16 T Front / 42 T Rear Sprocket Mod
I have to tell you about the gear change I have made to my '07 KLR. This morning I finally got around to installing both the 16 tooth front sprocket and 42 tooth rear sprocket and what a great difference! 95% of the riding I do is on the highway; so I was looking for find the perfect road set up. THIS IS IT! There is no appreciable loss of grunt on take off and the top end RPM's is greatly reduced. At 4000 RPM I'm running about 65 mph, at 4200 - 70 mph, 4500 - 75 mph and almost 80 mph at 5000 rpms.
SO for you fellow KLR'ers if road riding is your cup of tea. Do this Set Up! You will love it! It took me a leisurely 45 minutes to do the whole change: drink some coffee, smoke on a cigar, listen to some tunes and I'm done. I took about a 60 mile ride just to check it out and I'll NEVER go back to the stock gearing! I haven't had a chance to check the gas milege, but there is no way it could not improve it over stock.