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Forum: Beasts 12-27-2007, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6,835
Views: 1,556,921
Posted By Prairie Dog
I bought one in October of this year. ...

I bought one in October of this year.

IMNSHO I think it is one of the best bikes I've ever ridden.

Does everything I want of it and more.

It is without a doubt the most fun bike out there!
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2007, 04:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,027
Posted By Prairie Dog
Choosing the proper - let's not do "best" -...

Choosing the proper - let's not do "best" - Adventure bike is really a result of the kind of riding you want to do and the depth of your pockets. If you have no issues with paying lots of $$$$$ to...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,356
Posted By Prairie Dog
Actually I did think about the F800GS - for about...

Actually I did think about the F800GS - for about 300 milliseconds - then the drugs wore off and I came back to my senses.

The Versys is a great bike - probably one of, if not the best motorcycle...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2007, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By Prairie Dog
Ahhh, maybe you have discovered the reason there...

Ahhh, maybe you have discovered the reason there are "49 State" bikes and "California" bikes!

I know the bikes destined for California MUST have that cannister to catch spilled fuel. Perhaps all...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6,835
Views: 1,556,921
Posted By Prairie Dog
cb4017, Let me guess here . . . . ...

cb4017,

Let me guess here . . . .

Headlight adjustment was off.

Oil level was not right.

Front brake line holder not installed.
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2007, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By Prairie Dog
Need a Bit More Legroom on Your Versys?

I'm a tall guy, have big feet and longish legs. The Versys, while comfortable could be made to have more legroom. The U.S. Postal Service delivered a package this afternoon. I had ordered them from...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2007, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,439
Posted By Prairie Dog
Hey, if you don't want to ride to cold country,...

Hey, if you don't want to ride to cold country, bring it east on I-10 and I'll make you the same offer.

I have a friend that rides a 1991 model KLR650. It has been to the dealership on many...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2007, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,565
Posted By Prairie Dog
While the motor is "Mid-sized" I don't think...

While the motor is "Mid-sized" I don't think anyone informed the motor of that fact.

It continually tries to emulate a much larger engine. I've never had a 650 that pulls so strongly and...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 26,840
Posted By Prairie Dog
With all due respect, the Harley "Dual-Sport"...

With all due respect, the Harley "Dual-Sport" came about a lot earlier than the mid 50's!

The WLA was used in this role many years before the Sportster.
...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2007, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By Prairie Dog
Willie, So which bike will you get rid of if...

Willie,

So which bike will you get rid of if you decide on the Versys?

BTW, the Versys is a real joy to ride. You have no idea how much fun it is. The motor thinks it's much bigger in...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2007, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6,835
Views: 1,556,921
Posted By Prairie Dog
Heck, I kind of like the "Ferrari Red" color it's...

Heck, I kind of like the "Ferrari Red" color it's painted!

Just the fact Kawasaki listened to it's customers and dealers, relented and brought the bike to the states says lots to me about the...
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 49,631
Posted By Prairie Dog
Heck, as long as I left the extra horses in...

Heck, as long as I left the extra horses in check, I don't see any reason they shouldn't.

Are you using the 160x70x17 on the rear? I know the ME880 does not have the 150x70x17 size that is...
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,645
Posted By Prairie Dog
H'mmm, kind of sounds like Florida weather there...

H'mmm, kind of sounds like Florida weather there Mate!

Just that when yours is hot, ours is warm (which is winter here).

I too ride all year long. To me motorcycling is a form of...
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 49,631
Posted By Prairie Dog
Well, I wore out the first Metzeler Tourance that...

Well, I wore out the first Metzeler Tourance that I had installed. It took me over 10,000 miles to do so and the nail in the tread - a finishing nail - finished the tire off for sure.

What did I...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,565
Posted By Prairie Dog
FT BSTRD, Nice try! However, I think...

FT BSTRD,

Nice try!

However, I think it would be more like thus:


http://klrworld.com/forums/avatars/uploadedavatars//avatar_19.png "FT BSTRD, I am your father!"
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,565
Posted By Prairie Dog
Gustavo, Funny you should mention ABS . . ....

Gustavo,

Funny you should mention ABS . . . .

I had intended to have ABS on the next bike I bought. However, I made a big mistake and took a Versys for a ride. It didn't matter that it did...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,565
Posted By Prairie Dog
:oscar :poser :rofl :jack :rofl:poser :oscar ...

:oscar :poser :rofl :jack :rofl:poser :oscar



Now, that's funny!

Of course I think the Versys is kind of a water-cooled Ulysses Light. It has pretty much the same qualities of ride,...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,565
Posted By Prairie Dog
Kawasaki Versys - What Genre Is It?

I just brought my 2008 Kawasaki Versys 650 home last week.

I've had a chance to ride it some and quite frankly is one of the most fun motorcycles I have ever ridden. It is light, responsibe,...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,433
Posted By Prairie Dog
ElPelon, The Collective will NEVER kill...

ElPelon,

The Collective will NEVER kill you. That is not what it is about.

However the realization of what you have done might do the job!
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6,835
Views: 1,556,921
Posted By Prairie Dog
I just brought home a Versys last Wednesday. ...

I just brought home a Versys last Wednesday.

The bike is an absolute ball to ride. It handles so well it's almost intuitive.

I'm looking forward to getting enough miles on it to really wring...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2007, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,235
Posted By Prairie Dog
To answer the question, "Which one would be more...

To answer the question, "Which one would be more visible in traffic?", all you need to do is see a Pearl Yellow Goldwing riding towards you. It just jumps out from the background.

The same thing...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2007, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By Prairie Dog
As Murphy has said so many time in the past . . ....

As Murphy has said so many time in the past . . . . . .


Shit happens!
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,771
Posted By Prairie Dog
Sure does sound like a bit of gunk in the jets. ...

Sure does sound like a bit of gunk in the jets.

Find some Seafoam and put 1 ounce per gallon of gas in the tank in and take it for a ride. Then repeat.

It's the most enjoyable way of...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,934
Posted By Prairie Dog
Wow . . . . more to the point words have not been...

Wow . . . . more to the point words have not been spoken!
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,653
Posted By Prairie Dog
slide, Hey, we're in violent agreement here...

slide,

Hey, we're in violent agreement here on where Suzuki should take the V-Strom.

Nothing more I would like than to go down to the Suzuki dealership and order my V-Strom like I would order...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,653
Posted By Prairie Dog
slide, I read your comments with more than...

slide,

I read your comments with more than simple interest.

Hey, R&D is something that is very expensive in today's engineering departments, regardless of discipline.

Many manufacturers...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,653
Posted By Prairie Dog
One of the most annoying traits of the Suzuki...

One of the most annoying traits of the Suzuki V-Strom is that it is a "boring" bike to own. All you seem to do is ride it, then ride it some more.

There are a few things that can be made better...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2007, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,984
Posted By Prairie Dog
Tunaranch, While I'm not an "EX" beast...

Tunaranch,

While I'm not an "EX" beast rider, I am a beast rider. As well as a thumper rider too.

I own and ride a KLR650, KLX250S and a V-Strom 1000 on a regular basis.

While they are...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,934
Posted By Prairie Dog
jnoflane, Ain't it great! My V-Strom...

jnoflane,

Ain't it great!

My V-Strom 1000 is just like your V-Strom 650. Runs great, no issues and all I need to do is lube the chain, change the oil and ride the bike!

While it is very...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By Prairie Dog
You have no control over where you are born. ...

You have no control over where you are born.

However, you do have control over where you live and where you ride.

Yep, the mesh gear goes away for the winter, the heavier gloves come out and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By Prairie Dog
What sort of "SAG" do you have in the bike. ...

What sort of "SAG" do you have in the bike.

From what I'm reading, you might have too much suspension for your body weight.
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2007, 05:18 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,645
Posted By Prairie Dog
Are you saying that the KLR650 is a "High...

Are you saying that the KLR650 is a "High Maintenance" motorcycle?

If you are, please let me tell you this: It is not.

It is a very different motorcycle than the V-Strom and will do things...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By Prairie Dog
In my opinion the problem with the headlight on...

In my opinion the problem with the headlight on the KLR650 is the fact that you are losing about 25% of the power to fully illuminate the bulb.

If you were to switch to the "Heavy Duty Headlight...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2007, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By Prairie Dog
JerryIUP, I too felt the way you do right...

JerryIUP,

I too felt the way you do right now . . . . since I'm larger than the average bear, I too thought a 650 cc thumper was the way to go.

How did that work out? Not too good!

While...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By Prairie Dog
"A Little Dab Will Do Ya'!" for holding the...

"A Little Dab Will Do Ya'!" for holding the spring in place when you change the oil filter. That would be just a little spot of grease on the spring to keep the oil filter spring in place. I had...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By Prairie Dog
Probably Wishful Thinking on My Part . . . . .

This is probably nothing more than wishful thinking on my part, but with a motor that has the kind of power the Street Triple has, I was kind of hoping to hear Triumph would be making a smaller...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2007, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,726
Posted By Prairie Dog
The B-King is a very interesting bike. A...

The B-King is a very interesting bike.

A real torque monster with a top end thrown in for good measure!

Kind of a modern version of the ZRX1200 from Kawasaki. That was a fun bike to ride. A...
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2007, 05:29 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 88,551
Posted By Prairie Dog
Heck, I'll go out on a limb here and say that...

Heck, I'll go out on a limb here and say that with the current marketing plans that do not include bringing the bike to the states, that it won't sell one unit here.

Wild Ass Guess of course!
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 88,551
Posted By Prairie Dog
It's now official . . . . . ...

It's now official . . . . .


http://motorcycledaily.com/092707top.jpg


For more information, check out Motorcycle Daily.
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 87,132
Posted By Prairie Dog
Well I just had my hands inside a 3 month old...

Well I just had my hands inside a 3 month old 2008 KLR650 with 5000 miles on the odometer.

The owner asked about the "Doohickey" and since we were doing an oil change, I just had to open it up...
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