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post #1 of 13 Old 06-04-2012, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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08 to 12 models are mechanically the same arenít they?

I’ve just bought a new 2012 and looking at aftermarket accessories and the like, a lot list as being suited for 08 to 11 models.

I assume any differences between these years and the 2012 are purely cosmetic.

Is this the case?

Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-05-2012, 12:47 AM
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hey

should be = for most part..

as i know,here in states.. 87-07 are the same onlt few changes=mostly little in motor stuff..
but yes ,,all main body peices,,are the same...

even thro gen1 87-07 and gen2 08-now,,, a lot can be change around,, tank ,seat, wheels ,forks ,frame , etc can be switched around ... with little work...AND YES.. is some differance,, but can be made to work..

as in europe an other parts of the world,,, has a klr c model, or kle 500...all are about the same bike just little differances here an there,,,BUT with little, home work can get, some/most parts to fit...

good luck,,enjoy ya ride!!
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Cheers wnc/mtn=klr, thought so!
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post #4 of 13 Old 06-05-2012, 03:25 AM
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I'm glad KLR's don't change from year to year.
Some of us tend to break alot of stuff. (me)

PS. I love my mostly '09. LOL

This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God
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Welcome! I'm a newby as well with a 2012 KLR. Lots of stuff out there for add ons. Probably not as easy to get stuff down under but glad to have you hear!
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To my knowledge the 08's to 12's are identical other than the paint jobs. Anything that fit's an 08 will fit your 12

That being said did you pick up the uber cool blacked out one? I love that bike! Almost traded my 08 for one but that would be silly


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post #7 of 13 Old 06-05-2012, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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That being said did you pick up the uber cool blacked out one? I love that bike! Almost traded my 08 for one but that would be silly
Yeah mate, got the blacked one, I thought it looked slick too and with the crash bars and bark busters on now it looks pretty tuff. Just got to suss the muffler out now so it sounds better too.

We have a long weekend in South Australia this week so hopefully i can get it out and dirty, will try to get some good pics to post up.
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post #8 of 13 Old 06-25-2012, 07:39 AM
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That all black one (murdered out one) is calling my name. I might just have to become a KLR noob.
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That all black one (murdered out one) is calling my name. I might just have to become a KLR noob.
Update: I did end up getting an almost all black one. I painted it the rest of the way black, so it has an acceptable hue.
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post #10 of 13 Old 07-30-2013, 02:29 AM
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Hey let us know which muffler you chose looking to make my sound better too
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