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  1. 1987 through 2007 KLR650 Wrenching & Mods
    Hey all, I took my '05 KLR out for a ride last night and noticed after it had warmed up that there was a pretty unpleasant grinding noise during acceleration, easily heard between gears. The bike also seemed to be vibrating more than usual, but I can't be certain on that because I've only owned...
  2. Introductions
    Hey everyone! Im about to purchase my first KLR! When I was 12 years old I went on a fishing trip with my uncle to some secluded streams in northern Idaho and we rode on a KLR. It was a trip I will never forget. I am excited to be able to go on adventures like the one I went on with my uncle! I...
  3. 2008 through 2018 KLR650 Wrenching & Mods
    Hi, So I got a 2008 model fairly recently, and this being my first motorcycle, I'm still trying to get the feels for what is normal and what isn't. It has already seen ~90k km, and I'm the 5th owner, with the 4th only owning it for a few month so maintenance records are close to non-existent...
  4. 1987 through 2007 KLR650 Wrenching & Mods
    First time posting here, so apologies if this post is in the wrong topic. I recently purchased an 05 KLR 650 with 31000 miles. First off, I want more light than the stock headlight offers, so I purchased a set of 2 27W LED lights...
  5. 2008 through 2018 KLR650 Wrenching & Mods
    I live in NJ: does anyone know a good shop or mechanic to get the doo done on my 2015 KLR (4,900 miles). I know, I know, I should do it myself but I don't feel comfortable doing it, plus I live in an apartment meaning I don't really have a clean private space to spill the guts of my baby...
  6. 1987 through 2007 KLR650 Wrenching & Mods
    I'm a proud owner of a 2007 KLR that has not been 'doohickied'. Seems that I would only need the tools once (I hope). Anyone near Austin TX that would be willing to lend the Rotor puller and holder wrench? Cheers, Pablo
  7. 1987 through 2007 KLR650 Wrenching & Mods
    Hello folks! I just got my 2000 KLR 650 a week or so ago and am hoping to do a doohickey replacement. Although I feel fairly comfortable doing it with my friends, I'd very much enjoy the help of someone that's done it before (esp. if they have the rotor holder wrench or other tools). Anyone...
  8. 1987 through 2007 KLR650 Wrenching & Mods
    Just bought another KLR. I had one a few years ago (2003 KLR 650) and the balancer chain broke and wrecked the engine at about 40,000. I put on about 8,000km of the 40,000. I had just adjusted the bolt (like the manual says) and about 500km later the balancer chain broke - end of bike. Now I...
  9. Introductions
    Hi. Hello. I am new to the KLR world, and have been doing my research. I'm considering getting one of these things, so I joined the forum anyway. A long time ago, I sold my large "adventure" bike and it has left a black hole in my soul. I replaced it with a cruiser, because I thought I...
  10. 1987 through 2007 KLR650 Wrenching & Mods
    I just bought an '04 KLR and need some help with the doohickey mod. I'm stationed in Vicenza, Italy and don't have my tools or my bike mechanic buddy to help me out. Is there anyone in Northern Italy willing to assist? I'll by the beer. Thanks.
  11. 2008 through 2018 KLR650 Wrenching & Mods
    I recently purchased a preowned 2009 KLR 650 that was well loved by the previous owner and seems to be in great shape. Oil change and had a service center go over the bike and they seem to think it is in great shape too. As I rode it home today (over 150 miles.... what a great riding bike) I was...
  12. 1987 through 2007 KLR650 Wrenching & Mods
    Well the snow is melting and it's time to do my spring tune-up and do the doohickey replacement. I live in BC, Canada and would like to borrow the tools for the doohickey. I will pay the shipping and take fine care of them. If you have some to lend me let me know. thanks in advance. Scott
  13. 2008 through 2018 KLR650 Wrenching & Mods
    I am considering riding my bike more on the highway and longer trips. I am trying to figure out how to make it more highway compatible. I know I should do the Doohickey by now with Eagle Mike kit. Is there any way to do this without buying all of the special tools? I really don't have the...
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