18 hour day on a klr 650

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by GAS GUY, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    Nice report. I like seeing RR on KLR's. I have the TKC's and agree, for the price they can't be beat on a KLR. I also have them on my GS but don't expect much life out of them as it sees mainly road duty.

    Good job :thumb
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  2. bajaburro

    bajaburro Ancient Adventurer

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    nice ride.you know that your bike belongs rite side up right?:1drink
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  3. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    I know but everytime the klr would see deep sugar sand it would hit the deck,or do a crazy dance.
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  4. Vinbowie

    Vinbowie Been here awhile

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    Most of the pictures have been lost.
    The pine forest looks cool though.
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  5. Ian Robinson

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    Yep, tks for good read... great looking single track..shame about the missing pics.
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  6. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    I got some of the pictures back up for the thread.
    I will try to get the rest up soon.
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  7. McRuss

    McRuss Been here awhile

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    Enjoyed your report, always good to see someone using their KLR. I rode mine from Texas to Colorado last year and I think 500 miles in 10 hours at 100 degrees plus is almost as tough as doing the single track in the woods! Butt the Rick Mayer seat is the berries! I've had mine on two KLRs, rode from Phoenix to Fort St John, BC on the first one with that seat. Switched it out when I got my '07.

    BTW, I've had three Rick Mayer seats (currently on my KLR and my FJR1300) and I highly recommend them. I'm not affiliated with his business, just a very satisfied customer.
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  8. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    I fixed all the pictures except 2.
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  9. the_sandman_454

    the_sandman_454 Been here awhile

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    Nice report indeed. Not only was a KLR involved, but also MI. I have zero dirt skill currently, which I need to address someday. The pics and writeup are making me want to learn sooner vs later.
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  10. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    I'm glad you enjoyed the report.
    You have to get over to the west side of the state in the woods.You can just explore the endless two track (which is awsome also)if you don't want to get in the singletrack.
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  11. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    I sold my GSA and am back on a 2008 KLR so now I can get back into some sweet woods areas again, and the Klr is alot easier to pick up.
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  12. i4bikes

    i4bikes Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the report. The ST looks great. :clap
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  13. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    What do you mean by ST ???
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  14. Unclejimmy1

    Unclejimmy1 Adventurer

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    I found this report. Good job..I know you will like the KLR,,especially on the road,,,,I have tried. Single track But the KLR is too much bilke for me on that type ridin......
    I like the idea of being out of debt,,,,,,I followed Dave Ramsey method about 10 years ago and debt free is FREEDOM,, get a budget going and ,,,,you will think you got a raise.....uncle jimmy :ear:ear
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  15. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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    Great post. I also love them green first gen. KLR's.

    Our personal best is 500 miles in one day, Minneapolis to Bayfield, Wisc. and back, with some side roads, food stops and such. We were gone about 12 hours, lots of stops and breaks. Ass tired upon return....... drove home in the rain.
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  16. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Hey Uncle Jimmy, I'm glad you found the RR.
    Hope to see you if we can both make the Founders Feast this year.
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