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Re: Kawasaki KLR650 Timelime - 20+ years of History!
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2007, 10:02:12 am »
I think a KLR can still add value in today's world for the guy thats not into the thinking and riding style that ask for the latest electronics, engin performance, suspension etc.  The person that reasons that best brakes, suspension, performance, styling is not necessary on a d/s bike (because of the nature of d/s riding - not high speed touring or off-road racing), will be happy with a KLR.
+1 for most of it.
styling is not necessary on a d/s bike, +1
However brakes & suspensions are too important to be discarded.
 

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Re: Kawasaki KLR650 Timelime - 20+ years of History!
« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2007, 10:18:25 am »
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However brakes & suspensions are too important to be discarded.
 

Agreed - more so if you intend riding at high speed and doing off road racing.  The KLR's brakes and suspension can only be decribed as barely adequate or lacking slightly.

Progressive springs for the forks are 80$, a upgraded rear spring R500 and braded s/s front brake lines R450 - after that the brakes and suspension becomes 'adequate' IMHO.  (Again not so if you riding fast - fortunately we're talking about a KLR here  ;D, or doing off-road KTM style racing)

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Re: Kawasaki KLR650 Timelime - 20+ years of History!
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2007, 10:51:11 am »
A KLR only has brakes to slow it down, not stop it
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Re: Kawasaki KLR650 Timelime - 20+ years of History!
« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2007, 10:55:57 am »
The suspension is fine for road work, then the brake are lacking.
For offroad the reverse is true. Brakes work fine, suspension gets tied in knots.
 

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Re: Kawasaki KLR650 Timelime - 20+ years of History!
« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2007, 10:05:35 pm »
saw this beaut as i entered mega mica 4ways
took a pic the minute before the owner asked me what i was doing
had a 10 min  chat with said dude
so stunned was i with his sexy beast,
i fogot to mention the forum

to all you non KLR fans,  I say "own one matey"
 

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Re: Kawasaki KLR650 Timeline - 20 years of History!
« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2007, 08:40:06 pm »
Apart from the hand guards mine looked exactly like that! Oh, the memories..
98 Black AT & the wheel from a 04 KLR 650.
 

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Re: Kawasaki KLR650 Timeline - 20 years of History!
« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2007, 08:10:59 am »
I just got my KLR650 '08 yesterday, and now i have to sit at work with my bike standing in my gagare, what a sin!
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