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I have loved owning, riding and wrenching on my KLR and my VStrom over the last few years.  Each has had its ups and downs.  Mostly ups for the VStrom and a lot of hands on for the KLR.  To be fair, the KLR did come to me with a used engine at 8000 miles.  […]

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KLR650 update

It appears that I have licked the hesitation problems. I now have about 1500 miles on the last updates. Wow, what a finicky carburetor.  Or, maybe it was just that fucked up.  The previous (first) owner did manage to destroy a perfectly good engine at 6000 miles. I took the KLR out to the Santa […]

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When I left off, my KLR was rideable, but it was still randomly hesitating.  Very slight, very random and a long time between, but still there. I put another 500 miles on the bike with no noticeable change from this randomness.  I was starting to get used to it, when the bike just stopped running […]

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I have a few other articles about my problems with my 2005 KLR650.  It all started as a intermittent but persistent hesitation under load.  It would idle fine, run wide open throttle fine, but under about 5200rpm it would randomly and fairly rapidly hesitate, like it had dirt in the fuel that was catching in […]

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I tend to keep my bikes for long periods of time.  I’ve never had enough extra cash to constantly go for the shiniest and flashiest new bike out there.  I agonize over each purchase, sometimes for years before actually seeking out a good used example and pulling the trigger. None of the pictures are of […]

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February 21, 2016 I’ve been riding the KLR over the VStrom this winter.  The KLR just seems more appropriate for the winter months somehow.  The last few times I’ve been out, a stuttering, like the bike is running out of gas, has developed about 50 minutes into a ride.  It only seems to happen at […]

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The question is always the same:  What oil is best to use in my HonHarlKawazuguzzi?  People are really opinionated about this kind of stuff and get really wound up when you don’t agree with them and immediately change your oil regimen.  I’m not like that.  I don’t know all of the answers to that question, […]

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The riding season started early here.  Just put on warm clothes, plug in the electrics if you have them and ride!  At the end of February, I’ve got around 1200 miles on the KLR650. I am participating in the first rally of the season.  The Big Money Rally.  Basically, there are a few thousand picture […]

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  I know it’s winter in New Mexico, but really, it’s not supposed to be like this when I want to ride!  We got around 2 inches of snow yesterday and another 7 inches last night.  More is expected for tonight.  Fortunately, in New Mexico, if you want to experience a change in the weather […]

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July 4th is over as is about half the riding season.  Here in New Mexico, we’ve had our windy season which has pushed into an early (sort of) monsoon season.   The winds are staying late and the afternoon rains are early.  Then there are the early season fires too.  It is a bit smoky […]

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