KLR Overberg trip

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Dualthing, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Dualthing

    Dualthing Been here awhile

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    Took delivery of the KLR yesterday
    So, its time for a short trip to see how the bike performs
    Crisp Sunday morning, the Overberg is waiting

    Vark se snoet

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    First time on gravel

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    Elim on a Sunday morning

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    No feul on a Sunday, and also not at any day of the week

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    The new and old "tractors"

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    Animal gate, this animal can cross

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    Through Sandy's Glen

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    This bus is going nowhere

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    Hermanus in the far distance

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    Back home

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    What a nice trip, indeed
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  2. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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    Very nice indeed. Looks like great country, most of us will never see.

    Curious, how far away is a Kawasaki dealer for you, to get simple consumables like oil filters and the occasional clutch lever and such things?

    Great you got the Motech crash bars already. :clap

    May I ask what camera you are using, the wide images telling me it's not a typical format, something with a pano mode or is it stills from an HD video camera?

    Thanks for posting, ride safe. If there are any KLR questions you have, just ask. There are some things you will want to address before too long. And a few other things you will want to at least know about.

    Keep the goat's eye fully black with oil!


    Don't believe much of what the manual tells you. It also says we have SIX gears..... I am still looking for number 6....


    Great post.
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  3. Dualthing

    Dualthing Been here awhile

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    Hi, the closest dealer is in Cape Town, 150 odd km from me, but any parts or accessories can be ordered and delivered without much cost

    It's my third KLR in the past seven years, so it seems I'm quite fond of them
    I found today that I'm quite comfortable on the bike, it works for me

    Camera is the Canon PowerShot SX240HS, quite a handy little camera with great features and quality, very happy with it

    Will push your button when help is needed

    Regards
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  4. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Beautiful ride! Thanks for posting.

    Moved to Day Trippin' :thumb
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  5. Dualthing

    Dualthing Been here awhile

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    Thanks, only saw afterwards it was posted in the wrong section
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  6. Daytrader

    Daytrader Elitist Bastard

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    Nice pics.
    Thanks for posting.
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  7. Tsotsie

    Tsotsie Semi-reformed Tsotsi

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    Thank you for the report and pictures!

    A wonderful reminder of the old Cape Dutch architecture!
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  8. sonnyboy

    sonnyboy Adventurer

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    Nice pics and ride, when did you do the ride as i thought that side is burnt as well. KLR looks good in the all black colours. We have been on some of those roads but havent seen the bus, where is it more or less?
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  9. Dualthing

    Dualthing Been here awhile

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    The bus is on the road towards Salmonsdam Nature reserve
    Rode this morning
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  10. Cliff-77

    Cliff-77 Lost Adventurer

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    Enjoyed ur pictures,nice.would like to come there one day.
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  11. rooivalk

    rooivalk n00b

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    Just moved to Canada and although I'm loving it, these pics make me miss home (which is Cape Town).
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