KLR650 Only Thread......

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

  1. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b Supporter

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    I use this:
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    A neighbor uses one more like this an has it on a wheeled furniture dolly:

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    Both get the bikes in the air with both wheels off the floor.
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  2. NHTOTEROAD

    NHTOTEROAD Been here awhile

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    Or, make it out of 2X4's. Like this one...
    http://klr6500.tripod.com/lift.htm
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  3. Chaos-in-ID

    Chaos-in-ID Who knows Thats the fun of it

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    Very KLRish.
    I still like getting the hole bike up in the air ATV jack all the way.
    I can still get down there its getting back up and seeing things.
    Worse yet its hard to drink beer while lieing on the floor.(:
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  4. Pollack

    Pollack Adventurer

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    I have the HF version of the first picture you put up. I got it for $75, I have not had any issues and would certainly recommend it.

    Best regards,
  5. ennui

    ennui audio and oil

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    All I wanted to do was to go for a ride to test out my new jacket and grab some tacos.

    Instead, I got a nail in the tire and burgers...

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  6. ennui

    ennui audio and oil

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    I have one like this but with two arms that will support the frame. It works but I want the front forks center and immobile.

    Do you use the other with the stock skid plate? I'll have to look again but I didn't think there was that much space to put something like that?
  7. Mw650

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    My bumblebee will be retired soon but resurrected in respects to my grandfather (army) and dad (navy) with both proper colors and their troop /regiment numbers

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  8. Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Been here awhile

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    IMHO KLR's are cool, mines been faithful over the last 5 years and still going strong 20190323_091644.jpg
  9. jonnyutah

    jonnyutah less talk , more ride

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    I've got 45k miles on my 2nd klr. I'm thinking of buying one of the last new ones so when mine is shot with 100k miles on it.. I'll have one more to wear out. There's never going to be another bike like the klr.. ever.
  10. jonnyutah

    jonnyutah less talk , more ride

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    Riding the flooded roads of Brianhead ut. There's quiet a story behind this adventure. 20190707_124648.jpg
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  11. Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Been here awhile

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    Mine's a baby at 15k miles, I cant imagine it ever wearing out at this stage, 3 sets of tires Ix chain set lots of extra's.
    Funny though was thinking of trading on a new one for a similar reasons, mine's an NE so only change is graphics but still would be future proofing
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  12. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b Supporter

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    When I got my KLR, the stock piece of plastic was cracked. I put an aluminum bash plate on there and the many dents that tell me it was a good decision.

    I've used cords or straps from the handlebars to somewhere back on the frame to keep the front from flopping sideways, but usually it's not a goal of mine.
  13. firebos7

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    Hey, I am looking for some tips on what to check as I've begun to notice a fairly decent wobble at speed on the bike. We are normally two up at highway speeds so it hadn't presented as an issue much until now. I do know to keep a loose grip on the bars and not force it when it gets wobbly.

    Last time I was on the bike at around 110 km/h the bike began to develop a noticeable wobble in the bars and was quite unstable. I checked for excessive play in the steering head bearing but it seemed to be fine.

    When I had gear and a passenger (approx 200 pounds) the bike was rock solid even up to 130 km/h, no wobble.

    I'm guessing something to do with the suspension? Some pointers on where to look next would be appreciated as this thing isn't fun or safe at highway speeds atm.
  14. IA KLR

    IA KLR Been here awhile

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    For sale near me..
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  15. Chaos-in-ID

    Chaos-in-ID Who knows Thats the fun of it

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    front tire pressure is a biggie if I forget to air back up after dropping air for off road this happens to me sometimes.
  16. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy Supporter

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    Tire pressure and condition? Ride height settings?
  17. firebos7

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    Front was at 20 rear at 24. I think I normally keep front around 22 as per Clymer manual
    Tires are still good, approx 1000 km on them (TKC 80s)
    Ride height is stock
  18. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    firebos7, tightening up the steering head bearings a little is where I'd start. I posted up these related articles recently in this post - they're worth a read:

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/klr650-only-thread.742912/page-1746#post-37764685
  19. scout68

    scout68 Been here awhile

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    Fire,
    Age of tires ? Recent balancing ? Spokes all sound ok? If none are issues, then:

    Forgive me if you’ve already tried this.....but I would rec pushing the pressure up to 30 and re-trying to provoke the wobble. If less prominent then you may have a weak tire sidewall or failing ply layer. As you prob know, tires change over time and with ongoing wear. 22psi in a brand new tkc80 isn’t the same tire as in a 7000 mile old tkc80. Nothing against the tires, it’s what I run on my KLr front. But I’m with the others posting, I always think tires,tires, tires on wobble issues.

    Ride safe , please post your fix when you get it handled ....
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  20. EyernP1g

    EyernP1g n00b

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    Gotta agree with you GWN, I read everything KLRchris posted and the guy not only is very methodical in his approach, small change, test, record data, repeat, but was generous enough to put himself out there to share his findings (and, unfortunately open himself up to criticism.) Nothing wrong with critique if its evidence based. When I see armchair critique with no basis other than contrarian opinion I question it as well.
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