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post #1 of 7 Old 05-23-2012, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
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I might love my KLR more than you love yours!

I'm loving my new 2011 KLR (just under 2k)

First oil change done @ 50 miles, second @ 100.. 3rd @600, 4th at 1300.. (Rotella) Clean and lube the chain every 400 miles, or after a ride in the rain, clean and oil air filter after every ride in the rain, read most post's here, lock up and cover her up every night, etc. etc...
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-23-2012, 05:15 AM
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Hey, I'm with 'ya. I followed just about the exact same oil change schedule during my break-in period. I somewhat clean and re-lube my chain at about the same interval and change my oil every 1500 miles, new filter every other time.

I should clean my air filter and check my battery more often.

Washing? Once a year, maybe, no matter how dirty it gets. My tall aftermarket windshield is so plastered with bugs I might have well have just made one out of a piece of sheet metal.

It looks like a piece of abstract art with hues of yellow, green, red, brown and black; the medium being polycarbonate and bug guts.

I do, however, always keep my headlight cover, tail light and all reflectors clean. I look well over the top of the windshield so the bugs really don't matter. When Winter hits, I'll take it off, soak it in the bathtub for an hour or so to loosen things up and then clean it for the next season.




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I might love my KLR more than you love yours!
I don't know about that. My wife calls my 09 my girl-friend. I think she's jealous.
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-23-2012, 11:49 PM
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Hey, I'm with 'ya. I followed just about the exact same oil change schedule during my break-in period. I somewhat clean and re-lube my chain at about the same interval and change my oil every 1500 miles, new filter every other time.

I should clean my air filter and check my battery more often.

Washing? Once a year, maybe, no matter how dirty it gets. My tall aftermarket windshield is so plastered with bugs I might have well have just made one out of a piece of sheet metal.

It looks like a piece of abstract art with hues of yellow, green, red, brown and black; the medium being polycarbonate and bug guts.

I do, however, always keep my headlight cover, tail light and all reflectors clean. I look well over the top of the windshield so the bugs really don't matter. When Winter hits, I'll take it off, soak it in the bathtub for an hour or so to loosen things up and then clean it for the next season.
Hey planalp, better make sure the wife's out for awhile when your soaking your windshield and washing air filter in the sink.lol
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-23-2012, 11:52 PM
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Hey planalp, better make sure the wife's out for awhile when your soaking your windshield and washing air filter in the sink.lol
Yeah, I learned that a long time ago. Hell hath no fury like a woman who finds an oily filter in the kitchen sink.



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Sounds right. My 08 and I are having a spat.




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