I need to get the front brake working better too. It’s pretty weak right now. I don’t think its air alone as I have good resistance in the lever. I’m hoping pads and a fluid change/bleed will improve it. Maybe change the rotor too? Any other ideas. My other bike is a 2010 Concours and that bike has a hell of a front brake. I don’t think the KLR will come close to stopping like it does but I need better brakes to feel safe on it.
My own experience: Installed EBC 320 mm rotor, Galfer Green pads, and stainless steel-wrapped front brake line. World of improvement in braking modulation and control, as others have experienced also. YMMV.
Link for one source for EBC 320 mm rotor: http://www.motostrano.com/EBC-Kawasa...FQrxOgodOyoANg
As to luggage: Cycleracks rack, pannier set (with auxiliary fuel container carrier) and top case. Shown on KLR250, but fitment and rack configuration are essentially identical on KLR650; would look better with bags filled:
Last edited by Damocles; 12-26-2013 at 08:16 PM.