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post #21 of 30 Old 02-09-2019, 09:43 AM
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ok thank you! I have anti vibe inserts but wanted to put those Gel Pro Grips on there to help even more. oh well!
You can do it, all it takes is time & some patience.

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post #22 of 30 Old 02-09-2019, 10:40 AM
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I've got a newbie question. When my KLR is on the side stand it looks like no oil is
in the sight glass. Its full when its upright. Is this normal?
As Bluehighways says above, it's normal; check oil level with bike vertical, AFTER oil has opportunity to run down into sump.

Also, the oil DISAPPEARS from view in the site glass when the engine is run; ALSO, "normal!"
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post #23 of 30 Old 04-22-2019, 10:28 AM
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Not checking if your bike was first bought in the US. This nulls any factory recalls in Canada.
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post #24 of 30 Old 04-22-2019, 12:57 PM
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That would be a real problem with a BMW. With the KLR there really haven’t been any recalls that you can’t work yourself and probably do a better job than the dealer would do.

Check the oil every day and after any tankful of gas run at freeway speeds, look for chafing if the wire harness and fix, replace rotten rubber turn signal stalks with aftermarket, install an after market balancer lever, be careful with the oil plug, check fasteners for proper torque, etc.

Save yourself money, grief and don’t have to hear ‘we’ve never seen that problem’.

DIY!
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post #25 of 30 Old 04-22-2019, 02:23 PM
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Check the oil every day and after any tankful of gas run at freeway speeds, look for chafing if the wire harness and fix, replace rotten rubber turn signal stalks with aftermarket, install an after market balancer lever, be careful with the oil plug, check fasteners for proper torque, etc.
What are the points where the wiring harness typically chafes?

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post #26 of 30 Old 04-22-2019, 07:29 PM
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It was on the first couple of years of the Gen 2 and was up forward on the right-hand side. There were some brackets near the horn and Rec/Reg that had sharp edges. The fix was to cover the sharp edges with some split hose and tie the harness up with some zip-ties. The better fix (@pdwestman-style) was to re-route the hose through the bracket rather than over/around/alongside.

There were a couple of recent threads on this. I'll try and find them and link them here.

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Here we go:

https://www.klrforum.com/klr-other-m...tml#post678883

https://www.klrforum.com/2008-klr650...w-mileage.html

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post #28 of 30 Old 04-23-2019, 10:04 AM
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I re-route the harness that goes to the fairing,
https://www.klrforum.com/678889-post4.html----------------https://www.klrforum.com/678883-post2.html

https://www.klrforum.com/675257-post10.html

This re-routing should be performed on ALL Gen 2's, IMO. Look at the square hole formed by the bracket, Toms added zip-tie, the harness & the LH Horn bolt in Toms 3rd pic.
That is where the harness should pass under & In-Front/Above the reservoir bracket.
This way the harness can Not get trapped/rubbed between fuel tank seam & reservoir bracket.

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post #29 of 30 Old 04-23-2019, 02:21 PM
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Easy to reroute, if you like. The tank will be off.

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post #30 of 30 Old 04-23-2019, 05:50 PM
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Easy to reroute, if you like. The tank will be off.
Awesome, looking forward to doing this!

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