The Big Single from Kawasaki has some advantages for outback riding. The large capacity fuel tank for one , but also I'd think the fact thats its a carburetter and not EFI, though thats only my opinion , but I think theres more chance of getting it fixed if it alll goes wrong.

TypeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke Single
Displacement651 cm³
Bore and Stroke100.0 x 83.0 mm
Compression ratio9.8:1
Valve systemDOHC, 4 valves
Fuel systemCarburettor: CVK40
LubricationForced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission5-speed, return
Final driveChain
Primary reduction ratio2.272 (75/33)
1st2.266 (34/15)
2nd1.444 (26/18)
3rd1.136 (25/22)
4th0.954 (21/22)
5th0.791 (19/24)
Final reduction ratio2.866 (43/15)
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual
TypeSemi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel:
Front200 mm
Rear185 mm
Front90/90-21 54S
Rear130/80-17 65S
Caster (rake)28°
Trail112 mm
Steering angle (left/right)44° / 44°
Front41 mm telescopic fork
RearBottom-Link Uni-Trak with 5-way adjustable preload and stepless rebound clamping adjustment
Front:Single 280 mm petal disc
Rear:Single 240 mm petal disc
Overall length2,295 mm
Overall width960 mm
Overall height1,350 mm
Wheelbase1,480 mm
Ground clearance210 mm
Seat height890 mm
Curb mass194 kg
Fuel capacity22.1 L

What I intend to mod , or/and

What I intend to mod , or/and will consider

A new seat - http://www.sargentcycle.com.au/contents/en-uk/p37946.html

footpegs - http://www.motosport.com/AU/dirtbike/IMS-Super-Stock-Footpegs Interesting link this one for all makes

New uxhaust , but haven't decided what. Something to give a throatier louder Thumper rubble . I'll take advice from the local exhaust man.


A fruity note????

If you change the muffler and or exhaust, be sure to keep the old one. ;)

I will certainly do that TC.

I will certainly do that TC. I still have the original Sprint exhaust. I'm keeping the sprint I am pretty sure. Time will tell. Really looking forward to getting this klr. $8000 makes it way more affordable than for instance the explorer which I would like but is priced out of the picture. 

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