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04-06-2018 05:10 PM
Zonechamp I have a prostate issue and I just can't sit on my KLR for long periods. I have a custom seat on my Triumph that is cut out in just the right spots to allow me to ride farther. I do have the Seat Concepts Commuter on the KLR, but it's just not quite right for long haul. If I did use my KLR I would have to modify that seat as well, not to mention going to a 16T sprocket.
04-06-2018 12:56 PM
pdwestman
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Originally Posted by klr4evr View Post
Well there’s no doubt you’ll be able to complete the ride on an R3 a lot quicker than you would on the KLR but what’s the challenge in that. We did the 1000 last fall on the KLR’s. Looking at doing the 2500 this July.
klr4evr,
How did your 500 go back in 2016?

Did you complete your 1000 last year in less than 24 hours or did you use most of your 36 hour allotment?

I once rode a '74 Z1 900 about a 1030 miles in about 16 & 1/2 hrs. The hardest miles were from the 450-550 mark.
The second day I completed 1 lap of Wyoming, about 1711 miles with one 127 mile section ridden twice. (once out, once back to my town)
04-06-2018 10:45 AM
klr4evr
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Originally Posted by Zonechamp View Post
I am thinking of doing the 1000 out of Medicine Hat. Looks like a good time, but I don't think I'll be taking the KLR. I'll use my R3 for that run.
Well there’s no doubt you’ll be able to complete the ride on an R3 a lot quicker than you would on the KLR but what’s the challenge in that. We did the 1000 last fall on the KLR’s. Looking at doing the 2500 this July.
04-06-2018 09:17 AM
Zonechamp I am thinking of doing the 1000 out of Medicine Hat. Looks like a good time, but I don't think I'll be taking the KLR. I'll use my R3 for that run.
04-13-2016 04:35 PM
klr4evr The time limit is 12 hours for the 500 and 36 hours for the 1000 which includes a 12 hour break overnight. I would probably be more comfortable on the Goldwing but I really want to do this on the KLR. I've got an aftermarket seat which should be a benefit. My brother is riding with me but he's thinking he'll ride his Honda CBF1000 versus the KLR. We don't have any bike coms but I may just plug the ear buds into the iPod.
04-13-2016 12:20 PM
frostbitevinnie I did not see a time limit. I assume 24 hrs? I have done two SS 1000, one on the bandit and one on the wee, in 15 hrs. Trick is to keep moving at a reasonable pace, stay hydrated, and make sure your bike is comfy. A sore azz can be a real pain! If you have a riding partner bike coms are really nice! Or just have one for the radio.
04-13-2016 09:25 AM
Tom Schmitz That looks like it would be a hoot!

Tom
04-13-2016 08:05 AM
klr4evr
Cannonball 500 - Alberta

Entered myself in the Alberta Cannonball 500. Intend to ride this on my KLR. Have done the distance before but never with a time limit involved. Putting the challenge out to other Alberta and Canadian riders to get involved. Maybe next year I'll try the 1000.

Cannonball Rides Canada

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