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post #1 of 19 Old 05-02-2016, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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has anyone tried to install risers on klr650?

how did you do with the cables?? ... i bought the risers but the cables are too short.. im trying to think if i can re-route it or do i have to replace them??

let me know what u did


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post #2 of 19 Old 05-03-2016, 06:49 AM
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I added 2" rox to mine and it was not an issue.

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Generation 1: Eagle Mike 1.5" risers; some creative re-alignment of cable routing, as I recall; re-arrangement of handlebar hardware.

Stock cables work, except . . . be certain the "choke" cable isn't perturbed at full lock--with that condition, and an idling hot KLR650 engine, you'll kill it every time you're hard over.
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I added 2" rox to mine and it was not an issue.
Mine is 2013 and it does not look like that the oem cables would have a 2" slack. I'm also installing a 2" rox style risers
I'm specially worried about the choke cable

Should I try to route the wires on the side of the suspension forks?
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Mine is 2013 and it does not look like that the oem cables would have a 2" slack. I'm also installing a 2" rox style risers
I'm specially worried about the choke cable

Should I try to route the wires on the side of the suspension forks?
As I recall I had to move them around but it's been a long time ago.

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you can rotate the throttle to the underside, if necessary. Also an EM "choke" relocation bracket will help with the enricher knob. Some re-routing is necessary but new cables shouldn't be required for 2" risers.

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you can rotate the throttle to the underside, if necessary. Also an EM "choke" relocation bracket will help with the enricher knob. Some re-routing is necessary but new cables shouldn't be required for 2" risers.

Dave
yea i figured it out.
rotated the throttle to the bottom, i had to reroute the clutch cable over the cooling tubes, i had to run the kill switch electrical behind the fork instead of in front of it, same for the choke cable.
and voila. done.!

it's so much better now.

i now i have a problem where my pants is scratching the hell out of my fuel tank, knee side.

it kind of killed my clear coat. i need to see if i can buff then apply a protective covering.. or knee tank pad
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I used Tankslapper products on my '08 and have them on my R1200RT. A good company and recommended.

KLR 650 Total Protection Kit - The Tankslapper
http://thetankslapper.biz/klr650-tank-protector/

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those are clear films no? it seems pricey, $105. for the stealth matt... can you get like a camo ones?

ill give them a call.
i was thinking to get somethign like this..

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i see that i can get film for the tank alone

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