M O A B ! ! ! Nov30-Dec1 2012

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Ford_Prefect, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Many would actually say it's the DR650 not the KLR, but these days the Husky TR650 has taken over the best bang for the buck award.
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  2. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    I also have a heavy bike & did the Kane Creek Trail in Moab on it a couple years back but would have been a lot less work on the 250
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  3. feldjäger

    feldjäger Been here awhile

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    If I wanted a small bike I would ride a mountain bike :evil
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  4. Ford_Prefect

    Ford_Prefect Been here awhile

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    For me, the choice of the KLR seemed right at the time. I had high hopes of long distance travel, as well as off road performance. The KLR 2008+ is a remarkably well balanced bike, and it performs amazingly off road. So I have no complaints for what it is.

    Sadly everytime I try to go for a long ride (more than about four hours one way) my wife insists that I take our jeep and put the bike on the trailer, or toss it up in the back of the truck and go that way. (this could be because I have tried numerous trips in mid winter, and we lived in Utah, and now Idaho.)

    My wife has also decided she really enjoys riding with me, so, the KLR will go up for sale soon, and we plan to pick up a goldwing for the two of us, and a more dirt oriented bike with a higher frame, and lighter bike overall for me. Ah such is life. I can still adventure on a goldwing right? I do not have to go hang out with all of the seventy year olds do I? I am too young for that!

    Seriously though, I love the KLR, it is a great bike. And not to turn this ride report into a debate, but I have noticed a conspicuous lack of KLR's in the "ADV bike comparison" videos available online.

    I plan to keep the KLR for about a year before I sell it. It is a great bike after all! OH and I DO recommend a skid plate for whatever bike you pick up! Mine has so many massive gouges and scratches under it now that I took it to Moab a few times, and I am not afraid to ride it on the good trails!


    Five Miles of Hell anyone? :)

    (nah, not really)
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  5. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Gold Wing yes but if you get a bike like mine you will be stuck with the over 70 group:lol3:wink:

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    My wife & I took a trip to Zion on my 72'nd BD in Oct.
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  6. zestymac

    zestymac Been here awhile

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    Moab can be such a laugh.

    I think we have all read stories on here wherein the individual writes about how he was just laughing in his helmet.


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    Was the Nitrous plumbed directly into the helmet? :rofl
    China bike accessory?

    Brave man & good vid.
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