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post #1 of 5 Old 08-22-2017, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hi from new owner of a KLR650c

Hi from Montreal, good to be here. I just picked up a 2000 KLR650 with low mileage (13,000) and it's gonna need a little TLC before passing its safety inspection here in Quebec. Brakes are shot and the fork seals are toast. I'll get to the brakes asap but for now need to order some new fork seals.

Wondering if anyone had any recommendations on which to buy, and where from? Full disclosure - just finished up working on my '81 CB750 and in the process of selling my sportster 1200 - this is my first dual sport. Know a little about bikes but this KLR is a new breed for me. Thanks for having me, and looking forward to getting this rubber on the road.

- J
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-02-2019, 07:52 PM
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hi mate , you still have the KLR, wondering how you going with it and did you manage to find your parts. Ive recently picked up the same model myslef. Anyway chat soon
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-02-2019, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Allan, kudos on buying the best-looking bush pig out there! And yeah still have mine and love the thing. I ended up doing a full restoration and customization of mine (here's a link to a different forum thread that documents the build - KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.)

Here's how it looks now -

- all kinds of mods and chops. Let me know if you need any help mate. I'm never on this forum, but hit me up over on do the ton anytime. Cheers!
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-06-2019, 06:16 AM
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Wow, nice job
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-07-2019, 12:13 PM
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Very nice job, Jim. I also find your fuel tank surface very unique. Kind of imitates clear coated brushed aluminum.

The rubber bits in the oil screen were probably off of the edges of the balancer chain sprockets.

Any chance that you may have performed any modifications from this thread? Specifically #'s 8, 9, 10 & 7.

Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!

Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting
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