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post #1 of 6 Old 03-31-2012, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from the not so frozen North

Greetings from Canada. I am the proud new owner of a "brand new" 2011 Burnt Orange (must be faster than Red) KLR 650.

Still have a ZX14 and a 100HP 820cc Brute Force in my garage, but bought the KLR to enjoy some long distance touring. I rode the ZX out to the Cabot trail a few years ago,. 5400km over 14 days and that was the trigger for the decision to buy the KLR.

I am NOW at a point in my life where bigger better faster is not as important to me

Would like to hear from other 11 owners, especially those that have done some of the popular mods. I am very curious as to whether the .22 mod is applicable to the 11's. I am still in break in, just over 400km since I brought it home Thursday but man oh man this thing feels sluggish as heck! Comfy, handles great, but brakes like a lawn tractor and accelerates like same.

Ride safe all.

Tom

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-31-2012, 04:54 PM
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.22 cent mod is applicable to all yrs. there hasnt been that much of a change to the bikes since 87 so asking for 011 owners only is kind of pointless. we are all riding the same machine...give or take.

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Well ultimately I guess that was the question, whether or not Kawy had changed anything in more recent models. I guss not, so thanks.

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.22 cent mod is applicable to all yrs. there hasnt been that much of a change to the bikes since 87 so asking for 011 owners only is kind of pointless. we are all riding the same machine...give or take.
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-31-2012, 05:09 PM
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nope. bout the only thing to change has been cosmetics. welcome to the forums

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Welcome to the forum, the best thing you can do is stay off your other rides for awhile and the KLR won't feel so bad, Ha!
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-01-2012, 12:40 PM
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yeah i took a 6000 mile trip last year on a k1200lt bmw as soon as i got back i jumped on the klr and i felt like i was on a tinker toy. anyway i love my klr and i wouldnt change it for any other bike.

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