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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Bama67, Sep 15, 2018.
I know, right.
For a brief moment I was thinking Honda...
That reasoning makes the most sense. Had a good run.
Damn it that looks so reliable.
My XR broke in the same places
And VW is killing the beetle next year too. What next? These things always come in threes
Well, frames that have been in constant service for decades can't really be compared to new models that aren't fatigued yet.
I'm so excited... I think this means something very good is coming from Kawasaki soon. I am hoping for a versys 400 with more suspension.
The one on the far right looks like a cut and paste of the one second from left on front row.
Yeah, that must have 200,000 miles on it and be 35 years old.
If they dropped a nice twin FI engine into the KLR, I suspect people would buy it.
I wanted to get a Versys 300x, but that seat is unrideable.
I was, but if this rumor that they are killing the KLR turns out to be true, I might forgive them for all the other stuff.
I hope you learned a lesson about routine bike maintenance from that experience. I have friends like you who could kill a mini bike! Check your oil, dude...
I am sure a replacement will be coming out, but will it be as basic, reliable, fairly easy to work on for an owner, easily customized, or have decades worth of accessories all ready for it? I think we know what those answers are. Hopefully it won't be encumbered with thousands of $$ in fancy electronic doodads, heavy plastic, or require kryptonite spanners and 5hours labor to adjust the valves
We will never see another generation of KLR/DR/XR. In another post I wrote they were enough. Enough to travel the globe many times. No bells no whistles. Just reliably enough. It is a sad day to witness the door opening for the end of an age in our sport.
And the lane splitting!
That makes California a cultural icon!! The way the rest of America should be!
Royal Enfield with the Himalayan is a basic air oil cooled motorcycle with easy up keep.
The era has not closed yet.
However, these new MC are really heavy. But their engines rev well and produce power.
So, 450cc is all they need for the next KLR. 550cc tops.
Still not seeing a Versys 400X this year.
I suspect either a Versys 650X or maybe a new thumper motor.
Keeping fingers crossed!☺
So why not rebuild it then...and go big bore?
I've not read of many KLR engines failing so yours was the exception.