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Curious to know if the 2022 KLR will have any fuel injection tunes to get a little more HP out of it. Could some of you guys maybe show me some kickass website to browse exaust mods ?

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I'm also interested in seeing some FI tune information. Maybe I can get better range than stock.
Yeah, there's fuel maps and stuff out there to my understanding (in general), and if a Ryan F9 video I remember is worth it's two cents, well, you can even get a fuel map or such to purposefully run 87 Octane like a "cheap bastard" (he does specify KLR owners :p )

Alternatively this could be used the other way to tell a bike to run on ethanol-free fuel (I read/heard that Ethanol attracts moisture, which isn't an issue for a car tank that doesn't come in contact with the sun, but for a metal motorcycle fuel tank? You probably don't want rust to accumulate over time.)

SHORT: There's definitely ways to make it get more range/mileage, it's just a matter of either using Dynojet or finding someone that sells the ECU Flashes themselves.
 

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Maybe I can get better range than stock.
Just WHAT is your current range before totally empty on your new Gen 3 bike?
Carry a Qt or 2 of fuel & ride locally after 20-40 miles deep into the last bar (possibly Flashing bar?) on the fuel gauge. Ride it til it sputters to a stop. Add spare fuel & go gas up!

I'm betting on 240miles+. Do you Really Need More?
 

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The fuel injection system in the new KLR is VERY basic, you might be able to fatten the fuel curve, but without advancing the timing you are limited.
The new bike still uses the CDI for spark.
A well tuned carburetor will perform better.
 

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you might be able to fatten the fuel curve, but without advancing the timing you are limited.
The new bike still uses the CDI for spark.
A well tuned carburetor will perform better.
Fattening the fuel curve may or may not increase power slightly, but fuel mileage WILL Usually be reduced.

With EFI the flywheel will have many more signals, so I'm guessing that the ignition timing Will Be more optimized to throttle opening and rpm, better to meet emission standards.

I'll suggest that the Gen 3 bike probably uses a TCBI (Transistor Controlled Breakerless Ignition) similar to the Gen 2, rather than a CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition) like the Gen 1 bikes.

Modern EFI and Modern carburetors usually both perform great, until someone that really doesn't Understand Either system Well Enough starts monkeying with either of them, IMO.
Just my 2 cents worth.
 
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I'm betting on 240miles+. Do you Really Need More?
More range with the same amount of fuel (i.e., no 10Gal tank mod/change) ='s higher MPG
Higher MPG ='s Same $$, but for more mileage,
which means not spending money as often, and go ahead and tell me...

Is a KLR650 owner anything other than a cheapskate looking to save money??
 

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It grinds my gears that the BMW F650GS gets better fuel economy. That's really what it is.

I just don't want to admit it.
Ouch, yeah, highest KLR650 I saw on fuelly was 52.7 .. not awful, but still less than that particular BMW.
At least we can boast about reliability [and] point to the almighty "Killing the Un-killable KLR" video put out by FortNine..
that is at least until we get some ECU Flashes or different fuel maps + going up a tooth in front and down 3 in the back.
 

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I haven’t seen it. Link?

And like Dave, I’m not real concerned about fuel mileage, especially given the cars I drive, except that it gives me a challenge and bragging rights. So it sorta bugs me that othe bikes get better mileagen AND have more power. I’ll keep working on that…
 

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I haven’t seen it. Link?

And like Dave, I’m not real concerned about fuel mileage, especially given the cars I drive, except that it gives me a challenge and bragging rights. So it sorta bugs me that othe bikes get better mileagen AND have more power. I’ll keep working on that…
Here you go. Enjoy!

 

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My first ever 'Adventure trip' in 1987 (about 450 miles), three stone stock KLR650's got 60, 61 & 62 mpg dependant on their then current break-in current mileage (lots of graded gravel roads). Mine was the middle one.

I have since achieved a low of 35mpg and a high of 72mpg. What more do you want?
I have recently achieved 49.903 and 41.67 mpg in 70mph Wyoming, for a combined average of 45+mpg.
 
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Times 5.8 gallons equals 272 miles. and a bit to spare. What more do you NEED?
Maybe you NEED a 125 cc Scooter for your commute to work? But it won't GO where a KLR650 can GO!
 
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Whoa, hey now. This isn't about needs. This is about wants. That's what more I could want. 😂
As I said, I'd be very happy to eek out just a tad better fuel economy so I can hit 300 miles per tank. Even if it costs me a couple of horses.
 

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You have to understand the context of these mpg reports. You're getting 47mpg and I think that is pretty good. I have gotten 44mpg over the last 35 thousand miles or so and about the same on the bike before this one. But what kind of riding is your 47mpg comprised of?

I think that some of the people who report getting 60mpg are not out blasting on the interstate at 70-80mph nor are they going around in stop-and-go traffic. They ride slow and easy on back roads and trails. Do a mileage run; head north on something like Highway C and ride up to Stuart on I80. Stay on backroads and keep your speed down to 45-50mph with a steady throttle. Smell the roses. Wave the Bro Dozers and Coal Rollers around you. Fill up in Stuart and see what you got. Go home via I80 and I35, running at 75mph. Fill up as soon as you hit KC* and see what you got for mpg. If Stuart is a bit too far make it to Albany and then over to Eagleville and fill up, then home on 35.

With the '22 there won't be much you can do to the fuel system for a while. If you want to improve mileage you'll need to run higher pressures with smooth tires, make the bike as aerodynamic as possible, and go easy on the throttle.

*I spent a fair amount of time at Lake City Arsenal; I got to know the area...and burnt ends. Them things, no, just no. You can have mine.
 
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