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Old 02-26-2011, 10:05 AM   #16
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Great first effort

I think you did an outstanding job with the ride report. Thanks for taking the time to post it for our enjoyment.

I've had a couple of KLR 650's and they can do a lot of things well. I don't think I'm a good enough rider to do much single track on one and I noticed you took a couple of spills in the soft sand.

Thanks again for posting.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:34 PM   #17
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I think you did an outstanding job with the ride report. Thanks for taking the time to post it for our enjoyment.

I've had a couple of KLR 650's and they can do a lot of things well. I don't think I'm a good enough rider to do much single track on one and I noticed you took a couple of spills in the soft sand.

Thanks again for posting.
Actually, I dont have many dirt skills, I'm just persistant.
I think that's one of the reasons I like the klr so much, cause even on a real dirt bike, I'm still slow, so I figure I might as well be comfortable.
And for me, its all about taking in the surroundings and woods and just enjoying the adventure and exploring, not flying down the trail in suicide mode.
Plus my wife and daughters expect me to be able to go to work on monday.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:22 PM   #18
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its never about the amount of skill you have as long as your out there doing it.was a good read,having a few spills is always part of the fun and adds to the memories.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:09 AM   #19
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I enjoyed this quick report. Thanks for posting. Nice to see I'm not the only one that dumps his KLR in deep sand.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:00 PM   #20
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right on! that is what having a KLR is all about! just getting out and riding. decide to throw some dirt in, some exploring and then some slab. don't have to head out with a plan or agenda...just make it up as it comes. enjoyed the RR thanks for posting.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:46 AM   #21
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Enjoyed your report. That area is not far from home. Might have to ride up their and check it out this summer.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:49 AM   #22
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Enjoyed your report. That area is not far from home. Might have to ride up their and check it out this summer.
so far i feel the trails on the west side of the state are the best and most scenic,especially the MCCCT sections.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:34 AM   #23
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Looks like a cool ride. Almost like a dusty butt 1000!!!! Great pic!!!
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:38 PM   #24
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What brand-designation of tires did you have on the KLR during this ride? They looked to be the perfect "tweener". I'm obviously a novice at this dual-sport thing and don't recognize the tread right off. My Kendas will soon need replacing on my recently acquired DR.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:18 PM   #25
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What brand-designation of tires did you have on the KLR during this ride? They looked to be the perfect "tweener". I'm obviously a novice at this dual-sport thing and don't recognize the tread right off. My Kendas will soon need replacing on my recently acquired DR.
They are mefo explorers.they are a pretty good all around tire, but they are expensive, and I was more impressed with the tkc 80 tires that I ran before those.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:45 PM   #26
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Looks like a great place to ride!
On such a heavy bike, you must have been tired at the end of the day.
I thought my dr650 was heavy for a dirt bike and I am not sure I would want to do that much dirt on a klr!
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:31 AM   #27
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Awesome pictures! thank you for sharing the ride with us
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:22 AM   #28
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Always good to see a KLR getting put to good use!!
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:34 PM   #29
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Tires

I`ve had good luck with Metzeler Karoo 2 tires. They seem to be a little more aggressive in the dirt.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:09 AM   #30
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Looks like a great place to ride!
On such a heavy bike, you must have been tired at the end of the day.
I thought my dr650 was heavy for a dirt bike and I am not sure I would want to do that much dirt on a klr!
yeah,I slept good that night.As far as the klr in the dirt ,I just stay smooth and steady,and dont get in a hurry,but the deep sand is really tough.
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