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post #1 of 2 Old 10-11-2018, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Old Harley rider that wants to get info on purchasing, and Maintaining, a KLR. I want to use it as a "quick get-on it" and ride to the grocery store and small errands around town.

Only owned one Chain drive motorcycle before, A 2002 Triumph ST. Need to learn about Chain drives how long they last, when do you need to lube them, and when do you have to get new sprockets too.

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post #2 of 2 Old 10-11-2018, 10:32 AM
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Welcome. I sold my Sporty to get my KLR this past April. No worries about the chain. I'll change mine at 10k miles. I spray lube on it every couple weeks. Some do more. Tensioning is much the same process as the belts. As far as quick get on, doesn't take as long to warm up as a carbed harley but it's not EFI either. If you jump on it too quick you are going to drop it. I never dropped a bike in my life until this one. Dropped it 3 times the first month I had it till I chopped down that damned kickstand. Don't get on it like a Harley, you mount it like a horse.

NOTE: I've had more fun on this bike than ever on Harley.
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