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Old 25 Feb 2013
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KLE pride!

Ok I am sick of being the the only KLE rider at every motorbike event i go to!
I know alot of you guys are not from Australia but i know there are some of you around! For the last 3 years, 3 superbikes and 3 moto GP's there has not been another KLE anywhere! Im talking about Phillip Island of cause. Where are you all?! I do apologise if you were there and i missed you but i had a very good look around!

Get out on your bikes guys! Awesome weekend by the way! Great racing, great weather!

Come on out Victorian and Australian KLE riders!

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Old 26 Feb 2013
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Well it seems I'm the only one who in the Sydney area who owns one of the old models ['94], might be the only one still on the road in Australia for that matter.

There is a later model one not far from me, but I've not yet met up with the owner even though we are both members on a couple of the same forums.

I'm hardly ever off mine now, my Wee-Strom is very neglected.

The KLE takes me everywhere, commuting, touring and day rides, dirt or tar.
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Old 26 Feb 2013
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Ive only got the KLE atm, I wouldnt give it up for the world! My next buy is looking like a rs125 for the track. My buddy and i are getting one each.

Ock we should meet somewhere in the alpine region! Planning a trip north sometime mid year. SO far its me on a KLE and a mate on a DR650. Heading to brissy. Unless NSW is still under water of cause.
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Old 28 Feb 2013
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The rate this rain tonight is going we may well be underwater by the weekend.

I'm west of Sydney, near Windsor [and all the good riding areas ], pm me on ADV [Ockrocket over there] and let me know when you might be coming through.
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Even if I am not from Australia, I just wanted to express my compassion.

I am a KLE rider here in Central Europe and I also have the impression to be the only KLE rider on this planet. I see a KLE once every 3 or 4 months, even making me thinking if I bought the wrong bike.

If someone misses his/her KLE and is here in europe, pass by my place and take the bike for a trip...

cheers
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I will let you know Ock!

Hey Micki! good to hear from you! I feel like that too! i have seen 2 other KLE's in Melbourne, Aust. But only parked in the city. You didnt buy the wrong bike buddy...everyone else is missing out! I might take you up on the euro KLE ride someday!

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KLE500 RULES!
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What I am finding frustrating is trying to get info on mods to the KLE 500, Just about any other bike I have owned there are people everywhere that have done alsorts of things to their bikes to get more out of their bikes, but when I ask a question about the KLE I hear nothing. Just saying
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What I am finding frustrating is trying to get info on mods to the KLE 500, Just about any other bike I have owned there are people everywhere that have done alsorts of things to their bikes to get more out of their bikes, but when I ask a question about the KLE I hear nothing. Just saying
True, a lot of mods for KLE have to be of DIY nature or adopting parts from other bikes. But doing things yourself is very rewarding and 1 of a kind, so in some way you have a uniqe bike
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Even if I am not from Australia, I just wanted to express my compassion.

I am a KLE rider here in Central Europe and I also have the impression to be the only KLE rider on this planet. I see a KLE once every 3 or 4 months, even making me thinking if I bought the wrong bike.

If someone misses his/her KLE and is here in europe, pass by my place and take the bike for a trip...

cheers
Micki,

I've owned my '94 KLE500 for almost a year now and have not seen one other on the road in that time.

Before I bought mine I saw a later model second hand KLE for sale at a dealership, it is the only other one I've seen "in the flesh" so to speak.

They rarely come up on the bike sales web sites as well.

I bought the right bike, it's just that no one else realizes it.
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I am still waiting for a sighting of another KLE in the UK, after 2 and 1/2 years!
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I just bought a 2000 KLE400 here in Japan. It was one of three listed for sale in the entire country on a popular bike-sale site. Haven't seen any others yet but my bike won't be delivered from the dealer for another week or so. And then it will be
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Heres some pride!
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KLE

I Wish I still had mine.... the gear change was a little tough for my arthritic foot bone but it was a mega machine to ride everywere, and as said else where you made your own mods.... I had a spot/ driving light bar i made for it, cage drivers saw me coming
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What concerns community and modifications there is a german forum Startseite - Twin500 - Forum.
It has been around for a while and people have done quiet some modifications. Although its in german you can either try with google translations or just ask me I will translate it for you.

Nevertheless tank modifications are rare everywhere (which would be my number 1 mod). I only came across only this italian guy and a german lady (+3litres) who made a mod on their tank.

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Hello Micki and others.
I am a new owner of a KLE500 too and am enjoying it very much. I have been riding for some 45 continous years and have owned, I think ( a quick count) yes only nine bikes but have ridden many more over the years. This bike is really a sleeper and I find it difficult to understand why it doesn't get better reviews. Having said that many journalists clearly often show their prejuduce and often don't review a bike for what it is designed to be.
The KLE has it's share of short comings but overall is a competent bike. I like this bike a lot.
I have been interested in this bike since a friend bought one new in 2007. I know Ock well, G'day Ock and when he also bought one and it was also time for me to sell my V-Strom, ( good bike but top heavy) I was happy to buy a good 2007 model from a German backpacker who was travelling back home.
I'll look in from time to time and inform you what plans I have for this bike. Nothing major at this time.
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