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post #1 of 2 Old 03-21-2008, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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KLX - KLR Engine Swap

Saw a used KLX on Craigslist pretty cheap, and I was wondering about the engine and component compatibility.

Does anyone know if the engines are a bolt-in swap, and whether the KLX has more power? Does it suffer from the same weaknesses? Does it have an alternator to charge the battery?

Are there any other parts that might be candidates for use in modding a KLR?

Marty
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post #2 of 2 Old 03-28-2008, 12:30 AM
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Saw a used KLX on Craigslist pretty cheap, and I was wondering about the engine and component compatibility.

Does anyone know if the engines are a bolt-in swap, and whether the KLX has more power? Does it suffer from the same weaknesses? Does it have an alternator to charge the battery?

Are there any other parts that might be candidates for use in modding a KLR?

Marty
ok where should i start .... i own both klr650 and a klx 650r
2 model klx s made the r and the c
r more 4 off road lighter more power than c model kickstart only taller suspension and adjustable too rear shock has a resivoir and has ugly color scheme green with purple frame no battery just stator and shotty head light no speedo o tach a real big bore dirt bike also has nicasil cyclinder walls

cmodel better for street not as ugly color has speedo tach and a key ... has battery and is electric start more heavy than r .. non adjustable suspension ..no resivoir for rear shock also lower seat height no kick start just has a hole on case ..steel sleeve cylinder not as powerfull as r but does has a bigger rotor than r model

and no will not bolt on to klr klx perimiter frame is different
klx more power and internas l not the same ie doohicky klx motor will not go as long or far as klr motor also klx does not have cooing fins on engine ...

klx is one bad ass bike kick xr ass for many many years
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