Hey guys I just bought an old KLR and I'm looking forward to the upcoming season. I look forward to learning a lot and doing as much wrenching on it I can. I live on a little island in the maritimes called Prince Edward Island ( Canada ) so I am patiently waiting for the snow to melt.
I bought a 1998 in pretty good condition. Cosmetically good just needs fork seals and a little tune up and I'm good to go. I just got it in January so I'm really looking forward to the upcoming season. We've had record breaking snowfall this year so I have a bit of a wait to ride it. I plan on doing most of the work myself so I really appreciate the help I'm getting from the forum.
A person can fill some time doing mods, especially to a Gen1. Mine has 101 modifications and have still to do Paul Westman's oiling system mods. :-0
Are you going to count that mod as One, or SIX, Normk?
1st oil pipe banjo bolt, cylinder head/camshaft banjo bolt, transmission Banjo bolt, oil filter Cavity, Crankshaft oil Inlet, Crankshaft Secondary oil Filter? No cheating here! We are watching you!!
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting
I think the oiling reduction and banjo improvement is one, while the oil filter cavity, being a separate function, would be two. I asked for a ruling but the wise were unable to agree so I seem to be on my own. ;-)