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post #1 of 7 Old 08-30-2019, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Any love for a KLV 1000?

Hi everyone,
Some time ago I bought myself a KLV 1000. I fell in love with the design and driving style of the v-strom but have a soft spot for orange. So that's how my heart fell on the Lawasaki version of the v-strom 1000.
I'm curious if there are others with me on this forum with a KLV 🙂
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-30-2019, 06:27 PM
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KLV1000 A.K.A. DL1000 (V Strom 1000)

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-30-2019, 08:14 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Jugge.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
2006 Suzuki V-Strom DL650K
1986 Honda Shadow VT700C
1974 Suzuki TM-250
1966 Triumph Bonneville T-120R
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-30-2019, 09:40 PM
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Hah, the KLV 1000 is the reason my local Power Sports shop has the bits for my 04 Wee in stock. And they can order me up whatever I seem to need.
Kawi and Suzuki shared R&R during that period to save money and many pieces were interchangeable. Like the rims and probably swing arms and more. I had a 2003 ZR7S that was a neat-o bike, shoulda kept it, and lots is recognizable on my 04 Wee.
Having the Kawi badged Vee would be a hoot.
Very similar to the Dodge and Mercedes vans. Isuzu and Honda Suv efforts.
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-30-2019, 10:19 PM
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Suzuki and Kawasaki have a long history of collaborations but particularly in the early 2000's did some badge engineering. There was a green DRZ400, a green DRZ125, a silver Burgman250, and a green GSXR750 (which may have not been an export model).

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post #6 of 7 Old 08-31-2019, 04:33 AM
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Welcome to the Forum. If I could find a KLV1000 for a good price and in good condition, I would be very tempted to snap it up...
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-31-2019, 04:48 AM
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My 2004 KLiVe 1000

Picture from last year somewhere in mid Bosnia.

Don't see too many of them.

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