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post #1 of 5 Old 07-30-2012, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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High altitude travel tips.

Hello forum,

I'll be taking my 08 KLR cross country in a few weeks, part of my route will take me into some high altitude areas. Are there any mechanical, carburetor adjustments or any other high altitude considerations that I should be aware of?

Thanks in advance,
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Hello forum,

I'll be taking my 08 KLR cross country in a few weeks, part of my route will take me into some high altitude areas. Are there any mechanical, carburetor adjustments or any other high altitude considerations that I should be aware of?

Thanks in advance,
Based on my experience and that of others on here, you'll have no problems. In my opinion, a nice clean air filter would be in order.



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I guess I would wonder what you mean by "high altitude"

I live at 4700 feet, drive it every day, and wander in the mountains here at 5800 with no issues.

Riding a stock 2011...

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Hello forum,

I'll be taking my 08 KLR cross country in a few weeks, part of my route will take me into some high altitude areas. Are there any mechanical, carburetor adjustments or any other high altitude considerations that I should be aware of?

Thanks in advance,
I've had my stock 03 over 10,000 feet no issues. I've ridden trail ridge road a couple times and never a hiccup.


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Just got back from a camping trip at 8,500. No noticeable difference in performance.
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