Applications: Suzuki DR650 ’96 – Present Manufacture: NGK MMP P/N: 10070……………………………………..$7.50 Pair These eventually break down and should be replaced periodically to ensure the optimal ignition performance. Sold in pairs for twin plug DR650s.
Applications: Suzuki DR650 ’96 – Present Manufacture: NGK MFG P/N: CR10EIX MMP P/N: 10071-1……………………………………$18.50 Pair These Iridium spark plugs require less voltage to spark, burn fuel more efficiently and spark at leaner air/fuel mixtures. Sold in pairs.
Application: Suzuki DR650 ’96-Present MMP P/N: 10067…………………………………..$155.00 Manufacturer: Exclusive for MMP from Wossner These German made forged piston kits include rings, clips and pin. Piston is Moly Coated and the Pin is coated with diamond-like carbon, providing anti-friction qualities. Available in stock bore only. Note: Replating of the cylinder may be necessary if the NIKASIL […]
Applications: Suzuki DR650 ’96- Present MMP P/N: 10066…………………………………..235.00 Manufacture: Exclusive for MMP from CP Our new forged DR650 piston is stronger, lighter, resists heat better and revs quicker than the OEM cast piston. Available in stock bore only. Note: Replating of the cylinder may be necessary if the Nikasil coating is excessively worn. Call for […]
Application: Suzuki DR650 ’96-Present EBC FA185R Front Brake Pads – P/N: 10055….. $32.00 $30 while supplies last EBC FA152R Rear Brake Pads – P/N: 10054…… $31.50 $30 while supplies last Manufacture: EBC MMP P/N: (see above) EBC Long Life sintered “R” pads give reasonable pad life and good braking in all riding conditions, wet, dry, hot or cold.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Application: Kawasaki KLR650 ’08 – Present Price: $38.74 $25 while supplies last 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 $25 EBC FA187HH Rear Brake Pads […]
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. […]
Price: $39.95 Manufacture: Top Gun Application: KLR650 1987+ You know we are big fans of the KLR-650 and we think it’s one of the two finest big-bore multisurface motorcycles on the market. For some reason though, the folks at Kawasaki have produced a motorcycle for off-road use with minimal lower, and absolutely NO upper, […]
Assuming your multisurface motorcycle weighs not much more than four hundred pounds, has reliable electronics and engine, handles well and is equipped with chain drive and excellent suspension, you can have great deal of fun in Baja where even the paved roads vary from smooth to really bumpy. I recently took a 200 mile ride […]
I was discussing motorcycle oil and filter change intervals the other day. We wondered among other things why my wife’s Toyota Camry 4-cylinder equipped with a separate clutch and transmission needed oil and filter changes every 5000 miles while my KL650-A big single with integrated clutch and transmission only needs an oil and filter change […]
If you’ve ridden KLR’s for very long or own a copy of Clemente Salvadori’s book, Motorcycle Journeys Through the Baja, you may know the name of Clem’s research and riding companion Kurt Grife. Many of Kurt’s 6 figure miles on KL’s and other two wheelers have been recorded in Baja, especially Southern Baja, which is […]
I recently had a customer call about getting a new piston for his 2007 KLR650. During the discussion I asked what had happened and he told me that the piston seized. That usually happens when the engine overheats due to lack of oil. He continued that when he pulled the clutch cover and checked the […]
As usual during the winter I try to take advantage of any good weather days to get out on my KLR and I did on Sunday, December 23, 2012. Of course living in San Diego makes winter riding an easy task even when the weather reports say chance of rain. If they report anything below […]
Never has such a frivolous word been used to describe such a dangerous motorcycle engine part. Yes, indeed the late Jake Jakeman of Sagebrush Engineering had a sense of humor. Who’s Jake Jakeman you ask? Well, he’s the guy who furnished the KLR650 world with the first good balancer adjustment lever. Hundred thousand mile plus […]
We covered this subject some time ago but it’s time to mention it again. Elden and I had gone on a two day ride to Baja a few years ago, he on his Suzuki DR650 and me on my KLR650. The weather was great, the riding conditions were perfect and we were riding our […]
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 […]
A customer recently sent me an e-mail that he had received his new KLR650 shock spring and absolutely loved it. He added a PS saying that he would never, ever buy anything from one particular vendor because of how he markets his s___ by corrupting forums. The customer had gone to a KLR Forum and […]
The question of which oil to use in a motorcycle has been discussed and cussed for as long as I can remember and still doesn’t have a definitive answer. Deciding on which type of oil to use is like picking out your clothes, what beer to drink, and the list goes on. You buy what […]
Real name: Balancer Chain Lever. The name doohickey was first coined by Jake Jakeman in 1987; the very first person to start making improvements on the KLR650. The story I heard was that the words balancer chain lever were too hard to remember and Jake referred to it as, “you know, that doohickey thing”. Jake […]
I learned about the downside of carbureted motorcycle enrichening systems the hard way. In the first instance I loaned my KL-650A to a former riding companion for a long ride in Baja. On the second day he rode the bike hard for 20+ miles with the choke full open. Oil consumption increased dramatically thereafter resulting […]
I’ve have the good fortune to live close to one of the best motorcycle roads in San Diego County; Hwy 94. The good parts start at Otay Lakes Rd. and Honey Springs Rd. and wander east for some 40+ miles through rough mountains that separate you from the Mexican border, although you can see the […]
For years some KLR650 owners have been installing a fork brace for the wrong reason and we’ve been writing about why not to install a fork brace on a KLR650 at any time. Lots of KLR650 owners have complained over the years about the KLR being unstable during windy conditions and cornering. Somewhere along the […]
Elden Carl and I had been riding together on the black strip for almost 20 years when he started back into off-roading on a Suzuki DR350 Dual Sport. His stories of the great riding in Baja really got me fired up and somewhere in the mid 1990’s I was re-introduced to off-road riding on a […]
“I got my spring within a few days of sending. Installed it with some rachet straps. I had raising links on the KLR but changed back to stock. I’m running the shock with the pre-load on the first position. It works perfect and eats the bumps. I wish I had bought a spring sooner and […]
We seem to do more articles on the KLR650 shock than any other subject and there’s good reason. Every KLR650 from 1987 to present needs a spring upgrade. There are a number of springs available through the aftermarket (how many we don’t know) including ours. Do they all fit properly, are they able to […]
On Saturday 3/12/11 the sun was shining and the temperature was in the 60’s and I decided it was time for a ride. Before I could even get my gear on the phone rang and it was Elden wanting to also enjoy the great weather with a little ride. I had already prepped my 1999 KLR650 (with red/black […]
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