My gear so far - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
Bike and Rider Gear For discussions on different gear for the ride & rider.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 02-08-2010, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
KLR-zin's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 338
My gear so far

I have gleaned a bunch of helpful information from this site and thought that I should post some stuff about the gear that I have accumulated at this point. Seemed easier (for me) to put it all in one post.

I have much less experience on a KLR than most here- only 6500 miles on a streetable bike- my 2009 KLR. But, here are my reviews for what they're worth:

Cortech Tri-Bag- pretty good system. fits the bike nicely and holds enough stuff for long rides. I like that the rear duffle removes easily. I have only been on one long ride and have had the duffle tear at the zipper seams and the zipper broke on one saddlebag. Cycle Gear was quick to replace, but the bags were pretty new. Bought a set of side racks from ebay to help mount bags properly. 7.5/10

Fieldsheer Adventure Jacket- excellent. Very high quality jacket and is great for cold to warm conditions. It is a heavy jacket and in extreme heat can be a bit much. Vents work well and it was my only jacket for a long time. Always warm & dry. Very durable. 10/10

Fieldsheer Congo Air Mesh Jacket- have only worn it once and got caught in heavy rain. It wasn't as cold as I thought it would be. Rain liner worked well. Very comfortable. Snap broke before 1st use- easy repair though. So far- 8/10

Joe Rocket Alter Ego pants- Great pants. Very comfortable and roomy enough to wear over jeans. Long side zips are helpful with boots. Would buy again. 10/10

Metzeler Enduro Sahara These were a recommendation afer I expressed disappointment with the short life of the stock Dunlops. I have about 3500mi on the set and the rear is about 50%. Excellent on an off road. I was very surprised by mud performance. Would buy again. 10/10

Shoei Hornet DS helmet Not much to compare it to as I have only had dirt helmets. Very comfortable. Lots of vents. Seems to be well made. Expensive relative to others. Only two choices for shields. 9/10

That's all for now. Pretty happy with everything. This site has been a great resource for learning about the bike and making some informed purchases. Thanks!

KLR-zin is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 02-09-2010, 01:15 AM
4th Gear
tomatocity's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 2,453
Mark B (4) and I showed up at Dave's house for a four day trip to Oregon. All of us had the same saddlebags and top bag. Must be popular, eh.

Dave my first Cortec saddlebags ddi the samething on the second day of a trip to Moab.


2005 KLR 685
2015 Yamaha Super Tenere ES, 5/23/2015
2012 Yamaha Super Tenere; Purchased 7/30/2011; Sold 5/23/2015
tomatocity is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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
Kid's gear? SLO-KLR Bike and Rider Gear 6 01-08-2016 11:30 PM
Neutral gear Andreas KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 8 01-14-2009 03:02 PM
first new gear on the 08' Capt stan KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 3 08-16-2008 09:09 AM
Stalls when put into gear Zonadoro 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 4 06-03-2008 02:14 PM
Gear Viking KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 8 10-06-2006 09:58 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