KLR650 Only Thread......

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

  1. lonegunm4n

    lonegunm4n Been here awhile

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    I saw my local Wal-Mart is stocking Rotella T6 in two flavors, 5w-40 and 15w-40. I had never seen 15w-40 T6 before. The back of jug said it is still JASO MA/MA2 rated.
  2. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    Anyone know which skidplates are compatible with the tusk engine guards? Also, I need a proper windshield vs the stock do nothing piece that they come with (2nd Gen bike).
  3. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy Supporter

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    Can anyone give me the quick-n-dirty on the differences between the Gen 1 and Gen 2 carbs? Asking for a friend. :D
  4. sanders446

    sanders446 Been here awhile

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    Not sure if any are not compatible. Tusk guards are so popular that if it's advertised as a KLR plate, I think they would mention if it were not compatible with the tusk.

    Different jetting and the later model gen 2's (>2012) have the "permanent" pressed in elbows. No other differences that I'm aware of.
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  5. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    Of the 3 that I've messed with, a 1995, a 2006 and a 2008, I didn't notice any differences at all.
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  6. Bobk0

    Bobk0 MacGyver Minded.

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  7. Harleydvdsn

    Harleydvdsn n00b

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    I have enduro engineering skid plate. Amazing quality works with my tusk guards
  8. Redwood logger

    Redwood logger n00b

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    I will be picking up a 2013 KLR for my wife on Tuesday she can barely touch Tippy Toe and we are going to try to get away with just a lower seat and not mess with the suspension my question is with the sergeant brand 2 in lower seat or the seat Concepts brand 1 inch lower, how do either one of those compare to the comfort of the stock seat? I would rather go with the two inch lower just to be on the safe side but don't want to compromise too much comfort with a thin seat.
  9. IJustWantMyZBack

    IJustWantMyZBack Adventurer

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    +2 for the seat concepts seats. My dad and I had/have them on our 2015s. Great for comfort. He put on lowering links to get the 2" overall drop.
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  10. Klrian

    Klrian Adventurer

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    I have used the seat concepts 1" lower seat and found it more comfortable than stock and far better than a Corbin low dish seat I used for a time. No experience with the Sargent seats. For reference I now use a Corbin flat that I find very comfortable but realise you are looking for a lower option. If I was to get another seat concepts I would try to get firmer foam than in the one I have ( purchased about 5 years ago ). I am in AZ now and if you were closer I would be happy to let you try the Corbin and the seat concepts as I still have both.
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  11. Hvymax

    Hvymax Been here awhile

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  12. Hvymax

    Hvymax Been here awhile

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    Hail yeah!!! I snapped up the 15/40 as soon as I saw it! The good stuff finally!!!
  13. Redwood logger

    Redwood logger n00b

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    Good to hear! The price is a little easier on the wallet for the seat concepts as well
  14. ZachM1

    ZachM1 I'm a meat popsicle

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    I use the Seat Concepts Commuter Low & can vouch for it being extremely comfortable. The Corbin I tried on an acquaintances bike was not so comfortable.
    The other reason I like the Commuter Low is that it better mimics a saddle which works better for me offroad when I'm not standing.
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  15. MattLikeyBikey

    MattLikeyBikey Been here awhile

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    The Sargent low KLR seat is the most comfortable moto seat I've ever used and have had 15+ bikes and more seats. I wished I had the regular height one when I bought it but when you stall out in the middle of a hill climb, that low seat makes all the diff.
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  16. RunninRanger

    RunninRanger Rainy day Rider Supporter

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    Here's mine with Tusk crash-bars and Enduro Engineering skid-plate. Tusk foot pegs and foot shifter+10mm. 20200125_162117.jpg
  17. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    How much lighter is the motorhome than your GS was? Can it carry as much stuff?
  18. Canyon Man

    Canyon Man "60% of the time, it works all of the time"

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    :rofl
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  19. RickyBilly

    RickyBilly Mentally Retired

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    I suggest a Gen 2 2014.5 or newer...the seat and suspension are 100% better than even previous Gen 2
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  20. Canyon Man

    Canyon Man "60% of the time, it works all of the time"

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    I wish I had an RV to strap my KLR to.