Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Colorado mountains
This is sort of stretching the "today" part, but I've been busy going over the '08 I recently bought (5,600 miles on the clock), since its been snowing/cold/gray for the past few weeks.
Checked the oil intake strainer; some bits of sealant, but not too bad. Did the Doo; stock spring was slack, but not in danger of coming off. Checked valves; Ex. OK, both intakes right at Min; reshimmed. Added a braided steel front brake line (a little improvement), relocated the license plate, replaced the footpegs & shift lever w/ IMS items, added zerks to the rear shock linkage & lubed.
I also added a Thermo-bob, and have been very happy with it so far. On the few commutes I've done with it, ambient temps have been in the teens, but the gauge stays right around 190F, whereas it used to have barely moved by the time I got to work.
Since I've only put on a few hundred miles, I have yet to see if I have an oil burner, but the oil has gotten dark fairly quickly. I guess only time will tell. Now if only the weather would clear and they'd open the Forest Service roads, I'd go play :-).
'08 KLR 650