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Old 03-05-2013, 11:40 AM   #14161
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If anyone is interested touratech is closing out some Klim gear. http://www.touratech-usa.com/Adventu...duro-Equipment

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Old 03-05-2013, 12:17 PM   #14162
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Well after nearly losing my truck in the fire yesterday, I am back at work today...Did y'all know that 2008 Ford F550s have a oil sensor that likes to go. Truck has oil and No mechanical reason for truck to run other than this sensors tells computer to shut down I had just got our truck positioned to intercept the head of the fire when a message comes up on the dash saying "low oil pressure, stop safely now"...the truck turns immediatley did I mention I have a 15-20 high wall of fire headed in my direction truck would not turn over at all. I had to call for help and luckily got 2 trucks to me right before the fire. My pump motor is separate so I was able to protect the truck while the 2 brush trucks knocked down the head of the fire. I was then towed by a brush truck out through the fire back to command. Literally, took an easy operation and made a fubar out of it due to computer lockout on ignition...seriously..on a fire truck...I was told what was wrong by one of the firemen from another Ford F550 like ours and I soon learned EVERY Ford 550 truck in county has had this issue!!!! WTF..A truck sold to be a fire truck that shuts down due to faulty sensors!!! The truck has 9,380 miles on it! This is the second time our truck has done this..Rant OFF!!!!
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:33 PM   #14163
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Ghost, that's screwed up. Glad you made it out.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:31 PM   #14164
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Well after nearly losing my truck in the fire yesterday, I am back at work today...Did y'all know that 2008 Ford F550s have a oil sensor that likes to go. Truck has oil and No mechanical reason for truck to run other than this sensors tells computer to shut down I had just got our truck positioned to intercept the head of the fire when a message comes up on the dash saying "low oil pressure, stop safely now"...the truck turns immediatley did I mention I have a 15-20 high wall of fire headed in my direction truck would not turn over at all. I had to call for help and luckily got 2 trucks to me right before the fire. My pump motor is separate so I was able to protect the truck while the 2 brush trucks knocked down the head of the fire. I was then towed by a brush truck out through the fire back to command. Literally, took an easy operation and made a fubar out of it due to computer lockout on ignition...seriously..on a fire truck...I was told what was wrong by one of the firemen from another Ford F550 like ours and I soon learned EVERY Ford 550 truck in county has had this issue!!!! WTF..A truck sold to be a fire truck that shuts down due to faulty sensors!!! The truck has 9,380 miles on it! This is the second time our truck has done this..Rant OFF!!!!
On a positive note....deleted with a big tune intake and exhaust it'll hold off a vette to 100.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:28 PM   #14165
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KiLleR gets new bling.




Tastefully tacky if I do say so myself. ;)
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:50 PM   #14166
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Much too shiny for a KLR.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:33 PM   #14167
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Much too shiny for a KLR.
I'm guessing there is a layer of rattle-can bed liner in their future.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:48 AM   #14168
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Much too shiny for a KLR.
But the price is right.

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:08 AM   #14169
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But the price is right.
Hey. I want you to know I spent 10's of dollars.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:37 PM   #14170
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Hey. I want you to know I spent 10's of dollars.
That is way too much on a KLR.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:23 PM   #14171
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Hey. I want you to know I spent 10's of dollars.
There you go again, throwing nickels around like manhole covers.

So, why did you decide against a Wee-Strom in favor of sinking more money into the KLR? I've seen SR do some serious dirt riding on his Wee with TKC80's front and rear. And it'll run over 100 mph. Silky smooth engine. And an actual windshield.

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Old 03-08-2013, 08:47 AM   #14172
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There you go again, throwing nickels around like manhole covers.

So, why did you decide against a Wee-Strom in favor of sinking more money into the KLR? I've seen SR do some serious dirt riding on his Wee with TKC80's front and rear. And it'll run over 100 mph. Silky smooth engine. And an actual windshield.


I'm going to take a wild guess and say it already fits him and, because of that, he's justifying the irrational notion that he'll be satisfied with a modded KLR.

Of course I don't think he'd be happy with a Wee either. I wasn't because it's still heavy, kinda slow, and needs a lot of shady suspension work to keep it from bottoming out easily. And after all that I'm still not sure that I personally would be happy with the suspension.

If I were wanting a rock solid Mexico bike I'd probably go with a Dr650... or ride the Katoom (with proper prior planning).

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Old 03-08-2013, 09:21 AM   #14173
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I really like the Wee. Have recommended it several times. Just not for me.

1. My Gen 1 KLR does fit me after serious modifications. Ergos are really, really good.


2. Nothing else is out there that tempts me at an affordable price point for a second or third bike.


3. I have little desire to ride at off-road parks. I am just not very interested in challenging myself with extremely tough terrain where a KLR would struggle.

4. When I think of upgrading KiLleR, most of the upgrades are street upgrades. It's fast enough on the dirt. Brakes aren't that bad on the dirt. Had I been on KiLleR my Mexican dirt would have been better. But my Mexican street would have been worse.


Really. I am as good now as I will ever be. It's all downhill from here and I am fine with that. I won't be taking any lessons. (Dirt or street.) Dirt and rock "roads" are just fine with me. I like them and so does KiLleR. We are simpatico.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:46 AM   #14174
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5. I can keep the XR bastard-child Harley.

6. And, oh yeah. KiLleR and I can effin' fly down our County Roads. lol
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:15 AM   #14175
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All good reasons. Well, OK, Reason 5) is maybe a bit shaky.

And Larry raises a valid point about Wee suspension.

The problem isn't so much about needing several bikes to cover the kind of riding we do - its about needing more than one bike on any given ride.
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