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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2006, 07:22:41 am »
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2006, 07:40:51 am »
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Welcome Nicki

Hope you enjoy all the shenanigans.  :wink:

I think Insidedirtrider also rides a KLE, or maybe it's Grondpad, I have ridden with one of them when we did that Loskopdam run - ywo guys on KLE's and absolute hooligans.

Anyhow welcome. Hope we can ride together someday  8)



Welcome!!!  I use to ride a KLE but upgraded to a Dakar!! nice memory there Leo!! 8)
 

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« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2006, 09:30:38 am »
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Welcome!!!  I use to ride a KLE but upgraded to a Dakar!! nice memory there Leo!! 8)


Stadig oor die klippe!!  Some Kawa fanatics will view this as a downgrade! :D
 

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« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2006, 09:47:47 am »
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Stadig oor die klippe!!  Some Kawa fanatics will view this as a downgrade! :D


Hi Watty, Yes, I definitely c the Dakar as a upgrade from the KLE for DS purposes. (for me)  :wink:
 

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« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2006, 09:56:27 am »
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Stadig oor die klippe!!  Some Kawa fanatics will view this as a downgrade! :D


Hi Watty, Yes, I definitely c the Dakar as a upgrade from the KLE for DS purposes. (for me)  :wink:


Now for you next upgrade from the Dakar: The venerable KLR! :wink:
 

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« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2006, 10:14:15 am »
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Stadig oor die klippe!!  Some Kawa fanatics will view this as a downgrade! :D


Hi Watty, Yes, I definitely c the Dakar as a upgrade from the KLE for DS purposes. (for me)  :wink:


Now for you next upgrade from the Dakar: The venerable KLR! :wink:


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Oppad,  ek hou baie van jou website, ons moet tog een of ander tyd so bietjie saamry!
 

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« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2006, 10:26:37 am »
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Oppad,  ek hou baie van jou website, ons moet tog een of ander tyd so bietjie saamry!


Ja, wat van 'n KLR run.  Lees 'n bietjie hierdie storie (met eervolle vergunning aan Multisurface Motorcycling.Com.  Dit som dinge somer lekker op!

"GlobeRiders World Tour, by R.M.:

Bill Kamps of S. Padre Island, Texas went on this years World Tour a few months ago and has periodically reported on the various legs of the trip so far. All the other bikes this year are BMWs except for Bills KLR650. When asked if anyone is giving him a bad time about being on a KLR, Bill related that once he was taking a picture of a donkey and somebody asked him if he was thinking of upgrading. Not long after the ribbing a brand new BMW 1200GS blew its engine. Pay back is hell.

Bill wanted us to know that his KLR was the only bike that has not had a serious problem. He attributes the lack of problems to having a bike that was meticulously prepared by using many of the tips and help from (as he puts it) pros like Elden and me. It's always gratifying to hear stories like Bill's when you had a hand in making it happen.

If you are interested in the progress of the trip and some photos, go to globeriders.com and follow the links to the Live Journal." :lol:  :lol:
 

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« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2006, 10:31:34 am »
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Arent KLE's chicks bikes ?     :twisted:  :twisted:


Nah, thats your 200c kwakka youre talking about


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Hey, Nicki, welcome to the site
 

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« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2006, 01:02:11 pm »
Thanks to everyone for the friendly welcome msgs.

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« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2006, 02:04:19 pm »
Yes, welcome Nicki and my apologies for almost hijacking your thread a little bit earlier, but I simply could not resist. Enjoy the KLE and the forum!
 

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« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2006, 02:19:10 pm »
I guess it was not you then.

Told me a story hear, that bike of yours - did you buy it second hand from a dealer in Strand?

It looks so much like the one I almost bought.

I cannot see why Shark says it is a chick bike, so I'm a chick wif x tras? My wife will laugh at that! :D

Welcome to the forum anyway - see Oppad is bringing in new members!
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« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2006, 10:13:40 pm »
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I guess it was not you then.

Told me a story hear, that bike of yours - did you buy it second hand from a dealer in Strand?

It looks so much like the one I almost bought.

I cannot see why Shark says it is a chick bike, so I'm a chick wif x tras? My wife will laugh at that! :D

Welcome to the forum anyway - see Oppad is bringing in new members!


No, I bought it in Bellville.
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« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2006, 08:47:50 am »
I still think it is a nice looking bike. I was actually interested in the 400.  :)
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« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2006, 08:52:56 am »
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I still think it is a nice looking bike. I was actually interested in the 400.  :)


Mine is a 400. I use it every sunny day to commute, just so much better than travelling by car.
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« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2006, 08:58:47 am »
I just say that about all bikes that are not the manly KLR and KDX.  ;) dont take me seriously.

I even got a guy at work to buy one last month, awesome commuter.
Just lacking a bit of clearance when riding offroad, but the bash plate can take a beating. You must see Insiderdirtrider and Justin on thiers, very capable.

I rode it 2 weeks ago (500) and it gets up too speed, but you must rev it proper.
Does not have the low grunt of the KLR but will do for most riding.
 

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« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2006, 09:54:24 am »
Flattery will get you absolutely everywhere  :D

Welcome Nikki, and nice bike!  I'd actually be quite interested to know if you've ridden the KLE 500, and if so, what you experienced the difference in power to be?  

Some pics of mine and Justin's KLEs  :)
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« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2006, 09:55:59 am »
Flattery will get you absolutely everywhere  :D

Welcome Nikki, and nice bike!  I'd actually be quite interested to know if you've ridden the KLE 500, and if so, what you experienced the difference in power to be?  

Some pics of mine and Justin's KLEs  :)

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« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2006, 10:16:01 am »
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I just say that about all bikes that are not the manly KLR and KDX.  ;) dont take me seriously.

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Does not have the low grunt of the KLR but will do for most riding.


And that is why our FIRST LADY - Mango - rides a green one - cos it is so manly.


BTW what has happened to Dirt@ngle and GI Jane? They seem quite quiet now after cooking up that storm - I would have thought they would at least have commented on Mango's solo ride, even if it was just to pat her on the back.
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« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2006, 11:19:57 am »
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Flattery will get you absolutely everywhere  :D

Welcome Nikki, and nice bike!  I'd actually be quite interested to know if you've ridden the KLE 500, and if so, what you experienced the difference in power to be?  



Thanks IDR, I actually have, my dad has a 2005 model. When we pull away from standstill his outruns mine easily. You're looking at a 25% increase in capacity, so off course it will be faster/stronger/whatever. The gearing on the 400 is lower to cater for the fewer horses, mine does 7000rpm at 120 whereas the 500 does 6000rpm.

The way I ride the bike, I've never actually needed it to be faster, I know it is safe and will not spin out under me etc. Can cruise 120 easily without a problem, so it is fine. I get about 20km/l, varies between 19 and 21.

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« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2006, 11:35:03 am »
OK...good to hear that it's not that much different than the 500  :D

Any specific reason why your dad has the 500, and you have the 400?  Surely the price difference couldn't be that much...especially considering that the 400 is grey, but the 500 not?

EDIT: Sorry, that didn't sound right, what I mean is if it wouldn't be worth it spending a bit extra for an officially imported bike, and with 100cc extra?
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