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post #1 of 16 Old 08-01-2010, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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What about a 6 speed gearbox for KLR?

Is there anybody out there who would like to have a 6 speed gearbox on there KLR 650? Is there some type of kit or customizer type place that can do it?? Just wondering.
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-01-2010, 07:06 PM
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I want one, every time I hit 70 I try for that 6th gear
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I want one, every time I hit 70 I try for that 6th gear
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Just out of curiousity, you said the filter was clean. Was it dry or was there still oil on it?




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Just out of curiousity, you said the filter was clean. Was it dry or was there still oil on it?
Are you addressing me ? or maybe another post?.
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What the hell? That was the response to another thread. Huh? I quit drinking for christ's sake.

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I have noticed that 6 speed bikes run about the same rpm in top gear as a 5 speed bike. The 6 speed bikes have a closer ratio between 1-6 which can help keep the bike in the power band in the tight stuff but does not really help on highway crusing. A 6th gear would be helpful if the 1-5 gear ratios remained the same and the 6th gear was truly an overdrive.

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2 main problems with our 650 and a true 6 spd ..

1 .our 5th gear is a 1 to 1 ratio and is almost usless already on hills when loaded up
2. a 6 speed would be a true overdrive and we already dont have enough power for it to be useful at legal speeds

unless you wanted a closer ratio and top gear still being 1 to 1 it would help keep you in that sweet spot pulling hills and corners ..
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If you do a lot of road travel, consider changing your sprockets. You can get the same affect by putting a smaller sprocket on the rear. You will notice an obvious drop in acceleration but the top end speed will increase and lower RPM's at highway speeds.

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If you do a lot of road travel, consider changing your sprockets. You can get the same affect by putting a smaller sprocket on the rear. You will notice an obvious drop in acceleration but the top end speed will increase and lower RPM's at highway speeds.
Yes,,I agree,But dont really want to change sprockets,,I like the "take off" speed with stock gearing. I'm just gathering information from different places to see whats out there. Wishfull thinking,,,that there would be a kit,,,customizer place that could do it. Maybe I should open my own shop and do stuff like modify bikes,,improve them in certain areas. I'd start with the 6- speed gearbox!!!
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