ATTN Alaskan Members; - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
Alaska & Hawaii Riders Covering states 49 & 50

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 01-15-2014, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
3rd Gear
 
Hardyreels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
Posts: 507
ATTN Alaskan Members;

Spring of 2014 I am selling both of the KLR 650's to finance a new ride. My signature line tells you what upgrades are on both bikes. Mileage is at 12K on both with no issues. I'll list classifieds when snow melts but thought to give you a heads up if you know anyone looking. They are 05 & 06 in great shape.

Ard

Spinning / flashing LED tail light;Dished seat;Nerf Bars;Panniers and rack;Aluminum skid pan;Master cylinder guard;tall shield;Heated gel grips;Acerbis Rally Pro guards with spoilers;Superbike low front fender;Doo upgrade;16T counter sprocket; K&N filter and box mod;GPS mount;Dash with voltage meter & clock;1" raising links;T bypass mod;anti vibe bars;anti vibe mirror mounts;Euro light switch; Aluminum choke leaver;new dry cell Super battery;Mefo Expolere's;New bearings and races
Hardyreels is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 12-03-2014, 10:39 PM
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: wasilla AK but stuck in CO
Posts: 452
what you getting to replace them ? im here in Wasilla as well ...

2000 army green klr
2012 blue/white /blacked out daily driver

recession is when your neighbor looses his job
depression is when you loose your job
recovery is when Obama looses his job
wayne_l is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 12-04-2014, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
3rd Gear
 
Hardyreels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
Posts: 507
Hi,

I didn't buy another motorcycle. After 44 years of riding without ever being involved in a serious (disabling) accident I've decided to call it a job well done. Over the years I've logged away over 190,000 road miles and an unknown number of off road miles when I was a youngster. I got away with racing MX for a couple seasons in District 6 as an amateur without getting seriously injured and then went to road bikes when I turned 18. That was a good thing because the highways took me all over this continent from Newfoundland to about every corner of North America. It has been a great ride but now I'm done

If I were to want another motorcycle for use here I would be looking for an older Kawasaki Concours, one of the 1000 cc models. I found that to reach most places here you rode so many miles on paved roads that the proper ride would be a well designed road machine. The old Concours are much smaller and more nimble than the new 1400 cc bikes and when the pavement turns to gravel that would be handy.

In off road conditions here I found that most trails are so deeply rutted by 4 wheelers and the new side by sides that trying to negotiate them and the deep standing water on a motorcycle was an exercise in futility. Believe me I tried, I took those trails that lead back into nowhere and more often than not they turned into something that was just not meant for a bike. If you are young enough to engage in riding a Trials type bike I believe that would be fun here but taking a bike the weight of a KLR back into these bogs was not fun for me. This past summer would have been good because it was relatively dry and those trails leading off the Glenn out past Eureka would have been a good ride. However once you get to the Little Nilcheana River the party is over, the ridge trail that leads away from the Monument Hill above the river is an interesting ride too. I don't know if ever you've been back in that aera but there are options there. If you go alone just be sure to have things in good order before you leave, some of the lesser used double tracks don't see much traffic at all.

Ard

Spinning / flashing LED tail light;Dished seat;Nerf Bars;Panniers and rack;Aluminum skid pan;Master cylinder guard;tall shield;Heated gel grips;Acerbis Rally Pro guards with spoilers;Superbike low front fender;Doo upgrade;16T counter sprocket; K&N filter and box mod;GPS mount;Dash with voltage meter & clock;1" raising links;T bypass mod;anti vibe bars;anti vibe mirror mounts;Euro light switch; Aluminum choke leaver;new dry cell Super battery;Mefo Expolere's;New bearings and races
Hardyreels is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 Old 12-05-2014, 02:33 PM
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: wasilla AK but stuck in CO
Posts: 452
yes I fully understand.ive been thinking of a lighter ktm or eeven a old fat tired fat cat or tw200 for our boggy trails .. last 2 years I rode back and forth from here to Colorado and I loved my klr for that but dedicated dirtbike single track its not fun I get tired quick .. I think not so much as my bikes fault but more my riding abilities .

there is so much around here I still can explore on my klr I cant get rid of her ..I have a tiger 955 and its way too heavy for any real trails here its more for gravel roads like Hatchers pass or denali highway wich can still get iffy in the spring for either bike.But I often think of a 450 efi endure ,

2000 army green klr
2012 blue/white /blacked out daily driver

recession is when your neighbor looses his job
depression is when you loose your job
recovery is when Obama looses his job
wayne_l 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
last Alaskan ride for awhile .. wayne_l Travel Log & Trip Reports 2 10-16-2012 09:41 AM
6200 members! Mark B (4) The Off Topic Lounge 2 02-24-2011 07:01 AM
Alaskan Fall Photographs Hardyreels The Off Topic Lounge 4 10-03-2009 01:13 PM
600 members X6_Hustler The Off Topic Lounge 2 03-17-2007 09:59 PM

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