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2009 Kawasaki KLR650, upgraded to Schnitz Racing 705ccMileage is 40,381 as of this post. 20,751 of that on rebuilt upgraded motor.A brief history on the current generation of KLR's, just in case you're not aware. Kawasaki redesigned the KLR for the 2008 model year, and they didn't get the motor quite right. The '08's burned about as much oil as they did fuel; the '09's were much better, but still not 100%. They worked everything out by the 2010 model. Additionally, KLR's (of any year) vibrate like crazy at high speeds due to some not-so-balanced engine internals; about 30 mins on the highway and your arms would be numb. I also was not a fan of the bike's lack of power. So, I had the motor torn down, upgraded, & rebuilt at 19,630 miles. The 705cc upgrade kit is well sought after and not at all a cheap upgrade, so you're getting a great deal. This upgrade solved several issues.1st. No more oil burn. I used to carry a spare quart with me and top it off every month, sometimes more if I was on a long trip or riding a lot. Since the 705 upgrade, I have never had to top it off between oil changes.2nd. No more vibration. I have ridden this bike to Moab, UT and back, as well as several other long trips, and the vibration is almost entirely gone. There is still a little there, but it's barely noticeable, and your arms no longer go numb.3rd. More power! Mmmwwwahahaha... The bike used to struggle to get to 75mhp on the highway, and did not like to stay there, and you had to plan out passes well in advance; it was really annoying. That is no longer an issue. It's not scary power, but what I feel like the bike should've had from the factory. I've had it to 85mph with no problem, and it felt like it had plenty of power to spare (I'm just not comfortable going any faster than that). Passing other vehicles is now really easy; there's a lot of torque, and it just takes off with a small amount of extra throttle.This is a bike that has been used. I didn't buy it to take up space in my garage, I bought it to go on adventures, and it has done exactly that. It's not beat up, it's actually well cared for, but it does show use. There are a few nicks and scratches on the plastics and the AZ sun has faded them some as well. It's not too bad though; plus some of the plastics are paint-able, if you wanted to make it look new. Mechanically though, this bike is rock solid.I have invested in several other upgrades as well. The "Doohickey" mod (it's a KLR thing) has been done, as well as the Watt-man Thermo-Bob and temp gauge. I also added a K&N air filter and Givi Crash Bars. The factory KLR seat was notoriously uncomfortable and would make you wish you could surgically remove your butt on long rides. I replaced it with a really nice Saddlemen Adventure Tour Seat $425.00. This bike is super comfortable on long distance rides now. It also has new tires front and rear, a fresh oil change & filter, and a fresh chain clean & lube. I'll include any maintenance items I have with the sale; Oil, lubes, etc.. I also have a new set of Handle Bars with Barkbusters hand/brush guards. They were going to to go on next riding season, but obviously haven't been installed yet. The bike also has Happy-Trail center stand, which makes maintenance much easier. I'm also throwing in a Kobalt 12v/120v Air Compressor. You're getting a great bike with over $2K in upgrades, and that doesn't even include the cost of the engine upgrade.
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Phoenix » Arizona » 85015