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Old 12-27-2012, 06:44 PM   #4621
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I love mine too!

Try this one to the beginning of the article

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/2/1513...12-Awards.aspx
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:05 PM   #4622
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Oil

2008's and some 2009's have history of burning way too much oil. As with any bike, check oil often!!
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:33 PM   #4623
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U know what? you all right!!
I'm looking at an 02'. 2,500m.
Appreciate the help man...
Maybe it'll save some one else time too.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:15 AM   #4624
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Basically make me feel better about buying one - or discourage me ....
Don't do it..... the KLR will haunt you for the rest of your life. You'll move on to other bikes and in the back of your mind you'll be thinking "I should have never got rid of that damn KLR!"
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:37 AM   #4625
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Don't do it..... the KLR will haunt you for the rest of your life. You'll move on to other bikes and in the back of your mind you'll be thinking "I should have never got rid of that damn KLR!"
Too funny! If you told me 3yrs ago that I'd own a KLR much less enjoy it I'd have laughed out loud. There are so many reasons the KLR isn't the bike to get....overweight, under suspended and barely enough power to get out of its own way....but I now own 2 of the damn things. Fun bike in its own simply way...part of the charm. However, you'll have to pry my cold dead fingers from my 675 or SXV550
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:23 AM   #4626
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Too funny! If you told me 3yrs ago that I'd own a KLR much less enjoy it I'd have laughed out loud. There are so many reasons the KLR isn't the bike to get....overweight, under suspended and barely enough power to get out of its own way....but I now own 2 of the damn things. Fun bike in its own simply way...part of the charm. However, you'll have to pry my cold dead fingers from my 675 or SXV550
Actually....

The KLR is a slow dog by motorcycle standards, but
The published 1/4 mile speed of a 2nd gen. KLR is a speed of 14.40 seconds @ 37 hp.

For the sake of conversation and comparison, the 2013 Ford Interceptor Police vehicle has a
quarter-mile time of 16.09 seconds and is rated at 365 hp. It has a suggest retail of $31,300.


The 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit sedan does a quarter-mile time of 15.88 seconds. It has 292 hp.

The Chevrolet Caprice enforcement vehicle generates 355 hp. Motortrend tested it in and found it did a 15.78 second 1/4 mile.

I paid $,4800 for my 2009 KLR in 2010 as a hold-over model, new with warranty. Typically people speak of the KLR generating more like 34 hp.

But it's still faster that the three top tested model police vehicles. I am not saying you should run from the law, but I am saying the KLR is as fast or faster than the latest three police cars to come out. Bla-bla-bla, can't outrun a radio and all that.... You were gonna go there, weren't you?


I think the KLR can get out of it's own way just fine.

More than you probably wanted to know.


http://wot.motortrend.com/ford-chevrolet-dodge-make-michigan-state-police-testing-a-tight-race-170675.html#axzz2GN3jYmTw


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Old 12-28-2012, 01:48 PM   #4627
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My reference was with other 2 wheeled vehicles but just fyi....I have a fairly stock pickup truck that turned a 12.9 1/4 at our local drag strip and can pull a .9 lateral g through the corners. Not too shabby for a 5Klb pickup. Maybe the local police should have ordered Dodge pickups

I'd like to see a comparison of a KLR with any of your slower police cruisers at anything close to highway speed then accelerating....bye bye KLR

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Actually....

The KLR is a slow dog by motorcycle standards, but
The published 1/4 mile speed of a 2nd gen. KLR is a speed of 14.40 seconds @ 37 hp.

For the sake of conversation and comparison, the 2013 Ford Interceptor Police vehicle has a
quarter-mile time of 16.09 seconds and is rated at 365 hp. It has a suggest retail of $31,300.


The 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit sedan does a quarter-mile time of 15.88 seconds. It has 292 hp.

The Chevrolet Caprice enforcement vehicle generates 355 hp. Motortrend tested it in and found it did a 15.78 second 1/4 mile.

I paid $,4800 for my 2009 KLR in 2010 as a hold-over model, new with warranty. Typically people speak of the KLR generating more like 34 hp.

But it's still faster that the three top tested model police vehicles. I am not saying you should run from the law, but I am saying the KLR is as fast or faster than the latest three police cars to come out. Bla-bla-bla, can't outrun a radio and all that.... You were gonna go there, weren't you?


I think the KLR can get out of it's own way just fine.

More than you probably wanted to know.


http://wot.motortrend.com/ford-chevrolet-dodge-make-michigan-state-police-testing-a-tight-race-170675.html#axzz2GN3jYmTw

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Old 12-29-2012, 06:09 AM   #4628
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That's some fun 1/4 miles stats right there.......
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:32 AM   #4629
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Anyone try the Saddleman seat?
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:48 AM   #4630
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I have a saddleman gel seat that the last owner installed, I like it. It's not at all waterproof though. It soaks up water and stays wet for 2 or 3 days.

Any raincover recommendations? I saw a thread here with some nice streatchy ones that seemed to work great, can't find it now.

Edit- Found it. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=606533



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Old 12-29-2012, 12:19 PM   #4631
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The one i'm talking about has a channel running down the middle. Looks like it has a seperate pad for each ass cheek.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:25 PM   #4632
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The one i'm talking about has a channel running down the middle. Looks like it has a seperate pad for each ass cheek.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Saddlemen-Ad...7e90ab&vxp=mtr


This one?

Maybe someone else will chime in, but it seems to have similar material to mine,so might not be waterproof. I will say that mine is comfortable and fits fairly well, I have no complaints other than the water soaking issue.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:04 PM   #4633
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Laugh Sargent seat

As a matter of interest, I bought a Sargent seat for my 08 KLR and have been very satisfied with it. I have done multiple 500 mile days on highways as well as many 250 mile days on 2 track and would highly recommend this seat. It is comfortable, lightweight and slightly lower than stock.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:33 PM   #4634
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Jules, what GL bag are you running? I have test fit a Great Basin and it seemed like a good fit, but can't recall if the rack interfered much with it or not.

I have a Coyote that I had on my Yamaha XT250 and used in Peru on a Honda Tornado 250, it makes GREAT luggage on planes and on rental bikes, so I'll be keeping it. It is a bit narrow on the KLR and rides up high over the rack rails, but I made some extensions for the straps and use a buckle to connect the middle strap around the rack instead of to the fender. It works okay... considering getting a GB if I can find one cheap, just curious if the GB has similar issues to the Coyote, assuming that's the bag you have.

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Old 12-29-2012, 03:31 PM   #4635
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[QUOTE=jules083;20351967]http://www.ebay.com/itm/Saddlemen-Ad...7e90ab&vxp=mtr


This one?

Yea thats the one.
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