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Old 08-07-2010, 07:44 PM   #136
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:02 PM   #137
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2009 - 13,000 miles (just stripped out my oil drain hole, what a bummer, helicoil and JB Weld time)
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:52 PM   #138
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Where is everybody's KLR mileage now that it is a couple of years later?
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:01 AM   #139
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Haha! I have an '05 sitting at 3600 right now. Had 634 when I got her.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:15 AM   #140
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2009 - 13,000 miles (just stripped out my oil drain hole, what a bummer, helicoil and JB Weld time)
Why not, first, try an OVERSIZE oil drain plug?

http://www.cgenterprises.com/drain_p...ize_repair.htm

If it works, it'll cost you about three dollars or so, and you'll have a permanent repair.

If it doesn't seal, then you're no worse off, and can resort to inserts, welding, whatever.

The tapered self-tapping thread of the oversize plugs merely cut new threads slightly larger in diameter than the original; not unlike the manufacturing operation, when the drilled hole is first tapped.

The OEM pitch is 1.50, but . . . some have reported success with a coarser (and apparently more commonly available) 1.75 pitch oversize plug. If you don't want to shop and wait for the availability of a 1.50 pitch oversize oil drain plug, chances are you can find a 1.75 pitch oversize plug on the rack or shelf at your local auto parts store (Car Quest, Pep Boys, Advance Auto Parts, etc.).

Some run, screaming, from the room at the thought of using oversize drain plugs. My philosophy: "If it seals, it heals." The drain plug's job is sealing, at essentially atmospheric pressure, the oil in the sump, with little mechanical stress (assuming a decent bash plate). I'd chance it, and have experienced "miracle cures" myself in the past with oversize oil drain plugs.

Good luck, whatever route you choose.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:17 AM   #141
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'08 with 41,200 now. I just change the oil and filter every 2,000 miles and clean the air filter about once a week. The bike stills starts and runs just fine. It still has the stock doo and I have never messed with the valves and the original battery is still in the fight also(check the water once a month). It's on the 5th set of tires and second chain/sprockets. Aside from a perpetual dust coat it still looks great. This is my second KLR650. The first was an '06. I put 12,000 on that one with the same reliability.
OMG!!! an '08 that doesnt burn oil, have a new doohickey or a thermobob! You cant post this kind of information on the internet, people will go crazy to think such a thing is possible! (I say this with much sarcasm)
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:31 AM   #142
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'09 with 19,704 some what farkeled likes to drink a little oil but I change it every 2000 miles anyway.
This year I MIGHT try some amsoil not sure not real worried about.
Hope to see yea on the forest road .

Them drain plugs just needs a good snuggin .

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Old 07-18-2012, 06:22 PM   #143
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OMG!!! an '08 that doesnt burn oil, have a new doohickey or a thermobob! You cant post this kind of information on the internet, people will go crazy to think such a thing is possible! (I say this with much sarcasm)
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:44 PM   #144
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I have been traveling for the past 3 years on my 06 KLR all over the US and Canada, currently stuck in AZ getting together more funds to continue traveling. The bike (Katie) has 89,845 miles on her currently. I Finally had to adjust the valves on her, piece of Crap???? Other than tires, oil and chains and sprockets she hasn't missed a beat!!!
She doesn't like garages so instead of Red she is now a cute PINK!!!!!
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:13 PM   #145
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I have been traveling for the past 3 years on my 06 KLR all over the US and Canada, currently stuck in AZ getting together more funds to continue traveling. The bike (Katie) has 89,845 miles on her currently. I Finally had to adjust the valves on her, piece of Crap???? Other than tires, oil and chains and sprockets she hasn't missed a beat!!!
She doesn't like garages so instead of Red she is now a cute PINK!!!!!
Sweet mileage man!!! That's great! Do you still have the original petcock on the tank-just curious?
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:51 PM   #146
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Got my '09 in February of 2012 with 1k on the clock, now it's got 5,568.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:58 PM   #147
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My 09 has a tad over 24K (speedo cable broke last year on a trip so it shows 23K).


My 94 has 1700 on it, waiting for me to get it back onto the road
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:03 PM   #148
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Thought I'd replied to this thread before...

but appartently not, so... my 2009 KLR650 has right at 27k. purchased new 1-19-2010, my 1990 KLR650 has just over 31K purchased it with just under 18K 12-2008. 41,000 miles of seat time in 3 1/2 years. not too bad.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:15 PM   #149
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Sold my '04 with 62k miles, my '03 now has 33k miles. Just the routine replacement items plus a water pump seal.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:28 PM   #150
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'08 with 41,200 now. I just change the oil and filter every 2,000 miles and clean the air filter about once a week. The bike stills starts and runs just fine. It still has the stock doo and I have never messed with the valves and the original battery is still in the fight also(check the water once a month). It's on the 5th set of tires and second chain/sprockets. Aside from a perpetual dust coat it still looks great. This is my second KLR650. The first was an '06. I put 12,000 on that one with the same reliability.
I take it you have never adjusted to doo either(or tried). No valve adjustment after 41K is neglect IMHO. Glad it is still running but sounds like a time bomb to me.
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