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Old 01-07-2013, 03:46 PM   #4726
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Thinking of trading for another KLR

I keep getting KLR's and then trading for something else, and then coming back to the KLR. Right now, I'm thinking maybe I should have just stuck with a KLR.

Anyone interested in a trade for a 2009 KLX 331 that has about every aftermarket part made thrown on it?
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #4727
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I keep getting KLR's and then trading for something else, and then coming back to the KLR. Right now, I'm thinking maybe I should have just stuck with a KLR.

Anyone interested in a trade for a 2009 KLX 331 that has about every aftermarket part made thrown on it?
Don't feel bad, I'm on my 3rd Klr.
This time I'm staying.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #4728
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Don't feel bad, I'm on my 3rd Klr.
This time I'm staying.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:36 PM   #4729
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Yeah, I've said that before too. One of these trades it will be true.

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This time I'm staying.


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Old 01-07-2013, 04:41 PM   #4730
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I wanted a KLR but i bought a vulcan. I still wanted a KLR. I sold the vulcan (it never needed anything but gas and oil). Now I bought a KLR, working on it all the time, still prefer the KLR.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:41 PM   #4731
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I haven't seen any 12.9 break but again it depends on a lot of other variables. I often load my KLR down with entirely to much stuff then go pound it around all of our trashed back roads, dirt and gravel. So once mine broke I went for what seemed like the strongest repair I could make.
i think the 12.5s should be fine...unless you really like sweet potato pie..then go drill through.
they usually break when they come loose...so red lock-tight and torque them down and you should be fine.
i did the drill through on my 01 klr and i have NO interest in doing it ever again. if i need more that the 12.5 strength ill just weld the subframe on my 04
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:00 PM   #4732
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Don't feel bad, I'm on my 3rd Klr.
This time I'm staying.
I'm on my 3rd KLR too, I was thinking of selling it the other day. Although I would probably regret it. I like to take it out when there is rain, sand, slush, mud or snow on the roads. Otherwise I usually use one of my other bikes. There is something about a KLR, you want to keep one around.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:28 PM   #4733
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I had a forward/upper subframe bolt break while I was riding offroad. Talk about a ruined ride. A screw extractor got it out no problem thank god. I replaced it with Eagle Mike's upgraded bolts (not the drill thru kit) and haven't had a problem since...and I flog my bike offroad like it's 100 pounds lighter than it really is (catch 6" of air every so often).
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:38 PM   #4734
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i think the 12.5s should be fine...unless you really like sweet potato pie..then go drill through.
they usually break when they come loose...so red lock-tight and torque them down and you should be fine.
i did the drill through on my 01 klr and i have NO interest in doing it ever again. if i need more that the 12.5 strength ill just weld the subframe on my 04
Plenty of red and torqued to HT specs. Thanks.

I've never had sweet potato pie.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:18 AM   #4735
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I've never had sweet potato pie.
Then, I think astrolump would conclude, you're less likely to achieve "OVER GROSS" status in the weight department!

Don't start; sweet potato pie is seductive, delicious, and . . . fattening!

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:18 AM   #4736
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i think the 12.5s should be fine...unless you really like sweet potato pie..then go drill through.
they usually break when they come loose...so red lock-tight and torque them down and you should be fine.
i did the drill through on my 01 klr and i have NO interest in doing it ever again. if i need more that the 12.5 strength ill just weld the subframe on my 04
IMHO if you carry a heavy load of camping gear and ride a lot of rough roads and some off road loaded as well you "may" still have a problem. That's what I was doing the weekend mine broke loose.

But I agree loose bolts are probably the source of a lot of failures. That is part of the maintenance routine I am doing on my KLR this winter...lots-o-locktite
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:22 AM   #4737
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45 yrs old here and losing weight. Wife left a year ago. I'm on the divorce diet. Works pretty well.
I'll stay away from the sweet potato pie.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:57 PM   #4738
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Plenty of red and torqued to HT specs. Thanks.

I've never had sweet potato pie.
i forgot to mention...if you are using crash bars...then drill through is the way to go...the crashbars put a lot of stress on the upper subframe bolts....
yes sweet potato pie is dangerous...i have moved on to coconut ice cream.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:59 PM   #4739
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Be my own mechanic.

I just bought my first bike ever (KLR 650) last year when I turned 60. I haven't worked on a vehicle since I was 23. I need to ease into the maintenance, though, cause stuff like oil change, lube, adjustments etc. is just too expensive at the dealer. I want to get started. Where to begin.

e.g. My electrical system went totally hay wire the other day. Wouldn't start, no juice, so I push started it and got it going. It was at night in traffic so when I turned on turning signal, the High beam started blinking, when i hit the low beam switch the engine wanted to die and a few other wierd things started to happen. The dealer said that it was all caused by a faulty battery and $200 parts and labor for a new battery. Shame on me for not knowing more about how to work on this bike.

I will tell you this though, I love every minute I'm on my bike, it has changed my life.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:11 PM   #4740
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45 yrs old here and losing weight. Wife left a year ago. I'm on the divorce diet. Works pretty well.
I'll stay away from the sweet potato pie.
Pass it my way. Thanks.
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