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I'M NEW 1 month 1 week ago #117964

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Good day everyone,

Just to say I just joined the clan this morning and hope to have many interesting conversations as well as meeting new friends. I'm 66 and retired from the teaching profession a year ago and is riding bike for the last 48 years. I have done Swartberg pass in and Die Hel in 2010 when I had a Honda Varadero (with SWAMBO as my passenger).

I bought a used KLR 650 from a well-known dealer in Pretoria in February this year. It's a 2013 model and she had 10 300 km's on the clock. She now has done 14 000 km's and I notice she burns about 250 ml of oil every 1 000 km's but it seems to be 'normal.' So I'm not worried about the oil consumption.

I recently changed the front sprocket to a 16 tooth and find the revs dropped from 5 000 at 112 - 115 km/h to about 4 400. I feel it made a huge difference to the bike. However, after inspecting the old sprocket I'm convinced the kilo's on the clock (currently 14 000) must be closer to 20 000 than the current 14 000. But I may be wrong.

What oil do you guys use? A Kawasaki dealer told me to use nothing less than 20w50 oil due to the high temperatures that we experience in SA whilst the dealer I bought the bike from told me to use Castrol Actevo. My question is what about full synthetic oil such as Motorex 10w60?

Lastly, has anyone done the Ben 10 challenge in the Rhodes area? I have done it in my Ranger 4x4 and would like to do it on a bike too. Anyone interested? Check it out at www.mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za

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Johann
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I'M NEW 1 month 1 week ago #117965

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I'M NEW 1 month 1 week ago #117966

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hou by castrol actevo.
klr wet clutch hou nie van full synth nie.
actevo het alles in wat in moet wees.
my klr hardloop nou 120 000+ kilo's op actevo
POWER (and skill) MEAN NOTHING WITHOUT CONTROL
MB50, MBX50, MTX50, RD125, GS550, XL200, '84KLR600, '07KLR650, '08KLR650, '06XT660R, '09F800GS

Veni Vidi Vici
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I'M NEW 1 month 1 week ago #117967

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Dankie Pannas
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I'M NEW 1 month 1 week ago #117968

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Welcome. Many safe miles.
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Re:I'M NEW 1 month 1 week ago #117969

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Welcome kwa

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I'M NEW 1 month 1 week ago #117970

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Welcome and enjoy. Caribean Bruce here on the clan did the ben 10 challenge. His girl was apparently the first female to complete it in time. Think his ride report is still here, or it is on wild dogs. I would love to be able to do it
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I'M NEW 1 month 1 week ago #117971

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Howsit Johan, welcome to the Klan. Greetings from the West Coast
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I'M NEW 1 month 1 week ago #117973

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Welkom!
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I'M NEW 1 month 1 week ago #117975

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Welcome to the Clan Johann and congratulations on your KLR.

If you serch the forum you will find a moerse thread regarding what oil to use B)

Enjoy the KLR and hope to meet up some day on a ride ;)
"The Brave do not Live Forever, but the Cautious do not Live at all"
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