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Old 28 May 2009
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Heres some recent pics of mine




Mods/accessories
Renthal trials bars
Acerbis multiplo handguards
EBC disk and pads
MRA vario screen
SW-Motech crash bars
Hella Micro DE fog lights
Full Arrow Exhaust
Stage 3 K & Ns
Stage 3 Dynojet kit
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Just wanted to try and get some photos up-loaded.

If it worked here are some pic of the bike on Windmill lane in Torquay.
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Shaunj - really like the look of those fog lights :-) how effective are they ?
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keeping in mind that they are fog lights not driving light they are very effective at making you more visible have not had a single car pullout on me when there on. As for lighting the road they fill in the darker patch between the front of the bike and the top of the low beam if that makes sense and they light the kerbside up very well which is useful for country lanes.

They can be adjusted to light the road more but that dazzles oncoming drivers although i think alot of the time its more a case of the lights are higher up than on a car so people assume youv'e got the highbeams on
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Hi guys,
some very nice pics, some nice bikes you got there, good on you.
I felt two of the most important issues with my 06 Kle 500 was the change of the stock front fork springs towards progressive Wilbers Racing Springs Germany (ebay.de, 73 Euros) and the change of the front brake hose towards a steelflex one, Aussie made.
The bike is now so much more precise to ride, with more feedback when cornered hard or when the road surface is shit. And the brakes are up to their task now as well, very much worth the money. This soft, vague feeling is gone. No couch potato anymore.
The tyres I am using for mainly on road use are Michelin Sirac, again worth their money (85% on/ 15% off road). They suit me.
Kind regards and happy riding Michael

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Hi

joined the forum as it has so much info on my new bike, a 2005 KLE 500. This thread is brilliant and so informative. I know it has not been updated for a while, but it still seems the best place to ask

how stable/unstable is the centre stand?

I want to be sure it is worth £150!

Thanks.
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Here is mine now with various additions



Powerbronze flip screen
Fenda Extenda
Mirror extenders
Gel seat pad in cover covered with non slip webbing
51 litre top box.

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Looks good, Throttled! Does the Powerbronze screen make any difference in the real world? Have you thought about doing up the brakes (as suggested by somebody higher up in this thread)?
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I find there is less buffeting and wind noise has decreased to an extent that makes the £55 worthwhile.

The brake mods are going to be next, but I need to save up!
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Hi all
Just joined and after seeing this posting on the net when i was trying to decide what bike i was after, it was a choice of three to choose from, BMW (couldn't aford to buy), Transalp(couldn't aford to insure) and the KLE which i could aford to buy and insure and boy am i glad i went for the KLE. Mine is a 2008 model with just about all the extras you could imagne i wish i could say i put them on the bike but i was very lucky to get mine with all the hard work done.I will try and get some pics on later today but to give you an idea of whats on the bike heres a list.

KLE Touring Screen
OME Driving Lights
Sat Nav Mount
UK and Continantal Power Sockets
Crash Bars
Scott Oiler MK7
Centre Stand (not fitted at the moment)
Five Stars Pannier Rack
Top Box
Extra Tail and Brake Lights

Pics to follow shortly
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A few updates to the bike. Original screen now back in use as I found the Power Bronze one gave me a sore neck with too much wind blast onto my helmet. I had the peg brackets and bash plate powder coated and removed all the gold stickers to go for a more black look. Since the photo was taken the side stand has also been powder coated black.

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5 years!!!! Surprised to see my one and only post is still alive.. Hello again. My KLE is still with me. I can't see myself parting with it. 35000 miles on the clock and still going strong. Nice to see all the adds on your bikes. I'm off next month on Route 66 motorcycle ride. Will be posting some pics when I get back.
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5 years!!!! Surprised to see my one and only post is still alive.. Hello again. My KLE is still with me. I can't see myself parting with it. 35000 miles on the clock and still going strong. Nice to see all the adds on your bikes. I'm off next month on Route 66 motorcycle ride. Will be posting some pics when I get back.
Well just to keep this old thread alive, here are a couple of pics of my '94 KLE500



Seems a KLE is not the only vehicle we have in common, note the Delica in front of my caravan.







Thoroughly enjoying the KLE, the KLR650 is now gone and currently just the white Suzuki DL650 V-Strom in the garage to keep the KLE company.
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To add mine in to colection, simply loving the bike

What have I done to my bike:
-Acerbis high front fender (not on the bike at the moment)
-Madhead handguards with turn signals and acerbis high wind deflectors
-Alu brake and clutch lever in bike color
-Alu bar end weights in bike color
-Givi Maxia 52l top-case
-SW-Motech crash bars
-Home made wide mx footpegs
-12v socket
-Tutoro manual chain oiler with a electromagnetic valve to make it compleately automatic
-DNA High flow air filter
-Home made stainless steel soft pannier racks
-Raised for 5cm with custom made lincage arms(dogbones)
-46 teeth rear sprocket

Troubles that I had:
-Regulator/rectifier faliour (busted 2 batteries)
-Nothing else but regular maintenance(oil, oil filter, and spark plug change and front brake pad change a few weeks ago)

A few pics:

With the high front fender


On top of the highes going road in Slovenia, Mangart road takes you 2072m above sea level (Ride report is here)


This is how it looks at the moment


It is getting cold here so I will soon have to put in in the garage for winter sleep. But there is a few things I have planed to do this winter. First is to install electronics for hazard lights, second is to get a different exhaust as this carbon-fiber one that I have on now ti falling appart (from the first owner so it is 7+ years old as when he fitted it it was allready used), and if I have some money left in the spring I will get progresive front springs.

Safe riding everyone!
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