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post #1 of 7 Old 06-26-2012, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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BMW 650 vs KLR 650 Review

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post #3 of 7 Old 06-26-2012, 09:15 PM
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Me too. Thanks for posting.

Lots of aftermarket KLR parts. If you don't like something, there is a good chance someone has designed a solution for you.

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Thanks for the comparison

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Thanks! I read the comments after the review. Someone posted " KLR valve adjustment at 15K miles- not if you know what is good for you- more like 600 miles for the first adjustment."

Can someone elaborate more on this because it's the first time I've heard of it. Noob Here!

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Thanks! I read the comments after the review. Someone posted " KLR valve adjustment at 15K miles- not if you know what is good for you- more like 600 miles for the first adjustment."

Can someone elaborate more on this because it's the first time I've heard of it. Noob Here!
I completed a valve check at 12,000 kms and found one valve out of spec. My symptom was the bike was getting harder to start (turning over more than normal). I do not know why at 600 miles but I would not leave it until 15,000 miles, even my manual say 15,000 kms (or 9375 miles)...
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Thanks! I was like holy crap!


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