Tale of Two Failed KLR650’s (Got an inspection hole?)

Tale of Two Failed KLR650’s (Got an inspection hole?)

I always chuckle a bit when I hear stories on the Internet about the Kawasaki’s “bullet-proof” KLR650. I have taken apart and studied more than 30 broken KLR engines in the past 17 years; most of them the victims of the poorly engineered balancer system or of faulty assembly at the factory. Pardon me if I’m a […]

10 Year Anniversary Writing about KLR650’s

10 Year Anniversary Writing about KLR650’s

If you’re reading this article then you already are aware that there have been some recent site changes. Here’s how it breaks down now: www.multisurfacemotorcycling.com(MSM) –  MSM will maintain archived FFT articles, procedures and Multisurface Motorcycle Products (MMP). www.topgunmotorcycles.com (TGMP) -“Fuel For Thought” (FFT) will appear on this site monthly with articles by me, Rod […]

Traction Troubles

Traction Troubles

Before I get to a couple of questions, I’d like to tell you about a recent early morning ride. I stepped out of the house around 0540 to get in a quick, 30 minute ride. I usually try to do this a couple of times a week, though normally I’m out the door 20 minutes […]