Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Technical, Bike forums > Kawasaki

Kawasaki Kawasaki Tech Forum - For Questions specific and of interest to Kawasaki riders only. Questions comparing which bike is best etc go in the "Which Bike" forum.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 18 Feb 2002
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Hemet, CA , USA
Posts: 35
Glenn is right on. For under 6k dollars you can have a very offorad and onroad capable rtw touring machine perfect for one up riding. However, two up riding is a different story. The klr is too small for two people (unless your real small and travel real light!) . I just ordered a corbin seat and more luggage. A windshield and hpegs are next on my list. Someday ill be ready to go AROUND THE WORLD

------------------
Happy Riding
Ian aka "Maniac"
93' KLR650
__________________
[i:]Happy Riding[/i:]
[b:]Ian aka \"Maniac\"[/b:]
[i:]93\' KLR650[/i:]
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 21 Feb 2002
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: TX
Posts: 30
I over-moderate.
__________________
---------------------------------------------
<font color=red><b>Check Out The KLR650.NET Archive Of KLR650 Pictures and Multimedia: <a href=\"http://www.klr650.net/archive\" target=\"new\">Located Here</a> Or the main site here: <a href=http://www.klr650.net/>MAIN SITE</a>
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 22 Feb 2002
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
Posts: 6
Well! The deed is done! Picked up a used KLR 1999, 7400Kms 4500CAN ~2800USD. Just got a little dent in the tank, and the infamous tweet. I'm hoping loosening the 3 drain bolts on the exaust and banging it with a rubber mallet fixes it. Its in the service manual so who knows. Anyone know how many years the blue KLR was produced? Also, any ideas on how to get rid of the tweet? I've heard good things about the stock jetting and altitude, can anyone suggest a good replacement pipe if I can't fix the stock one?

cheers,

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 22 Feb 2002
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
Posts: 6
opps, forgot to mention, I'm looking for an exaust where I don't have to change the stock jetting. Prolly need an air filter upgrade too.

Tom.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 22 Feb 2002
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Posts: 233
I've left my exhaust stock as well as the jetting. If it ain't broke....I did change the air filter though. Got a dual density foam one from Dual Star. I think for rough riding it may be better than a rigid one. If it gets wet you can ring it out and it'll dry quicker.

Congrads on the new ride!

Kurt
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 26 Feb 2002
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: madrid, spain
Posts: 17
My experience is 12,000 k thru Africa with a KLR650. Just returned. Mixed 40 degrees and sand thru the desert, with stormy days in the mud and pleasant driving in paved roads. My experience with the bike is very good. No mechanical problems at all, only one flat tyre.
During those 9 weeks I did not need to do nothing to the bike, only some oil once in a while. The water-refrigerator system worked very well, under difficult conditions (heat, load, etc).
A bit of a problem is the tank, only 14 liters. With no wind, quite a big load of luggage, straight road at 120K/h, I could do some 250 k. With wind, 180.
I still love the bike.
Juan PAblo
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 27 Feb 2002
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 104

>A bit of a problem is the tank, only 14 liters.

Are we riding the same bike? My KLR has a 6 gallon tank. i.e. > 24 litres.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 27 Feb 2002
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Hemet, CA , USA
Posts: 35
i think some foreign models have different tanks and sometimes plastics.i think they make or made a klr-c or klr-m in canada - little different looking. here in the states the klr has a 6gal (24l). and we ride on roads, not tarmac or tar... hehe -joking.

------------------
Happy Riding
Ian aka "Maniac"
93' KLR650
__________________
[i:]Happy Riding[/i:]
[b:]Ian aka \"Maniac\"[/b:]
[i:]93\' KLR650[/i:]
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 27 Feb 2002
Grant Johnson's Avatar
HU Founder
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 1997
Location: Vancouver BC Canada
Posts: 4,567
There are two models in Canada.

KLR650-A and C

One is somewhat more street-oriented than in the US.

The A has a 23 liter tank, longer suspension. The C has a 11.7 liter tank, half inch lower seat height.

See http://store.kawasakicanada.com/cgi-...oduct/View/503 for details.

------------------
Grant Johnson

Share the Dream!
at: www.HorizonsUnlimited.com
__________________
Grant Johnson

Seek, and ye shall find.

------------------------

Inspiring, Informing and Connecting travellers since 1997!
www.HorizonsUnlimited.com
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 11 Mar 2002
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: TX
Posts: 30
<font color=red>deleted private message to Glenn
<font color=red>
[This message has been edited by Grant Johnson (edited 18 February 2002).]
</font>

Just about every message concerning me and just about every message I have posted has been editing in SOME way. I won't bother posting the e-mails because it'll get edited again. This post probably will too.

[This message has been edited by Glenn_M (edited 11 March 2002).]
__________________
---------------------------------------------
<font color=red><b>Check Out The KLR650.NET Archive Of KLR650 Pictures and Multimedia: <a href=\"http://www.klr650.net/archive\" target=\"new\">Located Here</a> Or the main site here: <a href=http://www.klr650.net/>MAIN SITE</a>
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 12 Mar 2002
Grant Johnson's Avatar
HU Founder
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 1997
Location: Vancouver BC Canada
Posts: 4,567
Glenn, you're clearly way too sensitive.

Of the 16 messages you have posted, one has been deleted, one edited, and three about you have been edited. One of those was a re-edit to put the info back in. And you KNOW why they were edited. We've been over this.

We value your input, but you know our feelings about personal attacks / flames.

Relax.

------------------
Grant Johnson

Share the Dream!
at: www.HorizonsUnlimited.com
__________________
Grant Johnson

Seek, and ye shall find.

------------------------

Inspiring, Informing and Connecting travellers since 1997!
www.HorizonsUnlimited.com
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:05.