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Old 12-29-2012, 02:32 PM   #4636
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As a matter of interest, I bought a Sargent seat for my 08 KLR and have been very satisfied with it. I have done multiple 500 mile days on highways as well as many 250 mile days on 2 track and would highly recommend this seat. It is comfortable, lightweight and slightly lower than stock.
Which one and how much lower?
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:08 PM   #4637
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Jules, what GL bag are you running? I have test fit a Great Basin and it seemed like a good fit, but can't recall if the rack interfered much with it or not.

I have a Coyote that I had on my Yamaha XT250 and used in Peru on a Honda Tornado 250, it makes GREAT luggage on planes and on rental bikes, so I'll be keeping it. It is a bit narrow on the KLR and rides up high over the rack rails, but I made some extensions for the straps and use a buckle to connect the middle strap around the rack instead of to the fender. It works okay... considering getting a GB if I can find one cheap, just curious if the GB has similar issues to the Coyote, assuming that's the bag you have.

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I have a Coyote that I use on my XR, I just stole the heat shield for temporary KLR use. The Coyote itself doesn't fit the KLR right, like you said.

I kicked around getting a Great Basin, but I ended up ordering the Wolfman luggage with the Happy Trails rack, It was cheaper than the GB and seems to get good reviews on here. The thing that turned me away from the GB is that is seems like the Wolfman bags will give me a lot more flexibilty to strap stuff on top. They haven't came in yet, so I can't comment one way or the other on them.

Like you said the Coyote is great to have, and I plan on keeping it around even if I sell the XR. I'm sure I'll always have some sort of bike that the coyote fits on.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:08 PM   #4638
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As a matter of interest, I bought a Sargent seat for my 08 KLR and have been very satisfied with it. I have done multiple 500 mile days on highways as well as many 250 mile days on 2 track and would highly recommend this seat. It is comfortable, lightweight and slightly lower than stock.
Is the sargent seat flat ? Or do you still get the feeling you are sliding forward like the stock seat ?

I like the corbin flat alot.Do you know if the sargent is as flat ?
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:56 PM   #4639
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I have a Coyote that I use on my XR, I just stole the heat shield for temporary KLR use. The Coyote itself doesn't fit the KLR right, like you said.

I kicked around getting a Great Basin, but I ended up ordering the Wolfman luggage with the Happy Trails rack, It was cheaper than the GB and seems to get good reviews on here. The thing that turned me away from the GB is that is seems like the Wolfman bags will give me a lot more flexibilty to strap stuff on top. They haven't came in yet, so I can't comment one way or the other on them.

Like you said the Coyote is great to have, and I plan on keeping it around even if I sell the XR. I'm sure I'll always have some sort of bike that the coyote fits on.
Okay, that's about where I am. The coyote is very versatile for using one other peoples bikes, I will definitely be keeping it. I'm currently leaning toward dirtbagz over a Wolfman setup or a Great Basin, but only due to price. I think I'd like the wolfman setup the most, I'm not thrilled by the racks on the dirtbags, and the idea of straps over the seat isn't one I like either, but I think maybe the HT Mojave is the only reasonably priced bags without them.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:41 PM   #4640
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Happy trails has the sl racks on sale for $99 right now. Total was around $330 for the wolfman expedition bags with racks through their website. I believe dirtbagz are $250 iirc, so not a huge difference.

Either one seems to be a good choice though, and cheaper than the gb.

All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:27 PM   #4641
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Laugh Sargent seat

For those enquiring which Sargent seat I bought and if it makes you slide forward - here is the info.
Sargent seat #WS-572-NS
I do not slide forward on the seat and all in all it is one of the best mods I have done to the 08 KLR.
Not inexpensive but worth it IMHO.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:18 PM   #4642
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Hello!!! KLR people,, been a good while since I peeked in on this thread,, Happy new year to you!

Since your talking seats I wanted to share my piece of heaven:


Bags? I've tried a good few different set ups over the years and ended up here:



As far as what bike is better,, that's easy.. The one your riding at the moment,, I currently have a dr650 & klr650 & Yz250f.
Really enjoy them all :)
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #4643
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Hello!!! KLR people,, been a good while since I peeked in on this thread,, Happy new year to you!

Since your talking seats I wanted to share my piece of heaven:


Bags? I've tried a good few different set ups over the years and ended up here:



As far as what bike is better,, that's easy.. The one your riding at the moment,, I currently have a dr650 & klr650 & Yz250f.
Really enjoy them all :)
How tall are you? Do you ever encroach onto the rear seat portion?
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:51 PM   #4644
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How tall are you? Do you ever encroach onto the rear seat portion?
Same question here 6'3" and I'm pretty far back on seat (no 2 up for me).
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:42 PM   #4645
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I also have the sargent seat on my '09 and like others have said best mod to the bike, no question!
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:58 PM   #4646
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The coyote is very versatile for using one other peoples bikes, I will definitely be keeping it. I'm currently leaning toward dirtbagz over a Wolfman setup or a Great Basin, but only due to price. I think I'd like the wolfman setup the most, I'm not thrilled by the racks on the dirtbags, and the idea of straps over the seat isn't one I like either, but I think maybe the HT Mojave is the only reasonably priced bags without them.
Sandalscout, I have three new 50 Liter Great Basins in stock. All are yellow. I know Giant Loop sells them for $439, but I have these at $359 each, with free shipping in the US if you're interested. Brand new, and no racks required. Go to my website (below in my sig), click on the 'products' tab and then the 'contact us' tab if you are interested.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:39 AM   #4647
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:08 AM   #4648
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Okay, that's about where I am. The coyote is very versatile for using one other peoples bikes, I will definitely be keeping it. I'm currently leaning toward dirtbagz over a Wolfman setup or a Great Basin, but only due to price. I think I'd like the wolfman setup the most, I'm not thrilled by the racks on the dirtbags, and the idea of straps over the seat isn't one I like either, but I think maybe the HT Mojave is the only reasonably priced bags without them.
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Sandalscout, I have three new 50 Liter Great Basins in stock. All are yellow. I know Giant Loop sells them for $439, but I have these at $359 each, with free shipping in the US if you're interested. Brand new, and no racks required. Go to my website (below in my sig), click on the 'products' tab and then the 'contact us' tab if you are interested.

Now you mention it.


Sandlescout, that probably would have done it for me. I don't know though, I've been going back and forth since I got the bike last fall.

It's kinda funny, I gave up on looking for a KLR and bought the coyote, along with some other stuff, for the XR. Figured I'd just use it for everything. Went on that camping trip with Bronciii one weekend, parts showed up the next monday, guy called me on wednesday with a trade offer. Had the KLR by friday. It still works out though, now the XR is ready for anything. I just would have rather spent that money on the KLR for now.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:56 AM   #4649
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:40 AM   #4650
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New to the KLRs

I just bought myself a 2007 KLRs and I am trying to do a "go through" repair replace and maintain. I noticed there is no guard over the radiator. Is it supposed to have one? Where would I get a replacement? I can only see one piece (on the bottom front of the radiator) that would hold onto one.
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