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post #141 of 229 Old 05-23-2017, 08:54 AM
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Enjoy the ride as I'm sure you will. I'd be interested in your thoughts comparing the two bikes. That should make for some interesting discussions. Ride on and ride safe
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post #142 of 229 Old 05-27-2017, 04:51 AM
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Gave the bike a good check over and some little adjustments. Fresh oil and everything topped up. Took it for a spin around the local twisties after to make sure it was all good. Still loving the Pirellli street orientated tyres. Not often I get to wring the throttle with all the commuting I do, saw 8000rpm a couple of times on the tach. Good times.
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Wrapped up the drill-through bolt upgrade as well as a set of crash bars. The drilling was a bit of a nail biter but it seems to have went well.
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Here's the back one in place.
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post #147 of 229 Old 06-03-2017, 07:45 PM
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Enjoy the ride as I'm sure you will. I'd be interested in your thoughts comparing the two bikes. That should make for some interesting discussions. Ride on and ride safe
I've been putting the miles on the BMW just to get used to it. It is really quick, nimble, and quite stable on the freeway. It is just plain smooth compared to the KLR. That being said, I took the KLR out this last Sunday just so it wouldn't feel left out. Man, is that KLR ever fun to ride now that I've spent some time on a bigger bike. I had a blast on it. I've decided to keep both the bikes as they both work great for different types of rides.
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post #150 of 229 Old 06-11-2017, 05:57 AM
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Oil change this morning followed by a solid two hours hooning around some local twisties. Kept it on the boil at 5000+ RPM a lot of the time and a lot of wide open throttle action! It's not often I get a chance to give the KLR and those Pirelli Scorpion Trail street tyres a good working out. Was good fun and all within the 100kph posted speed limits. Sure a bit more power, better braking and sharer handling would be nice - but totally not in the KLR spirit, haha! My only real complain was the vibrations from the big single high revving for that long had my right hand aching a bit by the end.

It's certainly no mountain carving sports bike (and I am no Rossi) but I sure had a big grin on my face!



Then I spend some time watching 2017 Isle of Man TT road riding craziness:

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