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Old 23 Jan 2009
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2008 KLR650 for sale in Rio Feb/Mar

After a long & great adventure unfortunately I have to part with Tiger Lilly. I bought her in the US in Feb 2008 & it is registered in Arizona. Currently I am in BA & have 20,000 miles on it & guess I will have 3000 more by the time I get to Rio by the end of Feb or Early March.

A List of all the Farkles that I went a bit mad with:
  • Jesse luggage system with two 40ltr boxes. By far the best I have seen on my travels as they sit closer to the bike so overall my bike was 10 - 12cm narrower & with proper locks.
  • Jesse small boot with a large tie down rack. This replaced the standard rack & really strengthens the back of the bike. The original rack had a max weight capacity of 15kgs?
  • Happy Trails steel bash plate. Replaced the standard plastic one.
  • Happy Trails PD Nerf bars protecting the front faring.
  • Happy Trails PD Nerf saddle bags that hook on to the nerf bars.
  • Happy Trails engine guards with highway pegs mounted for when you need a stretch out.
  • Happy Trails front Fork Braces. They really made a big difference to the bike over this long mileage.
  • Happy Trails Center stand. You do need it no mater what anyone says.
  • Taller touring windscreen by Kawasaki.
  • Gel Seat with Leather upholstery by Kawasaki.
  • Oxford heated grips. Loved it on the Altiplano for days. I lost the switch console so wired it to a simple on / off Switch.
  • No Maintenance Battery. I was shocked to see a battery that still needed topping up as standard?
  • Moose off road pegs. They are spring loaded. Note I had problems with the bolts & had them helicoiled but the vibrations were too much again so I got then welded on. As they spring back not a problem of breaking them. 15K miles since then & not a issue.
  • I wired a cigarette lighter socket to the battery through an inline fuse.
  • Barkbusters handguards with aluminium backboke. Great for saving the levers.
  • Heavier guage back spring replaced over existing shock. I got this done in the US before I left & it have been a great ride on these. The stock spring was way too weak.
Maintenance Done & few Issues:
  • Oil & Filter changed every 3000miles. Most of these were done by me so I bought well known brands.
  • New Brake Pads front & Back changed at 18K miles.
  • New Sprockets & Chain replaced with Kawasaki dealer in La Serena, Chile. 18K Miles.
  • Fuel economy been great of lately, riding peacefully at 55miles/hour been getting 55 miles to the gallon.
  • I have had issues with the blinkers all along. Their Plastic / rubber arms cracked so I have replaced the rear ones with after market ones & the front patched with a good old Duct tape. Have lasted from Mexico till here.
  • The Tank has a few scratches from where the Tank Bag has rubbed along on it.
  • I had re welded the subframe due to a crack caused by an infamous errant bolt. The right bolt vibrated out putting pressure on the left frame & tank fastening. This happened to me in Columbia & was repaired by a great dealer. I Changed the bolts after that, done the Andean countries & not an Issue.
Equipment & Spares With the Sale:
  • Heavy Duty Air compressor Kit with Tire pressure gauge, tire Irons with puncture repair kit.
  • Spare Levers & Brake Lines.
  • Ortlieb Large Waterproof duffel bag. Been great & totally waterproof.
  • Full Tool kit with all the original tools & enhanced with a required ratchet set, Allen keys etc. Got everything I think.
  • Bag full of other small wares & stuff that might be of use to you.
  • Acerbis Kidney Belt with a rubberised plastic lower back support.
  • Arai TourX Helmet. Well used with a few scratches but you can have it if you need it.
  • Same goes with my Riding suit. Its a Revit Darrien I think. Real expensive one when I bought it over a year ago. Nearly $800 I think. If it fits & you need it then I would like some money for it.
  • Size 43. Sidi goretex boots. Love then cost me $350 in the US if they fit & you need them then give me something for em.
I am relisting the bike as a potential sale fell through. I am looking for $5000 for the bike & all the kit. If interested then you can also mail me on mojoriding@gmail.com

Cheers Mo.
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I spent some time riding with Mojo and wanted to vouch for the bike. Well maintained, and sprung correctly for the load. Bike should be ready to go, and Mojo will probably share a few drinks with the buyer. Can't get much better than that!
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I am in Florinapolis at the moment but am willing to ride the bike to most places in Argentina or Chile.

Make me an offer I cannot refuse. Cheers Mojo.
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Hi Mojo,

Is it an oil burner?
Has the Doohickey been upgraded?


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Hi Sean

Hey Sean I did not get the Doo done as there was some ambiguity as to the need for it when I left the US 10 months ago for the 2008. If a buyer was to come forward that wanted it done then would do if for them as not a lot of hassle really. Can get the part in a few weeks as got family visiting from the US. Tiger lilly has not been an oil burner so far for 22K miles. Did give me a scare into BA one day though but not an issue since then. I am aware of few that were & am getting my valves adjusted in a week so have ordered new piston rings that they were upgraded to & will change them at the same time.

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Good luck with the sale!
Very nicely set up bike!

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Will leave that engine alone;

Hey Patrick,

Yes will leave that engine alone. Have done the valve they were fine within specs. Running a mint seems a shame to sell her now, but must as have no need for a bike here in this part of the worlds for a few years atleast.

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Hi Mojo
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