Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Whanganui, New Zealand
I got this info from the wikipedia entry about the KLR650
2001(?) Final assembly shifts from Japan to Thailand. All major parts still made in Japan.
2007: New shift lever
2008: New fairing design, new instrument panel, redesigned handlebar control switches, new bar-end weights, revised powerband, revised suspension has reduced travel but with less static sag, new rear swingarm, new turn signals, larger petal-style vented brake rotors, new twin-piston rear brake caliper, increased radiator capacity, fork diameter increased from 38 to 41 mm (1.5 to 1.6 in), new headlight similar to that used on the Kawasaki Ninja 650R, larger luggage rack, firmer seat, larger-diameter wheel spokes increased from 3.5mm to 4mm. Stator "alternator" upgraded to 17 A output, providing an additional 36 watt capacity.
2009: New piston rings are thinner and have more tension, resulting in a significant reduction in oil consumption.