2008 KLR Electrical Problem

2008 KLR Electrical Problem

Paul D. contacted us all the way from Panama. Seems the wiring harness on his 2008  KLR650 has shorted out twice already. The wiring appears to be rubbing against  something sharp where the harness passes by the horn. 2008 owners take a look!We always recommend covering wiring with split or spiral wrap anytime the wiring […]

Gearing and Fueling

Gearing and Fueling

Elden fields many calls from customers and readers. Although I normally handle the “Contact Patch” duties, here’s a summary of a conversation Elden recently enjoyed: It’s great to talk to folks that “get it.” Jim Walton is one of those people. He recently called about a gearing change for his KLR650, and it was immediately […]

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 […]

Top Gun DR650 Tachometer

Top Gun DR650 Tachometer

Well, as I look back at the article index I can see that I haven’t been keeping up with Elden. But, we’ve had a lot going on here, several products being put out or in the works, purchasing and studying the new 2008 KLR, etc. I hope everyone is enjoying the riding season, now in […]

KLR vs. DR

KLR vs. DR

Happy 2007! As you might have noticed, we took a little time off in December to prepare for the Christmas season. Additionally, we’ve been working hard on several new products that we hope will be out early in 2007. I hope you all had a chance to enjoy friends and family and we wish you […]

KLR 650 Sub-Frame Bolts & DR 650 Chain Issues

KLR 650 Sub-Frame Bolts & DR 650 Chain Issues

It’s that time of the month again, and did October ever fly by! I know some of you are getting ready to put your bikes away for winter, and folks in the Southwest are getting ready for desert season. Wherever you are, I hope you have a chance to get out and ride at least […]

Benefits of a Fork Brace

Benefits of a Fork Brace

I can’t believe how fast a month goes by when I’m supposed to be getting these web pages ready! Feels like a week or two and I’m right back at it. First of all, a recap of our suggestion last month to use a relay when adding a fan switch to the KLR. If you […]

KLR650 Manual Fan Switch

KLR650 Manual Fan Switch

We received some great emails during our first month. To those of you who took the time to write us; thank you! It was great to hear from you and we hope to hear from you again. First, a couple of questions from Brock, in GA: Q. Would a manual fan switch be a good […]

First Contact Patch – Aftermarket Skid Plate?

First Contact Patch – Aftermarket Skid Plate?

This is your chance to ask those questions that you always wanted and answer to but either didn’t know who to ask, or were uncomfortable asking.  One of the great things about working with Elden is that he’s been around for a while, and he knows some genuinely interesting and intelligent people in the motorcycle […]