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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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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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2014.04.05 Our riding season has officially started.  April 1st has come and gone and the weather is generally reliably predictable enough in New Mexico to plan longer rides.  While the Northern part of the state is still seeing highs in the mid-50’s, it’s actually the perfect time to run through Southern New Mexico and  parts […]

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Updated:  2014.03.09 2014.02.22 Finally got both bikes out at once today.  Me on my KLR650 and my wife on her VStrom650.  It’s early in the season and Ruth hasn’t ridden much in the last couple of years, so we decided to take it easy and do a short ride for lunch up to Las Vegas. […]

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KLR’s have an interesting following.  On the heels of that following are upgrades like Doohickeys and Thermobobs.  If it goes on a KLR, it has to have an interesting name! I’ve already upgraded my Doohickey.  Today was time for the Thermobob.  KLR650’s temp gauges have nasty habit of changing their reading every time you look […]

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I have finally managed to find a perfect confluence of events: Permission from wife:  Get OUT! Bike in running condition! A nice day! Gas money! So, I went for a longish ride today on my mostly new to me KLR650.  First stop, the gas station.  Official mileage on this tank just topping 50mpg.  4.12 gallons […]

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I haven’t been riding much lately.  I’ve got a few miles on the KLR650 since I last checked in, though.  I decided to try out some dirt roads, so I played a game of Where’s Waldo!  As in Waldo Canyon, which happens to be close to where I’m living right now.  While there I took […]

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Most motorcycle braking systems are at usually adequate, but the KLR650’s stock front brake is more than a bit anemic and it could use some help.  Double front discs are out of the question as the hub isn’t set up for one, changing to a whole new fork setup from another bike with a dual […]

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A list of the mods I have made to my KLR650 From previous owners: MSR shift lever Magnetic Oil Drain Plug My update list: .22 cent mod:  addition of #4 washer under carb needle to enrichen the mixture Carb slide vacuum slide drill:  Increases throttle response Carb screw update to replace easily stripped phillips head […]

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