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2005 Kawasaki KLR650 Dual Purpose Model

Post by 4Strokes » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:32 am

2005 Kawasaki KLR650 Dual Purpose Model
World travelers know that adventure doesn’t begin upon reaching a destination -- it begins with choosing the most interesting path.

It is no surprise, then, that some of the most adventurous world travelers have chosen the Kawasaki KLR650 for their excursions across the continents. With its comfortable ergonomics, large fuel tank, optional touring accessories and off-highway capability, the KLR650 makes searching a map for long-forgotten roads exciting.

Power for the KLR650 comes from a strong, dual overhead cam, four-valve, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, 651cc four-stroke engine. The engine provides a wide range of power equally suitable for negotiating low-speed trails and cruising at a more brisk highway pace. An engine crankshaft counter-balancer and electric starter provide additional rider comfort and convenience.

The frame for the KLR650 is made of round-section high-tensile steel -- the same strong yet lightweight material used to support Kawasaki’s world-class KX motocross machines. A detachable rear subframe simplifies maintenance by providing easier access to the airbox, carburetor and rear shock. Adjustable, long-travel suspension provides a plush ride on both pavement and off-road.

A U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrestor provides access to any road open to licensed vehicles, while a sturdy engine guard protects the engine from loose rocks and gravel. With an optional Kawasaki tank bag and soft luggage on the large standard rear rack, KLR650 owners can tote enough gear for an extended trip to any remote. Suggested Retail: $4,999 USD.

Engine: Four-stroke DOHC four-valve single
Displacement: 651cc
Bore x stroke: 100.0 x 83.0mm
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Cooling: Liquid
Carburetion: Keihin CVK40
Ignition: Electronic CDI
Transmission: Five-speed
Frame: Semi-double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / trail: 28 degrees / 4.4 in.
Suspension, front: 38mm leading-axle fork, air-adjustable hydraulic telescopic fork
Suspension, rear: UNI-TRAK single shock system, 5 adjustable preload with 4 rebound damping
Wheel travel, front / rear: 9.1 in. / 9.1 in.
Tire, front / rear: 90/90x21 / 130/80x17
Brakes, front / rear: Hydraulic disc / disc
Overall length: 86.8 in.
Overall width: 37.0 in.
Overall height: 53.0 in.
Wheelbase: 58.9 in.
Ground clearance: 9.4 in.
Seat height: 35.0 in
Dry weight: 337 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 6.1 gal.
Color: Aztec Red

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