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post #1 of 11 Old 09-09-2016, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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172,000 miles

This just came up on my Instagram feed:

www.instagram.com/p/BKGpPXqDj9f/

Apparently he's clocked 172,000 miles on his trusty KLR650. Don't know any more details!
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post #2 of 11 Old 09-09-2016, 09:51 AM
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I'm curious to know what, if any, mods he's done to his bike.

But a high mileage rider like that probably doesn't have any time or interest to post on the internet. LOL.
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post #3 of 11 Old 09-09-2016, 02:45 PM
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Wonder if he's done the doo!
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-09-2016, 07:26 PM
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I'd be more interested in what type of seat he has.
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post #5 of 11 Old 09-09-2016, 07:54 PM
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How do we know it's not 72,000. Not trying to be a smartass, but I kinda wondered that on these old style speedos. It's been decades since I've owned an analog one.
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Even if it's 72k, not shabby for a Gen 2 already.
That scooter doesn't sit around much.

If he's a daily commuter and rides gentle those
numbers could well be right.

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post #7 of 11 Old 09-21-2016, 07:14 PM
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man, if that's true, that's impressive! Someone get ahold of this guy and get him to tell us the secret to making a KLR last that long, not that durability of the KLR is in question!
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post #8 of 11 Old 09-21-2016, 08:44 PM
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How do we know it's not 72,000. Not trying to be a smartass, but I kinda wondered that on these old style speedos. It's been decades since I've owned an analog one.
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I'm at 78,000 +. On a mostly stock 1987! Spring damped balancer weights included!

Then ya' all need to read this post from the 'dark .net'.
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthr...Hit+100k+miles

And then read the whole thread!
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Then ya' all need to read this post from the 'dark .net'.
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthr...Hit+100k+miles

And then read the whole thread!
That's good reading!
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post #10 of 11 Old 09-22-2016, 09:41 PM
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That is interesting reading. And at least one fairly specific itemized maintenance breakdown with no mention of valve adjustment. Over 50K miles. Maybe someone called it out later. Short attention span. But that would intrigue me (and make me worry less about mine).




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