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Old 04-21-2006, 09:47 AM   #1
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Question More power for the KLR 650

I need more power for my KLR 650...any ideas??
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Old 04-21-2006, 09:50 AM   #2
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repost this in thumpers.
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Old 04-21-2006, 10:03 AM   #3
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Try the search function - especially in "KLR Stories". There have been numerous posts about this . . . . . with (if I understood those with more knowledge than I correctly) the consensus being that it's really not worth it. You can get roughly an additional 3hp but lose 30% of your MPG. Advice? Learn to love it they way it is or buy a KTM640. Sorry.
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Old 04-21-2006, 10:12 AM   #4
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Old 04-21-2006, 10:17 AM   #5
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From what I've heard about KLRs...I can tell you that the KLR is not a bike that benefits from power "upgrades." I think the above advice is pretty right on-- live with what you got, or buy a different bike.

There maybe airbox mods and jetting mods, but beyond that, I would say that it's not worth your effort.
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Old 04-21-2006, 10:44 AM   #6
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How about trading it for a honda XR L 650, I think that it will have a power advantage, but those things are tall as hell. I don't really know as I don't own either, but every time I read about the honda, sounds like people can't keep their front wheel down on that thing.
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Old 04-21-2006, 11:08 AM   #7
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You can't really get more power but you can easily change where your power band is located. I wasn't interested in riding fast so I changed the sprockets for more low end torc. The counter shaft sprocket (front sprocket) is 15 tooth stock and I changed mine to a 13 and the rear is 43 or 45 stock (I can't remember) and I went 2 teeth bigger to 45 or 47. The biggest difference was definately the counter shaft sprocket. I barely noticed a difference with the rear sprocket. The power band was right where I needed it for riding trails and climbing hills. I probably ride 90% off road. So I put up with that for 2 years and then a few months ago bought this.

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Old 04-21-2006, 12:38 PM   #8
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I don't mean to be a smartass, but why 3 threads on this same question?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132917

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132907

Also, if you tell us what you want the more power for, we might be able to help - do you need more low end climbing power or high end speed? Are you riding 2-up, hauling a trailer, hack? Generally with the KLR, power isn't the issue, but suspension, braking and comfort are. I'll agree with the previous posts that those of us that ride the KLR either have all the power we need or get a different bike.
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Old 04-21-2006, 12:59 PM   #9
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well first time posting threads at advrider..did not know exactly how it works or where to put it!!!!...anyways I live in Quito at 2800 meters above sea level...tha is why I need some more power sometimes..
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Old 04-21-2006, 03:21 PM   #10
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well first time posting threads at advrider..did not know exactly how it works or where to put it!!!!...anyways I live in Quito at 2800 meters above sea level...tha is why I need some more power sometimes..
What's that, about 935 feet? I live at 7,200' above sea level, which means I'm realizing about a 25% loss in power on my KLR650. And that's before I head up into the mountains - typically riding between 9,000 and 12,000 feet altitude. I've never had the bike fail to climb any hill or accelerate in a lively fashion. I'm thinking that the bike would be wonderful at sea level - same power with lower rpm level to make it happen. I fear you won't get much more out of your bike than stock hp - but it can be rejetted for your altitude and that may help some, as should opening up the air box and keeping your air filter clean and oiled.
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Old 04-21-2006, 03:58 PM   #11
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What's that, about 935 feet?
More like 8600 feet. He needs a rejet. Mine gets a little weak at altitude, also. Not so bad at 8600 but worse the higher I go. It won't ever be like sea level, but it can be improved.
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Old 04-21-2006, 05:51 PM   #12
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I need more power for my KLR 650...any ideas??
Damn you are way up there ain't ya. OK you need smaller main and probably a smaller pilot jet too. I'd drop down to a 13 tooth countershaft if it was my bike. I ride a DRZ E for the dirt they come with 14-47 gearing. I ride to high mountain lakes and run 13-50. It doesn't have 70mph anymore but the damn thing will climb a telephone pole if I could hang on to it. oldasirt
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:34 PM   #13
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:53 AM   #14
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More power

I regularly do a 700mi round trip to my wifes family farm,the ride goes up high in the mountains,then back down,It might sound crazy,but my bike actually runs better at altitude,I notice it pulls a little harder,and feels crisper on throttle response,Is this even possible? Im not jokeing.I can feel it.Right now,Im running E-Mikes recommended jetting.slip on LEXX,opened up airbox,22 cents mod,uni air,95 oct.fuel.stock gearing,with Pirelli 606s rubber.
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Different bike is what you need.
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