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post #1 of 11 Old 11-07-2016, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

I'm taking my new 2016 KLR 650 on a small-ish trip (500-2,000k). I was hoping for some suggestions on things I could look at for the bike especially tires.

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The most important mod on a Gen2 are crash bars in my opinion. In addition BarkBusters to protect the levers.The bike needs the added protection to be able to be ridden away from a small tipover.
How much pavement are you going to be riding? I am running a Pirelli Scorpion Rally on the front. It is the best offroad tire capable of extended pavement I have found so far. Excellent on gravel, sand and mud. It is a full knobbie but will go 6000+miles mixed riding. On the rear I am using a Kenda K270, good traction, good affordability and will go around 4000miles of mixed riding.
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post #5 of 11 Old 11-09-2016, 07:30 AM
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The most important mod on a Gen2 are crash bars in my opinion.
I agree.
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That's half the cost of the bike.


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That's half the cost of the bike.


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In my case it was equal to the cost of the bike.......and I did it to both KLR's. ;-) However, for what I do, the alternative was an orange bike so the mod money was well spent as I now have two bikes that work very well for less than the cost of one KTM690R. .....so I'm feeling downright frugal about it! LOL

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