6 weeks on the KLR

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Hektoglider, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. maynard58

    maynard58 Been here awhile

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    Wow great ride report, and fishing too!, I really like the KLR.:clap
  2. MF1A

    MF1A Ride with the Wind

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    :clap great report.....MUY BUENO!!!!
  3. maynard58

    maynard58 Been here awhile

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    Man ,thanks for the great report,
  4. dman

    dman Been here awhile

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    I passed through a lot of these places on the way to Inuvik on my XL600R in 1987. This report brought back memories in a way that many RR's of the same route haven't captured. Thanks!!

    -dman
  5. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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    Bump...for a good re-read
  6. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    2nd bump...
  7. Thorne

    Thorne Sherpa-ing around

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    Incredible stuff.......:clap
  8. lewismedlock

    lewismedlock Also available in sober.

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    What a great ride report. I just read it from start to finish. Thanks for taking us along.:thumb
  9. rctr

    rctr Been here awhile

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    great rr, i also just read start to finish. great photo's along the trip. thanks for the great read!
    jimmy
  10. gpm1us

    gpm1us n00b

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    I am glad that I got to see this ride report courtesy of a friend who forwarded a link to me. What an awesome story! I spent a lot of today reading all of the pages. Would love to take my KLR up there some day.
  11. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Wow, incredible journey!!:clap Thanks for sharing it!!
  12. willys

    willys Long timer

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    I too have just read it from start to finish!!!
    Excellent !!!

    I hope to go to Dawson this summer in july hopefully. Can't wait!

    Again...excellent RR:clap
  13. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    Keeping Hekto's thread alive and well.:clap
  14. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    One of my favourites.


    :thumb :thumb
  15. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    I loved this report. Have driven a few of those roads around Clinton and Pavillion on fire deployment and would love to take my KLR back there.

    I think your report will have me looking at some routes to add to it.

    New year reviving this one with a new bump
  16. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    I've enjoyed your ride and report very much! I would like to commend you for your ability to strike out on your own! That Sir takes Balls! Your choice of ride, is brave and smart. I also would like, if you would be so kind as to post in some way the equipment that you must have and the crap (bad or not needed) you took. Be specific brands and models. None of us here are shy! I also would be interested to hear just how far you stretched your fuel. And if that was a issue of risk? Around here (lower 48) we don't worry to much about fuel. I for one ride a Tenere and can't say I've ever much past 200miles, without being nervous.
    What are you planning next?
    Thanks
    Wayne
  17. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    As another grey/yellow KLR person...I love this report and the photos!

    The best mod I did was add a fishing rod holder...fishing during a road trip is a great head/butt break...catching a fish is pure bonus!

    Thanks!
  18. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    There's lots of info out there for KLR trip prep. Fuel range is good on KLR ! Google KLR Seagull Freeriders my recent coast 2 coast. Same theme: cheap.
  19. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Not able to make a detailed equipment review at the moment as we are currently traveling & wifi time is spent routing etc. Sorry.
  20. radmeister

    radmeister not there

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    just read this report for the first time.

    i know that i will read it again.