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Old 12-30-2007, 06:48 PM   #781
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I thought it was funny as shit when Penny said the KLR looked cheap.She knows nothing about bikes,heck she came into the backyard one day when TT was over and she didn't even know which bike was mine[I still love her].The fact that the was a KTM 950 ADV parkrd beside the KLR did'nt help the Kaw look any better[sorry Chad].They were sold out of DRs',go figure. They also had one of the new 250 Yamaha DS'ers.As for DR650 extras,besides a pumper carb,I can't think of anything she needs.Ray,I got my forks working pretty good with a combination of cutting the stock springs about 3inches off of the top and adding 4inches of spring from a Honda cb450.I'm happy and it was free.Let me know if you want to try this before buying springs,I have some of the spring left over....TT,you workin in 08?
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:58 PM   #782
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Ha ha, good one, BM. Be sure and check my sig and click on the orange link.

In all seriousness, the maintenance isn't as bad as most folks seem to think. It's more for sure, but not excessive, IMO. It's been a solid solid bike and treats you well.

But unlike you I have less will power and I succumbed to the call. In a situation similar to yours, I had my eye on the 525 for a long while and last February while traveling with the wife I suggested we stop in a MC shop to kill some time. Seeing them in person sealed the deal for me. Got mine last March. But I decided the 450 would be better for me and I'm glad I went with the smaller bore. Lack of power is not a problem and the 450 is purported to feel lighter in the tight singletrack.
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:07 PM   #783
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Ha ha, good one, BM. Be sure and check my sig and click on the orange link.

In all seriousness, the maintenance isn't as bad as most folks seem to think. It's more for sure, but not excessive, IMO. It's been a solid solid bike and treats you well.

But unlike you I have less will power and I succumbed to the call. In a situation similar to yours, I had my eye on the 525 for a long while and last February while traveling with the wife I suggested we stop in a MC shop to kill some time. Seeing them in person sealed the deal for me. Got mine last March. But I decided the 450 would be better for me and I'm glad I went with the smaller bore. Lack of power is not a problem and the 450 is purported to feel lighter in the tight singletrack.
I figure that when you ride with us and are not looking,I'll just pat yours on the ass!
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:17 PM   #784
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I figure that when you ride with us and are not looking,I'll just pat yours on the ass!
You have to buy it dinner first - it may be easy, but it ain't cheap.
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:22 PM   #785
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Old 12-31-2007, 01:40 PM   #786
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I thought it was funny as shit when Penny said the KLR looked cheap.She knows nothing about bikes,heck she came into the backyard one day when TT was over and she didn't even know which bike was mine[I still love her].[sorry Chad].
Dont worry about it BM, I didnt buy the KLR cus of the way it looked. Yes I agree it looks cheap, but in fact I dont know of a 650 cheaper to buy than the Kaw. I still love mine, even if she is a bastard child.
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:14 PM   #787
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:24 PM   #788
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:04 PM   #789
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TT I would love to but promised the wife that I would ride along with her while she drives her client around. If it changes I will post early in the morn.
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:39 AM   #790
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What time you plan on riding TT? I have to help the wifes client with something then she said the ball and chain can come off for a while. Call me if you can.
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Old 01-01-2008, 05:13 AM   #791
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I was thinking of hiiting the trail around 1100
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:34 AM   #792
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:13 AM   #793
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Guess Im to late for that. My wifes client has a computer(512mb ram, 1.6gh) with Vista and I had to try to get some things fixed on it. Took FOREVER. I hate Vista lol
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:38 PM   #794
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