Thank you very much .... I owe you!
Everithyng on it is original!!! except front wheel guard which is from a honda or yamaha ..... look for something that will fit .... Now you can raise your tail and make it look unique .... many people couldn't belive that this is a KLE or that you can do this with a kle .... on forums I haven't foun many good rewiews on this model ... But sure that those people had other versions - because kle is not a wide market seller .... are quite few kle's ....
But neither previous owner did not have any problems with it - and I know for sure because is my friend and I know each problem that he had with am Yamaha DT .... but with this one .... no major problems .... he only changed brake pads and oil .... and go a lot of off-road with it ... lots of crashes on hills and still it looks like you seen it.
So it's from 1994 ... has almoust 45.000Km, he ride with it almoust 30.000 and I ride only 1.000 - but no major problem - since he bought this bike from japan he only changed tires, once the brake pads, lights and .....oil ..... nothing to worry about. But once again this is the Japan model - KLE400 - I don't know anybody with KLE500 but since is the same thing only the cmc's are different I don't see why KLE500 should be worse.
And I started to tune up this bike last year - raising tail, cross tire on front and eduro on rear wheel, front wheel guard changed .... and it looks like this.
If I can help you with other stuff please let me know
I can tell you one more thing: I noticed that some people on forums are saying that the seat is unconfortable .... Is totaly wrong!!! for an enduro bike the seat is very confortable ..... I was with an KTM and an Yamaha DT for 300Km ....
totaly unconfortable .... my ass hurt for 2 days
With KLE ... a real plesure for rider and passenger.
THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE is that is very hard to find parts for it .... maybe in Netherlands is not like in Romania ... but here is very hard + if I want something for it's engine .... almoust imposible only ordered from Japan, but fortunately except engine all other parts are as on KLE 500 so I wait only 1-2 months
I use Motul engine oil 10W-40 and for chain I use fully shyntetic oil for cross and enduro from Motorex .... and is first time when the chain is changed ... well I still wait for the entire replacement kit.
Last edited by Kumuya; 20 Jun 2006 at 11:12.