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Old 07-25-2010, 06:52 AM   #26
Uglyprimate
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Location: Fort Whine Indiana
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Check the oil, check the oil, check the oil.

Every KLR uses oil at interstate speeds, and especially if you are running harder (into a head wind, or heavily loaded) At 55-60, it's almost never a problem. Over 65-70, I add a couple drops at every stop. I stop every 50-75 miles, just for circulation.

Make sure the rear shock is maxed out on the preload setting.

I used to commute between offices in Massachusetts, Jersey and Harrisburg PA. I'd definately run the parkways instead of the interstates.

Keep tire pressures UP, there's a lot of heat in the road, and overloaded really increases failure rates. More pressure=cooler tire temps.
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