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post #1 of 17 Old 07-02-2011, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, and I ran two quarts of hot oil through before filling her up cause I'm anal.
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post #2 of 17 Old 07-03-2011, 05:19 AM
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Very nice Some Mook. What are the upgrades?

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post #3 of 17 Old 07-03-2011, 07:56 AM
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That's one sharp ride! Great-looking KLR.



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Cool, are you going to have it with you at work Tuesday?
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Very nice Some Mook. What are the upgrades?
320mm front rotor, SS front brake line, HT Dakar bars w/ highway pegs, IRC footpegs, left mirror relocator bracket & mirror isolators, headlight modulator, rear turn signal modulator, skid plate, lever guards, headlight lens protector, Kawasaki tailbag, low profile magnetic drain plug and a lot of Ju-Ju Stickers.

Still need to do the doo, bike has less than 4400 miles on it, so hopefully I won't have to take the right side case apart to fish for a broken spring end.

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Cool, are you going to have it with you at work Tuesday?
No plate on this machine at this time. This one is a spare bike right now. May have to sell it to pay for a hospital bill SWMBO incurred last month...

My A16 (LINK) is my daily battle-wagon (unless it's snowing before I leave for work).

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post #7 of 17 Old 07-03-2011, 09:03 PM
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Okay, I have to ask. What's the deal with the alpha-numeric, military-style designations?



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post #8 of 17 Old 07-04-2011, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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Just Gen 1 Kawasaki KLR 650 model nomenclature.

a 2002 is designated as KL650A16, a 2004 is KL650A18.

Haven't looked into the Gen II's, but assume they are 'B' models...

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post #9 of 17 Old 07-04-2011, 08:42 AM
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Just Gen 1 Kawasaki KLR 650 model nomenclature.

a 2002 is designated as KL650A16, a 2004 is KL650A18.

Haven't looked into the Gen II's, but assume they are 'B' models...
I'll be darned. I didn't know that. Thanks for educating me.



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post #10 of 17 Old 07-04-2011, 02:24 PM
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Okay, I have to ask. What's the deal with the alpha-numeric, military-style designations?
watt-man http://members.cox.net/watt-man/KLRTimeline.htm has most of this information as well as Big Cee http://www.bigcee.com/klr650faq.html

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