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KLR Traveller 2 months 3 weeks ago #116965

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Love the expeditions on my KLR, been owner since 2010.

Quite often do solo trips these days.

Planning trip for Mosambique next year. Will figure out the sand when I get there.

Did 3 trips through Lesotho already, absolutely love the trails there. Last year it was Swaziland. But have unfinished business there as I spend mostly on tar. Horrible. Poor bike...
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KLR Traveller 2 months 3 weeks ago #116966

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Maxine wrote:
Love the expeditions on my KLR, been owner since 2010.

Quite often do solo trips these days.

Planning trip for Mosambique next year. Will figure out the sand when I get there.

Did 3 trips through Lesotho already, absolutely love the trails there. Last year it was Swaziland. But have unfinished business there as I spend mostly on tar. Horrible. Poor bike...
Lekker!

Sand patches are easy, but prolonged deep sand (on a KLR) really is a bugger! I remember my trip down the west coast through the Namaqua National Park...I dropped my bike about 10 times over a distance of 5 km! Picking up a fully loaded KLR really gets tiresome after the eighth time or so... :laugh:

Best advice is proper knobblies (which I didn't have) to get that forward momentum going and then stand up, open up and concentrate far ahead.
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KLR Traveller 2 months 3 weeks ago #116967

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Hi there,
do yourself a big favour and do a off road and sand riding course.
See it as an investment in your riding pleasure.
The KLR is very capable in sand!
Front tyre you can fit a knobbly, but if you can't ride sand use a 50/50 tyre
at the back, otherwise you will just be digging holes.
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."
St Augustine
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