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Tampering the kilometers on Clock 8 months 1 week ago #114621

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Hi All. Just landed my first KLR. Though I dont seem to be off to a good start. Seller claims this 2009 model has only 4000km on clock.
Bike has been on a frontal collission. Is it possible for this KLR clock to be jippoed or replaced?
Any advice/comments.
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Re:Tampering the kilometers on Clock 8 months 1 week ago #114622

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Could also be that it was not ridden much or the speedo cable broke or even that it has clocked over


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Re:Tampering the kilometers on Clock 8 months 1 week ago #114624

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Frontal collision? Means front-end was replaced. Most likely clocks were too
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Tampering the kilometers on Clock 8 months 1 week ago #114625

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Yes, very easy. Clocks could be replaced, speedo cable disconnected for a long time (as Porra mentioned) or could even have clicked over 100 000 km...

You will need to trust in your impression of the seller - did he appear trustworthy or not?

If the bike was stored in a garage, then the plastics should be brand new and it should be evident whether the clock is true. If it was out in the weather, then unfortunately the 4000 km counts against you: A bike standing outside for that long without running cannot be in good shape!
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Tampering the kilometers on Clock 8 months 1 week ago #114627

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If the bike does indeed only have 4k on the clock, then consumables, like the brake pads, sprockets, chain - even the actual brake discs should be virtually new and not worn at all. Look at the front sprocket - the stock OEM part, fitted at the factory, will have a large rubber shoulder, covering almost all of the sprocket. Aftermarket PBR (or whatever) sprockets does not have this rubber flange. If it is indeed new, it should still have that rubber on...
It should then also still have the original Dunlop tyres on...

I also have a very hard time believing that a 2009 model has only done 4k in it's lifetime - that equals 444Km's per year... :huh: If I only do 37Km per month, I would not wait 9 years to sell a mode of transport which I seemingly never use...

Sorry, but that sounds too good to be true... :S
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Tampering the kilometers on Clock 8 months 1 week ago #114628

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Pannas wrote:
If the bike does indeed only have 4k on the clock, then consumables, like the brake pads, sprockets, chain - even the actual brake discs should be virtually new and not worn at all. Yes have a close look at these items, take photo's and post them here for us to see.
Look at the front sprocket - the stock OEM part, fitted at the factory, will have a large rubber shoulder, covering almost all of the sprocket. Aftermarket PBR (or whatever) sprockets does not have this rubber flange. Besides the rubber damper on the front sprocket the original rear sprocket has rectangular cut outs while the aftermarket ones have round holes.

Sorry, but that sounds too good to be true... :S I would tend to agree with this statement.

As I said further up take some detail photo's and post them here.
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