Brand new rider here located in Charleston, SC, only ridden a few times. Did a bunch of research and found that for a taller rider (6'5'') the KLR650 is perfect. Just got my bike today - 2005 with 13000 miles on it. Tires are brand new 80/20 which is perfect because I'm going to want to get good on the road before taking it off road. Paid $1600 for it from a guy off craigslist, think I got a good deal. He did all the work on the bike himself and took very good care of it. Replaced the doohickey, did some carburetor mod that gave it a bit more power (if someone could explain what this did I would really appreciate it).
I going to be on this forum at first because the chain needs to be replaced, possibly the sprockets too. I am going to try to do this myself with a couple friends who know a good amount about bikes. Any help here would be great, what chain to get, any common mistakes...
Also I am going to want to paint the bike, I'm thinking a matte black would look good - but maybe ill steal someones paint scheme from in here. So what kind of paint works best would be a great thing to know.
Picture of the bike is in my album.
Last edited by kberg3030; 08-18-2012 at 07:08 PM.