but am planning on trying the Leo Vince next year.
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  16. Simple.

    Simple. I'm Special

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    I might be interested in the seat. I wanted to keep my stocker untouched just incase I wanted to go back. Good idea on the LEDs. Is there a mod for the instrument lights, or are they plug and play?

    My pipe is louder than stock but seems to be much quieter than my brothers DR650 with a two bros can. I do have some doubts about what mine really is though... I got it second hand and the metal sticker/tag was burned off. I repacked it and slapped it on. I could probably tell what mine really is by seeing a q4 core... I got it cheap enough to not worry about it but the tip did make contact with one of the mounts on my wolfman side racks. I had to massage the side rack mounting tab a bit to make clearance. Once settled its still very close (like .010 close) but I would be worried more if I bought it brand new. I have heard that LeoVince is where its at! Heard nothing but good things.

    Jon
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  17. GAS GUY

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    http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/KLR650%20LED%20tail%20light%20system%20install%20and%20review.html


    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=287468


    Hopefully these links work.This has all the info you need.
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  18. GAS GUY

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  19. bman

    bman Been here awhile

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    No hyperbole here.
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  20. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Those are some awsome accomplishments on a Klr !!!

    I Have done some 1,200 mile days on touring bikes ,but have not exceeded 500 miles on a Klr yet.
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