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post #1 of 9 Old 06-19-2015, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Touratech showcases KLR650

Someone smarter than I should check out Touratech's web site as it is all about the KLR650...and post the link on here.
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1. It's cool to see the Mighty, Mighty KLR showcased.

2. They see a somewhat untapped farkle market in us KLRistas and they want to "help us" accessorize our bikes.

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post #5 of 9 Old 06-19-2015, 11:27 PM
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I would NOT purchase their Skid-plate! It is NOT long enough front to rear, to be of any additional benefit!

Skid-plates NEED to extend the Full length of the engine. And they need to drop at LEAST 1/4" below the oil drain plug. I use 'Rubber Cushions' on the frame rails, to space the Moose and Happy Trails skid-plates DOWN! At least they are full-length.

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post #6 of 9 Old 06-20-2015, 02:11 AM
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+ 1 on the need for an "extended coverage" bash plate. From the images of the Touratech product, the accessory appears questionably short in length, to me, compared to, for example, a Utah Sport Cycle plate (KLR250 model shown):



I witnessed a Generation 2 engine case crater; encountered a rock on the Shenandoah 500; stock skid plate but the damage was aft of the shield. (Rider said he found a shop to weld up the damage; happy ending, AFAIK.)

Just speaking of skid plates; also saw a water pump housing grenaded on the same event; again, stock skid plate. (Notice "ears" protecting plumbing on Utah Sport Cycle bash plate above.)

Moral: Install a proper aluminum bash plate, if rocks are ever to be in your future. pdwestman's caution about oil drain plug clearance sounds like a good idea, too; nothing wrong with a low-profile drain plug either, seems to me.

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post #7 of 9 Old 06-28-2015, 12:33 PM
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Touratech KLR Review

Here's a video clip from Touratech; new KLR review:

KLR650 Only Thread...... - Page 1159 - ADVrider

Is it just ME, or are these guys most guarded and reluctant to give the machine praise and credit?
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Lol, Tourtech... I'm still bitter that they didn't send me the catalogue I requested

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-28-2015, 01:33 PM
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AFAIK, Touratech gear remains high-quality; I'm certain of one thing: The hardest material known on the planet is the alloy used for Touratech pannier bracket rivets . . . broken exotic drill bits in two professional shops (one a highly-regarded suspension specialist's) prove it!

Got 'er done (repaired bent bracket after an asphalt nap), but . . . price was high, in time, effort, and drill bits!

That said, pannier remained serviceable up to the time of repair.
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