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post #1 of 21 Old 07-18-2009, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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What's the longest trip you ever taken (on a KLR 650)

Wondering how long and far, any of you hard core riders have gone on one road trip.
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post #2 of 21 Old 07-18-2009, 10:59 PM
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2800 miles, 3.5 days.

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In 05 I rode my KLR from Middlesboro KY to Key West FL and back, in 06 I rode from Middlesboro to San Diego CA and back, and in 07 I rode it to Venice FL and back.

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My longest trip has only been 700 miles round trip to San Diego and back.
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post #5 of 21 Old 07-19-2009, 01:48 PM
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+/- 2600 mile round trip in 10 days last month, averaging 350 miles per day. Longest day was 450, shortest was around 250. Rode for 6 days straight, rested for 2 days, and finished off the last 400 miles on days 9 and 10.
Here is a link to my ride report:

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post #6 of 21 Old 07-19-2009, 03:13 PM
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Awesome trip and great pics! Thanks for sharing.
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post #7 of 21 Old 07-20-2009, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info guys. I've had my '08 since May '08 and so far I've gone on short 150 mile rides. I just can't get over the fact I get this great reliability and performance from one cylinder.
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Thanks for the info guys. I've had my '08 since May '08 and so far I've gone on short 150 mile rides. I just can't get over the fact I get this great reliability and performance from one cylinder.
Just imagine what kind of reliability we'd get with an extra cylinder and a spare gear...

My longest trip was 1000 miles in four days, but it was really two four hundred mile days with two days of fun thrown in.

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Yeah Tom, imagine a KLR 1300 V twin 6 speed; that would have some wicked torque.
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post #10 of 21 Old 07-20-2009, 11:42 PM
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Question. For those of you who spend quite a bit of time on the freeway on your trips, have you changed either of your sprockets, and if so, what works best for you?

Thanks. I recently purchased an 08 and love it, other than it pulls some high RPMs on the freeway.
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