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Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Igor Djokovic,
camping above San Juan river,
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Its as cold as a witches tit up here, I hope you have thick underpants!
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Thankfully i break up for two weeks tommorrow, but i will only get to ride to my sisters in Warrington then back to Nottingham for xmas.

I rode up there last xmas eve, I went over the top of the Peak district, the cat and fiddle road, the fog was so thick at one point i couldn't see the dials on the dash.

I won't risk that again in winter, i'll just have to go the long way round. I will say this though, i love riding in any weather, snow, hail anything.

Myself and my best mate Dylan have both been london cylce couriers in the past , which meant cycling 100 miles a day in any weather.we have also cycled 3700 miles across the United States on our mountain bikes and across Europe, so this adventure mortorbike lark seems like luxury at times.

I love love the fact you can carry so much more on a motorbike, weight is not so much of an issue as it is on push bikes.

Anything on two wheels inspires adventure.

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Many happy times in Warrington, I used to drive buses there and had a great laugh.

Like you, I used to live on my push bike and would be out in any weather. I used to race for StHelens CRC, Great days.

Im too used to comfort now though (As I chomp on yet another toffee).


Ive just bought a new racing bike with the hope I can get some sort of fitness back (Chomp!).....again!.

No, serious....
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Ive just bought a new racing bike with the hope I can get some sort of fitness back (Chomp!).....again!.

No, serious....

Love it!

Will that be traded in for an adventure model or, maybe, a dual sport when your fitness has returned?

Kidding of course: I am sticking with a cheap mountain bike for now; I posted earlier about push-bikes for travel but they cost more than a decent second hand motorbike!!!!!!!!!
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Iceland

When are you planning Iceland Matt ?? or have you maybe been here all ready ??

I have an KLE just like yours and I am in the process of installing panniers that I used on a Transalp before I got the the KLE. Requires a bit of mods to the old racks so I am quite interested in pictures of yours if you have some ? Same if you have already done Iceland, then I am interested in your trip and story. If not, you and others are welcome to contact me if I can be of any help up here in Iceland.

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Heres an update picture of mine now ive fitted the sw motec crash bars.

Ive got some clear indicator lenses on order, they come off the new z1000 and are the same type.

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Smile looking good

hi royzx7r
bike looks ready for anything.
just got pannier rack {five star}and some allie panniers of ebay .
the crash bars u got and center stand and heated grips fitted to day.
when i learn how to put pics on to web i will .
cant make my mind up on screen yet hows your new one
if your haveing spin up to lakes sometime let me know.
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Im happy with the screen I got, I did want the mra one but over £80quid!!!


Ive not been away on the bike for a couple of years now but I fancy scotland arround april/may for a week. I just dont seem to get the time these past couple of years.

I look forward to a meet up this season, I will PM you and arrange something. I love going up round hartside/alston/middleton-in-teesdale area.


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hi roy
let me know when u fancy a run .
it looks like u have your top box set back on your rack.
i just got luggage racks on my bike yesterday and have to change how i put top box back on .
what make of box is yours as it looks like the 1 i have.
do u know if they do a headlight cover for our bike as a stone hit mine the other day no mark thank god.
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Hi Neil,

The topbox is a Kappa K28 (28ltr) which will hold quite a bit for a small box.

Kappa Hard Luggage - FREE UK DELIVERY


Im not aware of any headlight covers for the kle as of yet, mabey there is one for the z750 which has a similar headlight and may be modded to suit.

Like I said in an earlier post, The new z1000 has clear indicator lenses which will fit ours. So it mabey a case of looking whats about for other kwaks and making them fit.

Im just about to see if I can arrange some time off to go to this years HU in derbyshire.

Roy

P.S Ive sent you a PM.
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Thanks Henry, we won't be going to icelant untill 2009, as we are off to Norway this summer, but I will let you know.

Do you have any photos of your bike in iceland? I would love to see them.
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Hi Matt we replied to your previous message, not sure where it is now, anyway a rideout sounds like a good idea to us. we can be contacted at
service@anti-crime.co.uk sorry i think we have gone speak soon Ash & Deb
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Nice KLE's !!!!!! I love this bike!!!

First picture is after last summer accident, second and third are in autumn after some make-up and face lifts - no part changed ... all reconstructed ... I still don't have money to buy new parts ... but they work fine
hi y am new, I have a kle and would like to know how did you adapt the front mud guard. thanks
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Hi guys,

I totaly new here...my first post. I drive a KLE 500 since 2005. A pic of my KLE:




Nearly never any problem except a dead spark plug, thats about it. 24'000k

Cheers from Switzerland

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Hi Micki,

Nice pic, good to have you on. Loads of info on these pages if your thinking of doing any mods to your bike.

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