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Touring on a KLX250S

Hi everyone,

I'm a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and I'm going on a motorcycle adventure to meet other survivors and help them live their dreams.

I am going to be riding my KLX250S down, starting with the southern US and possibly parts of Mexico, working my way back up to Canada, where I live. I'm planning on beginning in one month, in January 2014.

I'm wondering about ways to set up the bike... I like lightweight travel, and the KLX250S is a nice light bike... I also want to do some offroad riding, so I don't want to beef it up too much...

I'm going to need some panniers or some way to carry stuff. Can any of you recommend good ones for the KLX250? I shouldn't need to carry too much stuff... my laptop, lightweight bivy sack & down sleeping bag, small camp stove, some clothes, basic tools...

Any suggestions for ways to set up the KLX250 would be appreciated.

Oh, and my website is:
Made To Soar | Helping Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors Live Our Dreams

Cheers,
Mark
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Panniers

First of all, good on ya for what you're doing!

I don't have a KLX250 (often wish I did!), but you might check out the Ortlieb roll-top panniers that Aerostich sells. I've had a set dangling on my KLR for about 10 years. Waterproof, durable, and won't break the bank!

Enjoy your travels!

Tom
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First of all, good on ya for what you're doing!

I don't have a KLX250 (often wish I did!), but you might check out the Ortlieb roll-top panniers that Aerostich sells. I've had a set dangling on my KLR for about 10 years. Waterproof, durable, and won't break the bank!

Enjoy your travels!

Tom
Thanks, Tom! It's a nice machine from my limited experience with it!!!

Hey, those bags look cool.

Now I have to think about hard vs soft luggage and waterproofing... I was also looking at these:

Aluminum Pannier Kit IMNAHA for KLX250S - Adventure-Proven Motorcycle Gear and Aluminum Panniers
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I'm interested in what you come up with. Will you change the seat? I see you can also get a larger (3 gal) gas tank for this bike.
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