Hey Wallachian Spikes, I rode the ole USMC 650 on Okinawa in 2006-2008.
Lets face it, truth is I cant afford or get a new bike unless the absolute right deal comes along. I dont see that happening so I have to resort to plan B which is make this KLR to my desires and hang on to it. Because I dont putt around town at 50mph, I have an oil burner.
I am willing to spend about $1000 to make this engine half way decent. If I could address what makes it suck so bad, I will head those challenges.
Im thinking the 685 kit, porting and some valves. Maybe later this summer I will add some cams.
...now to go to the Harley shop to see if I can strap my beast wanna-be to their dyno.