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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-26-2019, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Been riding more than 50 years. Just added a neked 2018 650 KLE to the stable. I've wanted a bike I can occasionally take off of the pavement with the goal of riding to Alaska in 2020. I'll be looking to you guys for advice on mods and add-ons. I've already run into a little trouble with pannier fitment on a 2018. I love hearing different opinions on what does and doesn't work and get a lot of inspiration for my trips from others ride reports. I look forward to following y'all.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-27-2019, 12:54 AM
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Don't waste money on the Kawasaki genuine tough box "pizza box" like I did. Only if you have many kawasaki tour in your fleet. Great box but if your buying the attachment and the box comes up to $800. There is a lot more options for that kind of money. If you do highway riding like me throttle lock and 16/46 sprocket or 15/43, some don't like it but I find it awesome.
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aboard and congrats on your new ride. By 2020 you will have enough info from the forum members on your proposed trip that it will be like done and dusted.
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Thanks for the welcome and the advice already given. For the last 30 plus years I've purchased full dress road bikes so picking compatible accessories is a bit of an eye opener. Since I haven't yet won the lottery it's important I get most of these picks right the first time. I think this is going to be a real fun bike and can't wait to get it put together.
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Welcome aboard! Fellow Utahn here. You're gonna like the V650 for what you're planning.
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