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post #1 of 10 Old 03-04-2013, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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So what do you all think of this KLR?

Check out my bike folks and tell me what you think of it so far. I will be adding fork lights soon. I uploaded them under my picks,, I think? If you folks know how to see my album, please look and give me your opinnion. I would love to read it. Thanks all.
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-04-2013, 09:38 AM
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Looks pretty good! I've considered lowering down the front fender, but ultimately decided against doing so after seeing complications it caused for a guy riding either a BMW or a Triumph on a muddy road - the mud packed under the fender and ended up packing so tightly that it acted like a brake for his front wheel, resulting in him dumping his bike (several times) at low speed while going down a muddy / slick dirt road.

But if you're mainly doing highway miles, I'm sure it would be nice.

How do you like the Wolfman tank bag? I'm looking at buying one here in a couple weeks (after the annual bonus hits the bank account - provided there's enough left over after upgrading the house to central air from a swamp cooler)... I also plan on getting the Motech crash bars, and I'm trying to figure out a good tail bag / trunk.

Any insight you can provide would be great!

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I love it, I didnt think that i would but the double zip storage really adds to the bag. Just have to watch for tank wear, but besides that its great.... The lowered fender keeps my engine cooler at 60mph, and also offers a better handling bike at those speed on the high way.
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Looks pretty good! I've considered lowering down the front fender, but ultimately decided against doing so after seeing complications it caused for a guy riding either a BMW or a Triumph on a muddy road - the mud packed under the fender and ended up packing so tightly that it acted like a brake for his front wheel, resulting in him dumping his bike (several times) at low speed while going down a muddy / slick dirt road.

But if you're mainly doing highway miles, I'm sure it would be nice.

How do you like the Wolfman tank bag? I'm looking at buying one here in a couple weeks (after the annual bonus hits the bank account - provided there's enough left over after upgrading the house to central air from a swamp cooler)... I also plan on getting the Motech crash bars, and I'm trying to figure out a good tail bag / trunk.

Any insight you can provide would be great!
>>and all you have to do is put a 2 inchriser under the fender and most hard packed dirt... I have no problems with build up. (AKA..CLAY)
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post #5 of 10 Old 03-09-2013, 07:48 AM
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I like it.
Prefer the dark blue over the light too.

Thanks for the fender mod pic,I noticed the buffeting.
We have legal 80mph here.

Fork brace and 2" risers going in
fender going down.
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I like it.
Prefer the dark blue over the light too.

Thanks for the fender mod pic,I noticed the buffeting.
We have legal 80mph here.

Fork brace and 2" risers going in
fender going down.
No problem if you have any questions on the install or parts i used give me a message.
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post #7 of 10 Old 03-09-2013, 04:16 PM
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Nice ride, really like that colour. Which fork brace is that? I mostly ride street and gravel and I really like how yours looks with the fender down like that.
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post #8 of 10 Old 03-11-2013, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Eagle Mikes Fork Brace, with a KTM Supermoto front fender, Plus 2 '' stand offs on the brace, I also had to cut the fender to fit my application, I watched a video on you tube, but I think mine might have came out a little better..Not that the guy i watched was in anyway wrong, but he inspired me with the ability to do so. If you have any question , get back with me.Or watch the video that inspired me.
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post #9 of 10 Old 03-12-2013, 07:34 PM
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very nice
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post #10 of 10 Old 03-19-2013, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Just wait till I POP THE TRUNK.... 17" monitor, 2 80 dcbl. speakeakers, and all induced by The KLR 650 Pro. Mod. (at least for the James Bond) isssue
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