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post #1 of 10 Old 10-09-2010, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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should i get the extended factory warranty,dealer wants 500.00 for 5years.Im not sure that its worth it or not,also should i buy the kawasaki oil or use something different,thanks.
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-09-2010, 03:45 PM
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Welcome to the site and the world of all things KLR.

I never buy extended warranties. If there is a problem it should show up in the first year.

Oil. Now there's a subject. My recommendation is Shell Rotella 15-40. Buy it anywhere but at the dealer.

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post #3 of 10 Old 10-09-2010, 04:09 PM
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I agree with KLR4evr, no extended warranties and Rotella oil. That's just my opinion.
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post #4 of 10 Old 10-09-2010, 04:19 PM
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Hello 650rider. Welcome to the forum. Congrats on the new bike.

The warranty question can only be answered by you, the buyer. Fortunately, you bought a bike that little fails on. The oil issues are well enough known, a few balancer system parts should be replaced. The rest is basically equipping to meet your needs. I personally don't know of anyone who cashed in on a warranty claim after the initial year was up, or could have. Some of us throw the dice, some of us wear belt and suspenders. Play the way you feel it.

Oil. Oil is good. Changing it often is good. Discussing what brand is not. There is nothing magic about Kawasaki oil. There are at least four, maybe five brands available in the United States that can be found at Wal Mart or any truck stop. All at a fraction of the price asked for oil at the dealer.

Google "Bob is the oil guy". See ya in the spring.

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Hello 650rider. Welcome to the forum. Congrats on the new bike.

The warranty question can only be answered by you, the buyer. Fortunately, you bought a bike that little fails on. The oil issues are well enough known, a few balancer system parts should be replaced. The rest is basically equipping to meet your needs. I personally don't know of anyone who cashed in on a warranty claim after the initial year was up, or could have. Some of us throw the dice, some of us wear belt and suspenders. Play the way you feel it.

Oil. Oil is good. Changing it often is good. Discussing what brand is not. There is nothing magic about Kawasaki oil. There are at least four, maybe five brands available in the United States that can be found at Wal Mart or any truck stop. All at a fraction of the price asked for oil at the dealer.

Google "Bob is the oil guy". See ya in the spring.

Diesel rated 15w-40 has found acceptance in most motorcycle communities.
thanks for all the input,650rider!
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post #6 of 10 Old 04-15-2011, 12:16 AM
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How comfortable are you with motorcycles or mechanical work? I was a total noob when I got my bike. Heck I still am! However I've been learning a lot, and am preparing to remove the carb to drill the slide, and installed the 22 cent washer. If you look (not even hard) you can find how-to's on just about every possible type of maintenance that needs to be done to the KLR.
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I bought the warranty that was offered through Zurich. For 100 a year, I think it is worth it. Anything about the bike acts up, I take it to the dealer and it is fixed...no deductible. I can take it to any other certified mechanic for a $50 deductible. So if I am riding 5 states away and it breaks, then between insurance and warranty, it will be fixed. I can wrench my bike myself as long as I document the upkeep.
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Aren't KLR owners supposed to fix their own pig? Isn't that why techdays exist? Just saying...though it might save ya on parts if something does happen.

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Welcome to the site and the world of all things KLR.

I never buy extended warranties. If there is a problem it should show up in the first year.

Oil. Now there's a subject. My recommendation is Shell Rotella 15-40. Buy it anywhere but at the dealer.
Welcome to the forum. Personally, I agree with klr4evr. I got suckered into buying the extended on my first bike, jsut because I was so spooked about anything that might go wrong. I realized I paid these b*stards way to much, for things I could learn on my own with some research, some tools, some patience, and some willingness to learn. I told myself I am done supporting these dealerships, since nobody will take care of my bike with as much care as I will. So, personally, I never got the extended again, and I am learning to service the bikes myself.

It's a matter of personal preference though, personal available free time, and some spirit of adventure

Based on other reviews I read, I too went with the Rotella 15x40.

Good luck, and welcome again.
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-26-2011, 11:45 PM
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if your not a mechanic it might be worth it...
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