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post #1 of 22 Old 03-25-2011, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Whats been your top speed on a KLR

Whats been your top speed on a KLR?


So far ive gotten as high as 90 m.p.h. on the highway.


I dont want a morals speech rather just the facts.


Whats the fastest(if even only for a second) you've gotten up to on your KLR?


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post #2 of 22 Old 03-25-2011, 10:07 PM
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110mph, but that was on a straight away, down hill, out in the middle of nowhere! I did it once and not again! I think I could hear Scotty telling me, "That all she's got Captain! She'll blow if we hit warp 7!"

The fastest on a motorcycle was on my Honda Magnum, 142mph...did I mention I was young and dumb at the time!
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110mph, but that was on a straight away, down hill, out in the middle of nowhere! I did it once and not again! I think I could hear Scotty telling me, "That all she's got Captain! She'll blow if we hit warp 7!"

The fastest on a motorcycle was on my Honda Magnum, 142mph...did I mention I was young and dumb at the time!

I'm not saying you didn't...

110 on the speedo or GPS? The speedo on my 08 is 10% optimistic.

I've had mine up to 95 (GPS) and that was all I could get and it took awhile to get there!

Here's a guy that takes his KLR to Bonneville $6k later he's gotten up to 123 mph. His conclusion was that it's pretty tough to get the stock bike over 100.

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82 on the GPS. Straight highway with a side wind. It was not good.

My bike is not stable over 75 so I keep it below that. My suspension needs serious upgrading and tuning.

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Haa! On the speedo! As I said, no joke, I was almost up to 100 then I had a down hill run. 110...ish? That was with a 16T front sprocket. NOT GPS! In the real world, maybe 100mph, I don't know. I will not try to repeat it on a KLR; that's not what they were designed to do. I get up to 85-90mph on the speedo every once and a while, and I can't believe that's my correct speed.

"I would rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow!"

Thanks for giving me the newbee pass with the " I'm not calling you on this...but"


Just a note:
We have a single cylinder bike; high toque low top speed! If you want a 100++ bike, don't ride a KLR. On that note; I have noticed we do pretty good, off the line. I have also lost the sport bikes in the central California twisties because we have longer suspension and the roads are cr*p! We are/were 50th in the country for roads. The KLR is very good in those conditions.
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I'm not saying you didn't...

110 on the speedo or GPS? The speedo on my 08 is 10% optimistic.

I've had mine up to 95 (GPS) and that was all I could get and it took awhile to get there!

Here's a guy that takes his KLR to Bonneville $6k later he's gotten up to 123 mph. His conclusion was that it's pretty tough to get the stock bike over 100.
Hummmm....
42T rear sprocket, 17T front. 705 piston, with stage 2 heads & hot cams. tall tiers.... 120lb rider, 125mph. I can see it...maybe.

A community effort might be fun to see what one could do....or we could get a pig and enter her into the Miss. America pageant!?!
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Mid nineties. That's enough for me anyway.

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I think about an indicated 92
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90 on the HWY, with a slight downhill slope. The front end started to dance so I had to let off a bit. I agree with TT120, Its not stable over 75 mph.

If I want to go fast, I just jump on the GSXR, 130 mph easy.
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I routinely hit an indicated 100-103.
Not as of late with winter and full knobbies front and rear tho.
It gets squirrely at 75-80.

On my side are weighing 150 lbs, 16t sprocket, all the breathing mods including
high flow stock-modified muffler.

There's a 4-5 mile straightaway split 4 laner on my commute in the middle of the nite
where traffic is almost nonexistent. It takes a good tailbreeze too. Many times the
batcycle falls asleep at 95.

It's a KLR. Enjoy it for what it is. When some rocket-moron sez "Wanna race?"
It's fun to say "Sure. Top of that sand dune and back?" LOLOLOLOLOL

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