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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by willys, Nov 19, 2011.
The HT skid plate mounts just below the the engine mounts.
Yes it is compatible with the Tusk bars....great skidplate!!
Looking for the collectives input.
Been trying to sell a gen 2 OEM tank priced at $100 on the classifieds. Am I just off the mark on price or is it just that soft a market?
I mean I know it's not as hard to come by as '15+ radiator/fan... That was enough of a pain that I set an alert for a spare.
Here is a question for you and this is not about oil. It is regarding oil consumption. I have a 13' with 35K and it is consuming more oil than I am comfortable with. I know the 685 will solve this and I will likely go that route. What is considered average as opposed to excessive for a gen 2 with the amount of miles I have. I know a great number of variables exist, what do you think?
How much is it using and how fast are you going?
From my son and my limited experience in general, it really is RPM related. If we keep our 2015s at or below 5,000 RPM (70 +/-) they don't seem to use very much.
On our recent trip out west, about 2,800 miles, between the 2 bikes we only used about 2/3 of a quart in total.
FWIW it's just one of those things that could be gone in a day or take months to sell. It needs the right person at the right time. It might help to offer it for sale on CL or something more local because shipping a KLR tank can't be cheap. Good luck!
I don’t know the answer to your question because I’ve got some variables floating around in my brain....
I know you’ve got some serious miles/experience behind you, but a couple quick questions...
Ditto to gregdavid.....avg rpms when on pavement ?
How much oil are talking about and on what interval?
I won’t ask what oil you use , cause, we both know what might happen......
And have you rejetted to richer ?
I usually ride between 4,200 - 4,700 rpms and that is with a 17 cs. After this last oil change I am keeping records of the consumption. This is more of a rhetorical question, should the rpms matter? I know they do, but should they? At least not till over 5K, they should not be any issue. When yours starts drinking the oil you will understand.
JNS Skid plate is my choice. Recessed mount holes makes all the difference and shows JNS has actually ridden offroad before... Then again, if you are just running down dirt roads and the like, it probably doesn't matter. In any case I'd highly recommend a low profile drain bolt regardless. www.eaglemike.com carries those...
I have an 09
I had a JNS skid plate mounted with Givi bars. I have switched to Tusk bars and now can't figure how to mount the skid plate. Anyone have suggestion other than emailing JNS?
You need the OEM front mounting "wings." Finding a used set shouldn't be too hard. If you can't find any I offer heavy duty front mounts that will solve your problem.
I use the 'wings' (JNS version) on my Gen1. Makes for a much easier mount compared to Gen1 method. Any used Gen2 wing will also work as pointed out.
Just checking in on where we're at with the "doohickey tamer” relay?
Did it cross the "Border" into Canada??
Just wondering as the day's are starting to get a bit shorter here in the North....
Appears to be in northern Oregon. https://www.usdualsports.com/klr-doohickey-tamer-relay/
I'll just order from you again.
Hello KLRists, I decided to pick up a 2016 KLR to have a drink of the green kool aid before it goes extinct for this model. Love the thing so far. The problem is, some dummy dropped it on both sides at least once. I took all the fairings off and now I have work to do .....
Most all of the fairing/panel stays are bent slightly and the radiator. Little did I know what a nightmare it might be to find a 2016ish radiator.
Has anyone with the 2.5gen KLR used an aftermarket radiator which fit and worked well? I am at a loss after browsing for hours. Sure as hell not paying 800$ for the OEM one. I mean REALLY 800$?
Any advice always appreciated.
Myler's may be able to straighten your radiator for a reasonable price. https://www.motorcycleradiators.com/
Thanks for the tip, it looks like they do miracle work, I may consider. I think it is definitely salvageable, not currently leaking, but I can see dried coolant where it had. The bend is in a bad spot where the bottom seam is, maybe they could pull it out and weld if needed.
I figured with the cult following of the KLR, surely there would be aftermarket ones.....how weird. I can get two for my DR-Z for like nothing.
If the repair fails let me know. I snagged a spare radiator and radiator fan for my 2015 awhile back.
Some of the local guys have used the cheap Chinese imports with great success. Look on www.aliexpress.com. I just searched for KLR radiator and found dozens.