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post #1 of 7 Old 07-21-2019, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in the process of aquiring a KLR650 to get back into riding after a long absence. Must be all of those Geico ads.

The KLR is really the perfect bike for me; If I were to get a street bike I'd probably kill myself and the same is true of a dirt bike. Plus, I like to tinker and fix things which I should have ample opportunity to do with a KLR.

I stopped by a dealer yesterday to check out gear and saw a 2019 African Twin - I almost wet myself! Were I to buy one though, what would I have to work on and fix?

After I have a bike I'm certain to have questions but from what I've seen so far, they've already been answered. Gotta get some wheels first...

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-22-2019, 09:43 AM
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Work on and fix?? - on an Africa Twin??? - absolutely nothing.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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Work on and fix?? - on an Africa Twin??? - absolutely nothing.
Just wait for it, something will surely pop-up.

Too many in-experienced owners/mechanics and too many Lawyers to not attempt to profit from others over-sights.

Like the KLR650 muffler bolts which should STILL be re-tightened at break-in maintenance and re-checked every so often for ever! This applies to all sporting vehicles!

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post #4 of 7 Old 07-23-2019, 12:32 PM
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Work on and fix?? - on an Africa Twin??? - absolutely nothing.
Your fitness level so you can lift that 535lb bike when it takes a nap! ;-)




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post #5 of 7 Old 07-25-2019, 10:08 AM
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Your fitness level so you can lift that 535lb bike when it takes a nap! ;-)




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Ya, Iím there. Iíve lifted a Goldwing so an Africa Twin is childís play.

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post #6 of 7 Old 07-25-2019, 12:22 PM
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Ya, Iím there. Iíve lifted a Goldwing so an Africa Twin is childís play.
I've lifted my Electraglide Classic too but off the trail down a sandy hill is different than a paved parking lot. I consider myself a fairly strong guy but 400lbs is the absolute maximum I'll put up with for a dual sport bike. The KTM790 comes closest but is still too much IMO.

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Ya, Iím there. Iíve lifted a Goldwing so an Africa Twin is childís play.
I have a Goldwing and three KLR650s. The Goldwing is easier to lift than the KLRs because you only have to lift it halfway. The cylinders and heads put the weight out instead of up and it doesn't even fall all the way over - just halfway until the heads and crash bars hit the ground. The top half of the lift is the easy half.
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