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Forum: Americas 09-22-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,561
Posted By stringsmovie
Just found your thread after googling if October...

Just found your thread after googling if October is too early for TDF. I'm riding down from Texas on a KLR and was a bit discouraged about having to wait until December for it to be warm enough. ...
Forum: Latin America 07-31-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,592
Posted By stringsmovie
I've been riding 2up on a KLR650 from Texas. ...

I've been riding 2up on a KLR650 from Texas. Currently in Colombia and my passenger will be headed home. I wouldn't do the trip on a smaller bike, but now that she's leaving, I've considered...
Forum: Latin America 07-01-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By stringsmovie
Thanks guys, I spoke to Mike at Casa Blanca...

Thanks guys, I spoke to Mike at Casa Blanca Hostel. Everything is going to work out fine
Forum: Americas 07-01-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By stringsmovie
For those of you viewing this thread for...

For those of you viewing this thread for reference, the answer came from several inmates, all of which recommended me to Mike at Casa Blanca Hostel in Cali, Colombia. He has a website called...
Forum: Latin America 06-22-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By stringsmovie
Bringing KLR to Colombia, need to either sell it or extend import visa, please advise

I've been called back to work in the States starting in August but am almost to Panama, then boating over to Colombia. Ideally, I would like to leave my KLR in Colombia, then resume my trip to...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By stringsmovie
How can I leave my KLR650 in Colombia for a few months? Or sell it?

Currently in Nicaragua on my way to Colombia and need to figure out plans for my KLR while I return to the US for a few months for work. Leaving Colombia late July/early August and planning on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By stringsmovie
Someone on the KLR thread suggested contacting...

Someone on the KLR thread suggested contacting the PO and seeing what work he might have done to the bike. After tracking him down, it was as simple as swapping out the exhaust since he had the carb...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,346,090
Posted By stringsmovie
Great idea! Tracked down the original owner and...

Great idea! Tracked down the original owner and it was as simple as swapping out the exhaust. I'd reverted to the original more quiet exhaust but he had the bike set up for his aftermarket one. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By stringsmovie
KLR bad mileage + sputters with throttle rev

I just bought a 2008 KLR off of Craigslist and am getting only 150 miles out of the gas tank before I hit reserve. After altering my riding style and going easy on the throttle, nothing has changed...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,346,090
Posted By stringsmovie
2008 KLR650 sputtering

I just purchased a 2008 KLR650 off of Craigslist and am already having issues. It had 1300 miles on it and can't seem to get more than 150 miles before it hits the reserve tank. After adjusting...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,060
Posted By stringsmovie
Thanks for all of the feedback everybody! ...

Thanks for all of the feedback everybody!

I bought the DR back when I thought I was going solo but after a really awesome Baja trip 2up on the SV, found that my friend would be joining me...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,060
Posted By stringsmovie
Which bike should I take to South America?

I'm planning a 2-up trip down through Central and South America and need to choose between my SV650 and my DR200se. Our combined weight is around 310lbs (not including gear) and both bikes are in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 1,196,872
Posted By stringsmovie
Question Max load for a DR200?

I'm taking a trip from Los Angeles through Central and South America and, after reading some of the minimalist touring thread, am considering taking my DR200. BUT....I have a lady friend who wants...
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