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Other KLR's - 250, 600, Tengai, C Models, KLX... Discussion of all the OTHER KLR models.

 
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post #1 of 10 Old 03-04-2011, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Finally!! A place to discuss the OTHER KLR models

We've had several requests and now it's here!!

I've never ridden any of the other KLR/KLX models, but for those that are in the know, or want to know, this is the spot!!
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-15-2011, 01:31 PM
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Yes... its nice to have a place to discuss my klr250 finally! It is a fun little run-around bike when not on my 09 650. Easy to work on, too!
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post #3 of 10 Old 11-18-2011, 10:32 AM
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KL600R....One of the few

A quick look at my 1985 KL600R
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That is one nice looking 600! Very clean!



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post #6 of 10 Old 11-18-2011, 12:36 PM
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my KL... 7700 miles, not the only one though!

I've always wanted a KL with a kickstarter for those cold NE nights, guess I should invest in a battery tender eh?
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post #7 of 10 Old 11-18-2011, 12:43 PM
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If I could find the parts, I'd convert my '08 to a kick starter.

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the avatar in my profile might be up for sale soon, it would be a little easier to convert back I think. But That one is my daily rider, it's got some miles on it.
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post #9 of 10 Old 11-18-2011, 08:36 PM
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So is this where I look for help with a Super Sherpa?? That is kind of a KLR model, right??

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post #10 of 10 Old 11-19-2011, 12:55 AM
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I've always wanted a KL with a kickstarter for those cold NE nights, guess I should invest in a battery tender eh?
Yeah, me too. Hell, even the 49cc Chinese scooter I bought for my wife has electric and kick start, not to mention side and center stands.

I really don't know why the manufacturers of the "Big Three" Japanese dual-sports won't incorporate a backup kick-starter along with the electric. I wouldn't care if mine had kick-start only and would actually prefer it.

I've never seen much of anything about the KLR starter motor being an issue, but the battery itself is always a weak link in that chain.

I guess I'm just old and an afficionado of the old maxim: "KISS" Keep It Simple, Stupid.

Plus, it's just a lot more satisfying to straddle a bike and kick it to life rather than punching a button on the handlebars. I feel it "connects" you to the machine: you're using your own power to make it run, then it returns the favor.



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