What does KLR stand for?
|Kosten-Leistungsrechnung (German: Cost-Performance Accounting)
|Kazaa Lite Resurrection (file sharing software)
|Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio (band)
|Kelly Law Registry (Troy, MI)
How many miles is a lot for a KLR?
14,000 is Ok on KLR. It’s good for quite a bit more before any major engine work is needed, except for the Doohicky.
How much is a KLR650 worth?
|Suggested List Price
What does KLR stand for in KLR650?
KLR means Kawasaki KLR 650.
What is the top speed of a KLR650?
Top Speed: 95 mph (Est.)
How much horsepower does a KLR650 have?
It features an updated 652 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces a quoted 40 horsepower and 39 lb-ft of peak torque. The power output figures are roughly the same as the last generation, but that’s no bad thing.
Are KLR650 reliable?
The Kawasaki KLR 650 has become a legendary motorcycle for a reason. It’s reliability, simplicity, and low cost of entry and ownership are some of the main reasons. There’s also the fact that there isn’t anything quite like it in the market. For decades now, the KLR has been the more comfortable dual-sport machine.
How many miles can a KLR650 go on a tank of gas?
A 6.1 gallon tank hung over a mid-displacement, fuel-injected machine portents a long range, with the potential for somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 miles.
How fast does a KLR650 go?
At top speed, which seems to be 88-90 mph on level ground, full tuck with no wind, the KLR doesn’t feel like it’s straining too hard or about to launch the piston through the fuel tank. First gear, however, could be a bit lower.
What is considered high mileage for a KLR650?
Mine still runs strong, I see a lot more miles in it, but it is high mileage. In decent shape, 20,000 should be fully reasonable miles on a dual sport.
How many miles per gallon does a KLR650 get?
Just over 10 miles away from fuel, the KLR finally sipped its last drops and sputtered to a halt at mile 239.6 of the trip. Given the endless sand and loose rocks we’d been riding up to this point, 39.3 mpg was a respectable number.
Did Kawasaki fix the doohickey?
A certain portion of KLR Nation (you know who you are) should warm up their “back in my day” stories, as Kawi also seems to have fixed The Doohickey; the cam chain guide is said to be stronger, made from new materials, and with a new shape. The KLR’s gearbox is still stuck with just five gears.
Is the KLR650 a good dirt bike?
Immediately, the KLR just feels like a big dirt bike to me, that’s the beauty of a big single. The ABS brakes aren’t an issue, even with a mix of loose rocks. I found I was able to comfortably ride quite quickly and when the road turned to a smoother mix of dirt and gravel, I was easily able to cruise at higher speeds.
How many miles can a KLR 650 go on a tank of gas?
Is the KLR650 reliable?
What is the KLR Doo Hickey?
Both generations of the Kawasaki KLR 650 have had a serious issue with the counter-balancing chain adjustment mechanism, or as most call it, a “doohickey”. Basically the doohickey tensions the counter-balancing chain and this helps neutralize engine shake and vibration, which makes for a smoother running engine.
How fast will a KLR650 go?
What happens when the doohickey fails?
Generally a doohickey failure will not result in a toasted engine, but it has happened. It’s a loose chunk of metal inside the engine. They seem to be welded together by the same guy that does the shift levers, so it’s well worth the peace of mind to replace it.