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Old 08-18-2007, 05:06 AM   #1
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Is this crazy to lust after?

A hacked KLR.

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Old 08-18-2007, 05:33 AM   #2
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No,please lust away. I had a similiar set up and it was a blast. You'll be praying for snowstorms
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:31 AM   #3
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I have one, it is a blast!
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:44 AM   #4
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Cool set up but do people actually "lust after" KLRs in any form?
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:44 AM   #5
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Yes but I understand

IMO outfits need a bit more giddy up than a single can deliver.
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:26 AM   #6
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Cool set up but do people actually "lust after" KLRs in any form?
Only those with good taste and small pocketbooks.

Now go away and ride your Honda so you aren't around to harass us klr nuts
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:23 AM   #7
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Yes but I understand

IMO outfits need a bit more giddy up than a single can deliver.
Gear it down and it will be G2G around town. but it AIN'T goning to be going down the highway comfortably. Torque and crawl ratios are your friends.
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:42 AM   #8
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That particular hack is setup funny. Usualy the seat is way down in there, the seat on that one is almost level with the seat on the bike.

I am sure it would be an exciting ride for the passneger, but it seems like you would want that mass lower on that side.

Could you imagine sitting up that high in that hack and having the rider of the machine lift that thing up in a tight left hand corner......

As my english friend would say, "that would be a pant altering experience".
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Old 08-18-2007, 01:58 PM   #9
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Could you imagine sitting up that high in that hack and having the rider of the machine lift that thing up in a tight left hand corner......
It's hard to imagine for me, as it seems like anti-physics.

Tight left = lean left; bringing the entire sidecar and passenger off the ground? Seems like a tight right would be more likely to lift the sidecar, as leaning the bike into the turn would be impossible.

But I have zero experience with a sidecar, so what do I know?
I'd love to do the mod.
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:13 PM   #10
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Old 08-18-2007, 04:19 PM   #11
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That particular hack is setup funny. Usualy the seat is way down in there, the seat on that one is almost level with the seat on the bike.

I am sure it would be an exciting ride for the passneger, but it seems like you would want that mass lower on that side.
I thought the same thing at first but the design is more of an enduro model where the pasenger is an active participant, hence the grab bar on the front. It looks like it could be a blast on rough forest roads where 2 up enduro would be dicey.

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Old 08-18-2007, 10:18 PM   #12
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The KLR with a hack does it's best on dirt roads and gnarly trails. It's kind of boring on pavement and not for interstates.
Drop the front sprocket to a 14 or 13 tooth and you can go anywhere with a passenger. Bring extra fuel, your mileage will drop quit a bit.
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:27 PM   #13
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where can i find that setup? any links?
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:37 PM   #14
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:02 PM   #15
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