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post #1 of 13 Old 12-19-2017, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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New Kawasaki Joins The Fold

My KLR was lonely since I sold my Goldwing but I recently picked up a 2006 Concours to keep it company.

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My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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post #2 of 13 Old 12-19-2017, 11:28 PM
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Always liked Connies.

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Always liked Connies.
Ya me too. Wasn't really looking for a bike and this one crossed day path. 2006 with only 27,000km on it. Got it for less than I could buy a KLR for so I'm relatively happy with the deal. Guy even made the 5 hour drive to deliver it to me.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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Very nice looking "A" series Concours you have there, klr4evr!

Even has the OEM accessory luggage rack & back rest.

Do you know that you can flip the lower air wings up-side down to help keep the feet warmer?
(I can't remember for certain, they may fit better up-side down on opposite sides?)

They used to make OEM cold weather flares for the upper fairing.
(Might have been til '93 only?)

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A couple days ago there was a 20K mile always garaged, CX500 Turbo just 37 miles from my house for $3K.

I had to put the Devil behind me and tell him "Don't push!".

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Cool KLR & FJR, Dual Sport - Sport Tour

Nice! Best of both worlds. Can't post a photo. New to forum. New to world of KLR. Winter mods taking place.


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A couple days ago there was a 20K mile always garaged, CX500 Turbo just 37 miles from my house for $3K.

I had to put the Devil behind me and tell him "Don't push!".
The devil would have won that one if it was me.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

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Very nice looking "A" series Concours you have there, klr4evr!

Even has the OEM accessory luggage rack & back rest.

Do you know that you can flip the lower air wings up-side down to help keep the feet warmer?
(I can't remember for certain, they may fit better up-side down on opposite sides?)

They used to make OEM cold weather flares for the upper fairing.
(Might have been til '93 only?)

Merry Christmas.
Thanks PD. I appreciate your observations and advice. I’m just learning this thing. May send you the odd PM once in awhile as I go through it this winter. Already paid a visit to the Kawasaki dealer to order a replacement tool box for under the seat. The tools themselves are missing but at $150 I think I can do better than OEM tools. Also missing the filler plates if you remove the bags. PO put a bias ply tire on the rear which I’ll likely have to live with.

Merry Christmas to you too.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

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... Winter mods taking place.

Now, do tell! Things slow down in the winter, people get cabin fever.

Tales of winter mods keep us sane.

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The devil would have won that one if it was me.
Yeah, it was tempting. If I were to add another bike to the group it would be a Hayabusa.

I can conveniently and securely store two bikes out of the weather, and store a half dozen more conveniently and securely. My limit is one more and if there is a fourth to come along I'd get rid of the BMW.

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