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  1. 03' KLR 650 Weird noise when accelerating.

    1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    Can't pinpoint the source of the noise, at first I thought there was an issue with the electrical/gauges until I hit highway speeds and it was louder than the wind. Sounds like an intermittent chafing of metal pieces. But only when the bike is being fed throttle, and ruled out the possibility...
  2. Bike won't hold coolant after clutch replacement

    1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    Hello, This is my first post on the forum so excuse my ignorance. I just replaced my clutch, and impeller and now when I try to replace my coolant it all drains out of the weep hole. The bike will run for about five minutes before the thermostat runs into the red. The radiator fan works but...
  3. Bizarre sound after tire, chain and sprocket change

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    Hi All. This is my first post. I'm a new rider, new KLR owner and love the KLR community. I bought a 2009 KLR 650 with 37,000 miles on it 3 months ago. Got a flat tire this week and upon taking it in was told the chain was "very old and in terrible shape." Had new tires put on as well as a...
  4. KLR 650 Build

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    Hey guys, I'm thinking about doing my first build using as much as I can from a KLR 650 but trying to make it more like a Scrambler/Tracker. I'd love any suggestions for a newbie like myself. For example places to buy parts from like a frame and engine (I'm not too willing to buy a whole bike...
  5. If anybody near DFW or Lawton, OK is looking for a friend. I'm around.

    Deep South Riders
    I am 24 years old. I ride around near home, at grapevine lake often. I mess around on a few side roads. But I need more places to go off-roading in/ by DFW. If anybody knows of any places, let me know. I also ride near lawton, Oklahoma. Its only 2h 30 min from home and it's a great place...
  6. New Zealand's Adventure Motorcycle Endurance Event

    Upcoming Tech Days & Group Rides
    1000km's in 2 days. Or if you're crazy you can do it in one day. It's called The DB1k or Dusty Butt. I'm on contract over here so I did it on my 2007 red KLR 650. Limited to 150 riders and famous in New Zealand if you're an adventure rider and have got the guts. You see a lot of NZ on and off...
  7. Ignition problems on 2011 KLR 650

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    Hey guys, I've never been in a forum or anything so sorry up front if I'm posting in the wrong place, or breaking some other sort of rules. I bought a 2011 KLR 650 about a month ago and have right at 3K miles on it. Today I was riding through some woods and was coming down a hill when my bike...
  8. Doohickey Tools

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    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...
  9. Scorpion Exo-400 Face Shield?

    Bike and Rider Gear
    I am looking for a different color (other than clear) for my Scorpion Exo-400 helmet. I currently have a clear one which works well, but is a pain when I hit spots of bright sun. I am nervous that the Dark Smoke maybe too dark? and the light smoke maybe not very dark? Any recommendation on...
  10. KLR650 2007 vs. 2008 styles

    Rider Reviews
    Hey, I just wanted to get everyones opinion. I am looking at buying a KLR and have heard really good things about the 2008+ models. However, I seem to be finding some cheaper deals with people advertising their 2006/2007 models. I think I am looking to do a lot of highway (70% or so), with a...
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