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post #1 of 4 Old 03-07-2010, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Difference between a KLX & KLR

Hi everyone I am a new memmber as I am considering purchasing a 1996 KLX 650 It appears very clean has a lowering kit and low seat installed the bike has 48,000 km or 30,000 miles thet are asking 2500.00 Canadian I would like to know if these share the same maintenance issues as the KLR and what to look for and a pro con list of these bikes and what to avoid also does any one know a HP # for this motor thank you
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-07-2010, 11:43 AM
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I just got a KLR650 '96 and would like to know what the differences are myself.



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post #3 of 4 Old 03-07-2010, 12:10 PM
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The KLX is more dirt oriented and than the KLR. The motor is different and I think the only common part is the carb. Here is an old review of the KLX.
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Licensed and not licensed for the road. The non-road KLX is far superior to the KLR.


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