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Hi, this is my first post so I might aswell introduce myself, my name is Richard, I am 22 years old from Devon, England. I've had my '05 KLE for 3 and a half years now and still love it !
I have been browsing this forum for quite a while and felt I should contribute pictures of my KLE with the accessories I have saved for.
hi dave, thanks for the reply, yes I'm ready to go touring I've only done small trips so far, weekend camping down to cornwall (not more than 120 miles one way) and the odd trip here and there. My plans for future after more riding experience will be the lands end to john o'groats The screen is a great piece of kit, with the 'flap' all the way down it acts the same as the standard screen, fully upright when it gets to 70+ mph you can feel it slightly but being 6ft 2inches I'm always going to get wind, smaller men/woman would find minimal wind turbulance upto 60mph at least. It has enabled to me to beable to keep a much more relaxed posture on my bike - reducing energy useage therefore can enjoy the ride more
The pannier racks has 2 fixings that fit to the original rear carrier. This means you do not have to have a topbox.
As with regards to the zega-alu panniers I am not too sure, but i will try and find out.
Before I decided to buy a big bike (and have restricted) I researched for months on the most reliable and obviously most suited for my own purposes. I looked on reviews and read about the KLE having the renowned GPZ500 engine. So far I've had not a single problem with the bike. It starts in any weather, after any period of time - first time. It's incredibly smooth and responsive, I don't have a single bad word to say about it. I use it nearly everyday and average 1000 miles a month.
My brother has a honda xl 650 transalp and we've both been quite some distances together. So far he has experienced no problems, with it being a honda its of a build quality that is trusted worldwide. The obvious differences between our bikes is the size. The KLE is slightly taller, thinner and lighter whereas the transalp is more expensive, heavier, has a larger fuel tank, wider seat, faster and has more available aftermarket accessories. But I chose the KLE over the Transalp because of the rugged look and it was alot more cheaper (which matters when your a student with minimal income).
hi sorry for late reply I have been busy the past few days.
the pannier racks diameter is 16mm
The centre stand is very solid construction and does the job brilliantly. here are a couple of pics showing the main fixings. Also note that you will have to use a longer bolt for the left hand side pannier fixing if you are going to buy both items (pannier racks and centre stand). I used a 45mm, size 8 bolt, and always use loctite.
Also the ground clearance is pretty much the same.
^ showing ground clearance with centre stand fitted on KLE ^
I saw another Kle the other day on a ride out up the lakes, It had the engine bars on. It looked quite cool.
Ive sold my blade coz I just kept choosing the kle for every ride. Strange, Ive always been a sports bike man untill I bought the kwak as a bit of a hack. I just fell in love with the dam thing and its great going off the beaten track with it.
Really nice and very complete KLE. The centre stand will be my next purchase. Is it strong? Does it worth the investment? Did you have any problems installing it?
I'm sure it will make chain adjustments and tire changes far much easier.
Does anyone have spiked footpegs on their KLE? I went to a bike show at the NEC years before I bought my bike and bought some motorcross boots with a flat soal. When riding off road they dont have the gip I want due to the lack of the heel to hook over the ped.
Today I went all round Barcelona looking for some spiked ones - to no avail. One chap said they had one for the KX but I think i will have to go to a show room and see if they are the same brackets. I picked up some hand protectors with the metal bars -Acerbids which I think will do better than the standard to protect hands if I go down.
Anyone else seen owt for`t kLE?
PS) I am looking forward to going up to the mountain roads next month!
Will get photos
That is very very usefull information Richard . I just ordered a KLE yesterday and I'm certain you've saved me hours of searching for accessories. I was beginning to think a rack for hard luggage was'nt available. I'm gonna fit all that stuff just as soon as I can afford it. Thanks again.
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