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post #1 of 6 Old 08-17-2008, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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klr bottom end life?

maybe gonna get a KLR 650, any idea how long the lower end [crank] will last, 15000? 30000? not uncommon to see these with 18k miles for sale, just wonderin, , comments on top end life also helpfull,,,,any year,,,,thanks,,,,,,,
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-17-2008, 07:55 PM
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It all boils down to maintenance. If taken care of properly I have heard of some guys with 80,000 miles on an original engine. 30 and 40k are common.

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wow, thanks, had no idea, 1 lungers always scared me because they got no help from other cylinders, passed on a 06 with 10k last night, but now have less fear , thanksagain,,,,
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My '03 has close to 64,000 miles.

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One lungers with radiators last long time ...

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very impressive, i had been considerin the honda 650L or 650 KLR, both got great feedback, but like the KLR clingon stuff, like rac in the bac, mostly want to be able to run a few hundred a day on I70 thru rockys with reliability, then just go offroad like shafer trail in moab, or any where else in the SW, like mojave desert, my 59 stock panhead has been super reliable for the last 20 trips outwest from NY,[trailered it to colorado,] but leary of takin it over mosquito pass [telluride] so a dual purpose is in store, as long as were on the subject, do u no if the lower end is roller bearing on the rods on KLR, or flat bearin inserts like a car, harleys always been roller, and have very good life also, thank u 4 ur time, im convinced,,
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