This is the story of mine.
The undertaking into ending up with an Expedition camping rig for myself started actually several decades ago and I'd always planned to have a Boondock Rescue Motorcycle (toy) to go with it. That part of the undertaking started a decade ago after my first Expo rig started coming to fruition (Dieselized 404 Unimog). Bike is closer to being done now. LOL... yeah... took a long arse time. My fabricator friend has been ill off and on for years and I had a bankruptcy basically in the process as well. But patience and not giving up is a silly old habbit.
So..... off to TX next week to pick up my nearly complete Dieselized 1997 Triumph Tiger. When done it will be AWESOME for Bike based adventures but...... that is another topic cause have come to realize it's too damn big to haul around on back of my rig. (comes in around 500lb)
This trip will also net me a lighter diesel bike. This one will be for the present generation Expedtion Camper attempt (this one using Ambo. box on an LMTV military truck as most of you know). Now this diesel KLR fits the theme of this thread much better. It is based on a 2002 KLR 650. Mounted in it is a CVT tranny tied to a Yanmar 418cc diesel engine. Why diesel?? (1) like having just one fuel for everything. My Genset is a diesel too. (2) It's 120ish mpg will let me go get help from WAY WAY WAY back in the boondocks or play around on many off beaten path excursions before needing some fuel. The amazing MPG's will be an odd companion to the approx. 7mpg LMTV-Ambo.
here is some OLD pics. and an old Vid. more next week