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post #1 of 6 Old 05-08-2014, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Wink What KLR setup do I have?

The new to me '08 KLR is an awesome machine. I'm really liking it so far.
The P/O said it was shortened to fit him, but he did not know what exactly was done. I'd like a little help figuring out what I need to set back to stock for a normal ride. I'm 6'1" 210.
Here is what I know about the KLR:
Dog Bones are 5 3/4" center to center.
Kick Stand is 11 1/2" long.
Came with a super thin Corbin deep dish saddle (which I replaced with the stock block bench seat - giving me back several inches)
Front forks appear flush with the top plate.
Front Tire K750 90/90 - 21
Rear Tire K750 130/80 17

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-09-2014, 01:38 PM
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Tires are stock size and forks are where they should be.

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post #3 of 6 Old 05-10-2014, 07:33 PM
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they may of put lowering links in?
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Quite a few of the lowering dogbones are made of aluminum (not to be confused with stamped steel stockers painted silver). So, if you dogbones are carbon steel you probably have the stockers on still. There are a few lowering links that are steel as well, but I think the aluminum ones are the most common.

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post #5 of 6 Old 05-10-2014, 09:00 PM
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it's been lowered in the rear, stock dog bones are ~5.35" center of hole to center of hole. longer bones lower and shorter bones raise.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-12-2014, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input. I think I will look into aftermarket Dog bones, maybe slightly shorter to raise things just a tad more than stock.
Lovin' the KLR, just gotta make more time to go enjoy it.
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