-12mm socket with a 3/8" drive 6" extension.
-I try to run the rear shock as soft as possible and adjsut it as I add or remove load.
-The rebound has 1-2-3-4 as adjustments. The 2-3 are the only usable settings. Find a speed bump and ride over it while sitting and standing an to see how the rear handles.
-Air pressure, not! The Gen2 KLR does not have a schrader valve. The original intent of the schrader valve is to let air build up out of the forks. If you let the forks cool off the air pressure decreases.
-Steering head maintenance and adjustment are a given.
-Progressive fork springs.
-MotoWizard Preload Adjusters.
-Ricor Fork Valves (easy to install) or RaceTech Gold Valves (difficult to install).
-Synthetic Fork Fluid, #5.
-Fork fluid level, 170mm from the top, has a definite performance effect.
-The Gen1 KLR has 38mm forks and the Gen2 has 41mm forks. The 41mm forks are a huge improvement.
2005 KLR 685
2015 Yamaha Super Tenere ES, 5/23/2015
2012 Yamaha Super Tenere; Purchased 7/30/2011; Sold 5/23/2015