KLR 650 journey

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Laurie
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KLR 650 journey

Post by Laurie » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:51 pm

I had been 5 yrs or so out of riding due to my perceived reaction time deterioration and grey hair but i got to wanting to ride again .
So i looked around for a light weight ( in case i had to pick it up ) on / off road bike that could do hwy speed when needed .
I found a 2003 WR450F it felt very stable off road and pretty good at 100kph but it was a little quick and it was stupid easy to get it to go quick .
All i could see was pain in my future and it did not have a great load capacity . I sold it at a profit :shock: and a few months ago i
Bought a 2015 KLR 650 with factory luggage for less than i sold the WR for 8) and delivered too .
So far i have put about 3500 klm on it and done a couple of mods including

Motoz tyres

Home made foot peg lowering brackets 28mm down and 5mm back $13.00
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which i have removed as yes my legs felt better but the new angle made my bum feel sore faster .

Tail tidy $2.40
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A volt gauge and power socket $23.10 and a watch . free .
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So far i am more than happy with this bike it feels solid , its cheap to run , takes a load of gear easily and i feel right at home .

This is how she looked after delivery
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Boxa
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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by Boxa » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:26 pm

KLR's have a great reputation, ya dont get that for no reason.

Looks like a great buy.
Dave

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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by Andrew2 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:26 pm

I'm looking for a lighter bike myself at the moment. Funnily enough I'm seriously looking at a Royal Enfield Himalayan. I've ridden it and was quite impressed. It's slow but enjoyable. I can't see your photos for some reason Laurie.

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Laurie
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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by Laurie » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:18 pm

Yes i looked at Royal Enfield as well but the cheapest i could find was around twice the klr , i have no idea why you can not see the pics ?

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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by Redback » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:13 am

The KLR looks good Laurie and good to see you're enjoying it, I'm a big Kawasaki fan myself I've had a few over the years both dirt and road.

I can't see the Photos either Laurie, if I click on the icon where the image should be it takes me to Photobucket.
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Cheers Baz.

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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by Andrew2 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:40 am

I can see them now Laurie. Must have been some glitch with Photobucket. That certainly looks nice. Maybe I'll have to revisit the KLR option. I see it has 58,000 kms. No problems with it??. I hear they're good for a couple of hundred kms. My old DR.
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I've had 2 of them in similar spec but just couldn't get on with them.

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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by Redback » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:22 am

My old KDX
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Cheers Baz.

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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by 1coolbanana » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:44 am

I think you made a wise choice with the KLR for adventure riding :thumb:
Im sure there will be many trouble free rides in your future :D
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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by Laurie » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:52 pm

Absolutely zero problems but i bought it at 54 something , previous owner only commuted on it , dealer log book serviced .
Going camping this weekend

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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by Andrew2 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:11 pm

Awwsome. Where are you headed too??.

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