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Old 05-09-2013, 08:13 AM   #151
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I must be in pretty deep cause as I read these some things happen,I keep getting ideas for mods,I realize I have done many classic drops and spills,and all the other people I run around with keep sayin"when ya gonna buy a new bike"1guy I know never got over it when he noticed my brake and clutch handle had been "trimmed"and I told him it keeps um from breaking when I fall.
Also works for brake levers....
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:24 AM   #152
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Also works for brake levers....
Yep trim um until they are to short or quit breaking.Oh and yes levers!
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:03 AM   #153
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You absolutely positively refuse to pay a dime more than $6 grand for a brand new motorcycle.

New 2012 model, coming today, talked em from $6900 out the door (including tax, title, license) down to $5900 out the door.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:22 AM   #154
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You absolutely positively refuse to pay a dime more than $6 grand for a brand new motorcycle.

New 2012 model, coming today, talked em from $6900 out the door (including tax, title, license) down to $5900 out the door.
And you'll never find a better steed or a more eccentric group.we are Beemer guys with no money
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:10 AM   #155
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...when you spend more money drilling, tapping, welding and replacing bolts for your footpeg mounts in a week than you did on gas....
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:24 AM   #156
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...when you spend more money drilling, tapping, welding and replacing bolts for your footpeg mounts in a week than you did on gas....
funny story

But we didn't think quick steel would be enough. So we turned to safety wire.



Held up through Superstition and Ocotillo Wells OHV park. I'm sure my friend will find a new solution now that he's home.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:59 AM   #157
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You know your a klr rider if your bike is 4 shades of blue and headed for 5(I thought that Krylon fusion would match one of the other colors). You also know you're one when your license plate is held on with wire.What can I say, its older than i am.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:27 PM   #158
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5 day ride, day three heading toward the racetrack in DV. Lost the bolt holding the exhaust to the bike. Temporary fix of a purple anodized carbiner and some zip ties...
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:47 AM   #159
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funny story

But we didn't think quick steel would be enough. So we turned to safety wire.



Held up through Superstition and Ocotillo Wells OHV park. I'm sure my friend will find a new solution now that he's home.

And it is still holding strong.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:36 AM   #160
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You know you're a KLR rider when...

A Goldwing does not seem that heavy.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:38 PM   #161
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You have a hockey puck attached to your bike.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:36 PM   #162
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You know you're a KLR owner when...

There's a bolt from a plow holding the rear brake cable to the arm coming off the drum.

You're not bothered by the rear brake deciding to all together quit working near the start of your 80 mile ride. "You didn't need it anyways."

The front brake is still somehow enough to stop you safely despite every fact, signal, and feeling given to you by it being to the contrary.

KTM's see its fan and are jealous.

Your bike is referred to as a tractor, but also actually can be used as one.

You have accepted the fact its going to take a dirt nap on you before it ever happens and absolutely fine with it.

You lay the bike over at speed, go over the handlebars, and consciously think to yourself 'Well, minus the mirror that my chest decided to take with it as I was dismounted, the bike is sure to be fine, I wonder how I'm going to fare.'

The bike REALLY is fine after that crash, minus the mirror, and you ride another 30 miles.

The milk crate you use as a rear top case also doubles as your bike stand/jack.

And if you're a KLR 250 rider like me then:

You swear that a KLR650 just isn't your kind of bike, but constantly compare your own bike to it and try to show how or want your bike to do everything the 650 does.

You think you're a super stud because you were faster than a KLR650 in the dirt and kept up on the street.

You still haven't bought a ramp to load it in your pickup because your a typical cheap ass KLR owner, and you know you can always get a buddy or random passerby who wants to know just what the hell it is to help you lift it up in there.
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:27 AM   #163
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...you bike title was never held by a bank.
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:52 AM   #164
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When you notice bugs stuck on the back of your helmet/jacket/bike.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:00 AM   #165
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...you bike title was never held by a bank.

+1 - that is a good one!

another-

"You dont have the persistant need to always tell other riders (or post on their threads) how good the KLR really is. It just is."
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