Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Truth be told, there's very little power to be found in the KLR engine.
I've done every reasonable mod possible and, while I have no dyno results, I'd be surprised if it is making 10hp over stock.
Fact is, I let a couple of guys who ride stock KLRs take it for a spin.
They both came back and commented how comfortable my seat was...
It's hard to separate what actually makes more power and what makes the thing more responsive. The best bang for the buck is the 22 cent mod, which cures a lean condition and makes it more responsive. A KLX needle will do more of the same. Opening the exhaust will make it breath a bit better and you can take advantage of that with further jetting and opening up the intake side a bit.
My feeling is that the head is the issue. It's not designed to be passing a lot of air and fuel easily, so it's the choke point. The engine is a thumper, too, and they're not known for making a lot of power. A twin of the same displacement will make almost twice the power. Heck, I had a CB350 that made the same power/torque as the KLR does, and it was completely stock. Of course, it would also rev to 10K.
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