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klr650 front sprocket (+1)

Hey guys, Im trying to help out a mate who is on the road in oz, he's in victoria at the moment. He wants to gear his klr up abit. What front sprocket will achieve this?what model? thanks
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I found out that the stock is 15 front 43 rear.

Online I found this list

14t 70mph 5400 rpm
15t 70mph 5000 rpm
16t 70mph 4600 rpm
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I can't help with part numbers etc, but if you go with a 16 tooth front sprocket, you can expect to get worse gas mileage than with the stock 15 tooth. I can't explain it, but my buddy consistently paid more per fuel up (with his 16 tooth) than me (with my 15 tooth) on our ride from Canada to Panama in 2003.
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...if you go with a 16 tooth front sprocket, you can expect to get worse gas mileage than with the stock 15 tooth
I found that too when I dropped a tooth on my old F650. My fuel economy improved 10-15%. I don't do a lot of motorway miles though.

John - I think the stock rear sprocket is different for some models. I discovered this the hard way when I was doing my chain and sprockets last time and cut the chain too short.
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I see it's a KLR not KLE...duh
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I agree with the gas mileage point. I had put a 16t on my KLR last year on a trip to Nova Scotia. It did away with good pick up, had a reduction in fuel efficiency (35mpg vs 55mpg), and prevented the bike from traveling in it's preferred 4500rpm range while doing any reasonable speed
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