KLE500 arriving next weekend

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Re: KLE500 arriving next weekend

Postby 1coolbanana » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:46 pm

Congrats on the score :thumb:
Always good to have another project :D

For me, it helps to keep me out of the fridge :lol:
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Re: KLE500 arriving next weekend

Postby backtodirt » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:41 pm

A very underated bike I hear!
Have a look here ocker
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/kawasaki/

enjoy the new bike!
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Re: KLE500 arriving next weekend

Postby Whitey » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:11 pm

You don't hear much of these KLE's in the adv arena. Probably because the KLR exists I imagine. :ne_nau:

Congrats on the new toy. :thumb:
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KLE500 arriving next weekend

Postby chadams » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:43 pm

For fuel run a nomad rear rack tank, it gives you an extra 8 liters.

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Re: KLE500 arriving next weekend

Postby Uncle Dave » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:48 pm

Very nice Ock!

I can't wait to see you running around the tracks on it.

Congrats. :thumb:
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Re: KLE500 arriving next weekend

Postby Whitey » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:54 am

Coming along nicely Ock. :thumb:
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Re: KLE500 arriving next weekend

Postby backtodirt » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:52 pm

Hey Ock, I have some motodry throwovers that just do not work on the DR with the protruding exhaust, thay have the waterproof covers and have only done a handful of rides so have a bit of dirt but no holes. Yours for $40 pick up in Lilyfield if you want?

Same as these: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MotoDry-Trav ... 3a725499bf
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Re: KLE500 arriving next weekend

Postby madrus » Sat May 14, 2016 7:11 pm

Ockerstrom wrote:
I also scored a StainTune muffler but haven't fitted it as I like my bikes quiet while wandering around the bush.

The KLE is a great ADV bike, as good as a KLR650/DR650 on the dirt, but better and faster on tar then either of them.


I was looking for a bike to enter in this years Scrapheap Challenge Adventure ride. I had intended riding my old WR450F, as it was road registered. Also fitting the repaired/damaged 20 litre Safari tank in preparation, I thought it would require an exhaust with a less offensive note :roll: than the current White Brothers system, whilst travelling with my fellow scappers.
I found Ockerstrom had the above mentioned stain tune pipe for sale, so on a visit to Sydney I met up with him & purchased the pipe. While there, I had bit of a "comparo" with his DR & the KLE.
Once home, I spoke to a mate who'd owned the same model from new. He was as equally enthusiastic about the KLE. :dance:
I had noticed one for sale for a period of time, locally, on a "faeces book" :wink: group. Anyhow, I ended up making the purchase, within the acceptable price range of a "scrapper entry"
The maintenance has been along the lines of a Triumph Bonneville I owned in the late 70's, start at the front wheel & work to the back. :imaposer: At least I won't have to make this bike look pretty :thumb:
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Re: KLE500 arriving next weekend

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