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post #1 of 21 Old 09-16-2014, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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I plan to buy it. Pics

Hi all!

What is your opinion about this bike? How old is she?
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Holy cow! (In America that is an expression of great surprise, not to be taken literally)

That is a KLR600S, and I have never seen one in real life. They did not come to the United States. In fact, I don't think they came to North America.

Definitely a cool bike. It is the old KLR600, but in a more true enduro form. I know that they were made in '94 and '95, but don't know about about before and after that.

It really looks to be in nice condition! If it starts easily and runs smoothly it should be a good bike. What is the price?

There is no information on the 'North American' internet on this model. Anything more you can tell us about it would be wonderful!

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I could not see it but based upon what Tom wrote it sounds cool. Welcome to the forum.
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Here's a direct link to his pictures. You should be able to see them unless you have a proxy blocking you.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?...Xc&usp=sharing

A while back I was doing some research into foreign KLRs. It's kind of hard to do; I'm not sure if it's because our North American internet doesn't show us a lot of foreign domains or if there just isn't much information.

Anyway, Kawasaki kept building the 600 for foreign markets. With the 650, the Canadians got the "C" model when the Americans didn't and I think the Europeans got the Tengai longer than we did. The 600S was one of the KLR600 variants.

It's interesting; it still has the drum brake, but the kick starter is gone. It has a small tank sorta like the "C"; I wonder if it has some other stuff common to the "C". It looks like it still has the KLR600 frame, but are the forks "C"?

Pretty damn cool (of course, they may be tripping over them in Europe and South America).

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Holy cow! (In America that is an expression of great surprise, not to be taken literally)

That is a KLR600S, and I have never seen one in real life. They did not come to the United States. In fact, I don't think they came to North America.

Definitely a cool bike. It is the old KLR600, but in a more true enduro form. I know that they were made in '94 and '95, but don't know about about before and after that.

It really looks to be in nice condition! If it starts easily and runs smoothly it should be a good bike. What is the price?

There is no information on the 'North American' internet on this model. Anything more you can tell us about it would be wonderful!

Tom
The bike price $800. The seller says it needs a battery and choke lever and the bike start easily without smoke.
The bike unfortunately is not road legal I would like to use short enduro riding in Hungary where the groud is very plain.

Which type battery can I put on it? YB14L-A2 type is good?


The frame number: KL600B023155

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I should think that battery would be fine, but double check the size. There is a smaller one listed for the first KLR.

I would think that Kawasaki would have standardized the battery size after 1985, but I just don't know on this one.

If the battery box will fit 135 X 90 X 170mm then the 14 is the right battery.

That seems like a good price. At least it would be here for a decent running KLR.

How close are you to Budapest?

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I should think that battery would be fine, but double check the size. There is a smaller one listed for the first KLR.

I would think that Kawasaki would have standardized the battery size after 1985, but I just don't know on this one.

If the battery box will fit 135 X 90 X 170mm then the 14 is the right battery.

Tom
This weekend I check the the bike if it will be ok I buy it.

I write soon.

thanks for your help.

I live in Nyírmada, 250 km away from Budapest.

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I will be in Budapest shortly, but only for a day and a half. I'm looking forward to seeing a little bit of your country!

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I will be in Budapest shortly, but only for a day and a half. I'm looking forward to seeing a little bit of your country!

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It is a wonderful country with honest and hepful people. There are lot of sights.

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