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post #6 of Old 04-05-2010, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Will do on the speeds.

My 2005 got a 16T when I added the 685 and they were meant to be. I ended up with a 16x42 and that is almost 1,000 RPMs less than stock. I can cruise 70 MPH at 4,000 RPMs at 50 MPG.

The 2003 is a 650 and surely it will not like the 16 as well as the 685. I did not have my GPS connected but with the 15 and 4,500 RPMs I would be 65 speedometer MPH. That should be somewhere around 61-62 MPH.

I should be out and about tomorrow and will let you know the MPH at 4,500 RPMs and if there is a performance loss.

Most likely I will install the 15 for the CAN/AK trip.


2005 KLR 685
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2012 Yamaha Super Tenere; Purchased 7/30/2011; Sold 5/23/2015
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