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I have loved owning, riding and wrenching on my KLR and my VStrom over the last few years.  Each has had its ups and downs.  Mostly ups for the VStrom and a lot of hands on for the KLR.  To be fair, the KLR did come to me with a used engine at 8000 miles.  […]

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When I left off, my KLR was rideable, but it was still randomly hesitating.  Very slight, very random and a long time between, but still there. I put another 500 miles on the bike with no noticeable change from this randomness.  I was starting to get used to it, when the bike just stopped running […]

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I have a few other articles about my problems with my 2005 KLR650.  It all started as a intermittent but persistent hesitation under load.  It would idle fine, run wide open throttle fine, but under about 5200rpm it would randomly and fairly rapidly hesitate, like it had dirt in the fuel that was catching in […]

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July 4th is over as is about half the riding season.  Here in New Mexico, we’ve had our windy season which has pushed into an early (sort of) monsoon season.   The winds are staying late and the afternoon rains are early.  Then there are the early season fires too.  It is a bit smoky […]

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2014.04.05 Our riding season has officially started.  April 1st has come and gone and the weather is generally reliably predictable enough in New Mexico to plan longer rides.  While the Northern part of the state is still seeing highs in the mid-50’s, it’s actually the perfect time to run through Southern New Mexico and  parts […]

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Updated:  2014.03.09 2014.02.22 Finally got both bikes out at once today.  Me on my KLR650 and my wife on her VStrom650.  It’s early in the season and Ruth hasn’t ridden much in the last couple of years, so we decided to take it easy and do a short ride for lunch up to Las Vegas. […]

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I haven’t been riding much lately.  I’ve got a few miles on the KLR650 since I last checked in, though.  I decided to try out some dirt roads, so I played a game of Where’s Waldo!  As in Waldo Canyon, which happens to be close to where I’m living right now.  While there I took […]

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This doesn’t happen very often:  The wife has given her blessing for a new motorcycle! Awesome! It just so happens that I have my eye on one! I’ve always wanted a more dirt oriented road bike.  The 2005 Suzuki VStrom 650 is very good at the road part of the equation, fair at the graded […]

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