Join Date: May 2019
Location: Travel full time
Mine is the same year and color of yours. They are pretty forgiving beasts. I bought mine in AZ and didn't even test drive it, just loaded it up and unloaded when I got to the top of TX for a month and a half. Mine had a hard brake in. Speed limit coming right out of the campground, was 75mph, or get run over. I put 500/the first 500, on it rpms, higher than break in. I bought it in march last year and have about 6,200-6,300 miles on it now. I have only did the balancer chain adjuster once. The motor just puuurrrrrrrssss, When riding 4,000-5,000 rpms, I can touch the crash bars, and very little vibration. Im at the bottom of TX now for the winter, and have used my truck 2 times in 3 weeks, once cold rainy day (im getting soft) 2, to get groceries, and 3-30 packs of (soda). I use the klr way more daily than I did the or any of my Harleys. With the painiers, and the old cheep and dirty milk crate on the back rack, I can get a lot of grocerys, and 1-30 pk.
For if needed to top off the batt, and or charge something off the batt, I just did the cheep and dirty universal plug from a parts store. Just crimp on the ends and attach to batt and put dead end plug in it and let it sit out a bit. ( I did put in an inline fuse). One could also use it for heated stuff. If I needed to charge something, I could plug it in and put in panier, and lock it and go in for lunch and come out and charged.