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post #1 of 6 Old 06-30-2014, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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New guy, learning tons.

Hi from Durango Colorado. I am an international medevac flight nurse and paramedic and my wife for 20 years told me she'd leave me if I bought a motorcycle. It's been 6 months. And she's still here every time I come home from work. So there's that. But I bought a 92 KLR650 that has been tricked out a bit, it's heavy as hell, but rides nicely until I get it up to about 70 at which point the death wobble tries to shake me. Gonna have to look into that, but I'm new to the forum and motorcycle maintenance so I'll be checking in here often for tips and tricks. Thanks for having me.

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-01-2014, 04:41 AM
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Welcome to the forum. Do you have any rear luggage like metal panniers, etc? It seems like a lot of the instability experiences happen to people with a lot of weight on the rear wheel and not much on the front. What kind of tires do you have?

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-01-2014, 04:31 PM
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Congratulations on the new bike and welcome to the forum.
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-01-2014, 05:22 PM
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Conrats on the bike and welcome to the forum!

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-02-2014, 01:16 PM
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Welcome to the world of KLR's!
I'm sure there must be 500 years of collective KLR experience on this forum and my experience has been that no one is shy to share some it. So, what ever the issues, there will likely be someone here who can help narrow down a fix!
Then we in turn, learn a little bit more....
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-02-2014, 09:00 PM
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welcome to the group peanutranch, and if you are married for 20 years, there is a good chance you are in that illustrious over 40 KLR club. First of all a big thanks for the life-saving service you provide each day, hope I never have to use such a ride but am sure glad it is there when needed.

Regarding the over 70 part, I would check the wheel balance before I suspect anything more costly. There is plenty great advice from some friendly KLR experts.

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