Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Philly PA, en route to Cuba
VERY new to KLR's and dual sports in general. been riding for the last 20 years, mostly on "pasta rockets". however i must say that my first few days on a klr has been nothing but bliss. work is sending me overseas and my current stable will not be very welcome (garbage roads, no parts, possibility of host nation police/military take it, etc) with the lot going into storage with family (very sad) and the klr will fit in quite nicely and keep me out of an eff'ing car/truck.
i just bought a end of year (2015) at what i thought was a decent price however after 5 days and only 300 miles I've started to notice a oil leak where the cylinder goes into the case. as its under warranty I'm not going to touch it as I'm inclined to do this sort of stuff myself, but I'm hoping that this will not to be a vision of things to come. (side note I have followed the break in req to a "T" as stated by the dealer and the manual.
first thing i noticed when i looked at the oil level window was that it was filled past the top line...i.e. i see nothing BUT oil. my guess is the kid that assembled the bike out of the create was a bit over zealous with his application of oil... there were a few other things that were concerning such as a brake line zip tied to the frame keeping me from turning the handle bars to the left on my ride home (shipped/created like this? and they forgot to cut the zip tie maybe?) hope this isn't leading to heart ache...
that said the honeymoon has been alot more fun then i expected on the KLR, wicked confy, like the high seat, and its alot easier to attack turns then what i expected... looking forward to getting her squared away/dirty and talking in the sights at my soon to be new home... looking forward to absorbing as much wisdom from you cats as i can.