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Gift Of An Old KLR650

Bipolar

New member
I ran an add in Kijiji looking for a project motorcycle. I was contacted buy someone who had a 2006 KLR650 that had electrical issues.
It would blow a fuse when you hit the starter button but could be push started. He said it had sat for 2 years with out running and he
would drop it off if I wanted it. I said Sure I will take it. I have the registration for it as well.
Its pretty rough but the motor turns over and has compression. I changed the oil and drained the rotten gas out of it. The tank looks good inside.
It has 34000 kilometers on it. I am going to clean the carb and get it running and then decide what to do with it.

Anyone have a dead KLR or an instrument cluster?

Terry



 

filterx

Member
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I ran an add in Kijiji looking for a project motorcycle. I was contacted buy someone who had a 2006 KLR650 that had electrical issues.
It would blow a fuse when you hit the starter button but could be push started. He said it had sat for 2 years with out running and he
would drop it off if I wanted it. I said Sure I will take it. I have the registration for it as well.
Its pretty rough but the motor turns over and has compression. I changed the oil and drained the rotten gas out of it. The tank looks good inside.
It has 34000 kilometers on it. I am going to clean the carb and get it running and then decide what to do with it.

Anyone have a dead KLR or an instrument cluster?

Terry



Not personally but you can download a free 2008 full service manual here and it should have the wiring diagram but I'm not sure if there any major differences between the 06 and 08 but I can't imagine there would be that many.


Then a good multi-meter and start methodically checking for shorts/bad grounds etc.

Otherwise if someone can't help you here, sign up for free at Thumper Talk and they have a forum for these bikes and I'm sure someone can help you narrow things down.


I'm PhilthyX on TT if you want to quote my name in a post.

Nice GIFT, hope you get it running and enjoy :)
 

Bipolar

New member
Thanks Filterex
I'm Terry_g on Thumpertalk.
Thanks for the link to the manual. I have a Clymer manual but I like the on-line version on a big display a lot better.
I'm sure I will get it running, I have saved a few motorcycles from the scrap yard over the years.

Terry
 

Bipolar

New member
I saved this 1980 XT500 from the scrap yard or being parted out a few years back.
It had been stored in a unheated garage for 29 years. It had 14000 km on it and the license plate decal was from 1982.
A lot of time a more money than expected and it ran like a new bike. I sold it because the drum brakes were a bit lacking in stopping power to the point of being scary.
I wish I had not sold it now.



 
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Nice job restoring the bike. I had the enduro version as my first bike. Used to sand the pads and drum often to keep up the braking power. I wonder now if it even helped. Look forward to the after photos of the 650.
 

04klr

Well-known member
Nice Yamaha, my buddy Bugsinteeth would love it.

Bipolar. If you're interested I have lowering links, stronger Eibach rear spring, Race Tech gold valve fork emulators (to make the forks oh so much better, not really) and likely more crap that'll fit your, brand new to you, klarrr.
Some stuff you can have, but being partially Scottish (feet for sure) some of the things have a price.
Have fun with your project and, Welcome to the Dual Sport BC website, the source for all things bike related and what is easily the most read site of it's kind there is. (in Vanderhoof)
 
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filterx

Member
I saved this 1980 XT500 from the scrap yard or being parted out a few years back.
It had been stored in a unheated garage for 29 years. It had 14000 km on it and the license plate decal was from 1982.
A lot of time a more money than expected and it ran like a new bike. I sold it because the drum brakes were a bit lacking in stopping power to the point of being scary.
I wish I had not sold it now.



Nice job dude and I don't spend any time on Craigs List etc but if you ever see something for free you don't want to get into it, I might be interested in a project so feel free to PM the info.

I bugged my neighbor about selling me this XS400 that sat for like 10 years under his car port, He eventually gave it to me and link it cost about $500 to get it running/ride able and used it to get my street bike license after waiting 40 years :)
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Since sold it to a kid for $750 cus I had no room to store it after I got a DRZ400e and we where both happy :)

Otherwise I'll follow your KLR650 build :)
 

Bipolar

New member
Nice Yamaha, my buddy Bugsinteeth would love it.

Bipolar. If you're interested I have lowering links, stronger Eibach rear spring, Race Tech gold valve fork emulators (to make the forks oh so much better, not really) and likely more crap that'll fit your, brand new to you, klarrr.
Some stuff you can have, but being partially Scottish (feet for sure) some of the things have a price.
Have fun with your project and, Welcome to the Dual Sport BC website, the source for all things bike related and what is easily the most read site of it's kind there is. (in Vanderhoof)
I might be contacting you when I get started on the KLR. I need a housing for the instrument cluster or a cluster and
who knows what else I will find when I start taking it apart.
 
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