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post #1 of 3 Old 03-16-2009, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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KLR650 for a PCH trip

I am currently considering the purchase of a '09 KLR650. I own a Vulcan 800B and have been a fan of Kawi for a long time now. I am interested in purchasing a second bike (KLR650) to further expand my riding options in Southern Arizona. I.E. adding more dirt to my routes. But I also have a trip planned in 2010 up Route 1 and 101 along the PCH. How does this bike do on paved roads at speed. The only reason I would take the KLR is so that the wife can go solo on the Vulcan and myself on my own bike. The PCH trip is NOT the primary reason I am thinking of buying this bike. If anyone has done around 2,700 mile road trip on paved roads with this bike, I would love to hear about your experiences and thoughts you may have. Thank You and wishing you all a safe journey.
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-16-2009, 11:24 PM
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Well, my friend rode his 06' from OH to Yellowstone and Steamboat then back home with me. Granted he couldn't go as fast as I could on the V-strom but he was above 80mph all the way across I-90 against the wind. I've done 400 mile on/off raod trips on mine with a 45 rear sprocket nop problem. If I were going long distance I'd look into a extra seat cushion. But then I'm 6'4" and 290lbs.

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I'd get a corbin flat and change the front sprocket to 16 tooth and highway bars in my opinion.

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