Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Drumbo, Ontario, Canada
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
KLR to KLE
I commute ~100 km with a Pelican 1550 as a top box, plus a large tank bag. It is not uncommon for me to have a large insulated hard sided bag with a big slow cooker inside it strapped on top of the Pelican. Or to add 20L/ea saddle bags and the insulated bag to go grocery shopping for a weeks worth of food for 3. Or to put 48 500mL cans of beer into that insulated bag. Or to have the saddle bags and ~100L of other bags strapped on for a "well supplied" weekend camping trip. When I needed new tires for the boat trailer, the two 15" wheels were strapped on top of the Pelican for a ride into town and back...
I ride with KLR's on trails and access roads, and have to pay attention to not to leave them behind on the highways.
I have a tall aftermarket windshield and ride in all weather that I consider safe. That includes heavy rain and occasional snow. No excuses required.
Hope that answers your questions.
2011 V650 in Black, well accessorized.
Last edited by 16VGTIDave; 11-24-2018 at 12:57 PM.