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post #1 of 3 Old 07-10-2012, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Allright, I have a 2008 Blue KLR. 5,000 miles. Done the doo, stock spring still had tension. Installed Eagle Mike's doo kit anyway, with new rotor bolt and gaskets. Torqued to specs. Easy procedure, if you haven't done it, do it. The peace of mind is priceless. Installed Eagle Mike's fork brace and black KTM front fender. Really helped to reduce front end wobble. Made the bike much more enjoyable to ride. Dealer did the wiring recall. Installed Iridium spark plug. Put new street tires front and rear. Installed new rear sprocket with 1 less tooth. Really helped with street performance. Dropped 350 rpm at 60 mph. I don't offroad anyway. 22 cent mod done, adjustment screw turned out 2 1/2 turns. No popping, better performance overall. Jardine RT-4 exhaust installed, lost 20 lbs. on this farkle. Snorkel removed, and UNI air filter installed. I change oil every 1,000 miles. No oil consuption in between oil changes. No other problems what so ever. Starts first time, every time. 1 inch handlebar risers are next. I am 6'7" and have long arms. This might help with the shoulder knots. Removed side stand switch and soldered wires together. Paid cash for the when new, insurance is only $9/month. Sits in the garage during the winter. All in all, I love my bike and would not trade for anything except a Kawasaki Spectre 750/1100.
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Allright, I have a 2008 Blue KLR. 5,000 miles. Done the doo, stock spring still had tension. Installed Eagle Mike's doo kit anyway, with new rotor bolt and gaskets. Torqued to specs. Easy procedure, if you haven't done it, do it. The peace of mind is priceless. Installed Eagle Mike's fork brace and black KTM front fender. Really helped to reduce front end wobble. Made the bike much more enjoyable to ride. Dealer did the wiring recall. Installed Iridium spark plug. Put new street tires front and rear. Installed new rear sprocket with 1 less tooth. Really helped with street performance. Dropped 350 rpm at 60 mph. I don't offroad anyway. 22 cent mod done, adjustment screw turned out 2 1/2 turns. No popping, better performance overall. Jardine RT-4 exhaust installed, lost 20 lbs. on this farkle. Snorkel removed, and UNI air filter installed. I change oil every 1,000 miles. No oil consuption in between oil changes. No other problems what so ever. Starts first time, every time. 1 inch handlebar risers are next. I am 6'7" and have long arms. This might help with the shoulder knots. Removed side stand switch and soldered wires together. Paid cash for the when new, insurance is only $9/month. Sits in the garage during the winter. All in all, I love my bike and would not trade for anything except a Kawasaki Spectre 750/1100.
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