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Old 08-28-2012, 05:39 AM   #5971
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On my way to Mt. Washington NH






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Old 08-28-2012, 12:00 PM   #5972
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^^ awesome sunrise!

Love the pic with the LR in it.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:00 PM   #5973
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NewHampwoodsrider great pics. That was an awesome morning. Something I will do every year without a doubt. Just hopefully without meeting bull winkle at Glen Ellis falls by Wildcat at 4 am.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:23 AM   #5974
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^^ awesome sunrise!

Love the pic with the LR in it.
Land Rover fan myself. Love any old school looking 4X
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:44 AM   #5975
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On my way to Mt. Washington NH






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Great pic with the Series in it!

I love KLRs and Rovers:


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Old 08-29-2012, 11:25 AM   #5976
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KLR??? Good or Bad

I am a fan of Kaws. I've been riding them for years. Thinking about a KLR. For those of you who own them, what are the good and bad things? Thanks.
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:42 PM   #5977
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I am a fan of Kaws. I've been riding them for years. Thinking about a KLR. For those of you who own them, what are the good and bad things? Thanks.
The Great: Range, how far a tank of gas will get you.
The Good: Everything
The So So: Heavy, under powered, needs aftermarket add on's
The Bad: Not enough time to ride.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #5978
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The Great: Range, how far a tank of gas will get you.
The Good: Everything
The So So: Heavy, under powered, needs aftermarket add on's
The Bad: Not enough time to ride.
My personal opinion is, for those that find bad in the KLR, it's most likely that their expectations are too high and they didn't research the bike thouroughly enough before purchasing= disappointment. The bike does everything well but nothing exceptional. it's not a thouroughbred race bike or sport bike. I have a 1990 and a 2009 and love them both. When I consider moving to something else, my thoughts always comes bak to the KLR. More power will probably get me in trouble or hurt, any bike will need aftermarket add ons and I'm beefy enough to wrestle the heavy pig around.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:48 PM   #5979
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I enjoy owning a KLR. Of all the different bikes I have owned over the last 41 years I've meet more people while riding my KLR. It seems all the fast bikes I've had were just that, fast bikes that don't slow down and give you a chance to meet people. A KLR will go fast enough but the best part, it will go slow and give you time to see things you won't see on a bullet bike. I just came home from Sam's. $140 dollars of groceries and house hold items and it all fit in my 3 Pelican cases. All but the sack of dog food that I strapped to the seat for a back rest. If you can only afford one bike or the wife says only one bike a KLR is a very good choice. If you own a KLR your a dooms day prepper and you don't even know it.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:21 PM   #5980
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This is a pictures thread.

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Old 08-30-2012, 12:08 AM   #5981
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This is a pictures thread.
You are correct, I mix it with "KLR Only Thread". Back to the subject at hand.

I'm not one of those fair weather riders. There was a big chance of rain the other night and we need it real bad. If I drove the truck there would be no chance of rain. So I rode my KLR knowing that would guarantee rain. I thought I would out run it but it looked like I was about to get it. So I stopped in the road to put wallet, cell phone, camera......anything I didn't want wet into the side case.

This is what I was running from....


This is what I was running into....


I made it to Route 66 outside of Arcadia when it started with 25 miles to go. Man it came down. It slammed me when I got to I- 35. We got 2" of rain in a short time and I rode right through the middle of it. It wasn't severe just a heavy down pour. I was wearing an Alpinestar rain coat but didn't have the bottoms with me. Had to change in the garage and dump out my boots.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:05 AM   #5982
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Ohh...that look's bad..in a good way though.



what did you end up using to tow it out?
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:24 AM   #5983
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The Great: Range, how far a tank of gas will get you.
The Good: Everything
The So So: Heavy, under powered, needs aftermarket add on's
The Bad: Not enough time to ride.
That is subjective: what do you mean? Will it not go at interstate speeds for prolonged periods? My 800 is 560 pounds empty so how heavy is heavy. It will ride at 80mph all day but above that (laden) it is working.

What aftermarket add on's does it need (almost every bike "needs" something).

Thanks.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:43 AM   #5984
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That is subjective: what do you mean? Will it not go at interstate speeds for prolonged periods? My 800 is 560 pounds empty so how heavy is heavy. It will ride at 80mph all day but above that (laden) it is working.

What aftermarket add on's does it need (almost every bike "needs" something).

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Power to weight ratio
KX500 @ 230lb. 65hp 3.5 lb. to 1 hp
KLR650 @ 432lb. 35hp 12.3 lb. to 1 hp

KLR650 by far exceeds the needs list over other bikes. It's the only bike I have ever removed a new seat from because it was defective from the factory. Even the 2nd gen. bikes need a new seat from the get go. Foot pegs are a must if you ride when it's wet, on or off road. You know how long the list is.

Pick out the add on's from this pic.



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Old 08-30-2012, 08:31 AM   #5985
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That is subjective: what do you mean? Will it not go at interstate speeds for prolonged periods? My 800 is 560 pounds empty so how heavy is heavy. It will ride at 80mph all day but above that (laden) it is working.

What aftermarket add on's does it need (almost every bike "needs" something).

Thanks.
I generally cruise on the freeway to and from work at indicated 80 (72 mph true speed). I have a 16 tooth countershaft gear to bring the RPM down a litlte bit but that's an okay speed with the OEM gear as well. That leaves me with more top end available in case I need it.

I'm six foot and just under 200, I generally ride sitting up in the wind.

And just to keep it on topic and older photo:
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