Well, I did the first break-in oil change at 260 miles. Keeping the rpm's below 4,000, per owner's manual. Drained the oil and pulled the filter.
Yikes! The filter looked like someone had been running a machine shop in there, with all the metal grit that the filter caught.
Glad I got that magnetic plug. Went to CarQuest and picked up some washers. Also got a dedicated set of metric sockets and combination wrenches. Separated out all my metric and SAE and put them in separate tool boxes. Never hurts to have tools organized for maintenance.
Very pleased with how easy everything on the KLR is to access, so far.
Changed the oil and filter, checked bolt tightness everywhere, lubed the chain, WD-40 on the cables. Took maybe 45 minutes!
Plan next oil change for 1,000 miles, then 2,000. After that, switch to synthetic and change about every 2,000. Hopefully, the oil filter will start showing up a lot cleaner.
BTW, the Fram filters are now marked "Made in Korea". Used to be Canada.
Mark in Montana