KLR only pics!!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by damasovi, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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    Works well in hunting and farming country. They understand the color well. 90% of the pickup trucks wave. No bikes around. To think I ordered sand too
  2. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy Supporter

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    Ask an insecure KTM owner. :deal
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  3. patrkbukly

    patrkbukly Life at 10,000 feet Supporter

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    Just took a ride on the KLR (this map does not show the detail of the meandering I did);
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    Did some great camping in Nebraska;
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    Had to get a real campsite in South Dakota because it was late in the evening and I ran out of options;
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    Hit a campground in Southern Minnesota;
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    Met my buddy in Northern Minnesota who rode in from Maine;
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    We rented this canoe from an outfitter in St. Cloud (I'm on the right).
    Remember...the number one rule of fashion is comfort.
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    We canoed this together camping along the way;
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    Went through some locks;
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    Camped on some great little islands and banks;
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    Experienced a lot of the beauty of the Mississip and literally hundreds of eagles (which I dont have any pics of)
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    Had a pretty good storm one night;
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    Waited for pickup by the outfitter and back on the bikes;
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    For more riding and camping with one "non-camping night" (KOA cabin)
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    And back home today;
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    The KLR did awesome. 16 tooth sprocket and me buzzed along at 68 all day.
    It began to die on me like starved for fuel on the way home in South Dakota.
    I went for the most obvious and easiest thing at a gas station, opened the air cleaner and filthy. Washed with gas, poured motor oil all over it to cover it well (I did not have any air cleaner oil) and bumped up to 91 octane for good measure and she ran like a top the rest of the way home.
    What a great bike. What a great trip.
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  4. Canyon Man

    Canyon Man "60% of the time, it works every time" Mr. Fantana

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  5. PlowHand

    PlowHand Ancient, ugly and happy :-)

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    Epic trip. That looked like fun. Thanks for sharing. :thumb
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  6. KLX250s

    KLX250s Been here awhile

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    Ok maybe I missed sumptin, how did you get around with that canoe riding bikes?
  7. patrkbukly

    patrkbukly Life at 10,000 feet Supporter

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    We paid an outfitter.
    We left the bikes at his place in Clearwater he has vans with trailers that haul you and a canoe to wherever you want to start and then picks you up wherever you want and charges a fee per mile each way.
    Its actually pretty reasonable.
    We met a couple who we saw several days in a row that were paddling all the way to new orleans. I enjoyed it but im not quite that enthusiastic about canoeing. If im going to new orleans id prefer it be on 2 wheels.
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  8. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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    Then walked down to beach on Chowan River
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  9. KenMcCoy

    KenMcCoy Adventurer

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    Long time lurker on the site...thought I'd post a pic of my 2012 KLR. Love this bike!

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  10. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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    Way cool pic
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  11. KenMcCoy

    KenMcCoy Adventurer

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    Are you running the Metzler Karoo's? If so, how do you like them?
  12. patrkbukly

    patrkbukly Life at 10,000 feet Supporter

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    Yes Karoo only up front right now and K60 on rear but I was running Karoo front and rear before that and I was quite impressed with them.

    I mean they are what they are...they are rated a 70/30 but I personally ould call them a 50/50.

    Pretty good life, I got about 5500 from the rear and I'm probably at 9,000 now on that front. Great traction in the red sand and loose gravel we have all around here.

    One thing I will add....on a 10 being hardest to mount and 1 being easiest scale....
    K60 was a 9 for me
    Karoo was a 7

    So in summary, tough job on the side of the road so if thats important for you keep that in mind.
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  13. anotherGSrider

    anotherGSrider Been here awhile

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  14. SwampyDeadHead

    SwampyDeadHead Been here awhile Supporter

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    I’ve been tearing around Western North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia for a month camping and house sitting. Bike is a tractor but I put a 16t sprocket on. I wish there was some way to have a happy medium between the 15 and 16. On tighter mountain gravel curves and hills I’m either in higher rpm 1st gear or bogging in 2nd it seems. The 16 is nice on the highway though.


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  15. Pollack

    Pollack Adventurer

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    You probably can still find a manufacturer who makes a 41, 42, or 44 rear sprocket. Some guys just changed out the front sprocket to accommodate their needs.

    www.gearingcommander.com

    Best regards,
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  16. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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  17. KenMcCoy

    KenMcCoy Adventurer

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    Oatmeal, TX...

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  18. Bobk0

    Bobk0 Mentos..The Trailmaker

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    Strange things happen when you ride a KLR at night. Profound things...You must prepare a KLR in the daylight. In a place that is familiar.
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    And when you venture unto the trail of night..what you may find is relative to what you can see.
    down.jpg And then Behold....Baja Designs LED illumination.
    McGrat.jpg I even ran into Jeremy McGrath. @Baja Designs. These LED's are absolutely 5000% worth the money. Thank you for this illumination. Amazing engineering.
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    Not sure what is going on there. But it happened.
  19. BornAgain

    BornAgain Been here awhile

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    I would be tempted to switch back to the original lights after that last photo :lol3
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  20. freeway crash

    freeway crash Been here awhile Supporter

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    Ok, ok,..yes, I miss it
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