valuable information!do you think the klr would make a good english steed ? I also have a suzuki dl 1000 v strom , thinking about shipping it back home too , any comments ? thanks againi live in cumbria in the north of England and its possible to get every "service" part fairly locally but if you want something to fettle it like a doohicky or a bash plate or suspension parts you have to order from the states at a stupid price panniers are easy to find here but racks to fit the klr would be harder to find but pop up on ebay every now and again. crash bars / ims tank also have to be ordered from the US. but you’ll find everything you need to keep the bike on the road here in the uk fairly cheap (maybe not by US standards but compared to my last bike.... )
A big " thank you " rob for the information. I , m going to be moving back to the midlands , lots of b roads to ride on . I will probably ship it back with all the goodies on it that I will probably need . [ plus the doohicky mod done ] . the alternative would be to buy a yamaha tenere when I get there , any views ? or maybe the wee strom ? thanks chap .its quite difficult to find places to off road here (unless you want a motorX track) but i like the easier longer adventure type off-roading just exploring new places and getting my bike to take me to places that i didn’t think it could (some of the time i get there....) which are hard legal places to ride i think its easier down south as i live in the national park, there are loads of great places to ride if you don’t mind breaking a rule or 2 (the places are so remote the chance of being caught is very slim unless you use the same one all the time). if you don’t mind riding mostly on the road then the klr makes sense here, where i live some b roads are so poorly looked after that the klr is faster than a sports bike klr's in good condition are rare here a lot are sold for parts.... i don’t know enough about the Suzuki to comment.
i think iv rambled to much so cya.