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post #11 of 17 Old 02-04-2011, 11:16 AM
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Damocles -

I think that going back to a pre-'08 piston and ring set, with a hone, would probably solve the problem for the Gen2 bikes.

To this point in time, I don't think anyone has found a ring set to replace the Kawasaki set that categorically solves the problem. There was someone who had found a set, might have been a Perfect Circle set, but I never heard more on that.

Kawi will warranty the problem, but with a questionable solution. It's regualrly reproted that the solution lasts for a few thousand miles.

The 685 will fix the problem, so if one is going to try and effect a repair, why not go the 685 route and get the other advantages the kit offers?

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post #12 of 17 Old 02-04-2011, 11:20 AM
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Hello all! I am new to the forum and new to the motorcycle family. I will be getting my KLR in the next 2 weeks here in the Dallas area and am super stoked! I was able to find a new 2009 for about 4k (good deal?). I have called multiple dealership and cannot find any new 09's, at all. I found an owner operator that just so happens to have an 09 black model, exactly what I want so I think I should jump on it.
Quick question about the bikes condition right now; it's new so its been sitting on the floor for the past few years along with the oil. Do I need to be concerned about the stagnant oil in the carburator or other parts? Should I be concerned about the recall issue of the 08 and 09 models? Any advice would be priceless to me. I will admit that I am a newb and need any first time buyer advice I can get. Thanks guys, and I look forward to post my adventures along with everyone else. Ride on!
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post #13 of 17 Old 02-04-2011, 12:00 PM
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Fear not, DTR!

The oil's o.k., and at most, you may need to clean the carburetor. If it runs o.k., not even that.

The price is right for a new '09.

A dealer can check all pending recalls against your bike's VIN and perform any applicable, at no cost to you.

Enjoy your new bike!

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O.K., posting a new thread.

First, you must be REGISTERED.

Next, you must click on "FORUM," at the top of the page.

Then, when you enter the Forum, you must click on a PARTICULAR forum, like . . . this one, "KLR and Other Motorcycle-Related blah-blah-blah."

At the LOWER LEFT, after all the other threads on the first page are listed, you will see a little thingy that says someting like, "NEW THREAD."

Click on that cryptic legend, and . . . you'll be asked to create a title and the Original Post of your new thread.

My suggestions; a more knowledgeable individual (e.g., a MODERATOR) may offer better and more effective guidance; good luck!

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post #14 of 17 Old 02-04-2011, 12:45 PM
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...a more knowledgeable individual (e.g., a MODERATOR)...
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Shouldn't that have been in the Jokers Lounge?

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post #15 of 17 Old 02-04-2011, 03:57 PM
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Hello all! I am new to the forum and new to the motorcycle family. I will be getting my KLR in the next 2 weeks here in the Dallas area and am super stoked! I was able to find a new 2009 for about 4k (good deal?). I have called multiple dealership and cannot find any new 09's, at all. I found an owner operator that just so happens to have an 09 black model, exactly what I want so I think I should jump on it.
Quick question about the bikes condition right now; it's new so its been sitting on the floor for the past few years along with the oil. Do I need to be concerned about the stagnant oil in the carburator or other parts? Should I be concerned about the recall issue of the 08 and 09 models? Any advice would be priceless to me. I will admit that I am a newb and need any first time buyer advice I can get. Thanks guys, and I look forward to post my adventures along with everyone else. Ride on!

Not to stray off the topic, hah!

1st motorcycle? If so budget for good gear figure about $750. Sounds like a lot but one trip to the ER will cost more. Don't ride without a full face helmet, motorcycle specific jacket, gloves and boots. Pants should be in there too but they're more for road rash than broken bones, still no fun getting the gravel scrubbed out of your skin!

Get training, find a MSF Basic Rider Course in your area. You don't even need a bike they supply one for the class.

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it just might save your life.

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Thanks for the info!

Thanks guys! I now know how to post my own thread and not jump in mid converstaion just to yell out that "I love lamp!" (Ron Bergundy movie reference for those of you who dont watch moves..) Thanks again guys, ride on!
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Just feed the pig (klr) oil when it's hungry and enjoy the pig.
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