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post #1 of 8 Old 08-25-2009, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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What should I do 1st?

Hi guys. I just bought a 2007 KLR 650 with 1200 miles on it, still looks brand new. I replaced the battery with a sealed unit and changed the oil/filter. My next step is to go through the bolts ect. and loctite them.

I'm looking for recommendations on what I should do next in the way of mods and must do's for the KLR. I bought this bike to do off roading but i'll also be riding street.


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post #2 of 8 Old 08-25-2009, 05:55 PM
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You're on the right track. Loctite is your friend. Do you know if the doohickey has been done (doubtful)? That would be the next step. Then the mods you are interested in, but doohickey first.

Then maybe 22 cent mod, L mod, pull the snorkel.

Good call on the battery.

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post #3 of 8 Old 08-25-2009, 09:33 PM
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Just ride it. Everyones needs are different so ride for a while and browse the forums for things you might want to change.
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post #4 of 8 Old 08-25-2009, 10:31 PM
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1. doohickey
2. grease the swing arm bearings (they don't get hardly any grease from the factory and it would be easier to do while the bike is clean and new)
3. subframe bolt upgrade.

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post #5 of 8 Old 08-25-2009, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Good stuff. Thanks guys.
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post #6 of 8 Old 08-28-2009, 11:16 PM
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The first thing is the doohickey after that it depends on how you ride. Do one or two at a time, before you know it you will be all done.

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post #8 of 8 Old 09-17-2009, 07:11 AM
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Sort out the front suspension with some emulators or intiminators. She'll corner like on rails and get rid of alot of the brake dive.
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