the Ronin's favorite sites from the World Wide Web. The
forums are ones he frequents, and the vendors are those
he uses and recommends.
- A very large, active motorcycle
forum, not bike specific, emphasis on off-road and
dual-sport riding but everything is included.
- The largest, most active site
dedicated to world travel on a motorcycle. Riders
from all over the world will be here. Do not be
intimidated by the size and scope of this site.
There is a huge volume of information here, as well as a place for
blogs, ride reports, forums, and scheduled rider
meetings around the world all through the year.
The most active Kawasaki KLR650-specific
user forum with the largest subscriber base.
- Another KLR650 user site. Very
active forum, well maintained and designed site with
some equipment reviews and other info.
- Another KLR650 user site. A
smaller membership. All the KLR forums have some
of the same inmates, but each site has a slightly different
Manufacturing & Engineering
- Call Fred or order online for the
fastest delivery of what you need for your KLR650 or
most other dual-sport and off-road bikes. He's in
Moab, Utah, right where the good stuff is.
- From their shop in Boise, Idaho,
comes well-made accessories for your KLR650 and other
bikes. We recommend their guards, racks and
panniers, and they carry other equipment that will
outfit your bike for 'round the world travel. They
are a certified vendor of EagleMike's KLR parts.
- Good stuff for the KLR650 and other
bikes. Their crash guards for the KLR650 are
probably the best out there right now.
- Ron Ayers
- A good site for OEM parts for most
bikes. Usually the best price, but very, very slow
to get things shipped out. Most new OEM parts are going to take a while, anyway.
- Like Ron Ayers, Bike Bandit is a good
source for OEM parts. Usually a little more
expensive. but sometimes a bit faster in delivery (in
- Based in Colorado, this is a small
shop that makes some of the best bike luggage and bags
you will find anywhere. They are responsive to
customer feedback, don't mind showing up at local shops
in person, and have an excellent reputation for customer
- A decent site for motorcycle and 4x4
parts and accessories. They have KLR650 parts, and
are a certified vendor of EagleMike's KLR650 parts.
Still to come...
links to more bike-specific web sites, especially for the
books related to bikes, travel, etc
links to specific forum threads, other online sources of info