1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Full Specifications
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Attribute Value Climbing ability 32 o Braking distance 12.5 m from 50 km/h Minimum turing radius 2.4 mm Dimensions 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Dimensions Specifications Table
Attribute Value Overall length 2,290 mm Overall width 940 mm Overall height 1,345 mm Wheelbase 1,495 mm Seat height 890 mm Ground clearance 240 mm Dry Weight 153 kg (without fuel and fluids) Wet weight 178 kg (fuel and fluids) Frame 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Frame Specifications Table
Attribute Value Frame type Tubular, semi-double cradle Rake / Caster angle 28 ° Trail length 112 mm Engine 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Engine Specifications Table
Attribute Value Power 29.4 kW @ 7,500 rpm (40 psi) Torque 38.2 Nm @ 6,000 rpm (28.2 ft-lb) Engine capacity / displacement 497 cc Engine configuration 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, 1-cylinder Bore and Stroke 89 mm x 80 mm Compression ratio 9.5 : 1 Camshaft and Timing 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Camshaft and Timing Specifications Table
Attribute Value Intake valve cam timing opens @ 19° BTDC @ 1.0 mm lift closes @ 69° ABDC @ 1.0 mm lift 268 ° open duration Exhaust valve cam timing opens @ 57° BBDC @ 1.0 mm lift closes @ 31° ATDC @ 1.0 mm lift 168 ° open duration Clutch and Primary Drive 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Clutch and Primary Drive Specifications Table
Attribute Value Primary Drive type Gear Reduction ratio 2.272 (75 / 33) Clutch type wet multi disc Transmission 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Transmission Specifications Table
Attribute Value Type 5-speed, constant mesh, return shift Gear ratio 1st 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) Final Drive 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Final Drive Specifications Table
Attribute Value Final drive Chain drive Final drive ratio 3.133 (47 / 15) 5.637 @ Top gear (option 2) Lubrication 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Lubrication Specifications Table
Attribute Value System type Forced lubrication (wet sump) Oil capacity 2.5 litres (dry fill) Recommended oil approval rating SE or SF class Oil viscosity SAE 10W40, 10W50, 20W40 or 20W50 Cooling System Specifications 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Cooling System Specifications Specifications Table
Attribute Value System type Liquid cooled Fuel System 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Fuel System Specifications Table
Attribute Value Fuel tank capacity 23 litres Carburetion 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Carburetion Specifications Table
Attribute Value Carburetor manufacturer Keihin Carburetor model CVK40 Ignition System 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Ignition System Specifications Table
Attribute Value Type CDI Ignition timing 1,300 rpm @ 10 ° BTDC Spark plug type NGK DPR8EA-9 or ND X24EPR-U9 Front Suspension and Steering 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Front Suspension and Steering Specifications Table
Attribute Value Type Telescopic fork (pneumatic) Front axel travel 230 mm Rear Suspension 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Rear Suspension Specifications Table
Attribute Value Type Swing arm (uni-trak) Rear axel travel 230 mm Front Brake 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Front Brake Specifications Table
Attribute Value Front brake type Single disc Rear Brake 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Rear Brake Specifications Table
Attribute Value Rear brake type Single disc Wheels and Tyres 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Wheels and Tyres Specifications Table
Attribute Value Front wheel size 21 inch Front tyre size 90 / 90 - 21 54S Recommended front tyre Tube type Rear wheel size 17 inch Rear tyre size 130 / 80 - 17 65S Recommended rear tyre Tube type Electrical Charging 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Electrical Charging Specifications Table
Attribute Value Battery voltage rating 12 volts DC Battery capacity 14 ampere hour (Ah) Electrical Equipment 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 500 Electrical Equipment Specifications Table
Attribute Value Headlight 12V 60 / 55 W high/low beam Recommended headlight Quartz - halogen, semi-sealed beam
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