Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Technical, Bike forums > Kawasaki

Kawasaki Kawasaki Tech Forum - For Questions specific and of interest to Kawasaki riders only. Questions comparing which bike is best etc go in the "Which Bike" forum.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By motomundo antigua
  • 1 Post By GAS GUY

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 6 Feb 2013
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Alta Loma, California, U.S.A.
Posts: 37
2012 KLR 650 modifications

What changes are their on the 2012 vs earlier models? Do we still need to replace the doohickey, fork springs, rear shock like the 2007 and prior models?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 20 Feb 2013
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Antigua Guatemala
Posts: 75
doohickeys have become bit better, but still dodgy, recommend eagle mike doohickey and torsion spring. forks are much better, although a brace will help a lot.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 24 Feb 2013
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Garden City, Michigan
Posts: 5
The rear shock and forks on the 2008+ bikes are better but of course need to be sprung for your weight.
2008+ Doo is much better but the spring is still worthless and EM Doo still fits the shaft better.
__________________
KLR 705
Gas Gas 321
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 5 Jun 2013
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Alta Loma, California, U.S.A.
Posts: 37
Great info!

That's for the info guys!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 5 Jun 2013
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Boise, Id
Posts: 2
Trans Locks Up

I have a 2011 KLR 650 that when I start to down shift from 5th to 4th gear, it locks/jams up. I have to coast to side of roads and then pull up and push down for several minutes til it finally comes loose. I put in a new clutch pack and new clutch cable. On the very first ride it locked up again. Do you have any ideas what I need to check or replace next? Thanks....
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 klr 650 Acropolis Kawasaki 4 1 Jul 2013 09:47
2010 KLR 650, Chilean registered in Temuco, Chile E-Bum TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted 0 31 Jan 2013 19:42
For sale: klr 650 2007 in ecuador/colombia adamsxv550 TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted 0 29 May 2012 22:21
2008 Kawasaki KLR 650 - Adventure Ready (San Diego, California) Brienne TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted 0 20 Apr 2012 18:40

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!

Next HU Eventscalendar

See all events

 

HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.



Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:53.