Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Harlingen, Texas / Kiamichi, Ok
My observations on the KLR 650 after 1500 miles
I bought a new 0 mile 2013 KLR back in April, I really like the bike. It has plenty of power for a 160lb man and a 120lb passenger.
I'd love for it to have a 6 speed, as 1st gear is not really low enough for putting slowly, some off road circumstances require very slow speeds.
I also started wondereing if it had hazard lights, and wondered where the switch would be, so I pushed in on the turn signal switch and discovered that is how to cancel the turn signals.
It does not want to stay started after the first time, so I am using the starter motor more than I'd like to every time I start the bike almost. Choke or no choke.
The back tire is wearing out rather quickly, I'll be using the search engine to find out what tires you folks recommend.
My last bike was a Yamaha WR400Fm with a street lighting kit on it, much faster and lighter than the KLR, but not near as forgiving!
This is my 1st Kawasaki, and I am very pleased so far.