Two

Two

Long after I thought two-stroke motorcycles were extinct I ran into Paul Suchy at Santispak 10 miles south of Mulege Baja Sur. Parked there on the beach under a palapa was a loaded down

Racing Rod

Racing Rod

  Rod Morris and I recently did our first two day Baja loop since rebuilding and breaking in both of his MMP/KL-A KL engines. The overnite would be at Maria Navarro

KLR650 Petcock Kit

KLR650 Petcock Kit

Applications: ‘Kawasaki KLR650 ’87 – Present Manufacture: Top Gun MMP P/N:BC100…………..$12.00 Convert to a high quality manual petcock. Don’t find yourself stuck on the side of the road with a faulty vacuum petcock. See Elden’s June 2011 Technical Insights article on the subject here.

EBC Carbon Graphite Sport Brake Pads

EBC Carbon Graphite Sport Brake Pads

Applications: Kawasaki KLR650 ’87 – Present Price: $15 (front), $12 (rear) while supplies last Manufacture: EBC MMP P/N: (See Below) EBC Carbon Graphite “X” pads are ideal for canyon carvers or heavy brake users in dry conditions. They work well with the Supermoto oversize floating front brake disc. Carbon graphite formula runs cooler and less […]

EBC Sintered Brake Pads

EBC Sintered Brake Pads

Applications: Kawasaki KLR650 ’87 – Present Price: $25 (front), $20 (rear) Manufacture: EBC MMP P/N: (See Below) EBC Long Life sintered “R” pads give reasonable pad life and good braking in all riding conditions, wet, dry, hot or cold. Great for off road use and adventure tourers. EBC FA130R Front Brake Pads – MMP P/N:10040… […]

KLR650 Shifter

KLR650 Shifter

Applications: Kawasaki KLR650 ’87 – Present Price: $25 Manufacture: MacDonald Products MMP P/N: 10079 (stock length)……………………..$25 MMP P/N: 10079-1(bigfoot)…………………………$25 Original MacDonald Products MFG shifter. Won’t break like the stock shifter. Now available in “Bigfoot” model, 3/4″ longer but still designed with case clearance in mind. Note: Increased length of Bigfoot shifter puts shifter in front […]

DR650 License Plate Holder

DR650 License Plate Holder

Applications: Suzuki DR650 ’96 – Present Pricing (Full Kit): $15.00 (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 […]

Late Model DR650 Piston Kit

Late Model DR650 Piston Kit

Applications: Suzuki DR650 ’96- Present MMP P/N: 10066…………………………………..$80.00 Manufacture: CP Carrillo DR650 Piston Our new forged DR650 piston is stronger, lighter, resists heat better and revs quicker than the OEM cast piston. Available in stock bore

KLR Valve and Balancer Adjustments

KLR Valve and Balancer Adjustments

Between 1990 and 1992 I hated my 1989 KL650 so much I almost sold it. I saw no possible way I was going to overcome all the built in flaws mainly in suspension and engine. Then I found former European pro motocrosser and Ohlins expert Stig Pettersson (Pettersson Pro Suspension 714 323-5779) , who built […]

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 Secondary Air Filter

DR650 Secondary Air Filter

DR650 Secondary Air Filter MMP P/N: 10103………………………………………..$10.00 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. […]

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