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post #11 of 14 Old 10-22-2018, 10:08 AM
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I've got an 08.
Bought it with 6,000klm on the clock, it now has about 70,000 on it. It burned oil from the get go but at an entirely predictable and not excessive rate.
Burns about 500ml per 1000klm, maybe a bit more if I go hard (4500+rpm) for hours at a time.
Oil is cheap so I haven't done anything about it so far other than, as others have pointed out, checking the oil level regularly.
The bike still runs pretty much the same now with 70k on it as it did with 6k.


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iddy,
Surely you have seen a picture of this modification which might reduce your highway speed oil consumption some.

https://www.klrforum.com/673089-post451.html

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post #12 of 14 Old 10-22-2018, 11:55 AM
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We did beamwalker's '09 Saturday. Waiting to hear how it's working for his >5K rpm consumption (though he was also threatening to slow down, too).

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post #13 of 14 Old 01-29-2019, 01:32 PM
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We did beamwalker's '09 Saturday. Waiting to hear how it's working for his >5K rpm consumption (though he was also threatening to slow down, too).
Did we ever hear back form Beamwalker? Or did he actually slow down? Inquiring minds!
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post #14 of 14 Old 06-26-2019, 12:34 PM
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wiring harness recall
08 harness could be cut by sharp edges on frame. check your vin.
my used 08 had a major harness problem /melted a ton of wires.
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