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Man, do I have fun dinking around on and with my KLR650........ Dollar for dollar, there is more fun gained with this bike than on nearly any otherI've owned..... Just about got her set up for proper gravel road travel now: check out those 7.62 ammo cans (free!) left over from my Army Guard rifle team days... couple of 8mm by 1.25 socket head screws and a little stove paint (flat black), and I'm in business!

Also check out that tire iron and tire removal wrench tube zip tied to the back rack...cost me all of three dollars! I had it strapped to the front but I hit a big pothole, the tube hit the front tire, the ties broke, the tube landed in the roadside weeds, and I nearly had a heart attack! No more auxilary tubes near the running gear, thank you! I fished the tube up out of the weeds.....battered but intact!

Ain't she pretty?

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Here's another view just in case you didn't get the full effect the first time!

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Thats just cool.Whats the difference between a KLR and a KLX? A riding friend is getting divorced and is gonna sale his KLX650 due to space. And whats a going price for a KLX these days?JR
 

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I think the KLX is an older version of the KLR and was more dirt oriented but outfitted to be street legal.
 

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I know the Honda and Yamaha variants of the Kawasakis below:

KX - 2-stroke Motocross > All of your Kawasaki dirtbikes...

KLX 4-stroke Enduro > Motocross Suspension w/ Lighting for the road course portions of an Enduro Event. Different models A, B, C, and R are kitted different. R model is a little raw and lacking for street duty. Motocross Events have a 4-stroke categoryand the KLX/Rfalls into that class. C Model is the most streetable.

KLR 4-stroke Dual Sport > Capable Off-Road and On-Highway. Has all necessary equip for state safety inspections. Suspension is more compliant than KLX. Seat is more comfortable. Bike is kitted differently than KLX and a little heavier. Feels bigger. Gearing is different than a KLX. Much more comfy for road duty.

Sidenote - Kawasaki "K" I've had: KD, KDX, KE, KH, KL, KT (Trials), and KZs of all sorts, but never a KLR.

Try this: http://kawasakiworld.com/klr-klx/
 

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Hey CJ, My dad bought a couple of those boxes for me to mount on my old 150cc bike, i just never did. wow it looks amazing, my dad wasn't as crazy as i thought! hahaha!
 

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CJ, Aren't you afraid the lids on the ammo cans might fly open since they are facing forward?!:cheeky1: Seriously, looks like a great setup for Patagonia.

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CJ, you're starting to scare me. :cooldevil:

If you post a picture with a pickup bed mounted to the back of that bike, I will have to solict to have you forcibly removed from this forum! :cheeky1::dude::cheeky1::dude:

Maybe you need to go back to work, you obviously have to much time on your hands!:gunhead:
 

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Big Kahuna wrote:
CJ, you're starting to scare me. :cooldevil:

If you post a picture with a pickup bed mounted to the back of that bike, I will have to solict to have you forcibly removed from this forum! :cheeky1::dude::cheeky1::dude:

Maybe you need to go back to work, you obviously have to much time on your hands!:gunhead:
Awww, you'all are fixin' to hurt mah feelings...........!

Make me sound like just what I am --trailer-trash!

Hey, anybody can hook up $500 worth of aluminum cans on their rattle-trapper,takes a real rider to rummage through the garage and make do! Besides, what's wrong with them? I think they look kinda cosmopolitan........
 

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That's very cool. Now THAT would be the bike to ride south on.
 

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Great look with the ammo boxes! Too bad the gov't won't sell them anymore. They have to be crushed and sold for scrap now. Getting expensive to find now.

I really want to find me a KLR 650. Looks like lots of fun.
 

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You crack me up! You are definitely having the time of your life! Good for you!:clapper:
 

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Okay, now I shall reveal the true extent of my unique "Cousin Jack" vision and genuisness....... I swear, if I wasn't always held back by my constant sense of humility and humbleness, there is no limit to how far I could go!

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Are you ready for this?





Really ready?



Voila! The first ever look at the Cousin Jack, Hybrid Model of Motorcycle Luggage! The Soft Top, Iron Bottom model! The soft, removeable top is for -- clothes, lunch, dirty magazines, and condoms (those things you are most likely to take with you into your tent or motel room; and the fixed, metal bottoms are for hard things, tools, extra parts, etc......... I am presently directing my fertile mind at some sort of locking mechanism for these........ Go ahead, admit it..... you are stunned by my visionary approach!

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