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KLR650 Only Thread......

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

  1. Windborne11

    Windborne11 Been here awhile

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    Anybody fit a 1989 countershaft sprocket onto a 1997+ KLR? Is the spline the same? 1987- 1996 used 2- 6mm bolts and a plate to attach the sprocket, where 1997+ use the big nut. Reason is I can get a 17T sprocket for 1989 model, but not later bikes. I want to try one.
  2. sanders446

    sanders446 Been here awhile

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    Eagle mike sells 17 tooth cs sprockets for the 1996+ big nut bikes and the spacer. Says it may require modification to the plastic cover though.

    https://www.eaglemike.com/Countershaft-sprocket-CSS.htm
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  3. Windborne11

    Windborne11 Been here awhile

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    OK good to see. That's what he is selling is the old style 17T, to fit the 2nd Gen. Thanks.
  4. Tsotsie

    Tsotsie Semi-reformed Tsotsi Supporter

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    Try E Mike for used motors too.
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  5. Aprilia

    Aprilia Long timer

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    I have a 2009 engine I pulled from a wreck. 8200 miles. I can install a 685 kit from eaglemike if you want...I keep them in stock. Gen2 to gen1 swap is easy.

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  6. Scooter Addict

    Scooter Addict Been here awhile

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    I need an opinion on the KLRdash or Happy Trails rallye windshield system. Supposedly the KLRdash you can adjust the cant of the windshield.
    Is one better than the other for wind protection?

    ScooterAddict
  7. scout68

    scout68 Been here awhile

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    I can’t comment on Happy Trails product as I only have used the KLR Dash. I’m sure the Happy Trails is well-thought through and a solid piece of kit.....because all there stuff seems to be. I love my KLr dash. I have the upper and lower on my ‘15. The windshield mount brackets can be adjusted, and I personally really like the largest of the zero gravity screens to go with it. I pushed mine to the highest setting and it’s nearly vertical. Almost zero turbulence on my face.

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    And it saved west Tennessee and the surrounding area from the almost certain environmental hazard associated from me trying to wire any damn thing in the world. Voltage and I do t get along real wel yet. Two water proof cig plugs, voltmeter. Boom.
  8. Bobk0

    Bobk0 MacGyver Minded.

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    Got back on the KLR repair+improve boat today. The agenda included the following:


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    1) Replacement of the reservoir/horn bracket/stay. Hard to tell in the pic but this one is pristine with no bends.

    2) E.M. AIS blockoff plate and deletion. great fit. Thanks Mike.
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    4) Thermo-Bob install and fitment. The hoses were the hardest part to make absolutely perfect, but great kit.
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    Thanks Watt-man for figuring this s*** out.
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  9. Bobk0

    Bobk0 MacGyver Minded.

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    Next was the damage to the left shroud....Started out broken:

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    Added a piece of good reliable wood dow rod.

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    One screw on the side and one on the base.

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    Then JB Weld to fill it's soul.

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  10. Bobk0

    Bobk0 MacGyver Minded.

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    Then deleted all of this stuff except that panel to the lower left. Just still need all of the rubber nipples to seal the deal.

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    Next up: Damned Doo-hickey, DirtRacks crash bars, and then everything else is luxury.
  11. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider Supporter

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    KLR led some big bikes around in the Pecos National Forest Saturday. 20191005_174346.jpg
  12. seldredge

    seldredge Adventurer

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    I changed to 14/43 gearing for off road and riding loaded and found I like it better all the time. Gearing matches the power curve better and cruising around 5000 rpm is very smooth. When I change sprockets next I'm going to oem 15T and 45 rear. The rubber on the oem sprocket definitely does something. When I tried CS sprockets without I notice slightly more vibration.
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  13. lonegunm4n

    lonegunm4n Been here awhile

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    I'm going to look at that KLR in a few days. MC dealer, not a private sale.

    2007 KLR650, 4k original miles. Priced at $3k. Minor scratches on the right rear panel, and the headlight shroud is cracked on the right side as well.

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    Price feels a little high to me, whats everyone's thoughts?
  14. seldredge

    seldredge Adventurer

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    I believe 2008s had major oil burning issues . I don't know if that also applied to 2007. I expect someone with experience will chime in on this. And plastic body parts are expensive, although you could likely find a used one if you want to replace the headlight shroud. Is there any information on the maintenance of the bike? (Was doohickey done?) And I've seen newer bikes for not much more ($3500) in my area (SF Bay), but private party, which are generally less than dealers.
  15. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Super Ordinary

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    Maybe a little high, but if it fits what you want, you're not going to care if you spent $500 more than what somebody else thinks it's worth. A good looking ride that'll take you where you want to go...hard to beat for $3000.
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  16. Dread

    Dread Putt-Putt Adventurer

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    Even with only 4k miles that seems a bit high, but what do I know. My dealer had a 2007 with 7k miles for around the same price and it got snapped up. 07 doesn't have an inherent oil burning issue, but it is still a Gen 1 and has the other Gen 1 issues, all fixable. Hemisphere offroad makes replacement plastic for Gen 1 bikes, only in black though.
  17. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    That’s a fair price for 4K miles.
    I ride one exactly like it. So maybe I’m partial. And I got out of a 08 into an 07. I found I’m really more a gen 1 kinda dude.

    Hard to find a 12 yo bike with low mileage like that. If you look hard enough, You can find one for less but likely will have tons more miles.

    I say do it!

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  18. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer Supporter

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    No worms in the '07 model year; "Last of the Mohicans (Generation 1s)." Red . . . becomes PINK quite easily, unless garaged/covered, in my observation. A matter merely of aesthetic taste, surely! Color doesn't rise to the level of deal-breaker in my book; YMMV!
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  19. Matthew.chizz

    Matthew.chizz Adventurer

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    Hey guys,

    I have an 05’ KLR. I am currently in Baja California, almost in Cabo. Anyways, yesterday while I was on the road my odometer randomly quit working. Speedometer, tachometer and engine temperature gauge still works. Only my odometer and trip odometer quit working.

    As all you KLR guys know, since we don’t have a fuel gauge the odometer is our fuel gage.

    Any suggestion or ideas on what could be wrong? Easy fix? New gauge cluster??

    TIA
  20. Dread

    Dread Putt-Putt Adventurer

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    +1 to this. I love the old school Gen 1.