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Old 08-24-2013, 07:00 PM   #91
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300/day too often, not the bike's fault just hate the ride.645 I'm a day is my best,just a long day form CO to ID.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:27 PM   #92
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Pissed Klr 650 no go!!!!

Done no miles! No RUN!!! New plug, gas filter, battey, New Gas, carb clean. Someday i can ride.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:33 AM   #93
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Done no miles! No RUN!!! New plug, gas filter, battey, New Gas, carb clean. Someday i can ride.
Have you confirmed that you are getting a spark?
Same with gas to the motor ? Wet plug etc?
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:54 PM   #94
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+1, something is going on. The norm is lots of miles.

Even a few DR folks reported some major miles =)

Tapatalk but there has to be a better way
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:14 AM   #95
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560 miles is the most I've done in a day on the KLR. Ouch.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:19 AM   #96
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What kind of miles?

Flat, open, boring, basically covering ground on my KLR's about 300 miles a day, back to back I could do.
400 mile days would wipe me out.

Up in the mountains I can do about 200 miles a day.
300 mile days would wipe me out.

By comparison on a twin like a V-strom or Versys I can do up to about 600 miles covering ground.
Up in the mountains I can do about 300 miles a day on a twin.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:32 PM   #97
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yikes 68 mph ? I was fully loaded with 99lbs of gear and rode from Colorado springs to Dust to dawson ride in dawson city and had a gps top speed of 98 mph with a 16 tooth gear ..

my best mileage was 63 mpg worst was 37 pushing strong headwinds ..
I had a few 800 mile days and I had also did a unofficial iron butt with 1150 miles in 24 hrs .. other than a new chain and swapped tires in Alaska I never touched bike with a wrench whole trip ..
I didn't mean it would only do 68, I should have said average. I could have cruised at 80 all day if I wanted to but I'd have been adding a half a quart of oil every fuel stop. Toward the end of the day when I was tired and just wanted to get to my destination I would turn up the wick a little and crank it up to 75-80. But the next morning I'd have to dump in half a quart of oil. From a 2012 bike...that's bs. Until the KLR gets fuel injection and possibly more power I'm done with them and that's coming from a pretty die hard KLR-ista. But you can push them as hard as you want to, they'll usually take it. So whether you want to do 500 per day or 800 per day or more, it can be done on a KLR.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:09 PM   #98
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #99
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I averaged 500 mile days for a couple days en route to Alaska. Once you get on the Alaska Highway, there's not much stopping you or slowing you down.
It's like sitting on a 2x10 while holding on to two palm sanders for 12 hours. No biggie.

We had one 620 mile day in Alaska, but that wasn't planned and I felt like shit the next day. I think that would have been even worse with the Corbin seat I have now.

In the rest of the US, I don't think I've gone over 400, except maybe in Nevada or Utah. Gravel and dirt I'm not going more than 200 miles before I start looking for a place to get off the bike and have a beer.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:18 PM   #100
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I've done 1000 miles on interstate 5 from Sanfran to Whistler in one go. But I normally call it a day at 700 miles.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:23 AM   #101
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For maximum touring fun (rather than trying to set an endurance riding benchmark), I reckon 350-400 miles per day is plenty.

I mean, I'm sure you can manage 500+ miles per day forever, but you ain't gonna enjoy it.

Make sure to at least glance at the oil level window every fillup.
I'd have to agree with this. I've done up to about 400 miles in a day on my KLR and I was pretty beat. I suppose I could have kept going but it wouldn't be much fun. It is a comfortable bike but it just vibes too much and wears you down. I have a Sargent seat on mine, maybe with an Airhawk or similar on top of that things could be a bit different.

I also find if it's a bit windy the constant wiggling doesn't allow you relax as much as a more stable bike.

But honestly, I find doing crazy mileage in a day kinda takes the fun out of it.

And yes, check the oil window frequently, just do it.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:38 AM   #102
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I've done 1000 miles on interstate 5 from Sanfran to Whistler in one go. But I normally call it a day at 700 miles.
Great to hear. I want to try an Iron Butt 1000 on mine

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I'd have to agree with this. I've done up to about 400 miles in a day on my KLR and I was pretty beat. I suppose I could have kept going but it wouldn't be much fun. It is a comfortable bike but it just vibes too much and wears you down. I have a Sargent seat on mine, maybe with an Airhawk or similar on top of that things could be a bit different.

I also find if it's a bit windy the constant wiggling doesn't allow you relax as much as a more stable bike.

But honestly, I find doing crazy mileage in a day kinda takes the fun out of it.

And yes, check the oil window frequently, just do it.
I appreciate the words of wisdom, I'll be employing an Airhawk off my sport tourer for sure

Hopefully I can report some hi miles into this thread very soon
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:41 PM   #103
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Reading the various replies makes me think that physical condition is part of it. I am no longer in road-race/triathlon/lifting condition, but I do cut, stack, and split all my heat (wood) and help out on farms. But I simply don't find a long day on a KLR physically demanding. There are plenty of things to do on a trip that long days aren't my rule, but it's not because the KLR will wear me out.

There are obviously differences between KLRs too. Mine vibrates some, but not as bad as other motorcycles. I use a sheepskin for a "trip" on any motorcycle. My KLR is not as solid on the road as my other motorcycles, but it doesn't wander enough to be tiring. (I've used only Kenda K761, Continental TKC-80, and Kenda Big Block).

Many of the replies differentiate between different types of roads and some mention that western U.S. is more open that eastern U.S.

But there HAS to be more going on.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:46 PM   #104
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I have done a hair shy of 700 in a day a several times. I have read of some people saying they have done 1000 mile days on the KLR. They probably have but even 700 leaves me sore. It is doable but NOT recommended. I bigger countersprocket makes a difference, but for big mile days I want my bigger bike.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:39 PM   #105
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I ride a 2000 KLR and I'll tell you, 300-400 miles in a day just about kills me. And that's with a few good stops along the way to stretch and work the kinks out. But then again I have only been on a couple rides like that.
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