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post #1 of 6 Old 04-03-2016, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone. I'm Rick from Arizona and this is my first KLR. I picked up a green 2016 on March 16th. Had to ride it 200 miles home from the dealership on mostly highway/freeway. Was very careful not to exceed 4000rpm and to vary the rpm's while at the same time not getting ran over! I did stop and let it cool about 3 times during the ride. Changed the oil and filter as soon as I got it home. I'm looking forward to learning a lot about this bike from everyone here!
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-03-2016, 07:04 PM
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Hi Rick, i just joined myself yesterday. Welcome. Lots of good info here and so far friendly people.

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-03-2016, 07:25 PM
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Welcome to you, rtd8897.

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-03-2016, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by rtd8897 View Post
Was very careful not to exceed 4000rpm and to vary the rpm's while at the same time not getting ran over!
LOL! I had the same problem. I traded in a CB1000R for my KLR and felt the same way on break in. I was like, "OMG I'm gonna get run over." Then it made me wonder in general about the power. Amazingly though, these bikes really pick up from 4-5.5k. Doesn't seem like a lot of rpm range, but the bike really wakes up. I say 5.5k because I haven't really felt the need to bring it to 6. All in all, I had a powerful bike, but this one makes me smile so much more....Especially when I'm wondering about and see an unfamiliar dirt road. Welcome to the forum.
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-04-2016, 03:38 AM
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There's plenty of punch from 5 to 6 k.

For a KLR anyway. LOLOL It's no slug either. She's a 650 after all....

Welcome to the forum. Read, learn, teach, etc., wherever ya fall in.
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-04-2016, 07:08 AM
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Welcome Rick.
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