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Old 06-25-2010, 01:00 AM   #121
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2000 KLR Bought From NERFIN closing in on 42000 now.
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Just following the maintenance schedule he was doing.
And Yes he has ridden it since.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:04 AM   #122
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Awesome! Did you adjust the shims? How often do you check your shims? I'm just curious.


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My 08' now has 22,150 miles on her. Just got back from a 5k mile 2 week trip a few weeks ago. My bike was loaded like a pack mule. She is a daily commuter and an occational road trip machine. She has worked flawlessly.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:18 AM   #123
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They were done every 10000km and are due now.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:51 AM   #124
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Got my 08 in Nov of 07. 18000+ miles. Did the doo. Both exhaust valves needed adjustment at 10K. Added a sealed battery. Four tires. Heated grips.
I think I need to replace the chain and sprockets. Maybe next week. Rotella 15W-40.

Daily commuter and weekend adventures.
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:39 AM   #125
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96 Model 86000 km.replaced 2 doos[genuine ,one lasted 12 months]now got a eagle mike.Replaced balancer chains and sprockets.Uses a little oil but still going strong.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:51 AM   #126
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Picked up a 2000 with 7k on the clock in April of this year. It's got a little over 10k on it now. Daily commuter and weekend warrior. So far so good.
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:12 PM   #127
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I've owned 4 since my '86 600. 3 were eventually sold because the grass looked greener. It wasn't.

Max mileage was 80,000+, sold it to a kid and still saw it around the area for several years.

Current '05 has 40,000, has only needed two valve shims in its life and the original clutch is still going strong.

I never ride much below 80 mph highway, and until recently I'd say the miles were 50/50. (I say recently because I went up a tooth on the front. Don't do it! Tanks your mileage onroad, and kills fun factor offroad). It's been on Saddlesore 1,000's, to Moab, Mexico, hunting trips and long two-ups, had two major facelifts and been hacked on, dissassembled and rearranged in countless ways, but the motor has never been touched. I run Rotella dino oil at haphazard-but-frequent oil change intervals and do the maintenence even if it looks like I don't need to.

Gas, oil, tires and maintenence.

I have 10 motorcycles. 9 of them are almost unneccessary.

I did not just say that.

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Old 06-25-2010, 02:21 PM   #128
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I have 10 motorcycles. 9 of them are almost unneccessary.

I did not just say that.
I can relate.

I have an '07 I picked up in June of '08 . It has 19,000+ on it now with factory chain/sprockets and front brake pads.

My '98 has over 32,000 now. Still strong. Smoother than the '07 and no oil usage.
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:43 PM   #129
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Awesome! Did you adjust the shims? How often do you check your shims? I'm just curious.
I skipped the first recommended inspection and didn't check my valves until 10k miles. I went ahead and bought a shim kit before tearing her open. I found two shims in mid specs... one on the tight end of specs... and one just barely too tight out of specs. So... due to the fact that everyone says "a slappy engine is a happy engine"/and my valves should have been seated fully by then... I decided to go ahead and adjust them All while I was in there. That being because all of the valves are known for getting Tighter not Looser as the engine breaks in/wears in.

Just before my trip I checked my valves again @ 17k miles. None of my valves were tighter or looser.

There is a local guy who has an older KLR that says he has not had to adjust his shims in over 100k miles. I hope he is right! Of course this should greatly depend on oil type and riding behaviors.

I use Rotella 15W-40 and just change the oil every 1500mi since that oil is $10.75 a gallon at Walmart. I clean the oil filter every 3k-4.5k miles since my re-usable metal filter always comes out clean. The oil it's self is what holds and carries the carbon and other junk from blowby. The magnetic drain plug has less metal powder on it each time. Indicating everything is breaking in better and better I suppose.

If all goes well... I will never have to buy another bike. I keep doing every little mod upgrade possible to prolong engine life. Like the thermo-bob and eagle doo. I have to do a move across country every 4 years so I can only have one bike.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:46 PM   #130
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I now almost have 18 thousand. I am on my way from Prudhoe bay to Key west. Yeah baby!
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:20 PM   #131
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50,000

My 2006 KLR just turned 50,000 today! I wonder how many more it will go?

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Old 07-19-2010, 09:27 PM   #132
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2008 KLR --- 7,500 Miles--- Drinks oil like I drink booze --- We get along fine!
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:23 PM   #133
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2008 KLR
10,800 m iles total.
bought it used a couple months ago with 4800 miles.
Valves were in spec when I checked them 5000 miles ago.
replaced he balancer chain tensioner spring.. and it NEEDED it.
Great bike, would like o have another for a spare/loaner/ brotherinlaw bike.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:47 AM   #134
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Mine is a 91 model, showing 105,000 KILOMETRES (say 60,000 miles).

I'm the 3rd owner. No idea on the service history, everything looks tidy though, so I assume it is the original motor.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:48 PM   #135
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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.
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