Great looking dirt bike, wish I had one here at home Dave.
The power and the gearing seem to be just fine like it is so I'll probably leave that alone for now. Have you found anything to reduce the vibration? I did ask the PO about the doohickey and he didn't know, he was the second owner so I'll just assume it was never done and do it myself.Looks like a good deal.
Looks like it has been de-smogged. My next question would be has the doo hickey been replace.......if not do it right away!
Put a FMF Q4 slip on it and you will notice a bit of a jump in power.
A 14t front and 48 rear are the most liked gears for the KLR.
KLR's are oiled cooled AND they all burn a bit of oil after a good days ride. Keep a eye on the oil level.
They do have a bit of vibration in the handle bars.
Check and see if the low adjust screw plug has been removed.
2 questions for the last owner.
Has the Doo hockey been done??
Has the Daves mod been done on the carb??
Well I am some kind of wrench (it's not bragging if you can do it) so I am probably looking at needing at least 1/2 hour.If your not sure about the Doo hickey then by all means do it. If you don't it can take out the head and piston all at once. Takes about 1 hour to do if your any kind of a wrench at all.
Actually it is the balancer chain tensioner but I kind of wondered about how the spring or adjuster could break if it was maintained properly, and if lugging the engine could have anything to do with it. I just ordered the parts for it anyway.I
I NEVER had to replace the (doo hicky) in any of them never had aproblem with it , It is the cam chain tensioner and when adjusted properly and on time you too should not have a problem .
. Takes about 1 hour to do if your any kind of a wrench at all.
I've been wanting to pick up a KLR for some time since I moved here but think it's a bit high for a short legged guy like me. I might just have to bite the bullet for an older one to see if it would work for me, I could always sell it if didn't.