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Old 12-07-2012, 04:38 PM   #4486
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Unless I am reading it wrong it appears that other are getting close to 300 miles on tank. I hit reserve around 200 depending on riding (75 on the interstate and I'll hit reserve around 175). Is this odd or am I reading others results wrong?
I' m in your ball park too.
The most Ive ever ever gotten is 225 to reserve most times it is in the 180-200 range.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:44 PM   #4487
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Im getting 275+ on my 09 model riding easy
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:03 PM   #4488
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Decided to take the bike out for a quick photo shoot on a foggy San Diego morning...
I just did a few mods n upgrades and wanted to get some shots before she got too dirty




an absolutely beautiful bike...but...your flag on the tank-bag is in retreat
on a vehicle or uniform the right side flag has the stars in the upper right. as if it was moving forward.
http://www.marlowwhite.com/faq/f-why...-reversed.html
please don't take offense...just thought you might want to know
again..that is the sexiest gen II i have seen.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:11 AM   #4489
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I' m in your ball park too.
The most Ive ever ever gotten is 225 to reserve most times it is in the 180-200 range.
Same here.

Does the fuel quality have anything to do about it?


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Old 12-08-2012, 02:39 AM   #4490
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your flag on the tank-bag is in retreat
on a vehicle or uniform the right side flag has the stars in the upper right. as if it was moving forward.
http://www.marlowwhite.com/faq/f-why...-reversed.html
Interesting, appreciate the vehicle and uniform protocols you share, astrolump! For static display, the link info indicates the flag on the bag would be shown properly. From flag etiquette, as in wall display: "The field is my right shoulder; I always face people."

Regardless, I'm glad MissingFrame honors his country by displaying its flag; agree with you, astrolump: stunningly good-looking bike!
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:09 AM   #4491
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Decided to take the bike out for a quick photo shoot on a foggy San Diego morning...
I just did a few mods n upgrades and wanted to get some shots before she got too dirty




That tank pad is from Techspec? (http://www.ebay.com/itm/261114941213...84.m1438.l2649)
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:03 AM   #4492
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Unless I am reading it wrong it appears that other are getting close to 300 miles on tank. I hit reserve around 200 depending on riding (75 on the interstate and I'll hit reserve around 175). Is this odd or am I reading others results wrong?
My last several fill-ups have been after hitting reserve at 242 to 248 miles. Before I mounted side cases I could make 300 including reserve. I don't usually use an entire tank on interstate before I get back on 2-lane.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:09 AM   #4493
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I consistantly get 220 before reserve.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:10 AM   #4494
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Decided to take the bike out for a quick photo shoot on a foggy San Diego morning...
I just did a few mods n upgrades and wanted to get some shots before she got too dirty





Were did you get the knee pads on the tank mine is getting polished from my knees ?

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:14 AM   #4495
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Were did you get the knee pads on the tank mine is getting polished from my knees ?

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:02 AM   #4496
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Unless I am reading it wrong it appears that other are getting close to 300 miles on tank. I hit reserve around 200 depending on riding (75 on the interstate and I'll hit reserve around 175). Is this odd or am I reading others results wrong?
My commute is mostly interstate where i'm cruising between 75-80 for 25 miles of my journey. I'll hit reserve in the 190 mile range. This with a 16t sprocket, klx needle and jet change and Lexx exhaust.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:09 PM   #4497
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I have noticed a definite fuel difference with my side cases on, even a tall windsheild will effect the milage.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:42 PM   #4498
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Engine serial number - year of manufacture X-Ref table?

Hi - just bought a spare KLR650 engine today... well most of one - lower end minus side covers, clutch basket, alternator, starter, etc. Got a nice condition head in the deal too (this was the main thing I wanted)... all supposedly from a low mileage write-off. I have an extra cylinder/piston, so in theory could build up a spare engine if I sourced more parts. Am trying to determine engine year of manufacture. The engine cases are silver, it has newer countershaft sprocket (so 2000 or newer) and engine serial number is KL650AEA20411. Have tried Googling this to no avail. I seem to remember stumbling across a cross reference table somewhere (found one for VIN #s) for engines - can anyone point me to where I could determine what year this engine was made? Thnx
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:07 AM   #4499
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I'm more close to your figures than others, but the PO of my bike modified the intake and exhaust. I get about 205 with 75MPH interstate dominate riding, and about 245-250 with backroad putzing around. I say I average about 45mpg, looks like others are getting nearly 60?
out of either of my bikes but hit 55mpg on the 1990 once and that was riding very consertivly. I don't think I've ever gotten less than 42 mpg out of either bike off road. typically 42-45. One time I was getting 38 mpg on the 09 but that was when I had it jetted really fat. didn't stay that way long, I was experimenting.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:17 AM   #4500
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Hi - just bought a spare KLR650 engine today... well most of one - lower end minus side covers, clutch basket, alternator, starter, etc. Got a nice condition head in the deal too (this was the main thing I wanted)... all supposedly from a low mileage write-off. I have an extra cylinder/piston, so in theory could build up a spare engine if I sourced more parts. Am trying to determine engine year of manufacture. The engine cases are silver, it has newer countershaft sprocket (so 2000 or newer) and engine serial number is KL650AEA20411. Have tried Googling this to no avail. I seem to remember stumbling across a cross reference table somewhere (found one for VIN #s) for engines - can anyone point me to where I could determine what year this engine was made? Thnx
Contact Wattman... www.watt-man.com He has a list of serial numbers by year.
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