I use her to explore the innumerable trails here in Flagstaff and Sedona, AZ and get to my mountainbike races.
I would like to ride to the Dakar next year in South America and make a short film about it.
The Story: Here is how she came into my life:
One day in the month of June 2007, I mentioned to my wife how cool it would be to have a dual-sport motorcycle and build a custom rack to carry my mountainbike on.
So July comes around and I've forgotten all about my bright idea. A good friend and I decide to go up the local mountain for an overnighter on the summit.
We get back from a successful trip and I walk into the garage to drop off my dusty gear...
Garage lights click on.
"Sahr, who's bike is that? Is that Brian's?...What's it doing here?"
The Wife-Unit stands in the door way with a stupid p--p eating grin on her face
and I am very confused.
"Who's bike is it?""GEEZ! It's your bike stupid!!"
I had no idea what a KLR was, but thankfully Good Friend did and steered the wife in the destined direction.
- VaporTech Digital speedo with custom signals and mount
- Enduro Roll-Chart holder
- Garmin GPS 12, soon to be replaced by Garmin Quest
- and Brunton Vehicle Rallye Compass
4. 12V outlet, fused and direct to battery
5. Switched LED lighting for compass and Roll Chart Holder
- Master rocker switches for both lamps
- Top main lamp: 2" 35W Halogen, yellow tint, for daytime traffic and slow technical night riding
- Bottom main lamp: 4" H3 35W HID 8000k, one of those awesome e-bay deals! Well worth it
- Auxiliary lamps mounted on handlebars: 2x 35W NiteRider HID motorcycle racing lamps, perfect for tight! switch backs
- Intergrated polycarbonate light guard, component of fairing
7. Fully painted to 'School Bus Yellow'
8. Lic plate relocation
12. Acerbis Rallye Pro Hand guards with Spoilers, DualStar
13. Heavy duty shift lever, DualStar
14. Al Skid plate, Dual Star
15. SW-Motech Crashbars
16. Custom shaped stock front fender
18. Stock seat converted to single-seater with multiple foam layers of various densities, using paneling construction and fully formed (It's comfy!)
20. De-Californication Mod
22. Fully custom wire harness thru-out using 12AWG wire for main lamps and master Ground --Utilized Molex type connectors wherever possible
24. Stock Fuses converted to Circuit breakers
2. RAM mounted Cell phone case with blue-tooth, mounted to handlebar
4. Heavy tools, ABS pipe mounted at skidplate front, DIY
6. Field-Jack-Stand made from adjustable walking cane, DIY by Hondo
8. Survival kit (stays on the bike at all times):
- spare tubes
- pump, Slime Brand
- Bailing wire
- JB Weld
- Super Glue
- Mini Esbit stove with very small Ti cup
- Iodide Tablets
- Space blanket
- Minimal tools to get the bike back home plus one Vise-Grip
- Strobe, Princeton Tec
10. Tank Bag, Rapid Transit 'The Stack', which I don't recommend
The Coming Soon, Very:
1. Garmin Quest GPS
2. Roxy Risers, non-vibrating3. IMS footpegs
3. Wolfman tankbag
4. Adjustable Acrylic windshield, DIY
5. oh yeah, Eagle Mike's Doo!
And that is it! Thank you KLRWorld.com!
Credit: This entire post is a modified version of what I originally posted on KLRWorld.com/forums in contest for the 2008 March Bike-of-the-Month. So...it might be somewhat of a property of the website...possible. If Hondo or The Patman object, just PM me ya'll and I shall delete with apologies gallore!