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I just got back from the Blackhills and the day we left we has strong cross winds approx 35 mph and it got worse as the day went the wind went close to 50 mph (according to the news) we road the hills for a few days and on the trip home we had the same type of wind for the return trip ...... the KLR is not a joy to ride in the wind when loaded with camping gear and a 6' 3" rider .... loved it in the hills touring through the twisty roads :)
 

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Some people actually pay for a workout like that. :cool:

Glad you had a nice ride, that area is beautiful. Did you get to Spearfish Canyon?
 

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we didn't do spearfish this year - we road iron mountion road - needles
highway - wildlife loop - up to crazyhorse and some other smaller roads
 

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Have you replaced the front fender/sail. If not, that makes a HUGE difference and costs nothing if you sell your old fender.
 

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no I haven't replaced the front fender - what one do you recommend ?
 

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You can look at this and see what I did. Some say that there is water spray problems with this fender. I've never noticed a problem. There are other fenders too, though. The stock one is just WAY too big. I ride over the GG bridge and on the coast in MAD wind on a regular basis. This is the cheapest and smartest mod I've done probably. You can take the hand guards off, too.

http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?t=5847
 

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thanks for the advice - i just ordered a new fender - I can't wait to try it out !
 

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No problem. Of all the mods I've done, I think the fender was the best bang for buck. I don't know what Kawi was thinking with those giant things.

Let us know what u think once you get er on.
 

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That is next on my list. Stock fender combined with gigantic windshield equals a lot of getting knocked around when its windy.
 

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I commute 90 miles per day on a really windy hwy. Turnagain arm is a fjord with the seward hwy on it. I put a ktm supermoto front fender and replaced stock handguards with barkbusters vps. It made a HUGE difference.
 
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