Product Highlight – KLR650 Rear Shock Springs

Product Highlight – KLR650 Rear Shock Springs

We see Kawasaki has added a 2014 “New Edition” KLR650 with revised springs and rebound damping at both ends, and some mods to the seat (and we will try to get some feedback on it ASAP). However, here at Top Gun, we’ve had a selection of KLR-specific springs available for several years (and the original […]

KLR650 Chain Adjustment Revisited

KLR650 Chain Adjustment Revisited

Back in the last century (1990) when I purchased my first KLR650 (1989 A-3), one of the first things I noticed was how much chain slack the factory recommended (50 – 55mm or slightly more than 2”). I put the bike up on my Handy Lift and studied the situation concluding that the factory was […]

Riding Twisty Roads

Riding Twisty Roads

The most memorable encounters are mostly with lighter bikes usually singles in the 350 to 400 pound range. Of the heavier bikes, the GS Beemers come to mind. Ron Jensen was a terror on his early GS1000. He could keep up a pace on challenging mountain roads usually reserved for lighter more agile bikes. Ron […]