Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Winnipeg Manitoba
Given this a "pro" KLR site, you are not going to hear too many bad things from us.
I have an 06, and after 3 years I have finally started to ride a little more. (getting ready to retire from work and thought I would at least break in the engine) Managed to get 5000 on it this summer.
As mentioned by some of the others, the bike truly is a " a master of none" but after 16 bikes and over 35 years of riding, the KLR is by far an over all good performer. It's not a "gas go bike", seldom are, however it's pretty simple to work on.
I am not a mechically inclined rider, but given all the support out there, someone always seems to show up to help out.
All you need to do is change the oil, lube the chain, tighten the bolts, get a seat cover, get on and hang on.
At close to 60 miles per gallon (Canadian) I get tired before I need to stop for gas.
Enjoy the KLR, good luck. (if you buy one)
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