lhedrick Posted June 21, 2019 Share Posted June 21, 2019 Time to replace the rock solid but vibration prone KLR 650, it owes me nothing. The T700 looks like a possibility for me. I want simple like the KLR. At 65, I no longer want to work on bikes any more than I need to. I want to ride not wrench. I like all the new bikes, if only I could get one without all the electronic junk. I'm just going to set it to 1 mode and forget it. I have never needed traction control in 50 years and I don't need it now. I had a good ride on the Africa twin but when I found out how much work it is just to replace a valve shim the Honda engineers have no clue what real bike owner need to deal with when servicing their bike. I like the Tiger and the GS 800 also. But, they are all too heavy. All the new hardware I am seeing look solid but no effort has been made to allow us to get too things for a simple issue. I don't what to deal with removing 50 bolts and plastic sections just to deal with a simple thing like a vacuum hose popping off or a loose bolt when I'm 50 miles out a remote dirt road. I shouldn't have to remove any more than 3 bolts on each side to remove covers to get to what's important. Like most I have not seen the T700 and all the review on youtube are nothing but fluff. Nothing about engine internals, nothing about if the bike is reasonable to work on. I assume the T700 engine has valve shims like most engines, is it a relatively easy task to check the clearance and replace one if needed. Please tell me a spark plug change doesn't take all day. 3 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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