DR650 License Plate Holder

DR650 License Plate Holder

Applications: Suzuki DR650 ’96 – Present Pricing (Full Kit): $35.00 (see below) Manufacture: Top Gun Motorcycle Products Top Guns new aluminum License Plate Holder for the DR650SE, replaces the big ugly inner fender that holds the plate and heavy stock light. Cleans up and simplifies the appearance of the rear fender, gives the bike an […]

DR650 Final Drive Chain – 525

DR650 Final Drive Chain – 525

Applications: Suzuki DR650 ’96 – Present MMP P/N: 10062 – 110 links (stock gearing)  …. $127.87 Manufacture: D.I.D. The DID 525VM2 Gold Chain is the longest lasting drive chain we have found for the DR650 for both street and off road use.  

DR650 34mm Chain Roller Kit

DR650 34mm Chain Roller Kit

Applications: Suzuki DR650 ’96 – Present Manufacture: Exclusive for MMP MMP P/N: 10064……………………………………..$15.25 Pair………………………………………………………….$28.00 Upgraded replacement for the upper and lower factory plain bushing chain roller. This unit uses precision ball bearings and is double sealed. Most owners should only need to replace the lower roller since that gets the most wear. We recommend buying […]

Progressive Fork Springs

Progressive Fork Springs

Application: DR650 1996 – Present MMP P/N: 1510 …………………………………….$107.95 Manufactured from high quality chrome silicon wire. Progressive rate fork springs provide a plush ride while soaking up small bumps and firm enough to absorb big bumps. This spring was carefully designed for the DR650 to reduce front end dive under hard braking and still provide […]

DR650 PRIMARY AIR FILTER

DR650 PRIMARY AIR FILTER

Applications:  Suzuki DR650 ’96 – present Manufacturer: Twin Air MMP P/N:  10072………………………………….$29.95 Constructed from two layer of high-flow open-pore foam. Maximum filtration and superior air flow. 25% increase in air-flow while reducing tendency to clog.

DR650 Spark Plug Caps

DR650 Spark Plug Caps

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.

DR650 Spark Plugs

DR650 Spark Plugs

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.

DR650 Spark Plugs

DR650 Spark Plugs

Applications: Suzuki DR650 ’96 – Present Manufacture: NGK MFG P/N: CR10EK MMP P/N: 10071…..…………………………………..$16.00 Pair NGK CR10EK multi-ground spark plugs for late model DR650 twin plug heads. Sold in pairs.

Late model DR650 German Piston Kit

Late model DR650 German Piston Kit

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 […]

Late Model DR650 Piston Kit

Late Model DR650 Piston Kit

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 […]

DR650 EBC Sintered Brake Pads

DR650 EBC Sintered Brake Pads

Application: Suzuki DR650 ’96-Present EBC FA185R Front Brake Pads – P/N: 10055….. $32.00 EBC FA152R Rear Brake Pads – P/N: 10054…… $31.50 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.

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

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. […]

KLR-650 Upper Chain-Wheel Kit

KLR-650 Upper Chain-Wheel Kit

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, […]

Suspension Matters

Suspension Matters

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 […]

What’s Up With Oil and filter Changes

What’s Up With Oil and filter Changes

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 […]

Running Into and Over “Cuco”

Running Into and Over “Cuco”

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 […]

KLR Engine Top End Failure

KLR Engine Top End Failure

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 […]

How To Ruin Your Holiday Ride

How To Ruin Your Holiday Ride

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 […]

The Doohickey Revisited

The Doohickey Revisited

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 […]

DR650 Gas Filter

DR650 Gas Filter

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 […]

Fresh Engine and Hints

Fresh Engine and Hints

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 […]

Banned From Site

Banned From Site

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 […]

WHICH OIL TO USE

WHICH OIL TO USE

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 […]

Doohickey

Doohickey

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 […]

Choke It – But Don’t Kill It

Choke It – But Don’t Kill It

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 […]

Hwy 94 – San Diego County

Hwy 94 – San Diego County

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 […]