Balancer Spring Inspection Port Kit – KLR650

Balancer Spring Inspection Port Kit – KLR650

Applications: Kawasaki KLR650 ’87 – Present Manufacture: MMP Exclusive MMP P/N: 10018: $41.25 This kit is used to modify the left engine inner cover to create an inspection port which will allow the ability to actually see the condition of the balancer chain tension adjustment spring. Kit includes Otoscope, specially modified pilot bolt and sealing […]

DR650 Fuel Filter

DR650 Fuel Filter

Applications: Suzuki DR650 ’96 – present Price: $8.50 Pictured from the left: Acerbis Tank ————— $8.50 short hose from tank Stock Tank —————— $8.50 short hose from tank IMS Tank ——————– $8.50 long hose from tank Replace the small and inconvenient stock filter screen with one of these easy to monitor kits. Several configurations available […]

DR650 Final Drive Chain – 520

DR650 Final Drive Chain – 520

Applications: Suzuki DR650 ’96 – Present MMP P/N: 10063 – 110 links (stock gearing) …. $95.41 Manufacture: D.I.D. The D.I.D.520VM Gold Chain is lighter than the 525 chain, is long lasting with proper adjustment and lubing and has many choices in gearing combinations.  

KLR 650 EBC Sintered Brake Pads

KLR 650 EBC Sintered Brake Pads

Application: Kawasaki KLR650 ’08 – Present Price: $38.74 Manufacture: EBC MMP P/N (see below) EBC Long Life sintered “R” pads give good pad life and braking in all riding conditions. Great for off road use and adventure tourers. EBC FA228HH Front Brake Pads – MMP P/N EBR100…..$38.74 EBC FA187HH Rear Brake Pads – MMP P/N EBR150…..$38.74

Tex Ernhardt Baja Ride

Tex Ernhardt Baja Ride

On Wednesday January 16th 2013, Tex Ernhardt, triple threat master rider/driver/pilot Bruce Redding and a dozen friends took off from Phoenix, AZ on the 14th Annual Tex Ernhardt “No Toro” (No Bull in English) Baja ride from Phoenix to Cabo San Lucas, Baja Sur. Since the ride really gets cookin after on overniter in Ensenada, […]

Fresh Engine and Hints

Fresh Engine and Hints

by Rod Morris We just finished rebuilding the engine in my 1996 KLR650A and I wanted to share some things with other KLR owners. I’m  the second owner of the bike which had  29,000 miles on it when I purchased it from a friend and original owner, Joe Carpenter. The bike had 55,610 mile on it when we started […]

DR650 Secondary Air Filter

DR650 Secondary Air Filter

DR650 Secondary Air Filter MMP P/N: 10103………………………………………..$14.95 Applications: Suzuki DR650 ’96 – Present Manufacture: Top Gun Motorcycle Products As mentioned in the January 07 “Technical Insights” and in Elden’s February , March, and April “Fuel For Thought” articles, we’ve found a potential problem – and solution – of which most riders may not be aware. […]

Modern Technique of the Pistol

Modern Technique of the Pistol

This photograph first appeared in the Tenth Anniversary edition of American Handgunner magazine; to be specific, the September/October 1986 edition. It’s the only photo ever taken of the five original combat masters who are credited with reinventing practical pistol shooting. Facing the photo they are from left to right, Ray Chapman, Elden Carl, Thell Reed, […]

Check Six… Really!

Check Six… Really!

by Todd Vosper I consider myself a pretty safe rider; I wear full armor even on short errands, try hard to remain conspicuous and take advantage of proper lane positioning, and try to keep track of all my threats using a good scan and mirrors. I’m not saying I’m perfect mind you, I make plenty […]

Beware Aftermarket Parts Fitment

Beware Aftermarket Parts Fitment

by Elden Carl Over the years I have seen lots of poor fitting aftermarket parts. Many of them did not contribute to rider safety and in fact some negatively affected handling and performance. The internet has accelerated this “dumb” idea syndrome; Rotella truck oil, raising links and 16/43 gearing for KLR’s comes immediately to mind. […]

Mileage! Smileage!

Mileage! Smileage!

For years I’ve carried in my wallet a small laminated 50 word paragraph from an article written by the late great Gordon Jennings. I’ve quoted it before but here goes again. To paraphrase; Mr. Jennings wrote that “the typical” motorcycle has 8.5 square feet of frontal area producing 60 pounds of drag at 60 mph […]