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1 month 4 weeks ago - 1 month 4 weeks ago #121985 by EchoThreeMike
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Howdy folks

I am the proud owner of a 2008 KLR with 48K km on the clock which I purchased last month. She is my daily and by far the largest bike I have owned (I had a Suzuki DF200 many moons ago in matric, and a DT175 before that :lol: )

I live in the small town of Hluhluwe, KZN, where I have recently joined the local game capture operator as helicopter pilot. (old joke; how do you know someone is a pilot? He will tell you! :laugh: )

I enjoy the vast knowledge that is shared on this forum, and hope to meet some of you in the future. If anyone is traveling through the Hluhluwe area, feel free to look me up, I will gladly assist where I can. Around here we say that 'this is Zululand, not Disneyland!', meaning that we look after each other.

Catch you in the forum!

Etienne Gerber
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Cell: oh-seven-nine 349 six-oh-seven-four




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1 month 4 weeks ago #121986 by Bruce
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Welcome from the Western Cape, wish you many happy Km's.
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1 month 4 weeks ago #121987 by Abre
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Welcome and many safe miles. That actually looks like a 2009 bike.

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1 month 4 weeks ago #121988 by Pannas
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POWER (and skill) MEAN NOTHING WITHOUT CONTROL
MB50, MBX50, MTX50, RD125, GS550, '83XL200, '84KLR600, '07KLR650, '08KLR650, '06XT660R, '09F800GS, '07R1200GS, '12TIGER800XC, '15F800GS

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1 month 4 weeks ago #121989 by EchoThreeMike
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Interesting, I ran the VIN through an online decoder and it does indeed come back as an '09 model. The registration paperwork and the data plate on the fork says '08...

Abre, how did you spot the difference? My Google-fu is not strong today.

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1 month 4 weeks ago #121990 by handre
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Interesting, I ran the VIN through an online decoder and it does indeed come back as an '09 model. The registration paperwork and the data plate on the fork says '08...

Abre, how did you spot the difference? My Google-fu is not strong today.


Welcome!

The colour schemes are mostly year specific. Based on the fairing colour, sticker design and frame colour you can deduce the year model
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1 month 4 weeks ago #121991 by EchoThreeMike
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Thanks Handre, we live and learn!

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1 month 4 weeks ago - 1 month 4 weeks ago #121992 by Abre
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Interesting, I ran the VIN through an online decoder and it does indeed come back as an '09 model. The registration paperwork and the data plate on the fork says '08...

Abre, how did you spot the difference? My Google-fu is not strong today.


Google "KLR timeline". I think a guy called wattman in the USA compiled it. It gives the differences between the different years. The colours on the front panels is for 2009 bikes. It may be 2009 panels on a 2008 bike. If the frame is black then it is not a 2008 bike, unless the frame was sprayed black. The year and month of manufacture is on the steering stem. If the bike is well looked after and in good condition then the year of bike is really trivial.

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1 month 4 weeks ago #121994 by Psycho Porra
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Welcome to the Clan and hope you have many a great adventures on your bile. You guys down there are spoilt when it comes to gravel roads for adventure riding.

Couple of KLR dudes in the Midlands and I know Andy organises regular rides down there

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1 month 4 weeks ago #121995 by BMac
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Welcome to the clan! I hope you will have many miles of happy riding!
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