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post #1 of 8 Old 12-02-2018, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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DR 650 engine in KLR 650

Hi, I know the two engines are pretty similar and having a hard time locating a KLR 650 engine. Just wandering how hard it would be, or if it is even possible to drop a DRZ 650 engine into a 2007 KLR 650.

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post #2 of 8 Old 12-02-2018, 03:37 PM
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That all depends on your engineering and welding skills, or your check book.

There are owners which have installed the fuel injected 2 cylinder Ninja 650/Versys 650 engines into the KLR 650 frames. And I've also seen 1 or 2, 4 cylinder Ninja 1000 or GSXR1000 powered KLR 650 frames. And I have also seen a Ducati L-twin engine stuffed into a KLR 650 frame. So a DR650 air & oil cooled single cylinder might be relatively easy for them owners.

But I can guarantee you that it would be impossible for me, with my skill set and only my own 2 hands.

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post #3 of 8 Old 12-02-2018, 05:33 PM
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I think I would get a DR and just put a KLR tank on it...

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post #4 of 8 Old 12-03-2018, 09:46 AM
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Please don't; not worth the time, effort or money. ....and you'd have a bike that is basically worthless except as parts. The DR650 engine is a lateral move at best; if you really want to look into engine swaps then try the Versys 650 twin swap; it's been done several times.....still not worth it IMO but at least it's an upgrade to most people and still a Kawi.

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Cheers for the advice. I think I'll stay away from the dr engine then. Might just wait and see if I can get hold of a klr engine or even just the top end.
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-03-2018, 03:33 PM
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Cylinder head cam bearings, Philip Coffey?

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Please don't; not worth the time, effort or money. ....and you'd have a bike that is basically worthless except as parts. The DR650 engine is a lateral move at best; if you really want to look into engine swaps then try the Versys 650 twin swap; it's been done several times.....still not worth it IMO but at least it's an upgrade to most people and still a Kawi.

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