I am looking to pick up a used 2012 KLR. I want to use it about 50/50 on road and off. I realize the list can be endless but what do I need to bring the bike up to speed. I want to add some crash bars to keep the plastic looking good and I need a better tire. Other than that, what should I get to make this into a good single track bike? thanks
Sorry our fellow members and I have kinda' ridden OFF Track.
But would you define 'on-road' as primarily asphalt or graded gravel?
Would you define 'road' as asphalt, graded gravel, dirty two tracks and rocky two tracks passable by Subaru Out Back?
Would you define 'off road' as graded gravel or dirty 'two tracks'?
Or would 'Off Road' be Rocky 4x4 two tracks and Ugly, rocky, tree root infested, occasional sippy hole mud baths on true single track trails?
A KLR650 with an experienced rider can travel most of that, with possible exception of the sippy hole mud baths. (KLR650's don't do well in sticky mud.) With an in-experienced rider, best not go too far past the Subaru, with or with-out the crash bars.
Just my thoughts to apply to a used bike for $5000 or less.