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post #1 of 3 Old 02-27-2012, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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KLR650 essential performance and saftey upgrades/mods... ?

So just got a used 2009 KLR, LOW MILES

It already came with a fork brace, heard its nice to have.

Im doing the doohickey, cause otherwise the engine could blow at anytime?

I heard i should upgrade the front rotor? For better braking.

Im also doing the Thermo bob replacement. And master cylinder guard.

I wanna ride this bike 100k miles plus before i get a new one.


What have you done to your KLR?

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post #2 of 3 Old 02-29-2012, 11:57 AM
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So just got a used 2009 KLR, LOW MILES

It already came with a fork brace, heard its nice to have.

Im doing the doohickey, cause otherwise the engine could blow at anytime?

I heard i should upgrade the front rotor? For better braking.

Im also doing the Thermo bob replacement. And master cylinder guard.

I wanna ride this bike 100k miles plus before i get a new one.


What have you done to your KLR?

My original doodickie lasted 23,000 hard miles. I don't think you can go wrong investing in a more robust one.

The newer model brakes (I have an 05) are far superior to mine. Leave em alone for the time being.

I put a radiator guard on mine. It did not save the plastic panel, but it definitely saved the radiator.

I put a special shift pedal on that had a paddle welded to it to keep it from rupturing the side case during a dump. Though it got bent past serviceability, it saved the side case for damn sure so I bought a brand new one.

I put progressive fork springs and a progressive 420 rear shock on my bike. Awesome along with dropping it one inch even though I'm 6'1".

K&N filter, easy to maintain. Water pump and rear master cylinder guard.

One tooth larger front sprocket. Nice on the super slab.

Odessy dry cell battery.


EBC oversized front rotor.

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what happened to your original one bigdaa?

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