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post #11 of 27 Old 03-08-2019, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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yea, I'm looking fowards to it too. so far I have called /checked on a few Gen 2 models for sale. Found a REAL clean late model (judging by the pics) about 150 miles away for $2.5K-but no title, and wont give me the VIN or plate to run -Duh !. yeah I really gonna buy that one. (Lol). Found a couple really far away, and no time to drive 4-5 hrs one way to look at for the next couple months, guests, birthdays,etc. So still looking. The more I look though the newer they are becoming. Wife reminds me (from our past) any Kawasaki we have had(and needs to have/be ) green or green on it. Well at least shes all for it. Guess cause Ill stay outta her hair for a while. !I'm just impatient...(maybe a little ADHD ?) Well...Grrrrrr...Better take my meds now.
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post #12 of 27 Old 03-12-2019, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Looked at a few more on Craigslist and Cycle trader. Since the KLR I buy will need to be GREEN in some way, my wife suggested I buy a new left over 2013,14,15, or 16 if possible. But then I won’t have much anything to do but a Thermo-Bob and new Do-Hickey w/coil spring. Guess that and making my own rear luggage racks will have to do. Getting restless. Maybe wait another month to see what comes along. Been collecting/ buying bits and pieces I’ll need oil filters, fork support ( for tying down), gps mount, usb/voltage/12v components to install in an add on dash, 1/16” aluminum plate for add on dash, metal for center stand,motion pro 22and24mm aluminum axle nut & spoon/ tire wrenches for onboard tool kit, and few LEDs. Added (4) truck bed tie downs. ( don’t have trailers anymore) I do have a nice set of curved aluminum 1200 lb rated ramps .Probably order new banjo bolts to drill out today. What else did I forget ?
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The KLX650 & KLF300 banjo bolts listed in Tom & I's information are already the correct size, No Drilling Required.
Qty 2 / #92150-1641 & Qty 1 #92153-0627, ready to install.

Tom and others may have some extra KLR banjo "bolts with a leak" that they might sell Very Cheaply, which you could drill.
Most brake hose banjo bolts could also be useable. Gotta' be a lot of those in salvage yards. Possibly even with 1/8 inch holes.

For 2008+ Gen 2 units only,
You could add a pair of Canyon Dancer Strap Rings (lower triple clamp Tie-Down rings) #90009 and 1 longer bolt to your list. 1 only K part #130BA0860. Install the new 8x60 bolt thru the brake hose bracket on the LH and move the existing 130BA0855 to the RH side.
The fairing prevents normal handlebar attachment of tie-down hooks.

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post #14 of 27 Old 03-12-2019, 03:28 PM
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Guess that and making my own rear luggage racks will have to do. Getting restless. Maybe wait another month to see what comes along.
I predict: Your wait will be much, much longer.

Why, "must" you make your own rear luggage racks? Cycleracks have plug'n'play KLR650 (both generations) racks strong enough to haul an elk quarter; guaranteed for life, no record of breakage in service. And, they cataloged at one time (don't know if the products are available currently) custom fabric panniers and top cases (have 'em, seamlessly mountable on both KLR650 and KLR250; fit KTM690 as well).

Not to deprive you of the sense of accomplishment in fabricating your own rear luggage racks.

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Did you mention crash bars, or IMS tank?

Why a, "coil" spring for your doohickey? Most (including me) consider the, "torsion spring" superior design.

“You better put down that gun. You got two ways to go, put it down or use it. Even if you tie me, you’re gonna be dead.” "John Russell" (Paul Newman), Hombre
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I predict: Your wait will be much, much longer.

Why, "must" you make your own rear luggage racks? Cycleracks have plug'n'play KLR650 (both generations) racks strong enough to haul an elk quarter; guaranteed for life, no record of breakage in service. And, they cataloged at one time (don't know if the products are available currently) custom fabric panniers and top cases (have 'em, seamlessly mountable on both KLR650 and KLR250; fit KTM690 as well).

Not to deprive you of the sense of accomplishment in fabricating your own rear luggage racks.



Did you mention crash bars, or IMS tank?

Why a, "coil" spring for your doohickey? Most (including me) consider the, "torsion spring" superior design.
Thanks for the suggestions, but I like building stuff. My fine motor skills are gone,and I’m slow. But side luggage racks would be easy, besides I’d do it because I can -Lol ,( and make it look factory too.) . I used to build Robotics,machinery, so no big deal. Crash bars- yes I forgot. I will need them. And the spring- I misspoke, I meant the Torsion spring. Just called it a coil spring.... Don’t know why. Some times I know what I’m trying to say, just say it wrong or not at all. I don’t really need a larger gas tank. My long distance days are over. Too many medical issues. Too much pain. Motorcycles are all I have left to focus on wrench on,play with, and modify. My other hobbies required steady hands. That no longer exists. I do appreciate your input. Thanks.
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post #16 of 27 Old 03-12-2019, 09:26 PM
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I don’t really need a larger gas tank.
The IMS tank ain't for increased volume alone; rather, for crash protection in lieu of crash guards as well. Thus, I asked: "Did you mention crash bars, or IMS tank?"

You may have come across discussion of the protective function of IMS tanks (instead of crash guards) in your KLR650 Internet research.

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If you go the IMS route I would recommend against the IMS 10. A fine product in some ways, but it is simply too big for any rationale use in North America.

The IMS 6.6 offers equally good crash protection and slightly more fuel capacity.

You may find the required wrenching to be right up you alley, too.

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post #18 of 27 Old 03-13-2019, 08:28 AM
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If a Generation 1, I'd consider a Tee Mod to the air breather hose a must, if you ford water deeper than 10"; Generation 2, optional.

If a Generation 1, replacement high-strength subframe bolts (or great big drill-through bolt); maybe not necessary on Generation 2s.

Replace carburetor JIS-head machine screws with Allen-head (hex socket) bolts on all carburetors (Eagle Mike has a kit). Why? After Galvanic corrosion adhesion from dissimilar metals, you'll wish you had!

Given your attention to preparation, replacement of ALL fasteners on the bike with Allen-head (hex socket) bolts appears sound maintenance. Make sure the master cylinder reservoir cover bolts are counter-sunk Allen-head (hex socket) design. At least one vendor offers an assortment with all the Allen-Head (hex socket) bolts you need for a KLR650.

Certainly, you want a hex socket metal oil fill nozzle cap, replacing the OEM plastic one.

Aftermarket air cleaner? Manufacturer? Foam or paper? Sock or not?

Custom suspension upgrades/modifications remain rather endless; e.g., what fork oil viscosity and manufacturer will you use? How much? What rear shock setting? Replacement? Stock front fork springs?

Fork brace?

Road pegs with your crash bars? Reinforced foot peg mounts?

You may be attracted to the, "PCV Valve Mod," for the advantages claimed by its advocates (full disclosure, I am not).

The MC Mod delivers substantial "Free" increased power, according to its advocates (I remain skeptical).

Safety-wired oil drain plug and oil filter consideration on another thread.

Here's hoping you find the KLR650 meeting all your criteria; hope you share your modifying/farkleing adventures on this website, with pictures.

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Aftermarket air cleaner? Manufacturer? Foam or paper? Sock or not?

You may be attracted to the, "PCV Valve Mod," for the advantages claimed by its advocates (full disclosure, I am not).

Always foam....sock not required. Oil as required, preferrably with proper foam filter oil

....the PCV valve mod is an answer to a question that nobody asked.


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Always foam....sock not required. Oil as required, preferrably with proper foam filter oil

....the PCV valve mod is an answer to a question that nobody asked.


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I know who originally hypothesized about the possible usage of a pcv valve on the KLR engines. I'm reasonably certain that he later regretted that he even made that suggestion.
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