Introducing my self & asking advice
Hi Kawasaki KLR enthusiasts, I just joined the forum today, Hi to all, I live in Western Europe.
I am considering buying a used KLR650 as a fun bike and a hobby to work on, I have never owned a Kawasaki before only Hondas, and Suzuki, I currently own a 1993 Honda CB1000 Superfour, 1992 Honda CG125 (my favourite bike), 1992 Honda CB250 Nighhalk CB and a few 1999 & 2000 Suzuki GS125s & a 1996 Suzuki DR125., (some are projects bough cheap and being done up very slowly in parallel)
I will probably sell of the CB1000 at some stage as I don't use it much, it's more of a trophy bike.
I am considering buying some type of KLR650, I prefer the appearance of the older models, late 1980s & early 1990s, but I am told that they are all much the same under the plastics ?
I am particularly attracted to the 'simplicity' of the KLR650 as it seems like something I could learn to become familiar with the mechanics and electrics on it and service and repair it myself.
Also, over all I like that they have a strong appearance compared with most modern bikes which look week and too spikey looking to me, (like broken wheelie bins).
I live in a high humidity temperate climate with lots of rain, can anyone advise me how the KLR chassis, forks, swing-arm and handle bars stands up to corrosion & rust when compared with Hondas ?