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post #1 of 8 Old 06-05-2017, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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new bike in the garage

Hey fellas, I'm new to the forum i just recently purchased a 2008 klr 650 with 22500 miles on. Got it for $2500 it is in relatively good condition and runs great. I am new to these bikes anything that is common with them that go wrong? Any tips i should know? any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-06-2017, 11:08 AM
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doohickey will be a term you will quickly become familiar with...
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-06-2017, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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oh im used to that ive been a mechanic on the f18 in the Marine Corps the past 5 years. haha the dohickey or whatchamacallit
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-06-2017, 01:46 PM
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This treat is one that should be read
DPelletier's common new KLR owner mistakes to avoid.

The man on top of the mountain didnít fall there.
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-07-2017, 06:07 AM
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Also for an 08 model keep an eye on oil consumption, especially if you hold it above 5000rpm for extended periods.
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awesome Whats the best kind of oil to run on these things?
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-08-2017, 12:41 AM
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I run Kawasaki MA 10/40 in my Kawasaki's .... oil analyses said I could have gone 5,000 miles. I only had 3000 on bike when changed for the 2nd time. First was at 500 mile break-in.
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-08-2017, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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sounds good i am an amsoil dealer so ill grab me some 10-40 amoil synthetic.
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