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02-25-2011 12:49 PM
klrdave Having owned an old style KLR and a 08 the new one is a much better bike. the brakes are way better. It has nice wind protection on the highway. The suspension is better the bigger luggage rack is nice. It is basically the same motorcycle with some upgrades. The best all around motorcycle made for the money.
02-19-2011 09:24 AM
masterlink
My '09

Now has:shorter sidestand/centerstand/topgun rear shock for my 230lbs./barkbusters/skidplate/crasbars/HT pans./sargent lower seat/Kioko cruise/tankbag/fenderbag/PIAA C.C lights/Headlight protector/doohicky/H.D.chain---AND in JUNE we do the entire TAT with 2 friends,one on the only bike he fits on:R1200GS ADVENTURE, the other guy on a wee-strom. we will give reports from the trail--and see how my Gen 2 actually "holds up"!!
02-19-2011 12:31 AM
sean.hodges65 Crank up the shitty stereo and drive.

I'm going to have t-shirts made
02-18-2011 06:28 PM
Lockjaw
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Originally Posted by Paper View Post
And my 02' has used a half a quart every 1000 miles since I bought it, slightly used.. It's now got 21K on it and it runs the same as when I bought it in 2004.

When I go on a longer trip, I sometimes carry a partial quart with me, or I just stop at Walmart and grab a quart of Rotella for $3, dump some in, toss the remainder in the saddlebag and forget about it.

Some consume oil. Some don't.. And if a new owner's not capable of checking one of the simplest and most important items in owning something with an internal combustion engine involved, well.. Maybe they should consider another pastime??
Good point, D.



02-18-2011 04:36 PM
Hardyreels Soot on the fender is no worry, I have an 06 and do not notice oil consumption. It has a 16T on the front and I run a lot of hardtop with it. As far as answering the "style" point on the Gen 1 bikes I think of a Military Humvee when I look at them, the Gen 2's look more like a Grand Cherokee.
02-18-2011 11:36 AM
rickkd6
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Originally Posted by Jakwriter View Post
Do KLRs burn oil or is it a ring issue? I've read that competition rings put an end to oil loss. Sorry I don't have a part number but here's some talk on it.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=442214
After freeway riding I end up with a little carbon residue on my rear fender. Not sure how I would describe the trip from the crankcase to the fender.......I think it does sneak by the rings.......Lazy bastards.
02-18-2011 10:35 AM
Jakwriter Do KLRs burn oil or is it a ring issue? I've read that competition rings put an end to oil loss. Sorry I don't have a part number but here's some talk on it.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=442214
02-18-2011 08:36 AM
Paper And my 02' has used a half a quart every 1000 miles since I bought it, slightly used.. It's now got 21K on it and it runs the same as when I bought it in 2004.

When I go on a longer trip, I sometimes carry a partial quart with me, or I just stop at Walmart and grab a quart of Rotella for $3, dump some in, toss the remainder in the saddlebag and forget about it.

Some consume oil. Some don't.. And if a new owner's not capable of checking one of the simplest and most important items in owning something with an internal combustion engine involved, well.. Maybe they should consider another pastime??
02-18-2011 08:00 AM
rickkd6
What oil?

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Originally Posted by alroberts View Post
i have an 09 and im worried about oil burning how many miles do you have on your bike and what type oil are you using
My '08 has burned oil right off the bat. A lot at freeway speeds very little around town. I changed the oil often. It's got just under 18k and it doesn't seem to use any more than whebn it was first broken in. I had a job related accident last March and couldn't ride 'till summer was about over or it would have a lot more miles. I just keep the oil at the top of the glass and look at it before every ride. If I go on a trip I throw a quart in the box for every 500 miles I plan to go. It doesn't foul the plug or act like it's tired it just uses oil. My third trunk and a new cee bailey adjustable windshield should be here this week. I'm going to just enjoy riding it and when it gets old and tired I'll rebuild it or buy another and maybe not have the oil thing.
02-18-2011 12:27 AM
Al in Ogden
09 at 1k

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Originally Posted by alroberts View Post
i have an 09 and im worried about oil burning how many miles do you have on your bike and what type oil are you using
My 09 has just under 1000 miles on it, so maybe I'm speaking up too soon, but I've had no problem with oil burning so far. It, however, it does throw oil if I run it hard and fast, which I've done only once, after seeing I lost about half a quart during a fast twenty miles, up and over a steep Wasatch Mountain pass. Lot of fun, though.
Al
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