What To Fix On My KLR650

What To Fix On My KLR650

The number one thing that needs attention on every KLR650 is replacing the rear shock spring with the correct spring rate for the total load weight that’s carried every time you ride. That’s the rider with normal riding gear (usually 15 – 20 lbs) and any other added weight like boxes, bags, bars, guards, braces, food, clothing etc. […]

KLR650 Rear Shock

KLR650 Rear Shock

Glossary MSM – Multisurface Motorcycles/Motorcyclist MMP – Multisurface Motorcycle Products TGMP – Top Gun Motorcycle Products MSM Weight Categories Lightweight – up to 250lbs Middleweight – 250lbs – 300lbs Light-Heavyweight – 300lbs – 350lbs Heavyweight – 350lbs – 400lbs   KLR650 REAR SHOCK One of the biggest complaints made about all stock KLR650’s is the […]

Selecting the Correct KLR650 Shock Spring

Selecting the Correct KLR650 Shock Spring

Ask any KLR650 owner what the number one thing is they don’t like about their bike and 99.99% will say, “the rear shock”. All 99.99% would be wrong with that answer. There’s nothing wrong with the KLR shock, but, there’s a number of things wrong with the spring. Every motorcycle shock spring has a certain […]

DR650 Rear Shock Spring Replacement

DR650 Rear Shock Spring Replacement

Product: 7.2 kg/mm Rear Shock Spring Price: 80.00 PRICE REDUCED, Includes FREE SHIPPING in the US! Applications: Suzuki DR650SE 1996 – Present Manufacture: Top Gun Motorcycle Products MMP P/N: 405…………………………80.00 PLEASE NOTE -THESE SPRINGS ARE GRAY, NOT YELLOW.  7.2 kg/mm spring made from the highest quality materials and designed specifically for the DR650 without requiring use of […]

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 Sprockets

KLR650 Sprockets

Applications: Kawasaki KLR650 ’87 – Present Prices Vary: $16.83 – $43.70 See Below; while supplies last Manufacture: JT Sprockets and others MMP P/N: (see below) Counter Shaft Sprockets ( KLR650 ’90 – Present) JT511-14T Counter Sprocket – MMP P/N:10033.. $22.55 $12 JT511-15T Counter Sprocket – MMP P/N:10034.. $22.55 $12 Counter Shaft Sprockets (KLR650 ’87 – 89) […]

KLR650 Progressive Fork Springs

KLR650 Progressive Fork Springs

Application: Kawasaki KLR650 MMP P/N: 1151 pre-2008………………………..$85.00 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. Each spring is carefully designed for each model motorcycle to reduce front end dive under hard braking and still provide ride comfort. […]

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 […]

Improved Rear Shock Spring for the KLR650 – New Size for 2018

Improved Rear Shock Spring for the KLR650 – New Size for 2018

Product: 6.6 kg/mm, 7.4 kg/mm, 8.0 kg/mm, and 9.3 kg/mm (370 lbs/in, 420 lbs/in 450 lbs/in, 525 lbs/in) Rear Shock Spring Price: 80.00 PRICE REDUCED, Includes FREE SHIPPING in US. Applications: Kawasaki KLR650 ’87 – 2018 (Not designed for Gen 3 KLR) Manufacture: Top Gun Motorcycle Products MMP P/N: 10101(6.6kg)…………………………80.00 MMP P/N: 10101-1(7.4kg)……………………….80.00 MMP P/N: 10101-2(8.0kg)……………………….80.00 […]

Rear Shock Service/Rebuild

Rear Shock Service/Rebuild

Application: Kawasaki KLR650 ’87 – Present Prices: Email mmpsales@topgunmotorcycles.com or call 619 971-7952 for pricing. Rebuild All Models We Accept PayPal, Check or Money Order We’ve found that a Basic Service most often should actually be a rebuild. We would like customer to pre-approve replacement of these parts prior to sending shock: Seal Head, “O” ring. […]

DR650 Rear Peg Bracket

DR650 Rear Peg Bracket

Application: Suzuki DR650 ’96 – Present MMP P/N: TG-3……………………………………………..$10.00 Manufacturer: Top Gun Lower the rear foot pegs for passenger comfort. Solo rider can put feet back for comfort or to streamline legs for a more tucked position. Made of thick aluminum for strength and ready to paint, powder coat or anodize.

DR650 Sprockets

DR650 Sprockets

DR650 Sprockets –525 Pricing Varies: Front $15.25, Rear $37.82-$38.15 See Below; while supplies last Applications: Suzuki DR650 ’96 – Present Manufacture: JT Sprockets MMP P/N: (see below) Counter Shaft Sprockets JT1448-14T Counter Sprocket – MMP P/N:10057.. $15.25 $12 JT1448-15T Counter Sprocket – MMP P/N:10058.. $15.25 $12 Rear Sprockets JT1791- 41T Rear Sprocket – MMP P/N:10059……. $37.82 […]

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 […]

DR650 PRIMARY AIR FILTER

DR650 PRIMARY AIR FILTER

Applications:  Suzuki DR650 ’96 – present Manufacturer: Twin Air MMP P/N:  10072………………………………….$29.95 $18 while supplies last 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.

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 only.   Note: Replating of the cylinder may be necessary if the Nikasil coating is excessively worn. Call for info […]

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 $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.

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 […]

KLR 650 EBC Sintered Brake Pads

KLR 650 EBC Sintered Brake Pads

Application: Kawasaki KLR650 ’08 – Present Price: $30 (front), $27 (rear) 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 $30  EBC FA187HH […]

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. […]

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 […]