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Offline Tom van Brits

Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #80 on: January 27, 2021, 10:23:58 am »
Let's not forget the traditionally shite suspension that appears little changed - not even upside down forks and still scrawny 41mm  :o  Yes they say there is now some adjustment (or some has been done?) but another WTF as far as I can see? Did anyone notice still a 5 speed? The adventure model weighs a wopping 221kg - ludicrous! Another fatty 'mid-weight' hits the market. This facelift model needs a tummy tuck  :imaposer:  Should still be ever popular with Trumponians Stateside.  >:D
WTF has Trump to do with this at all... ::)

Touchy!  >:D  Maybe the similarity of a has been flaccid fatty with a fake tan and bad comb-over?  :imaposer:

WTF ???
 

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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #81 on: January 27, 2021, 10:35:57 am »
Let's not forget the traditionally shite suspension that appears little changed - not even upside down forks and still scrawny 41mm  :o  Yes they say there is now some adjustment (or some has been done?) but another WTF as far as I can see? Did anyone notice still a 5 speed? The adventure model weighs a wopping 221kg - ludicrous! Another fatty 'mid-weight' hits the market. This facelift model needs a tummy tuck  :imaposer:  Should still be ever popular with Trumponians Stateside.  >:D
WTF has Trump to do with this at all... ::)

Touchy!  >:D  Maybe the similarity of a has been flaccid fatty with a fake tan and bad comb-over?  :imaposer:
Why force the thread into R&P then... :sip: :snorting:

No forcing - seems like your desire. What happened to a sense of humor?  ::)
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #82 on: January 27, 2021, 10:36:41 am »
 8)  Making KLR Great Again  >:D
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #83 on: January 27, 2021, 10:51:32 am »
What is it about a sixth gear that is so attractive??

Why not 7, then? Imagine that! :ricky:
 
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #84 on: January 27, 2021, 10:53:32 am »
Ja I could also never understand the "more gears is more" approach. Sure if you want to race the thing or get better fuel consumption, or if like with the 250's you need to get everything out of the motor. A 650 class thumper does not need 6 gears.
 
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #85 on: January 27, 2021, 10:57:11 am »
What is it about a sixth gear that is so attractive??

Why not 7, then? Imagine that! :ricky:

And the 5th was not like my Transalp 650; a high revving gear where you often tried to shift up.
I have never felt the need for a 6th gear on my KLR.
One guy I used to work with has used his KLR on a very long commute, and he has changed the gearing - think he fitted a 1 tooth bigger front sprocket (can't recall) to drop the revs on the open road but like said; I never felt the need.
 

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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #86 on: January 27, 2021, 10:58:08 am »
There are 15 year old KLR's out there doing more dirt orientated DS riding than many modern garage queens.

This should sell very well.
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #87 on: January 27, 2021, 10:58:57 am »
What is it about a sixth gear that is so attractive??

Why not 7, then? Imagine that! :ricky:
I do not understand the race for more gears especially in cars these days.
In adv bikes the most important gears are 1-3rd, but no some brands have first as a long distance gear. If you have a steep driveway you will be using a lot of clutch!! >:(
Keep 1 and 2 low I say there are 4 others to use on the open road.
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #88 on: January 27, 2021, 11:00:21 am »
What is it about a sixth gear that is so attractive??

Why not 7, then? Imagine that! :ricky:

Lower revs at cruising speed, resulting in only one, not two pints of oil being used per tank on a KLR... :imaposer:

I long for 6 gears on any bike.
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« Reply #89 on: January 27, 2021, 11:06:12 am »
WOW this might get me to buy a bike again. I miss my KLR a lot
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #90 on: January 27, 2021, 11:06:31 am »
Danie you seem pretty silent for an anti fat bike person. This is a 200kg thumper with a 1987 engine.  Dressed as a new KLR.  Nowadays they think that throwing on a dakar style fairing will solve all problems.  Rather buy a well kept gen 1 KLR for next to nothing and fix it up if money is an issue.

Money is always an issue for me when buying a bike. Guess what, i then buy second hand, not a POS brand new. 
 

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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #91 on: January 27, 2021, 11:09:13 am »
I bought the first reintroduced KLRs in SA in 2005 for R39k brand new from Suzuki South in CT. In Black Label red colours. Like the one below. I rode it for 5/6 years and about 60k kms.  Modded and farkled it, toured with it, rode de wildt with Ron on it.  It weight just north of 150kg.  Was slow, 5 gears, used oil.

I lost interest in KLRs when they brought out the then ‘new’ model in around 2009. After a lot of hype and speculation on klr650.com the new model only had cosmetic changes, a higher price and more weight. I was disappointed.

Now we are having the same discussion.  Sorry the KLR is dead to me.  Kawa missed a trick - again.  Sorry to say.  You just cant warrant a 200kg plus 650 thumper with an engine from 1987.  This is obviously my personal opinion being an old KLR fan. Where do you think my forum name comes from.....KiLRoy...


I had exactly the same one, was a good entry level bike to adventure riding, within a year I grow out of it, sold it and bought a 950. I think there is a market for it, new riders into the market or if you want to do a around the world trip once off on a small budget.
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« Reply #92 on: January 27, 2021, 11:55:42 am »
Not a word on a new doohicky......  :P

Updated 2007 already

Ek is lekker op hoogte hmm?
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Nice-enough bike in total, it'll sell no doubt.
Bit heavy though...
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #93 on: January 27, 2021, 12:00:39 pm »
Pity about the weight.A 650 single should be around 60kg lighter.

Yes the x challenge is about 60 kg lighter with its 9 liter fuel tank etc.
Completely a different tool for a different job.
Have you done some serious long distance touring with the x challenge?
Yes the Klr is a bit heavier. About 18kg heavier than my XT660R used to be. Not the end of the world for
a long distance touring adventure bike. A scrambler it is not and neither was my XT.

The X, with only a 16L Touratech tank added on (for a total of 25L or 550kms the way I ride) weighs about 153kg dry. Comfortable enough for me (with the stock seat) to be planning a 10day, 3500km trip with it. Can cruise at 130km/h all day long, and then handle pretty much any offroad terrain I dare tackle. But you cant buy a new one...
I like the new KLR, and if it comes in at less than R120k it would fill a huuuge gap and make many adventure riders very happy
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #94 on: January 27, 2021, 12:03:17 pm »
We need more affordable 600-650 bikes on the market. That is what a lot of people started touring on many years ago.
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #95 on: January 27, 2021, 12:06:38 pm »
Danie you seem pretty silent for an anti fat bike person. This is a 200kg thumper with a 1987 engine.  Dressed as a new KLR.  Nowadays they think that throwing on a dakar style fairing will solve all problems.  Rather buy a well kept gen 1 KLR for next to nothing and fix it up if money is an issue.

Money is always an issue for me when buying a bike. Guess what, i then buy second hand, not a POS brand new.

What everyone seems to be missing, no one, Kawa included, is claiming that the new KLR is a modern marvel. Instead they're going with the tried and tested design with minor modern tweaks. The buyers know this, it will still sell.

You would have a valid point if they we're claiming this to be a revolutionary bike.
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #96 on: January 27, 2021, 12:17:15 pm »
Danie you seem pretty silent for an anti fat bike person. This is a 200kg thumper with a 1987 engine.  Dressed as a new KLR.  Nowadays they think that throwing on a dakar style fairing will solve all problems.  Rather buy a well kept gen 1 KLR for next to nothing and fix it up if money is an issue.

Money is always an issue for me when buying a bike. Guess what, i then buy second hand, not a POS brand new.

Yes, I do have a issue with the weight, it is just too heavy for what I do with a bike.

But lots of people do want a simple and trusted motorcycle, and the weight is not an issue where they use it.

For me, now, a 701 is on the heavy side.
 

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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #97 on: January 27, 2021, 12:20:25 pm »
Danie you seem pretty silent for an anti fat bike person. This is a 200kg thumper with a 1987 engine.  Dressed as a new KLR.  Nowadays they think that throwing on a dakar style fairing will solve all problems.  Rather buy a well kept gen 1 KLR for next to nothing and fix it up if money is an issue.

Money is always an issue for me when buying a bike. Guess what, i then buy second hand, not a POS brand new.

Yes, I do have a issue with the weight, it is just too heavy for what I do with a bike.

But lots of people do want a simple and trusted motorcycle, and the weight is not an issue where they use it.

For me, now, a 701 is on the heavy side.

Yup ! And nobody is expecting you to push it around... It has a bleddie engine man   :lol8:
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #98 on: January 27, 2021, 12:22:22 pm »
Danie you seem pretty silent for an anti fat bike person. This is a 200kg thumper with a 1987 engine.  Dressed as a new KLR.  Nowadays they think that throwing on a dakar style fairing will solve all problems.  Rather buy a well kept gen 1 KLR for next to nothing and fix it up if money is an issue.

Money is always an issue for me when buying a bike. Guess what, i then buy second hand, not a POS brand new.

Yes, I do have a issue with the weight, it is just too heavy for what I do with a bike.

But lots of people do want a simple and trusted motorcycle, and the weight is not an issue where they use it.

For me, now, a 701 is on the heavy side.

Yup ! And nobody is expecting you to push it around... It has a bleddie engine man   :lol8:

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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #99 on: January 27, 2021, 12:34:24 pm »
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I do believe that is why the T7 have been received so well.
An engine that delivers flattering curves, so it is easy to use, reliable and the playstation shit is taken out. You need a display that tell you your speed and when the bike is running too hot, dont want to play tetris on it.
The majority of owners can live with a bit more weight and slightly soft suspension, and time consuming plug changes.
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