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post #1 of 5 Old 08-10-2007, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've just sold my road bike and am looking at KLR's on the web, I haven't ridden one yet, but it seems to me from the photo shots that the headlight assembly is fixed fore and aft in the fairing and does not turn with the handlebars , am I right? and is this a little disconcerting at night? Or am I just looking at the photos wrong? put me straight please thanks steve
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-10-2007, 12:46 PM
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The headlights are fixed and do not turn with any model klrs.it is not an isuue with me,which is all I can speak for.I ride at night almost 50% of the time due to my work.I leave at 03:30/4 am and commute 38 miles one way thru wv mountain roads and is not a problem.It did take getting alittle use to at lower speeds,but not a big issue,imho


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post #3 of 5 Old 08-10-2007, 12:52 PM
 
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I've just sold my road bike and am looking at KLR's on the web, I haven't ridden one yet, but it seems to me from the photo shots that the headlight assembly is fixed fore and aft in the fairing and does not turn with the handlebars , am I right? and is this a little disconcerting at night? Or am I just looking at the photos wrong? put me straight please thanks steve
This is my second bike that the headlight was fixed. It takes a little to get used to but then it becomes second nature.

I ride at night all the time.
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-10-2007, 03:00 PM
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For me, I'm not usually riding slow enough to crank the bars into a turn so much that my path's not illuminated, know what I mean? Tight offroad riding might be a different story, but I don't feel comfortable in stuff THAT technical at night personally. Hope this helps.
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-10-2007, 05:31 PM
 
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I've only ridden bikes with fixed headlights. I never thought about it. Now that I have, I don't know which would be better.
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