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Old 12-04-2012, 05:58 AM   #100
syaufu
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Joined: Apr 2009
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Just returned last nite from 18 days in Columbia SA. Rode a 2012 KLR 650 ..did about 3000 miles of paved,dirt..difficult passing long lines of trucks up steep mountain passes etc..I had never ridden one before so had no history with the bike...have a 1200 GS ,650 twin BMW ..it was very adequate for the trip..It would have been nice to have more power for sure but if I was careful with the powerband it worked nicely..no problems with the carb. settings up to 13,000 feet..I reworked the seat so I was able to get my feet on the ground and it had a lowering link in it also..I need about 31in seat height to be comfortable..would I buy one ?? No.. but for that type of a trip it was fine..for the price it is a fine motorcycle..by the way ...if you want an awesome trip go down to Columbia and take a trip with Mike at Motolombia..he is the best guide I have had and I have taken a number of guided trips through South America..London to China etc..
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