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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2021, 04:46:07 pm »
And the Crosby 400 Adv slips under the 300 mark into the country? ;) :peepwall:

https://www.zabikers.co.za/2018/12/04/crosby-400-adventure-lightweight-simple-adventure-solution/
I said AFAIK... I could go full Fudge mode and Google the exact regulation. :sip: :snorting:
Really a pity we have lost the KLR, DR and XRL Rob. :(
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2021, 06:08:53 pm »
Sexier as n 790
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2021, 08:29:48 pm »
Sexier as n 790

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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2021, 10:16:01 am »
I have a Fugly standing in the garage for 25k no instalment per month, not to scared to explore of the track incase I drop it, do all the necessary maintenance myself no dealers to take my hard earned money, even do my own engine overall then there is no oil to buy....
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I have also owned a few new shape ones, but sold them quickly, coz I don't like them.

The "new" KLR doesn't impress me at all.
More power? Nah.
Heavier? Hell yeah.
Doo? Norrafork.
Suspension? Uhhhm.
Plastics? Gonna be expensive if you fall.
Looks? Better, sort of, maar dis 'n fokken plaasbike met makeup aan

Would I buy it? NO, I spent that money on a Africa Twin.

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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2021, 02:30:35 pm »
My first "adventure bike" was a KLR in 2005. At that stage it did everything I required and was cheap. Did a couple of pillion rides over break away weekends and used it to commute to work and back once or twice a week. It was more a toy with the quads I owned at the time, taken along on holiday to drive around on while the wife and kids were on quads. Only after a couple of years I was introduced to a KTM 950 when I took the KLR in for some aftermarket parts and Alfie gave me the KTM as a loan bike for the weekend, I sold the KLR and bought a 950, things were getting more technical  after joining Alfie Cox racing.  Only then did I start to realise the drawbacks on the KLR,  before that it was 100% suited for what I needed. Its the ideal bike to get started or on a budget....provided you haven't tasted more advanced bikes.....so for anyone who want to start biking from scratch, or looking for a dual commuting bike, the KLR is the answer.
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2021, 02:42:16 pm »
Old tech rules!

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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2021, 02:49:46 pm »
I never the KLR, mostly because the ones I encountered were 2nd generation.

Then I met Groenie ( at the Thumper Bash - was it 5 years ago?). I was on a DR 650, which I loved - and still do. He sang the praises of the Generation 1 KLR, and pointed out that it was only 8 or 10 kgs heavier than the DR, and much lighter than the XT 660 or the BMW Dakar ... I looked at his Fugly, heavily modified, and realized that there is far more to an earlier KLR than the cliches would suggest.

It is unspeakable that the new KLR weighs 40 kgs more than the Generation 1  KLR ...!! With no real advantages apart from Fuel Injection.

Later , of course, I came to own a Fugly when @Piet on this forum emigrated to Oz. What a beautiful bike! Modded with specced suspension and a 685 kit ( though stock carb/airbox/exhaust setup) , it recently turned over 100,00 ks. I love cruising backcountry gravel on that bike, and rotate it on alternate trips with the DR.

Without the budget to contemplate a new bike, not even a 250/300 ( I am a pensioner), its amazing how happy one can be with an old school Thumper like the Fugly ( or the DR)...

 
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #47 on: September 08, 2021, 02:51:34 pm »
The previous post should have started, I never liked the KLR...
 

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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2021, 03:31:56 pm »
Strange thing is that people complain about the KLR's weight ( Fugly and Gen2) but they are lighter than the XT660Z which is heavier .
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #49 on: September 08, 2021, 03:51:18 pm »

Meanwhile Yamaha has the T7... and it is here.

Yes, and ....no! Have you tried to enquire about availability?

I REALLY feel for the importers (esp Honda and Yamaha): - Honda constantly waiting for 300L's, and a BIG branch gets ONE out of a container of 22 bikes; Yamaha T7 also extremely hard to get hold of, some Dealers getting ONE, some two, some have sold their own Demo models to customers, is my understanding...

We know becuase we sell accessories for these bikes, and the bikes are in VERY short supply..., indeed.

the Pan American, they are expecting to bring in 60 - 80 units in year one, roughly 15 - 20 bikes every 90 days, and there are only 5 (well, 6) HD Dealers nationally, so yes, HD Pan American may be easier to get hold of that CRF 300L and T7, sadly.
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #50 on: September 10, 2021, 11:32:49 am »
Like The Ruffian, I'm not that young anymore, and I've ridden the "more advanced bike" and liked them, but my well-sorted KLR will go where most them can go. And it's about to to get a mid-life refresh.... At only 264 000km...
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #51 on: September 10, 2021, 02:40:40 pm »
Like The Ruffian, I'm not that young anymore, and I've ridden the "more advanced bike" and liked them, but my well-sorted KLR will go where most them can go. And it's about to to get a mid-life refresh.... At only 264 000km...
I concur... yet it will be while before I reach that mileage figure... :sip:

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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #52 on: September 10, 2021, 08:39:06 pm »
Like The Ruffian, I'm not that young anymore, and I've ridden the "more advanced bike" and liked them, but my well-sorted KLR will go where most them can go. And it's about to to get a mid-life refresh.... At only 264 000km...
Is that mileage with the original engine, or have you fitted a big bore kit somewhere in it's life ?
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2021, 11:40:36 am »
Like The Ruffian, I'm not that young anymore, and I've ridden the "more advanced bike" and liked them, but my well-sorted KLR will go where most them can go. And it's about to to get a mid-life refresh.... At only 264 000km...
I concur... yet it will be while before I reach that mileage figure... :sip:

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Alles. Complete strip down to bare metal. Tear motor apart and replace all bearings, seals, chains, wiring. And go 692
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #54 on: September 13, 2021, 01:38:27 pm »
Like The Ruffian, I'm not that young anymore, and I've ridden the "more advanced bike" and liked them, but my well-sorted KLR will go where most them can go. And it's about to to get a mid-life refresh.... At only 264 000km...
I concur... yet it will be while before I reach that mileage figure... :sip:

Wat gaan jy aan Groenie doen?

Alles. Complete strip down to bare metal. Tear motor apart and replace all bearings, seals, chains, wiring. And go 692
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #55 on: September 13, 2021, 01:48:09 pm »
Haha, i need someone to sponsor some Gopro's and camera stuff and start a YT channel on how not to fix your KLR



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