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post #1 of 2 Old 02-18-2009, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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New to everything, hello all from CA

Hello everyone,

I should start off by thanking everyone for the plethora of info I've already gathered from all your posts. I just got a 2001 KLR and have no clue about it's history or any of the potential things that might/will go wrong with it. I'm doing my best to piece together all the stuff I need to do to get her nice an reliable... well, by reliable I mean able to ride and now physically blow up. It actually runs great but I'm sure I can expect nothing but problems and fun times ahead fixing my new friend. That's about it... I'll post all my questions and be forever grateful for all your help.

I live in southern California, North Orange County to be exact. I don't have any real motorcycle experience other than being able to ride one. I have no clue where any good trails are but I can't wait to find out.

From what i know so far my bike is:
2001 KLR 650 Green
Good condition mostly street/commute miles
aprox 41k on the odometer
Rebuilt engine (not sure of the specifics yet but i have the ppwk)
Not much oil in the engine (it runs fine just needs an oil change)
No doo done
K&N filter
Replaced crappy grips/warmers that are falling off
but most importantly MY NAME ON THE TITLE...

I'm in the process of doing the basics to get her as reliable and safe as I can. Thanks for reading folks, talk to you soon and I can't wait to bother you all with my silly questions!

--BOB
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post #2 of 2 Old 02-23-2009, 07:26 AM
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I'm sure you will enjoy your KLR a lots. My 03 has almost 47,000 miles on it and still going strong. Still has original doohickey installed (guess it is still intact). Only problem of any concern was dealing with a faulty vacum in the petcock. It was effecting the bike to run bad at higher speeds. One other issue was the choke cable being freyed at the housing on the handlebar. Caused problems with on partial disengagement. La mula Verde, Katy texas.
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