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Old 02-23-2013, 09:40 AM   #4066
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The MT21s work great, but don't last long, about 1500-1800 miles for me compared to 3000-4500 for the D606.
Yup true... I'm a 606 fan myself, and if I'm looking for a 6-7,000mi front knobby when doing alotta slab (less aggressive), then the T-63 is my baby. Gotta throw the venerable 244 in here too if your mixing it up and will spend most of your time on pavement and Forest Servive roads. I just find myself pushing it in sketchy situations enough that I mostly run the 606... prob 90% of the time.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:09 AM   #4067
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The good thing and bad thing about the KLR is it has the longest list of possible modifications of any bike. So far I have done the Happy Trails Rallye Windshield and Dash with MRA attachment,, Sargent Seat (excellent investment), Eagle Mike Doo w/ torsion spring, larger footpegs, Dirt Racks luggage racks, Rox Risers 2" bar risers, DR 650 mirrors with extenders, Acerbis supermoto front fender, subframe bolt upgrade and just now ordered the Watt Man thermo -bob.
What am I missing?
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:24 AM   #4068
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I started my KLR650 life with the Shinko/Golden Boy 705's, I didnt like how they behaved in gravel. Then, up front, I went to a Metzler Karoo and was happier even though they make a sound like a police siren. Maybe I lost 1000 miles of wear in the change. Last week I put on a T63 and like it better than the Karoo.
Its mostly a backroad commuter with 3 miles of dirt, but onces or three times a year I'll go on a dualsport adventure for 1000 miles or so.
My dislike of the 705's may have stemmed from my inexperience in the dirt.
Oops i meant 244's not 705's. I still run the 244's in the rear and am pretty happy with them.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:24 AM   #4069
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The good thing and bad thing about the KLR is it has the longest list of possible modifications of any bike. So far I have done the Happy Trails Rallye Windshield and Dash with MRA attachment,, Sargent Seat (excellent investment), Eagle Mike Doo w/ torsion spring, larger footpegs, Dirt Racks luggage racks, Rox Risers 2" bar risers, DR 650 mirrors with extenders, Acerbis supermoto front fender, subframe bolt upgrade and just now ordered the Watt Man thermo -bob.
What am I missing?
The money you spent?

Maybe you want some protection for the radiator and tank, Happy Trails or SW Motech make crash bars.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:25 AM   #4070
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The good thing and bad thing about the KLR is it has the longest list of possible modifications of any bike. So far I have done the Happy Trails Rallye Windshield and Dash with MRA attachment,, Sargent Seat (excellent investment), Eagle Mike Doo w/ torsion spring, larger footpegs, Dirt Racks luggage racks, Rox Risers 2" bar risers, DR 650 mirrors with extenders, Acerbis supermoto front fender, subframe bolt upgrade and just now ordered the Watt Man thermo -bob.
What am I missing?
You have only scratched the surface of available mods. I'd say you are about 1/3 there.. Or you could just ride it as is and enjoy.
For me it's half the fun adding stuff to the bike. So many farkle's so little time.....


On the flip side of that I put plenty of miles on this KLR with no fancy doohickey or luggage or thermobob... Only things I added were a skid plate and a taller windshield. Ended up removing the windshield though because I hated it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:53 AM   #4071
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The good thing and bad thing about the KLR is it has the longest list of possible modifications of any bike. So far I have done the Happy Trails Rallye Windshield and Dash with MRA attachment,, Sargent Seat (excellent investment), Eagle Mike Doo w/ torsion spring, larger footpegs, Dirt Racks luggage racks, Rox Risers 2" bar risers, DR 650 mirrors with extenders, Acerbis supermoto front fender, subframe bolt upgrade and just now ordered the Watt Man thermo -bob.
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Milk crate?
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:59 AM   #4072
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Lots more.... My list is at 38 mods and almost nothing that is on yours. The possibilities are truly endless ..
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:40 PM   #4073
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Lots more.... My list is at 38 mods and almost nothing that is on yours. The possibilities are truly endless ..
38 mods, hmmm, now I am going to have to count mine. Almost afraid to though.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:16 PM   #4074
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I'm up to a whopping 4 mods

So many things to do still.. So little funding..
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:19 PM   #4075
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The List ..

.. the list is long .. fun .. and sometimes more expensive than others .. but through trial and error I am enjoying my KLR more every year ..
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:54 PM   #4076
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1 1/2 yrs of mods

I thought I had posted my list but I couldn't find it... I was bored one day and pulled out all my receipts just for fun... Kinda startled me when I saw the length of the list and total.. YIKES!
688 kit
ported head
hot cams
1mm over SS valves
CV40pumper/Lectron 44mm PowerJet
Big Gun exhaust
SS oversize head pipe
Uni dual stage sock
EM torsion doohickey
14T CS
LoPro oil drain plug
SS brake lines
Thermo-Bob
Ricor IAS rear shock
Ricor Intiminators
Progressive Springs
SS oil filter
Motion Pro Vortex throttle assembly
Subframe drill through bolt upgrade
SW Motech Skid Plate
IMS long shifter
SW Motech Convertible pegs
AntiGravity LIFe battery
IMS tank
KLX fairing
Vapor Stealth computer
Seat Concepts saddle
ProTaper bars
KFX rear Fender
LED brake/tail light
Acerbis Rally Pro guards
Acerbis front fender
LED turn signals
Cortech tail bag
Mosse racing shock sock

I took some things out of the list cuz they were parts incorporated in the carbs, battery mounts, etc that don't really count... I think another radiator is next, these 110 degree days in traffic in NorCal gets that temp soaring...
Like I said it was all in fun....
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:07 PM   #4077
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.. the list is long .. fun .. and sometimes more expensive than others .. but through trial and error I am enjoying my KLR more every year ..
+1, especially the "long" part.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:57 AM   #4078
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Dont forget heated grips, do forget those heated filaments that go under the grips, the bars will suck all the heat away, get the kind where the filament is molded into the grip.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:11 AM   #4079
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I went for the heated jacket, gloves and socks. Certainly lengthens the riding season.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:26 AM   #4080
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I went for the heated jacket, gloves and socks. Certainly lengthens the riding season.
heated gloves are on my short list for new gear...grips are ok in cool weather but not cold
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