At long last I'm starting to update this site. Keep looking for new products and information.
The .7" bar risers (approx 18mm) are now available in both silver finish to match the 2008 and 2009 KLR650's, as well as the black to match the 2007 and earlier.
Suspension links for the 2008 and 2009 are also available.
The balancer lever (aka doohickey) is still heat treated to H900 condition, as it has been since the beginning. It's still the stronger and toughest balancer lever on the market.
The torsion spring has been proven for quite some time. This is the best spring setup for the KLR650 balancer adjustment system. The spring has a longer adjustment life, is captured on install, and takes the slack out of the system in the best way.
I make rotor pullers, rotor holder wrenches, and have the necessay gaskets and rotor bolts available for purchase with or without the balancer lever and torsion spring.
I hope to have online purchasing available soon. For now, you can either call me or we can do the transaction through paypal.
Updated Feb 2006
New mirror mount/choke mount for the KLR650
A new mirror mount/choke mount for the KLR650 is now available. This
is CNC machined from solid
aluminum bar stack (often misnamed billet). This replaces the rear half
of the factory mount for the clutch lever, and has the correct thread
for mounting the KLR650 factory or aftermarket mirror, including the
vibration isolators. A local rider that got one of the first mounts for
testing reports that his mirror is much clearer with this mount. He had
the mirror mounted with the vibration isolator in the factory location
before, and just moved the parts to the new mount. This mount is tapped
a couple of threads deeper than other aftermarket mounts similar to this
one, so you can screw the stem in a little more to "tune" the
vibration characteristics a little bit. The KLr650 choke lever is often
damaged during even a light fall to the left when it's mounted to the
factory left side switch assembly. This new mount also has the correct
mounting for the choke lever on the back side of the mount, and almost
entirely eliminates this damage possibility. This mirror mount/choke
mounting is needed with the aftermarket push-to-cancel turn signal
Raising links for the KLR650
These links are CNC machined from high strength aluminum solid bar
stock, and hard anodized black.
These have been field tested for over a year now, and were
originally designed for the (ahem) "standard"
sized rider. A quick aside here - the KLR650 has ergonomics that are
large enough for riders that can't get comfortable on smaller bikes.
Sooooo - a lot of KLR650 riders are 200 lbs and up....The stock
springing and shock damping seems to be set up for a rider of
approximately 160 lbs, and a rider of 250 lbs soon realizes he has to
run the preload max'd out, and often gets an uncomfortable ride. A new
shock and spring assembly costs quite a bit of money. Even replacing a
spring on the factory shock can be challenging for the average rider
that doesn't have the proper tools.
The links can be changed easily with tools that would be used to
accomplish standard maintenance on the KLR650, plus the addition of a
small lift, jack, or sling. The change can be done in as little as 10
minutes. While you're doing the change, I would suggest you pull apart
your entire rear suspension and lube everything, if you haven't done it
The original design, now called the RL-1 links, was set up to work
with a rider 250 lbs or more. These met with great approval by all who
met this criteria, but the links were too much for the 200 lb rider. The
RL-2 links were then developed for the rider in the 200 to 250 lb range.
There is some overlap. I realize that suspension setup and feel (ride
characteristics) are subjective. Some of the 210 lb riders like the
stronger links, as they ride mostly street, and often carry a passenger,
or other load. Every rider that has actually installed and ridden with
the links has been happy. If the damping in your factory shock is no
longer functioning, these will not help! These links give the effect
of a stronger spring and stronger damping. Many people have emailed me
with positive feedback for these parts, and some of the remarks are
here. Many other positive comments can be found on
www.klr650.net, which is also a
great place to learn about the KLR650, and meet other enthusiasts.
Retail $69.95 Easier to install than a spring,
and cheaper. What's not to like?
Update Dec 2005
Many new products, as well as some in the works! Most everything is
available from my friend Fred at Arrowhead Motorsports
www.arrowheadmotorsports.com. Some are also available from my
friends at Happy Trails Products
A Top Rack for the KLR650.
A shim set for the early KLR650 (pre 1996) ouput shaft (aka
countershaft), although many people are finding it useful for the later
models as well.
A prevailing torque nut for the late model KLR650 output shaft (1996
Handlebar risers designed for the KLR650, although many other riders
find them useful as well.
I'll have a torsion spring for the KLR650 balancer system
available in the very near future, sometime in early 2006.
If I don't answer the phone, I'm making stuff (& noise) in the shop,
or out riding!
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