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Old 11-21-2012, 07:57 AM   #181
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Yea,i know,but still,6000
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:17 AM   #182
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Yeah, and he obviously needs advice from random people on the internet about oil changes since he is only getting [[130k miles]]] out of a KLR.
I'm not giving him advice,where in that post do you read about me giving him advice? "OBVIOUSLY" it didn't harm the bike,The point i was tryin' to make is i never heard of anyone going that far between oil changes on a KLR!!! You don't have to be a dick wad about it,if you were not being a dick then i'm sorry,disregard the last part of the post,if you were being a dick ,well then
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:32 AM   #183
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:33 AM   #184
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Here was my 2000 model's odo last month coming back home from the N. Georgia mountains:


She just keeps on truckin' and I reckon she's still got some good miles left in her. Oil consumption is the same as it has been for the last 7 yrs: 1/2 qt. every 1K miles if the revs stay under 5K. If ya run much above 5K for extended periods, she'll drink a full qt. every 1K.

I've run most all the diesel oils, Rotella/Delo/Delvac/Mystic/SuperTech, with change intervals at 2-3K. I adjusted the valves at 11K, checked 'em again at 20K, they hadn't moved at all so they haven't been checked since. Might check 'em again this winter.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:48 PM   #185
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6000 mi between oil changes.....YEOWWWWWWW!!!!!!
The '07 Owner's Manual (page 60) lists the oil change interval as yearly, or 6000 miles (after break-in); no synthetic lubricant specified (or prohibited; just API service codes and viscosity recommendations).

Nothing wrong with changing the oil more frequently than the manufacturer recommends (as I do), IMHO, but I know of no specific maintenance issues from following the book. Each owner's call
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:02 PM   #186
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I just never heard of anyone with a KLR going that far between changes,that was what i was getting at.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:18 PM   #187
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I'm not giving him advice,where in that post do you read about me giving him advice? "OBVIOUSLY" it didn't harm the bike,The point i was tryin' to make is i never heard of anyone going that far between oil changes on a KLR!!! You don't have to be a dick wad about it,if you were not being a dick then i'm sorry,disregard the last part of the post,if you were being a dick ,well then
Re-reading my post it did come across a bit dickish. Not my intent. Sorry about that.

I'm impressed that anybody can get those miles out of a thumper, he's doing something right.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:51 PM   #188
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Mine is a 05 with just under 38 K, and running good.

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Old 11-22-2012, 06:45 AM   #189
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Re-reading my post it did come across a bit dickish. Not my intent. Sorry about that.

I'm impressed that anybody can get those miles out of a thumper, he's doing something right.
No problem,that is the highest mile KLR that I know of and he got that many miles out of it and changed his oil every 6000 mi. i'm just really surprised.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:49 AM   #190
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I'm about 200 miles shy of 32,000 on my `02. I'm trying to get those miles in before the snow hits. Serious motorcycle OCD means I can't put it on the stand if the odo is not on a nice, round number.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:03 AM   #191
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I just added up the miles on my 06' travel bike (77000). The speedo cable broke long ago so I have to keep track of the miles with the GPS and a notebook.

She got a 685 kit back around 25k. Use full synthetic and change the oil and filter every 10000kms or 6200 miles. Uses virtually no oil between changes and still runs stronger than a field of garlic. Transmission still feels like brand new.
It's been a remarkably easy bike to own, very tough and well built machine.
The suspension's been overhauled a couple times and valves checked a couple of times.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:11 AM   #192
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Have added another 1K since this was taken a month ago
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:22 AM   #193
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Just short 33,000 and looks like crap but still runs really well. the Cali sun is not good to plastic.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:14 AM   #194
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Just over 36,000 and still a daily ride, plan on riding it a lot farther.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:06 PM   #195
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My 1999 KLR has 62,000 miles with no engine work needed. I replaced the doo hickey (original was still fine) and changed a couple of valve shims, but that is it. It does not burn any oil, but it is rarely at highway speeds.
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