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post #1 of 12 Old 08-05-2012, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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KLX 400sr

Will this be a good replacement for my KLR?
I bought my second KLR last fall for a quick trip to Moab. The bike worked well, though I found it a little heavy for for some of the riding.
( I hauled the bike to Moab)

I recently sold the KLR and then just recently got asked to go back to Moab for another kick at the stuff we did not ride.

Realizing there are other choices, however this 400 has low kms and is within reach of my budget.

Any comments would be appreaciated.

It's been a while since I was on this forum, but still find it useful.

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post #2 of 12 Old 08-05-2012, 12:43 PM
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Are you talking about the 03 KLX thats street legal? If so, its the same bike as the DRZ. Good solid bikes.

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It's an 04.
I replaced my 09 KLR with an R1200GS, unfortunately the GS is a little tough to ride on the goat trails.
The KLX specs look favorable, especially the weight.

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It would work well for what you want. You'd just have to add extra fuel capacity.

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Has anyone increased the rear tire size to a 140 on the rear? It currently has a 130 trail wing.

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A 130 is not a 130 on different brands. A 130 606 fits nice. I had a 140 Karoo 2 but didn't care for it.

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Decided to get Heideneau's for the KLX, priced well and I am familiar with the performance from days of my F800 GS.

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post #8 of 12 Old 10-04-2012, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Online KLX Manual?

Looking for an online manual for a 2004 KLX400 or DRZ400. I have been to a few sites, however the word free does not appear.

I recall seeing plenty of KLR stuff out there so I thought there may be a KLX one as well.

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Yeah, free manuals are rather rare; copyright infringement and all that.

Fortunately, an '04 is old enough that stuff will pop up on e-bay. Right now there are two factory manuals on e-bay, priced at $25 and $40. Not bad.

Dunno if Clymer ever made a manual for it, but they are usually in the $30 range unless you find a used one.

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Yeah, free manuals are rather rare; copyright infringement and all that.

Fortunately, an '04 is old enough that stuff will pop up on e-bay. Right now there are two factory manuals on e-bay, priced at $25 and $40. Not bad.

Dunno if Clymer ever made a manual for it, but they are usually in the $30 range unless you find a used one.

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Thanks, will check out Ebay.

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