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Old 10-22-2012, 03:55 PM   #166
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'06 bought in Nov 2011 with 10,400 miles. Now at 12,600.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:01 PM   #167
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2009 with just over 18000...I have to keep the average at 1000 miles/month or better or I go into withdrawl..
Just noticed this thread again so I figured I'd update my numbers...same 2009, lots of modifications, now over 52,000 miles

(Would have a lot more but I picked up an 08 KTM Adventure this past Feb and put 19,000 on it since then)
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:11 PM   #168
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KLR Mileage

08' I bought July 2011 with 12000 miles on. As of today it is at 32900. Everything is great on the bike and I love it to death but I am thinking about getting a bigger bike for the long distance trips. I don't want anything to fail too far away from home.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:01 PM   #169
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I think the real question is...has anyone ever actually needed to rebuild one?!?
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #170
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Location: New Mexico, USA
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2001 model, well maintained but ridden hard, always dead reliable... the gearbox started getting crunchy on the 1-2 shift at about 30K miles and I was noticing metal flecks in the oil. Sold it at that point, so I don't know how many more miles it had left in it. Great bike, many good adventures!
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:22 PM   #171
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bought my 09 in 2010 put 20,100 on it. Bought a 2012 in June 5200 miles and counting.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:39 PM   #172
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'06 with 31k miles, 29k of which are mine. She's only failed to start and run once, and that was from the original battery taking a dump one winter.

Biggest lesson learned:
I'd suggest going over the rear suspension sooner rather than later if you haven't already to rebuild/replace whatever necessary and grease it all properly. I didn't do this until about 2,000 miles ago and it was a pain just to get it apart since the pivot arm axle was pretty well corroded in place. I had to liberally tap it with a sledge hammer to get it out of the frame. Also, Loctite everything!

Favorite mods: Ricor IAS shock and Intiminators, Vapor dash, and the Thermobob.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:58 PM   #173
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'05 with 15K and another '05 with 1800 To top it off the VIN's are 22 apart! Now to do some mods to the "new" one and rack up the miles!
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:14 PM   #174
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valve clearance, doo lever inspection, oil level kept up. Original . no motor work.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:16 PM   #175
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I have a 2004 with 62k miles, and just picked up a 2003 with 8k. That strategy is what I'd planned all along, to stay with the same make/model bike in order to keep the mods I like. The '04 is still going strong, but a lower mileage bike will have a greater chance of being more reliable on a long solo trip.
The '03 now has 36k. Did the Schnitz 705 kit at 11k, really smoothed out the bike and woke it up a bit. No issues, does not burn oil.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:56 PM   #176
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Wink Odd Duck here

10'xxx on my 1985 Klr 600. Going ok, but only 1600 are from me.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:49 AM   #177
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For mine, I gave them a gentle, respectable break-in and at 6000 went to a top quality full synthetic (Mobil 1 20W-50). After that all I did was change the oil and oil filter every 6000 miles, at which time I also checked/adjusted the valves. Cleaned the air filter as needed (use Twin Air and NoToil filters with NoToil oil). Stock doo.

Front side of doo hickey after 130,000+ miles


Back side of doo hickey after 130,000+ miles


But I did loose the spring which allowed enough slack on the balancing chain to let it eat into the cases

This also caused serious hooking of the balancer chain sprocket on the crankshaft, which with my anal approach to rebuilds makes this engine toast, and why I got a used engine to rebuild.
6000 mi between oil changes.....YEOWWWWWWW!!!!!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:49 AM   #178
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:54 AM   #179
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6000 mi between oil changes.....YEOWWWWWWW!!!!!!
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.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:14 AM   #180
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6000 mi between oil changes.....YEOWWWWWWW!!!!!!
He switched to synthetic.
You can go a lot longer between changes with synthetic.
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