Hello all! My name is Travis... I'm into airplanes, Jeeps, hot rods and now KLRs
Chaaa, yeah, but no. Not that it is a bad mod, but getting horsepower out of the KLR is like pulling a rabbit out of a gnat's ass. The cost per horsepower get's ridiculous really fast and pretty much hits the wall at about +10hp. If it is horsepower you're after, cut your losses now and look for a nice, used KTM690. It will be cheaper in the long run and you'll never get as much power out of a KLR as the KTM comes with out of the box.I've also been looking into this...
Kawasaki KLR 650 Mikuni TM42-6 Flatslide Pumper Carb Kit | Mikunioz
You've got the RT emulators if the sticker is to be believed. They were the original fork improvement available for the KLR and were the only game in town when the Gen 2 was introduced. Later Cogent introduced the DDR which, if @DPelletier is to be believed (and he is), is essentially an RT emulator with an improved method of valving. Thus they are 'better' but not better enough to warrant replacing the RT emulators with them. Your front end is fine, though you might want to tune it to your needs.I've been watching Masons ADV and seen his Content setup, pretty impressive. Hard to justify $2k on suspension for a $3900 bike though... but we do this for the adventure not the money...
Opps, I'll disagree on that "1", Tom.That is a stock shock with the preload set on "1". That's not a stock spring. Could be a TopGun 9.3, though it should be shiny. Maybe it's just oily/dusty.
Oh, and a battery tender cable that should oughta have a cap on it...