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post #1 of 3 Old 12-14-2014, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
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Question 1; bought a 2015 klr and i would like to know where your temp gauge sits,
Mine is mainly half way or 3/4 on the temp gauge around town.If i run only in first gear the temp sits at 3/4 . Whats normal ?
Question 2; When i stop in 5 th gear the bike wont go back to 1st gear unless
i rock or move the bike slightly to obtain first gear …is this normal or just new gear box
Please help Cheers
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post #2 of 3 Old 12-14-2014, 06:34 AM
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Hi
Question 1; bought a 2015 klr and i would like to know where your temp gauge sits,
Mine is mainly half way or 3/4 on the temp gauge around town.If i run only in first gear the temp sits at 3/4 . Whats normal ?
Question 2; When i stop in 5 th gear the bike wont go back to 1st gear unless
i rock or move the bike slightly to obtain first gear …is this normal or just new gear box
Please help Cheers
Hello and welcome to the forum!
Congrats on the new bike, great machines!

I'm far from Australia, but I can say that as long as your temp gauge isn't going into the red zone it's all fine. It's normal for them to climb up a bit when your idling or going slowly.

As far as the shifting goes, I've never actually went from stopped in 5th to 1st as I always downshift when slowing. I'm guessing that's normal as well though.

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Shifting down

On the "very-few" times I've been asleep enough to forget to shift down when coming to a stop, I found it necessary to rock / play with the bike to get it to go through all the gears to 1st. Rocking gently seems normal to me.

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