Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Kincardine, ON, Canada
Well that didn't take long........
Came across a 2016 which was purchased in March with only 280 Km on it. The poor fellow developed medical issues right after buying it and couldn't ride.
It's bare stock other the the lowering links he put on which I quickly took off, 6'6" tall, don't need it lower.....lol
Did a quick check over this morning and rode it 220Kms mostly gravel this afternoon along with some "Use at your own risk Roads"
Still not broke in, so I didn't rev past 4,000rpm. I still did the HD technique, but I'm thinking I was too late as it should be done first thing:
3rd gear, 30-60 MPH 10 times, after that, ride it like you normally ride. Do this BEFORE you reach 50 miles, after that, the rings are set.
I've done that technique on 3 other new bikes, never had issues with oil burning or reliability. Probably pushed the envelope on the KLR, but.....gotta try.
I found the KLR a joy to ride, very light and nimble. Brakes where good, suspension dialled in ok. Seat was tough after 4 hrs of riding, gone to use my Airhawk on long hauls.
Can't get the shifter where I want it without it hitting the frame and preventing downshifts. Need to do some homework on that.
Orderd JNS engineering foot peg lowering brackets.
Windshield needs to be higher,
Footpegs are useless to stand on
Bars too low.
Initial mods, more to come.