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post #1 of 18 Old 02-27-2015, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Buying KLR, but I'm not sure if this is KLR

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I'm thinking about buying this bike, http://imgur.com/UwWKEOX but I'm not sure if it's really a KLR?(owner won't respond)...Is it a stripped down Tengai? And if I do buy it, is it possible for me to put on front mud guard from the original KLR? The one it's on now looks like it's from KLE....thanks for all the answers

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post #2 of 18 Old 02-27-2015, 04:08 PM
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Hello,

I'm thinking about buying this bike, http://imgur.com/UwWKEOX but I'm not sure if it's really a KLR?(owner won't respond)...Is it a stripped down Tengai? And if I do buy it, is it possible for me to put on front mud guard from the original KLR? The one it's on now looks like it's from KLE....thanks for all the answers
The Tengai was created out of a same year KLR650 but had modifications to make it more of a street look and use bike. The low tire hugging fender and the modified fairing were part of the package. And I believe the Tengai even came with the larger diameter front wheel as on the KLR. I mounted a Tengai stock front fender on my KLR because I liked the looks. it was hard for me to find a Tengai fender, but it should be easy for you to find a KLR front fender.
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It's a KLR. The Tengai had a different and smaller tank, IIRC. The fairing has been swapped out for an aftermarket and the tank cowls look to be fabbed. I'm not sure what the knob on the tank is.

The KLR fender bolts up under the lower triple tree, so it's easy to put most any fender on. The low mount fender would indicate that it has a fork brace, maybe.

Do you have any other info?

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post #4 of 18 Old 02-27-2015, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, this is the ad http://www.avto.net/_MOTO/ad.asp?ID=9419128&show=1

One more question, I'm 5'10, is this bike ok for a first bike?

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It's a KLR. The Tengai had a different and smaller tank, IIRC. The fairing has been swapped out for an aftermarket and the tank cowls look to be fabbed. I'm not sure what the knob on the tank is.

The KLR fender bolts up under the lower triple tree, so it's easy to put most any fender on. The low mount fender would indicate that it has a fork brace, maybe.

Do you have any other info?

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I will disagree. The shape of the front fender is correct. The front brake disc does appear to be larger. If the Front Brake Caliper is a Twin Piston, instead of a single piston, I'd say it Probably was/is a Tengai!
The knobs on the fuel tank, could have easily been installed onto the OEM Factory Tengai fuel tank Fairing Mounts. In the USA, the fuel tank was the same 6.1 gallon.

Which country is this bike from, Speedflyer?
The VIN/Frame number may also help.

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The KLR650 Tengai had shortened suspension compared to the standard KLR, so if your leg length is 33-34 inches, I'll say yes.

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Could be; I just thought it was aftermarket brake. The thing has a few different bits on it. I was wondering if that was a Gen 2 heat shield on the header.

The text says something about having the original plastics and exhaust.

I think it is in Slovenia.

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klr4evr, Yes so? Kawasaki in house model ID KL650-B1/B2/B3----,KLR650 "Tengai", is a nickname! Still a 'KLR', just a variant. The USA received the -B2 an-B3.
Sort of like Ford Mustang and Ford Mustang "Cobra".

Notice the machined-in F. fender bracket in the F. fork legs, like most street bikes. Notice the Aluminum passenger foot-rest brackets. Notice the Lower Edges of the side-panels 'mimic' the lower Edge of the fuel tank. All these differences are correct for the KL650-B "Tengai".

Yes, I do think someone installed a Gen2 heatshield. They should have installed the complete Gen2 Header pipe.

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You have a keen eye, Paul! And, I think those 'knobs' on the tank would be the mounting points for the Tengai fairing pieces.

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