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post #1 of 7 Old 05-23-2019, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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NEED - WANTED - fork springs

I need a set of fork springs from Gen II , 08 through 13 , NON New Edition .
I want to put them in my '14 N.E. and see if that helps the low speed "weave" .
Thanks , I'm in Maryville , Tn. 37803.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-06-2019, 08:43 AM
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Dirt road, I just came to the Marketplace to put in the exact same ad for 08 to 13 stock fork springs to fix the low speed wobbly oscillations in my 2016! Did you ever get any? I see no responses to your ad.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-06-2019, 08:45 AM
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With all the 08-13 folks who upgrade their springs, one would think there would be piles of them available...???
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-06-2019, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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I gave up and took the easy way out. Sold the bike and bought a 90 pound lighter Honda CRF250L . Don't rag on me . I was faithful for many years starting in 1990 and owning a total of 8 KLR650's .. It seemed like , in some ways, they got a little better over all those years and , in some ways , they got a little worse. Either way it was a great run and I enjoyed many great miles on my Killers.

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-06-2019, 11:20 AM
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I totally understand and am the last person who would rag on you. This is my first KLR and I am seriously disappointed with things like how the tool to remove the damper tubes gouges the fork tube metal, and this egregious oscillation problem in the NEs. I have already done WAY more work and expense than i should have to on a 3 yr old bike to diagnose/fix the problem. I scored a set of older springs and will install them with 5W in the fork. If that, plus stripping all aftermarket racks and weight, etc, doesnt totally eliminate the problem, i am selling it too (with a caveat to the buyer that it won't carry a full camping load properly). Wanted to give the klr a chance, since it is my first, but i am running out of patience. Already had two desert trips impacted by this problem and canceled a third. As you see, I totally feel your pain. Enjoy the Honda, it will work properly and last forever!

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post #6 of 7 Old 08-08-2019, 10:54 AM
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I need a set of fork springs from Gen II , 08 through 13 , NON New Edition .
I want to put them in my '14 N.E. and see if that helps the low speed "weave" .
Thanks , I'm in Maryville , Tn. 37803.
I have a pair that came out of my bike the first week. I will send them to you if you let me know where to send them. I can get them out tomorrow. I'm 50 miles west of St Louis so you should get them soon. I'll give them to you.
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-08-2019, 03:26 PM
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Pm sent. Thanks!
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