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post #1 of 2 Old 12-08-2009, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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oil consumption on 2008 klr 650

I have owned 2 klr 650s ,one a 2002 and the second a 2008. The first went to the western arctic with few problems and did not burn a lot of oil. The second I took to Panama from Vancouver Island and back 20,600 kilometers (12,700 miles) in a 5 week run with my 2 sons on a 2008 and 2006 klr. Both 08s burned oil and we had starting problems and exhaust nuts fall off. The oil consumption presents a problem when you are putting in a quart a day or more and oil is sometimes hard to obtain. You also need to shield your bags from the exhaust as fires occured on both 08s due to bags heating up.Its great if you dont have those problems but long distance travlers need to be aware.
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post #2 of 2 Old 12-08-2009, 08:29 PM
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2008 KLRs had a warranty issue with burning oil because of the lower oil ring. If I am correct it was KLRs built up to September. Check for Kawasaki's warranty's.

Great trips and they were with family (a BIG plus).


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