2006 Kawasaki KLR650
neutral switch stuck once - dielectric grease fix.
The KLR is great on curvies and exploring back roads in the middle of nowhere.
Not as fun on highways cruising at 65-70mph. Takes a lot out of you. Great with riding on gravel and dirt roads. Good with easy/intermediate dirt/rock trails.
Good in rain and cold.
I would not do high speed cruises.
Good for taller riders. At 6'3" 34 inseam - 240lb, I am fairly comfortable on it.
Great gas mileage - 50-55 MPG average both city and highway riding. 87 octane. I only have a tail bag.
It is top heavy. I have gone over when learning to maneuver at low speeds. Easy to pick up. Third low speed fall broke the brake handle. No other damage.
After 5 years, haven't had to clean the carb yet. I do use Seafoam.
Oil and filter change very easy, doesn't seem to care what lube is used for the chain.
Stock seat HAS to go. VERY uncomfortable. I replaced with a Sargent and now I'm able to ride approx. 250 miles non-stop (about 1 tank of gas).
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd May, 2015