What do you ride and how many miles. - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion Grab a seat and discuss whatever you like about the KLR or other related topics. Within reason.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 Old 11-05-2011, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Lodi,ca
Posts: 73
What do you ride and how many miles.

How many miles do you do in a year on bikes?

BMW K1200LT that I put about 15k a year.

Yamaha Roadster I put about 5k a year.

KLR 650 that I have had about 5 weeks and it has 2300 miles on it.
yamadog is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 14 Old 11-06-2011, 12:37 AM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NW MO
Posts: 5,418
The KLR is the only motorcycle I own and I bought it after not having a motorcycle for about 8 years: last one I had was a Honda XR650L.

The first year I owned the KLR, I only put about 1,000 miles on it, but logged 4,800 this year when I started riding more and doing a 60-mile round trip commute to work. I figure average from now on will be about 6,000 miles a year or so. I don't take any long trips, just joyrides around the county and riding to work.

planalp is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 11-06-2011, 05:54 AM
2nd Gear
timothys687's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Jackson, Michigan
Posts: 182
Send a message via MSN to timothys687 Send a message via Skype™ to timothys687
I average 12,000 miles per year on my KLR, I ride 100 miles round trip for work, and make a couple of 5-600 mile trips in the summer.

Sent from my iPod touch using Motorcycle
More miles and smiles for all!
timothys687 is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 11-06-2011, 08:41 AM
5th Gear
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,700
12K on my BMW 1200GS
4K on my BMW R80
2K onmy BMW R65
5K on my Kawasaki KLR650
3K on my Honda Helix

And that's with a touch over a 7 month riding season.
Paper is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 11-06-2011, 12:56 PM
1st Gear
speedy's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: 100km north of the Golden Gate
Posts: 65
almost 20k

20,000 on the KLR since new on 2 Feb
2k on the K75 or so this year
about 5k on the Silverwing this year
speedy is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 11-06-2011, 02:08 PM
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 6
6-8k on my Honda Valkyrie
Just bought my 01 KLR friday and put 100 miles on it friday, unplated on dirt roads.
130-140k on a 06 Freightliner which prohibits my MC riding severly, but gotta make the bacon.
Jake Mountain is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 11-06-2011, 02:34 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: West Union WV
Posts: 14
2004 Honda Rune 5-6,000 per year
Bought my 09 KLR in Feb. and have close to 4,000 on it now. I am really enjoying the KLR, all those dirt and gravel roads I always wondered where they went, now I can kind out.

Last edited by vwh2o; 11-06-2011 at 02:37 PM.
vwh2o is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 11-06-2011, 03:28 PM
2nd Gear
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Illinois, St. Louis metro area
Posts: 166
7-8000 on a V-Strom, 1000 on the KLR (little pavement). Strictly recreational, all within 300 miles of home. Planning to make some longer trips but it's hard to leave the other toys at home.

09 KLR 650
06 DL 1000

Last edited by Glasser; 11-06-2011 at 03:34 PM.
Glasser is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 11-06-2011, 04:13 PM
1st Gear
mjn's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Washington State
Posts: 77
I spend most of my free time with my family. That coupled with my job makes for not nearly enough riding time.
*I average just under 3K/yr on the Busa
*a shade under 1K every year on my ATV
*I put a couple hundred miles on some of my vintage stuff this year
*Hard to tell with the KLR.. only had it a month or so. spent most of the time sorting it out and getting it to run right. I've put about 120 miles on it so far..

'05 Busa
'03 KLR 650
'81 Seca 550
'78 Hawk
'71 SL 350
'69 Z50A
mjn is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 11-06-2011, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Lodi,ca
Posts: 73
Its nice see the different motorcycles you guy's ride and the milage that we all put on them every year.

I often thought about commuting to work on my bikes but since I do about
35k a year going to work I do not need them extra miles on my bikes.

Keep em coming guy's
yamadog is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2,200 miles later... Big Ray Rider Reviews 8 10-18-2009 07:59 PM
18,000+ miles on '08 ScareCrow Rider Reviews 17 09-28-2009 08:16 AM
Who Has The Most Miles On A Klr YANKEES6161 KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 8 10-31-2008 08:32 AM
First 500 miles.........and still can say wow!! Markk9 KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 3 06-02-2008 07:03 PM
Ride to Topeka tonight from Kansas City (75 miles)... Bones KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 12 11-16-2006 08:27 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome