KLR650 Checkup, 14,000 miles - Wrist Twisters
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post #1 of 4 Old 04-24-2008, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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KLR650 Checkup, 14,000 miles

Just had the KLR looked into. This is the first time I had anything checked. Just skipped the 600 mile except for the oil/filter.

I asked for this:

Check cam chain tensioner/tension
New plug
New coolant, Engine Ice
Clean K&N
Check Valves.....They needed new shims, done.
Adjust Carb.

Grand total....$135.52

Know why it didn't cost more?

I didn't take it to the freakin' local crook Kawi Service Shop!!!!

Bike runs like I remember when just broken in. Nice idle, very nice throttle response and acceleration. I'm a pretty happy camper. For the folks in a radius of 50-75 miles of my berg, I highly recommend Precision Motorcycle Repair and Dan, Dave and John, the dudes.

Dan was doing a top end on a Suzuki 400 Dual Sport. Seems the piston siezed. I asked WTF? He said it was new to him and he never saw this type of failure in the 400 before. Oh well, just a bit of a snippet from the repair shop.

Anyway, I dropped my commuter 650 off last night and I got it back at 5:00PM today.


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Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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post #3 of 4 Old 04-24-2008, 07:03 PM
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Bigdaa, though all the stuff you mentioned are simple things you could do yourself. For that price, it's worth letting someone else do it. That's only if you have 100% confidence in that person or place.

I'm an anal bastage. If I'm planning on being on 2-wheels and doing stupid fast things on them. I want to be certain that all is good. That's why I do most everything myself and only let trusted individuals do other things.

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post #4 of 4 Old 04-25-2008, 05:22 AM
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Nicely done bigdaa. I'm about to click over 7K on my '08 already.

I'm hosting a tech day at my house in a few weeks and about 8 KLR owners are coming over to replace doos, install brake lines, check and adjust valves and more. Hopefully mine is in as good of shape as yours when I reach 14K.

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