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Old 11-24-2012, 05:23 PM   #196
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The biggest number I've personally seen on a KLR odo--this is Fireplug's bike, at "TreeFest" in Sneads FL earlier this year:
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:48 PM   #197
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I have an 07 i bought new, now at 40K+ Runing full synthetic since first oil change, oil and filter change every 5K. Never needed to add oil between changes. I flog it in the woods, on the road down to Copper Canyon and back, up to Mt Washington a couple times. Flog on! She loves it
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:57 PM   #198
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i have a 91 and 2001 both with about same mileage 33k both died same miserable death , ran lean ,got hot, fried exaust cam and bearing caps .. And you cannot just replace cam bearings you have throw away whole head ..because the caps and head are built as one unit and the caps do not use replaceable bearings what a retarded design ...

so instead of being able to adjust cam runout with a bigger sized bearing it has to be thrown away completely ... Thats retarded ...
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:10 PM   #199
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i have a 91 and 2001 both with about same mileage 33k both died same miserable death , ran lean ,got hot, fried exaust cam and bearing caps .. And you cannot just replace cam bearings you have throw away whole head ..because the caps and head are built as one unit and the caps do not use replaceable bearings what a retarded design ...

so instead of being able to adjust cam runout with a bigger sized bearing it has to be thrown away completely ... Thats retarded ...
Are you sure it didn't run low on oil, or ran the same oil too long? Why would they just "run lean" without other mods that were not re-jetted for?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=843872

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:00 AM   #200
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Mine has about 30k on the clock. I bought it as a non running project bike.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699117

The PO was a dickhead that never adjusted the valves. He didn't do the doo until it chunked it at 12k, fixed the doo, but never even cleaned the oil screen. He just rode it until it wouldn't run anymore. I got it and fixed it for not a lot of money. Oh yeah, he also cracked the frame too. I fixed that too.

It now runs like a champ. That motor and bike are really impressively tough. Considering what the PO did, it has no right to be alive right now.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:15 PM   #201
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i have a 91 and 2001 both with about same mileage 33k both died same miserable death , ran lean ,got hot, fried exaust cam and bearing caps .. And you cannot just replace cam bearings you have throw away whole head ..because the caps and head are built as one unit and the caps do not use replaceable bearings what a retarded design ...

so instead of being able to adjust cam runout with a bigger sized bearing it has to be thrown away completely ... Thats retarded ...
Fried exhaust cam/bearing caps sure sounds like oil starvation, or poor oil quality. Yeah if the bike runs lean it'll run hot, but if yer using good oil and keeping it topped up it won't fry the cam...but low oil level will--quick, fast, and in a hurry. If you were running lean enough to experience engine failure, you'd likely have a hole in the piston.

And as for the retarded design, lotsa Jap bikes don't use replaceable cam bearings, and still somehow manage to be reliable and long-lasting. Like Honda's air-cooled XR/XLs for example. Ya gotta keep oil in 'em though.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:41 PM   #202
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Just 6000 miles on my 2009. I bought it in February with 2100 on it and have been gone for 4 months since then, and out of work for the last 2 months. My new commute will be 55 miles per day, so the miles will be going on a bit quicker... if the contract negotiations ever finish and I can finally start earning a paycheck!
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:16 AM   #203
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:42 AM   #204
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Couple years ago I made 10,000 in one season.
Sorry I did not beat my current best high score this year, was busy with moving I guess



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Old 12-05-2012, 06:58 AM   #205
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And as for the retarded design, lotsa Jap bikes don't use replaceable cam bearings, and still somehow manage to be reliable and long-lasting. Like Honda's air-cooled XR/XLs for example.
Just an FYI.

The Honda RFVC head bikes ( XRL, XR, XL) have run roller bearing cams since 1983. The previous design ran the cam directly in the head material though.

The Suzy DR650 runs the cam directly in the head material and I don't believe I've ever heard of a cam journal failure with one of them.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:47 PM   #206
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I currently have 34300 on my 09,but I sold my 02 with over 102k miles, both I bought new
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:37 PM   #207
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:50 PM   #208
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:21 AM   #209
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My 01 is just a pup at 18xxx. It's pretty cool to see all the big numbers some of these bikes go.
But it never fails to amaze me that people still question doing the Doo just cuz theirs was OK when swapped. There have been so many documented Doo failures it's a must in my book.
For the record mine had 12,000 on it when I bought it and did the Doo and the whole top of it was broken off. Thanks Eagle Mike for all the hard work you Doo :-)
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:45 AM   #210
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i bought my 07 new... just hit this mark last weekend.


Well done.

But about your sig line.....you forgot Kieth Richards!
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