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Old 06-26-2012, 08:17 AM   #2836
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I use the factory Kawasaki expandable tank bag with the clear map compartment. It works fine on my '07.
On my '07, also; appreciate the expandible feature of the bag (e.g., when bringing CARRY-OUT food home!).

I augmented my on-board luggage with a Kawasaki HANDLEBAR BAG; listed for '08-and-later, but fits Generation 1's just fine. Handlebar bag staps must encircle BOTH handlebar and reinforcement tube for proper fit and intended conformation.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:18 AM   #2837
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G'Day all,
Was wondering what tank bags you guys have on.


Hi Scotty - I've been using the Giant Loop Fandango tankbag for a few months and like it so far....

http://klr650blog.wordpress.com/2012...nk-bag-review/

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Old 06-26-2012, 09:37 AM   #2838
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Light switch replacement

I have a 00 that needs to have the assembly with the mirror mount, turn signal and high beam switch on it and I am wondering how do I get the grip off without ruining it, as I do not have a replacement for it and will not for a few weeks.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:19 AM   #2839
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I have a 00 that needs to have the assembly with the mirror mount, turn signal and high beam switch on it and I am wondering how do I get the grip off without ruining it, as I do not have a replacement for it and will not for a few weeks.
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I don't think you need to remove the grip.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:00 AM   #2840
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Hi Scotty - I've been using the Giant Loop Fandango tankbag for a few months and like it so far....
I'm using the Giant Loop Diablo, the shorter brother to the Fandango, and I too love it. The Fandango is taller and has more room, so would like be better for an DSLR, and I think it would be a great fit. It's 8.5" x 12", and 5 inches tall at the lower point. My DSLR, short and long lens, a few filters, extra cards, batteries, etc, would all fit into that space, and I think I could get it all into foam easily enough.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:02 AM   #2841
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I don't think you need to remove the grip.
This. The switch housing is in two pieces, shouldn't need to remove the grip.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:05 AM   #2842
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:24 AM   #2843
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I have yet to hear of an oil related issue other than low oil on the KLR. Trucks are running over 100K between changes on this stuff! There is a lot of 'expert' regurgitating of tribal myths about oil.

Ride more, worry less!
I drive a truck, and this is just plain bullshit.

And if you want to go 3500 or 6000 (what Kawasaki suggests) it's up to you. I wouldn't ever suggest to anyone that that's a good idea tho. And if you're pointing to the Kawasaki manual for guidance, I'd ask you where the 6th gear is ? Kawasaki is a big outfit, and the KLR is just a minor pimple on the corporate butt. If they make a mistake, they're slow to correct it and can always hide behind disclaimers and weasel words.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:14 PM   #2844
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I drive a truck, and this is just plain bullshit.
Respecting the fact you drive a truck (professionally, I presume), do you know of any KLR oil-related issues, other than low oil?

If the oil change interval in the manual is incorrect, as you say (either by accident or by design), what mileage should be specified between oil changes? Between oil filter changes?

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Old 06-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #2845
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Oil is cheaper than engines. I change mine @ 1500 miles. It's less than 3 quarts. I change the filter every other time. About 50/50 road /off road.
10w40 Valvoline from Wal Mart.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:02 PM   #2846
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95 KLR 650 question

Looking at a 95 with 17k, Givi bags, clean, no doohickey. KBB is $1600...what's reasonable? This would be my first KLR for mostly backroads and primarily Washingtons Backcountry Discover Route (Oregon to BC).
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:52 PM   #2847
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Packrat rack dimensions/gen 1

Could anyone give me the dimensions/width/pannier mount width/height etc? I made a vice mount bender and have some 3/4 box tubing and want to fab upa mount. Thanks
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:00 PM   #2848
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Looking at a 95 with 17k, Givi bags, clean, no doohickey. KBB is $1600...what's reasonable? This would be my first KLR for mostly backroads and primarily Washingtons Backcountry Discover Route (Oregon to BC).
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If it runs and doesn't have any funky sounds (knocking and such), I'd say buy it. I looked for a used one for a while and never found one under $2K If it's easy to get to, then I'd pull the cover off and take a look at the internals, but off the cuff, without seeing it. I'd say it's an acceptable price. You'll spend way more than that in farkles before you're done! Just be warned!
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:12 PM   #2849
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I can if you're looking for the "sport" model.

But if you have the tools why not do something better?


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Could anyone give me the dimensions/width/pannier mount width/height etc? I made a vice mount bender and have some 3/4 box tubing and want to fab upa mount. Thanks
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:36 PM   #2850
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pack rat touring rack gen 1

I am looking to make something close to the packrat touring rack. I may mount the cases differently and move them forward a little. I am going to use the wrap around continuous tubing to minimize welds. Thanks for the reply.
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