The Very Boring Rally

My KLR 650 of course

My KLR 650 of course

I ride a KLR 650 to work from about April - October here in Minnesota. It's about a 50 mile round trip, but worth it. Sometimes I veer off the road and take interesting side roads and trails. The KLR isn't very good at anything, but I can't think of another bike I'd rather own.

K 1200 R

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I ride a KLR 650 to work from about April - October here in Minnesota. It's about a 50 mile round trip, but worth it. Sometimes I veer off the road and take interesting side roads and trails. The KLR isn't very good at anything, but I can't think of another bike I'd rather own.

I wish the Beemer could do an occasional off road venture, it's good at pulling wheelies in 3rd gear though . . .

The corpse of 16th century astronomer Nicolas Copernicus will raise form the dead to proclaim, once and for all that the world does not revolve around you, you self centered SOB.

Yeah, I tried the wheelies

Yeah, I tried the wheelies on the KLR for a while, but as someone once said, "the KLR does not suffer fools for very long." My second year of owning it, I wiped out after riding a wheelie and broke my leg. A metal screw and two surgeries later I don't indulge in much hooliganism.

F 650 GS

I'll be riding my F 650 GS unless, by some miracle of the Motorcycle Gods, my F 800 GS shows up before then (sure it will).

I'm a Rounder from Michigan and ride whenever the roads are safe. The 650 takes me anywhere I want to go.

R1200GS Adventure

I crashed my 07. So it is time to get another. Perhaps I will be showing up on my 08Adventure. Either that or I will have to hitch hike.
Dennis

A miracle has happened?

Well, it wasn't what I expected, but a new bike has appeared. I demoed my dealer's R1200R one afternoon and was smitten by the power, handling, etc. I just couldn't resist and bought it. There goes the F800GS.

 

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R 1200 R

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The GS or the RV

Depends on how involved I'll be with the Trials. If its trails all day I'll pull the bikes up with the RV and stay at the camp grounds up the hill. If not the boy and I'll ride up on the GS and tent. Humm, can I haul two trials bikes up behind the GS and do both? ~400lbs bikes and trailer.

The GS or the RV

I know its a bit late (to this thread and for your plans) but to directly answer your question: I think it is totally feasible to haul that weight behind your GS: I have about 1900 miles pulling my trailer with my FJR. I estimate my total weight at about 550 pounds - pulls great ... just gotta be a bit more careful.

http://gisdata.nrri.umn.edu/pers/pm/FJR/SV_trackday_jun_08/pages/trackda...

Built the trailer myself to be as light as possible but I bet even a cheap Harbor Freight style would do the trick for an occasional trip.

Good luck.

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