klr to england ? - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions For repair, maintaining or modifying discussions related to the newly updated 2008 and beyond, Generation 2 KLR650 Motorcycle.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 03-15-2011, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 23
klr to england ?

returning to england in a month,s time . thinking of taking the klr with me . can I still get panniers and other goodies in europe ? or do I need to buy them in the states first . ? when did europe stop doing klr,s ?
drafty is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 03-15-2011, 07:11 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 20
i live in cumbria in the north of England and its possible to get every "service" part fairly locally but if you want something to fettle it like a doohicky or a bash plate or suspension parts you have to order from the states at a stupid price panniers are easy to find here but racks to fit the klr would be harder to find but pop up on ebay every now and again. crash bars / ims tank also have to be ordered from the US. but you’ll find everything you need to keep the bike on the road here in the uk fairly cheap (maybe not by US standards but compared to my last bike.... )
rob-grout is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 03-15-2011, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by rob-grout View Post
i live in cumbria in the north of England and its possible to get every "service" part fairly locally but if you want something to fettle it like a doohicky or a bash plate or suspension parts you have to order from the states at a stupid price panniers are easy to find here but racks to fit the klr would be harder to find but pop up on ebay every now and again. crash bars / ims tank also have to be ordered from the US. but youíll find everything you need to keep the bike on the road here in the uk fairly cheap (maybe not by US standards but compared to my last bike.... )
valuable information!do you think the klr would make a good english steed ? I also have a suzuki dl 1000 v strom , thinking about shipping it back home too , any comments ? thanks again
drafty is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 Old 03-16-2011, 06:56 AM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 20
its quite difficult to find places to off road here (unless you want a motorX track) but i like the easier longer adventure type off-roading just exploring new places and getting my bike to take me to places that i didn’t think it could (some of the time i get there....) which are hard legal places to ride i think its easier down south as i live in the national park, there are loads of great places to ride if you don’t mind breaking a rule or 2 (the places are so remote the chance of being caught is very slim unless you use the same one all the time). if you don’t mind riding mostly on the road then the klr makes sense here, where i live some b roads are so poorly looked after that the klr is faster than a sports bike klr's in good condition are rare here a lot are sold for parts.... i don’t know enough about the Suzuki to comment.
i think iv rambled to much so cya.
rob-grout is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 03-16-2011, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by rob-grout View Post
its quite difficult to find places to off road here (unless you want a motorX track) but i like the easier longer adventure type off-roading just exploring new places and getting my bike to take me to places that i didnít think it could (some of the time i get there....) which are hard legal places to ride i think its easier down south as i live in the national park, there are loads of great places to ride if you donít mind breaking a rule or 2 (the places are so remote the chance of being caught is very slim unless you use the same one all the time). if you donít mind riding mostly on the road then the klr makes sense here, where i live some b roads are so poorly looked after that the klr is faster than a sports bike klr's in good condition are rare here a lot are sold for parts.... i donít know enough about the Suzuki to comment.
i think iv rambled to much so cya.
A big " thank you " rob for the information. I , m going to be moving back to the midlands , lots of b roads to ride on . I will probably ship it back with all the goodies on it that I will probably need . [ plus the doohicky mod done ] . the alternative would be to buy a yamaha tenere when I get there , any views ? or maybe the wee strom ? thanks chap .
drafty is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Hampshire / New England Tech Day? flanga Upcoming Tech Days & Group Rides 4 03-05-2007 10:34 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome