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Old 05-10-2015, 08:00 AM   #1
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Brought Home a KLR650 Last Night

I started a thread a week ago looking for suggestions on a dual sport. The KLR was suggested a couple times so I started searching craigslist. Stumbled on a 93 KLR650 that was a little ways away, got the money together and made the journey last night.

The bike has 9,000 miles and the fairings are perfect. I have both side panels even though they aren't pictured. Has some sort of luggage rack too. The clutch was missing and the choke lever is broken. It did start and run pretty well though, and it has a clean title. I paid 1500 for it.





I slapped a clutch handle a perch to it from an old Suzuki, charged the battery, and took it for a spin. I had a little trouble with the vacuum petcock, had to fill the carb bowl manually and let it run before fuel would flow. I want to bypass this.

The only problems so far is that the petcock is leaking a little and the handlebars are a little crooked. I'm guessing it was dropped pretty hard, bad enough to break the clutch and tweak the forks, and that is when it was parked. Any suggestions on how to straighten the front end?

I'm definitely gonna do something with the paint scheme. Is anyone interested in these nice plastics? I don't want to ruin them if there is someone that could use them.

I have read about the doohickey and will work on that soon.

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Old 05-10-2015, 08:18 AM   #2
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Nice acquisition I love the classic plastics. The KLR is a great choice.
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:24 AM   #3
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It's a ton of fun, that's for sure.

It looks to be drooling a little oil from the bottom ride side case. It looks like there is an adjuster or something there. I'll need to get a service manual and dig in a little further.
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:35 AM   #4
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Search EBay for parts and check the KLR forum sites for bikes being parted out and it appears that the Doohickey has been done . I would buy a Service manual from EBay or ?.A true KLRista is a notorious cheap bastard,you must live up to this Mantra and ride a lot as these bikes are not garage queens
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:24 AM   #5
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Search EBay for parts and check the KLR forum sites for bikes being parted out and it appears that the Doohickey has been done . I would buy a Service manual from EBay or ?.A true KLRista is a notorious cheap bastard,you must live up to this Mantra and ride a lot as these bikes are not garage queens
Is that what that sticker is for? Cool, that's less work for me. Looks like the old part is on the keychain.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:37 AM   #6
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Nice find. You got a really good condition 'Barbie' bike.

For your reading enjoyment:
http://watt-man.com/uploads/KLR_Timeline.pdf
http://www.bigcee.com/klr650faq.html
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:00 PM   #7
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Great condition! Love the look of those early 90's models, they remind me of old sea doos
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:39 PM   #8
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Nice find.
Yup, that sticker is s good indication that the Doo has been done.
It looks like the skid plate is missing. You'll want a replacement before something damages the case or the drain plug.
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Old 05-10-2015, 05:21 PM   #9
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yeah that's one of the good ones.
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Old 05-10-2015, 05:22 PM   #10
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Congratulations and welcome to the KLR family.
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Old 05-10-2015, 05:27 PM   #11
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I like it and the original colors; classic unmolested


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Old 05-10-2015, 06:32 PM   #12
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Thanks guys. Have 22 miles on it so far.
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:28 AM   #13
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Thanks guys. Have 22 miles on it so far.
About half way to finding out that the stock seat s . . . isn't for everyone. You may not need to do anything, but seat improvements come up often on this site. I found that cutting out some foam and putting in a piece of firmer foam with a flatter section where I usually sit works for me. I stretched the stock vinyl back on my modified seat.

I also really like the colors of your bike. (But then I don't have to ride it.) Seriously, I do like the paint scheme. (Seriously, I can understand why you'd rather ride a more muted bike.)

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Old 05-11-2015, 05:55 AM   #14
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Barbie bike

I have an '88 and from the look of the plastic and tank color underneath the crappy flat black paint the previous owner covered it with, mine is the same color scheme as yours. What do you think of the brakes?
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:03 AM   #15
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Nice old bike.

The stock vac fuel petcock can be swapped for a manually operated one intended for a Yamaha TW200.

Or, Eagle Mike sells them in a kit, with anything else you might need, he even quotes his as being from "Yamaha"

From his site, $24.95. You need to cap or block off that old vac line- I think Mike's kit comes with a cap or plug for that or it will be addressed in his paperwork.




"Manual Petcock, replaces factory vacuum petcock. Direct bolt on. Eliminate one more potential issue with the factory Kawasaki setup. This setup allows more fuel before reserve due to tube height, but less fuel available after reserve is reached. Total fuel is the same, of course. This petcock is on the left in the picture.

Original Kawasaki part on the right for comparison."


http://www.eaglemike.com/Manual-Petc...LR650-mpcy.htm

Mike is a good bloke and will have many other internal parts you might need in the future.
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