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06-04-2012 11:41 AM
ho-paw Hello Evilamos;
Thank-you very much for your indepth study; greatly appreciated and will be a factor in whether I purchase or not.
I have C-90 (2007) and like my road trips. Currently have 68plus k and have been toying with the idea of a KLR since taking the C-90 of the payment and I don't enjoy wrestling with it. So, again thank you for your expertise and kindness.
Pls keep in touch and if you are in Ont. drop me a kite as to when and we will t-up
ho-paw
05-14-2012 09:37 PM
KLR Thumper I am in Alberta now but originally bought my bike in Nova Scotia. i lived in lr. Sackville and used to ride with a bunch of KLR guys all the time. Lots of guys off the nova scotia dual sport club. good group. lots of cabot trail rides back then.
05-14-2012 07:20 PM
crusty2 hey fellow thumper riders bought mine new in 09 do the do and all is great . Awesome bike put a 16 tooth counter sprocket on now great on highway as well as back roads.
03-29-2012 07:27 PM
EVILAMOS Hey ho-paw

Here is my experience with the KLR.
For your dollars and if your interest is dual sport, I believe the KLR is a very good choice.
- Very good on fuel you get close to 400km on a 20 liter tank.
- excellent on logging roads but a little big for small trail or extreme off road riding however it can be done.
- good wind protection on highways
- It has some mechanical issues but I seriously think all motorcycles has some.
( 97% of Harleys are still on the road and 3% made it home; they are $18000.00 and up)
- And most important alot of great forums and videos to get honest opinion and tips on a great motorcycle.

I could go on and on.....

I do not commute with it or done any long trips, but I did 500 km to Nova Scotia one day, I will not lie, I was a little saddle soar with the stock seat.

I use it primarily as a stress release and enjoy exploring dirt roads in this area.

I am going to do the doo hickey upgrade on mine soon. Beware of the 2008 to 2009 sn 00001 to approx. 21000 have an extra mod that as to be done.
One of the holes in the flywheel side cover is deeper than it should be.
Search for deep hole for idler starter gear you will find info on it.
It is an easy fix while doing the doo hickey.
Mine is SN 16528 so I will do the extra mod also.
That being said if you find a 2010 and up you should be ok on the deep hole.

Any more question just fire away I have researched this bike for about 1 year before buying. And I am very satisfied.


Hope this helps
03-25-2012 07:16 PM
ho-paw
Hello ; Evilamos

Thx for the "kite' much appreciate,
I houch out in Ont and my current "scooter" is 07 c-90 1500.
I have been impressed with the reputation(stamina) and versitility of the KLR
Have talked to a couple of people that seriously take tripping as a way of life.
Currently thinking of a KLr,but haven't quite convinced myself to spring yet.
Any info either or good or not so good about your ride would be gladly, appreciated.
Respectfully yours; ho-paw:
03-24-2012 07:43 AM
EVILAMOS Yo

Here in Dieppe NB

Bought a 09 blue KLR late last summer.
Best bike yet for me.
No mysteries with this one.
If you don't know what you have ...........google it.

Later
05-15-2011 06:32 PM
tmills
Quote:
Originally Posted by biken View Post
This will be the second summer... lots of trips around Fundy / coast.. would like to go around the Cabot trail "someday" if anyone interested!
I could do the Cabot Trail. Plan on running my KLR to Moncton, I teach at the paramedic school there.
05-15-2011 06:31 PM
tmills
Hi from Truro

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rennsport#1 View Post
2003 Killer. Just drove to Advocate Harbour to pick it up sight unseen. The chap that I bought it from, makes me proud to be a maritimer. So far haven't been off it. Just finished changing the oil and filter. With the money I will be saving on gas I could change it monthly. Thanks again GF and J.
That was a bit of a run for you from NB. I just bought a 2002 KLR I'm in Truro.
11-28-2010 03:22 PM
ho-paw
how-paw

Quote:
Originally Posted by cobalt60 View Post
Since no one will, I am the first, Nova Scotia Canada, I know there is a bunch of KLRs around, I see you all on the Roads so lLets not let me be the lone KLRanger from Nova Scotia, c'mon people!!

lol

Ian
Hello Ian'
I live in ONt, and am thinking of purchasing a klr 650; presently ride c-90 crusier; and have been talking to some who think that the cross/ bikes are more verstial etc.
I like the long rides ;province wide etc and was wondering if you would fill me in on what and what not to look for in the Klr
Respectfully yours
ho-paw
06-25-2009 03:14 PM
ITGeeksThumper Just to say hi.

I just bought a blue 21 '08 and live in Mississauga Ont.

Andy
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