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post #1 of 19 Old 11-09-2013, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Question Fuel injection ?

I am still sitting on the fence , waiting to buy a new KLR. I keep hearing rumors that a fuel injected KLR is "just round the corner" Does anyone out there have any input on this? It would chap my old hide to buy a new carbureted KLR and have the injected model come out two weeks later! ( lots of high- altitude trips planned) or am I worried for nothing?
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post #2 of 19 Old 11-09-2013, 10:45 PM
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I haven't heard that rumor, but I really don't see Kawi introducing fuel injection on the KLR.

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post #3 of 19 Old 11-10-2013, 08:00 AM
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I don't see them making any major changes unless they re-design the entire bike. I don't see them doing that, either. I think the day they don't sell enough of them to make a profit, the KLR will die pretty much unchanged.



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i agree with planalp, bike has been almost unchanged for close to 30 yrs. i would hate to have a fuel injected one personally. i dont think they will make one.

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Kawasaki must protect the equity of the widows and orphans who have their life savings invested in the company!

Thus, I can see no responsible motivation to invest the capital required to fuel-inject the KLR650; research, development, logistical support, etc., would hardly be funded by the enterprise, IMHO. Further, FI would doubtless drive up the price point, I'd imagine, perhaps trimming sales/profitability/market share.

I think I've mentioned some economic facts of life. I regret any disappointment in the absence of FI, but . . . FI is hardly a cure-all and panacea. I acknowledge the advantages of FI, but . . . a carburetor can provide an optimum air/fuel ratio to the engine most of the time.

If you want a KLR650, I'd recommend you buy it now, in contrast to waiting for fuel injection. Could be a long wait, unless a government mandate awaits, an unlikely possibility, IMHO.
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Could be a long wait, unless a government mandate awaits, an unlikely possibility, IMHO.
If you have a carburetor and like your carburetor, you can keep your carburetor........



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If you have a carburetor and like your carburetor, you can keep your carburetor........
Period!

No matter what.
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Points well made, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, carbed it is, thanks
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Different subject. I've posted about it before, height, rider vs KLR. I've decided on a Sargeant seat -2". And a short rear shock -1" = 31 1/2" seat height. Me with 30" inseam, this should work out about right? Would love some feedback on my plans, thanks
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You should be pretty darn close to being able to flat foot with that config. When I bought my bike (from the short original owner) he had 1 1/2 inch lowering links on it and a Corbin Dual Platform seat (2" drop as well I think?). I could flat foot it easily, even had my knees bent a little bit... And I only have a 32" inseam.

I would try just the seat first and see how you like it. Might be enough to suit your needs .

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