Meet Roxanne!

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Meet Roxanne!

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Post by Flynguy521 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:45 am

AKA Rox the Ox!

She's a 2013 Kawasaki KLR I recently bought with 1234.5 miles on her. She already had a Happy Trails skid plate and PD Nerf Bars. So far I have added a Harbor Freight Apache (Pelican knock off) case for around town storage.

I plan to take her on many long trips with hammocks involved!

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Post by BillyBob66 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:49 pm

I've never been on motorized bikes/cycles since I was a teenager, but I must admit that looks like fun! Biking around to various hang sites sounds like even more fun! Roxanne looks like a fun gal!
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Post by Biker Bob » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:48 pm

I ran into some youngsters from Nova Scotia in North Carolina on BRP last summer. At least one was KLR mounted and having a great trip. My SIL got tired of polishing his Harley at the beach and now rides a KLR. We need to get together a motorcycle hang somewhere this spring.
Now all I need to do is get the old airhead back on the road. I'm using a F650 GS again this weekend. it has a Ural chair attached for something different.
You will get a lot of enjoyment out of it I'm certain.

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Post by Flynguy521 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:18 am

Biker Bob wrote:I ran into some youngsters from Nova Scotia in North Carolina on BRP last summer. At least one was KLR mounted and having a great trip. My SIL got tired of polishing his Harley at the beach and now rides a KLR. We need to get together a motorcycle hang somewhere this spring.
Now all I need to do is get the old airhead back on the road. I'm using a F650 GS again this weekend. it has a Ural chair attached for something different.
You will get a lot of enjoyment out of it I'm certain.

Bob
A motorcycle hang would be a lot of fun! The urals look neat, but I’ve heard the QC on them is horrendous. Once I get this one kitted out I’ll add a triumph to my stable. Not sure which one though.


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Post by Flynguy521 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:52 pm

Here are a couple pics from my first adventures with Roxy.

My first long road trip with her was down to Austin for the McKinney Falls frozen butt hang. It was a long, cold 4 hour ride. I stopped halfway due to a sore bum and frozen hands, finally making it in after dark.

The seat definitely needs upgrading. Even with the padded cover I have for it riding over an hour at a time requires determination and mind over matter mentality.

I rewarded myself with a nice ribeye that first night. It got down pretty low, 22° I believe. Stayed plenty warm with my 20° UGQ quilt set.

Overall she did really well. I did start smelling burning coolant as I entered Austin. I put off dealing with it until the day I packed up and left. The reservoir was leaking from its connection nipple so I tried using a ziptie to tighten the hose around kt until I could get home to take it apart and properly fix it.

It didn't work. Had a significant amount of coolant blow down the right side on the way back, but made it home otherwise unscathed, where I took it apart and fixed correctly.

I also got my radio operator license plate in and mounted.

My most recent trip was down to Houston to the Huey's for a thru-hike of the LSHT. The thru-hike didn't happen, but had a good few days on the trail and nights in the hammock before riding back to Tyler.

Rolled over 2800 miles on the way back, putting the count at a little over 1500 miles since I bought her Thanksgiving weekend. Meaning I've put more miles on her in the last 2 months than she had since purchased new in 2013. Such a fun way to camp.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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