2001 Kawasaki KLR650

2001 Kawasaki KLR650

As I indicated on my 1987 KLR650 page, I really regretted having to sell it, as the KLR650 is a great bike. In 1998, my brother bought a new KLR650, and I started thinking about getting one again. Once I moved from San Jose to Ferndale, the practicality of having a KLR650 was too much to resist. I wanted a lighter bike with more suspension travel for exploring the many narrow, twisty, pot-holed roads in the area, as well as venturing off onto the occasional dirt or gravel roads. Also I was likely to be riding in wet weather more often, and while the Sprint ST provides good protection from the elements, I just hate getting it dirty in the rain.

So with some of the proceeds from selling our house in San Jose, I made a trip down to the local Kawasaki dealer. Not only did I purchase a new KLR650, but I also picked up a new Lakota ATV and a used KLX300 dirt bike for when I really want to play in the dirt.

The KLR650 is as much fun as I remembered it to be and there is a certain symmetry to the fact that I had to sell my first one because we were buying a house, and the second one was purchased with proceeds from selling the same house ten years later.

2001 Kawasaki KLR650
Exploring Ferndale's backroads
2001 Kawasaki KLR650
Late snow on Route 1
2001 Kawasaki KLR650
Monument Rd.
2001 Kawasaki KLR650
Lower Bear Valley Rd.
2001 Kawasaki KLR650
Dyerville Loop Rd.
2001 Kawasaki KLR650
Looking for "Plan B" with Blake
2001 Kawasaki KLR650
More snow on Route 1
2001 Kawasaki KLR650
Dyerville Loop Rd with Blake.
2001 Kawasaki KLR650
Fort Seward Rd.
2001 Kawasaki KLR650
Fort Seward
2001 Kawasaki KLR650
Camping at Pyramid Lake with Blake, Sept. 2006
2001 Kawasaki KLR650
The Wildcat, Ferndale, CA
2001 Kawasaki KLR650
Hell To Find Lake, June 2006
2001 Kawasaki KLR650
Usal Road, June 2006
2001 Kawasaki KLR650
Twin Creek Pond, June 2006

Some photos courtesy of Blake Sobiloff

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