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Old 04-23-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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Bring KLR or Scooter?????

Hey everyone,

I am going to be taking my boys to AK for most of the summer and have a question for those with experience. Since there are 3 of us we will be taking our Sprinter van. I have purchased a hitch hauler to put a bike on the back of the van. I'm torn between taking my KLR or Big Ruckus Scooter. I will probably only get a chance to ride it a few times while there at camp grounds, D2D etc. The main reason I'm carrying it is in case of a problem with our vehicle while in a remote area. Just curious what you guys would suggest I carry with us. The ruckus is much lighter, easier to load/handle but the KLR will go just about anywhere within reason.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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I will probably only get a chance to ride it a few times while there at camp grounds, D2D etc.
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The main reason I'm carrying it is in case of a problem with our vehicle while in a remote area.
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How fun is 150 miles on a scooter, vs loading/unloading the KLR?
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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I would bring the KLR.
Fuel range, cargo capacity, suspension travel, all of these spec's make the KLR ideal for Alaska travel.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:31 PM   #4
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Full Power is RIGHT ON.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:24 PM   #5
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+1 on the KLR.

For the record, let's hear it from all you AK Ruckus riders now:
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:46 PM   #6
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Maybe my DR and I should ride along with this guy and his family for a while, to ensure nothing goes wrong with any of his vehicles.

Better yet, ADVBMR should ride along with us on one of his bikes. That way if something, by chance, totally surprisingly happens, ADVBMR and I could use our combined creative wrenching abilities and fix something... simple... like changing a wornout windshield wiper. We might be able to handle that repair.

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Old 04-24-2012, 12:58 AM   #7
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Just looked at a Ruckus on the Google...I wouldn't want to ride that more that a mile or so, even less on the highways up here. KLR if you have any doubts on your Sprinter, which is a good vehicle choice for the trip btw.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:12 AM   #8
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Does a hitch hauler and a KLR weigh under the allowed hitch weight on a Sprinter? I'm thinking it's too heavy.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:04 PM   #9
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Does a hitch hauler and a KLR weigh under the allowed hitch weight on a Sprinter? I'm thinking it's too heavy.
With a Sprinter I don’t know why anyone would haul the bike on a hitch. There is plenty of room inside, bike stays safe, clean & dry.
Oh, yeah, ... KLR.
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