2006 Kawasaki KLR500


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1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Full Specifications

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1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Performance Specifications Table

Climbing ability32 o
Braking distance12.5 m from 50 km/h
Minimum turing radius2.4 mm

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Dimensions Specifications Table

Overall length2,290 mm
Overall width940 mm
Overall height1,345 mm
Wheelbase1,495 mm
Seat height890 mm
Ground clearance240 mm
Dry Weight153 kg (without fuel and fluids)
Wet weight178 kg (fuel and fluids)

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Frame Specifications Table

Frame typeTubular, semi-double cradle
Rake / Caster angle28 °
Trail length112 mm

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Engine Specifications Table

Power29.4 kW @ 7,500 rpm (40 psi)
Torque38.2 Nm @ 6,000 rpm (28.2 ft-lb)
Engine capacity / displacement497 cc
Engine configuration4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, 1-cylinder
Bore and Stroke89 mm x 80 mm
Compression ratio9.5 : 1

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Camshaft and Timing Specifications Table

Intake valve cam timingopens @ 19° BTDC @ 1.0 mm lift
closes @ 69° ABDC @ 1.0 mm lift
268 ° open duration
Exhaust valve cam timingopens @ 57° BBDC @ 1.0 mm lift
closes @ 31° ATDC @ 1.0 mm lift
168 ° open duration

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Clutch and Primary Drive Specifications Table

Primary Drive typeGear
Reduction ratio2.272 (75 / 33)
Clutch typewet multi disc

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Transmission Specifications Table

Type5-speed, constant mesh, return shift
Gear ratio1st gear = 2.266 (34 / 15)
2nd gear = 1.529 (26 / 17)
3rd gear = 1.181 (26 / 22)
4th gear = 0.954 (21 / 22)
5th gear = 0.791 (19 / 24)

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Final Drive Specifications Table

Final driveChain drive
Final drive ratio3.133 (47 / 15)
5.637 @ Top gear (option 2)

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Lubrication Specifications Table

System typeForced lubrication (wet sump)
Oil capacity2.5 litres (dry fill)
Recommended oil approval ratingSE or SF class
Oil viscositySAE 10W40, 10W50, 20W40 or 20W50

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Cooling System Specifications Specifications Table

System typeLiquid cooled

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Fuel System Specifications Table

Fuel tank capacity23 litres

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Carburetion Specifications Table

Carburetor manufacturerKeihin
Carburetor modelCVK40

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Ignition System Specifications Table

Ignition timing1,300 rpm @ 10 ° BTDC
Spark plug typeNGK DPR8EA-9 or ND X24EPR-U9

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Front Suspension and Steering Specifications Table

TypeTelescopic fork (pneumatic)
Front axel travel230 mm

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Rear Suspension Specifications Table

TypeSwing arm (uni-trak)
Rear axel travel230 mm

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Front Brake Specifications Table

Front brake typeSingle disc

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Rear Brake Specifications Table

Rear brake typeSingle disc

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Wheels and Tyres Specifications Table

Front wheel size21 inch
Front tyre size90 / 90 - 21 54S
Recommended front tyreTube type
Rear wheel size17 inch
Rear tyre size130 / 80 - 17 65S
Recommended rear tyreTube type

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Electrical Charging Specifications Table

Battery voltage rating12 volts DC
Battery capacity14 ampere hour (Ah)

1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Electrical Equipment Specifications Table

Headlight12V 60 / 55 W high/low beam
Recommended headlightQuartz - halogen, semi-sealed beam



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