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still in doubt whether to buy a KLR :
I heard stories about it being very hard to get a decent look on the Engine oil-level of the KLX. Is this the same for a KLR (exactly same engine...?) ??
Maybe there is a modification available ?
Would be nice to hear your comments.
The KLR and KLX don't share anything expect maybe the letters K-a-w-a-s-a-k-i.
Checking the oil on the KLR is very simple indeed. There is an oil level window on the right side of engine making process quite easy.
As far as seeing the quality of the oil, no I don't think you can use the window to verify that. For the record, oil should turn black, especially on a bike with a wet clutch. This means the detergents are doing their job. An oil that stays gold for a long time isn't working as well.
Ah Sorry - forgot about that - Braunschwei isn't too far from here - if you want you can have a decent look on mine, talk it over, stay over night, take it for a ride (if weather conditions are OK) and the decide to buy one - I WOULDN'T buy anything else after my experiences, but everyone has his/her preferences...
Checking the oil level on the KLR 650 couldn't be easier. Place it in gear so it won't roll, even if it is on level ground as it should be, stand to the right side of the motorcycle and then balance it so that you are hardly having to hold the throttle grip. Have a look at the sight glass, and voila!
The KLR 650 takes 2.5 liters of oil with an oil filter change. That takes the oil level to the top of the sight glass.
The KLR has been around for about 15 years, and all the bugs have been ironed out over the years. It cruises nicely at 100-120 km/h and it gets great gas mileage. The 23 liter tank is good for over 500 kms; I filled up at 475 kms with 19.2 liters of regular.
Have a look ay my web site under "My BMWs" in the contents column. The last photo is a Canadian 2002 KLR 650A model. The C model has a smaller gas tank, narrower seat and is more of a dirt bike.
I would recommend this model to anyone that wants basic transportation at a bargain. A fun bike! This coming from a rider that has four BMWs, two of which are GSes.
Hmm... - I haven't quite put the KLR 650 side by side to the US-Modell, but on the pics (YOUR KLR 650) looks like the last 2002 model of the german one - EVEN with the cosmetics - but another colour (just noticed that the rear frame seems to have changed a little since the last model I have in mind - and the tank, too...)
Sorry it's that big, but it was very detailed, so I put it in...
If it "feels" a little smaller it might have gotten another suspension???
There have been small changes in the looks, but I'm very confident, that the tank, the seat, the plastics and some other cosmetic stuff (maybe the lights???) have changed - not the basics - and if you have all the cosmetic things you could probably swap it to another bike!
If you need 100% information contact Kawasaki United States and ask your questions - I'm sure they'll help you out - if not drop me a mail and I will try to contact Kawasaki Germany which has been absolutely helpful and has helped me with an Australian Tengai already (the KLR with a little more plastics...)
This was my one in Oz - and it's the same bike here typewise (but I had to leave my girl down there...)
Basically it is the same model as the KLR 650
As they do build a Diesel Engine in England now for the U.S. Military KLR 650 which is said to be sold in Europe either I cannot imagine that there are major differences in the same year, but ask Kawasaki for details...
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