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post #1 of 3 Old 10-10-2018, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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PAID HELP? any NE (NYC) KLR expert around?

new to this forum.

Hi fellow KLR riders

any klr experts here willing to show me the ropes on how to maintain and fix my new, used klr?

Just need you to point and tell me what to do and how to do it.

I have an 2007 klr650.
-right now the fan/radiator stopped working so i need to figure that out.
-brakes squeaks a little, guessing need new pads.
-hoping to buy/install a couple new parts like the thermobob, subframe bolts, sv650 caliper and some other upgrades.

LMK who can help.

STORY: I have the CLYMER manual but limited time. I have a kid, work, no garage, and want to learn to fix this bike quickly. I don't have time to go back and forth reading the manual and troubleshooting.

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post #2 of 3 Old 10-10-2018, 05:05 PM
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My best suggestion is that you take the time to make the time to read and understand the parts of the Clymer manual needed to test & repair your fan issue or waste your time chasing your tail on the internet.

The fan cage may be bent, preventing the fan from turning, which burned the fan fuse, which is behind the coolant reservoir Shroud on the RH side of the bike.
Good Luck & ride safe.

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post #3 of 3 Old 10-18-2018, 05:41 AM
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Hello XXKLR.....

My son owns a current model KLR 650. He has dropped it a few times at slow speeds in off road conditions. On two occasions when he dropped the bike on its left hand side the radiator was slightly twisted by the weight of the bike. This caused the fan shroud to press into the radiator.

The first time, the fan was locked by the friction. We were able to free the fan by twisting the radiator back, away from the fan. The radiator seemed undamaged, however, the radiator burst some months later at a point where the shroud contacted the radiator. The radiator was replaced under warranty by the dealership. Thank you very much to the that Adelaide dealership. The second time we only realized the fan was contacting the radiator when coolant started leaking out on the way home. The fan was still able to spin on that occasion. We suppose that the fan wore a hole in the radiator.

Perhaps this could be your problem? I don't know if it could happen on a 2007 bike.

It is probably worth mentioning that my son installed a popular brand of crash bars after the first incident. The second incident was in deep, soft sand. I suppose the bars were pushed into the sand deep enough to allow the bike's weight to press against the left hand fairing. The plastic left hand fairing is the only support the radiator has on that side.

As I said, these were both low speed bike drops. My son and I both own KLRs and we enjoy riding them often. However, we both have to admit that the radiator's vulnerability is a serious design flaw and weakness.


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