In March of 2012, I bought a 2001 KLR650 when I realized just how much I had outgrown the XT250 for longer road trips. I had planned to hold onto the XT250 for more hardcore stuff, but quickly realized how cramped I was on the bike after riding the KLR for a few weeks. I may replace it with a DRZ400 or similar when I can, but the XT250 was simply too short for me.
My buddy Troy shot me a message about this bike, and it turned out much better than I expected. It had badly oxidized panels that have been repainted at some point, but was really clean. It had just a hair over 14,000 miles on it when I picked it up.
Here are the modifications I have completed:
Maintenance and "must-do" mods
theICEdevice - It's more important in the event of an accident than clean underwear!
Did the 'doo
Hot Foot Moto rear chain guide
Inline fuel filter
Various maintenance to get it back to tip-top shop
Detweeted Stock Gen-II Muffler with upgraded end cap - Thanks KentuckyKLR!
Trail Tech Vapor Digital Gauge after the stock speedometer died
Vapor indicator dashboard
Suspension, Tires and brakes
Shinko SR244 Tires
Reusable Spoke Weights
Galfer Steel braided front and rear brake line
Ricor IAS rear shock
IMS 6.6 Gallon Tank (with green LEDs on the tank!)
Cycra CRM Handguards
Happy Trail Skid Plate
Happy Trail Rear Master Cylinder Guard
Eagle Mike Rear Master Cylinder and Brake Pedal Mount
Folding Extendable CNC Levers from China
2HE Clutch Arm Mod - The first thing I did to my bike, and one of the best!
Seat Concepts Seat --- LOVE IT!
Moose Racing Steel Folding Shift Lever
Knight Designs 3/8" lowering pegs
PowerMadd Pivoting Riser 475 (PM15430)
Pro Taper SE ATV Mid handlebars
BikeMaster Heated Grips
Luggage and Storage
Large Wolfman Rolie Bag on rear rack
Wolfman The Hoops side bags
Storm Industries Tool Roll and Tool Tube insert bag
Miscellaneous tools and spares in tool roll - See here for more
Motopumps Mini Pro Deluxe inflator
Wolfman Small Expedition tank bag
Wolfman Side Racks
Wolfman Expedition Dry Saddle Bags
Wolfman Small Expedition duffel
"Make it look better" mods
Trail Tech 8" Race Light with Boatman Conversion Kit
Acerbis NOST front fender
Acerbis NOST rear fender
DRC Edge 2 LED taillight
Tuff Lites LED Turn Signals
Dellran Battery Tender Jr.
Shorai Lithium Battery LFX14L5-BS12
Fuse Relocation Kit from ElectricalConnection.com
Waterproof USB Power outlet
Samsung S4 Active for music and navigation.
DualSportMaps App for Android - Check it out, it's a GREAT application!
Current plans are fairly simply things, mostly planning to lengthen the life of the bike, and set it up as a dirt road capable mid-range tourer. I have no delusions that I will ride it far offroad, but being able to take it down dirt or gravel roads when I stumble across them is always nice.
CLEARLY needed to upgrade the rear shock! All better now!
Planned/Potential Future Mods:
Paint the frame, swing arm, forks black?