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Old 10-24-2011, 08:16 PM   #4456
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nice scoop ron... how do you foresee this bike fitting in ? more street less dirt duty ... or as capable as a klr off the pave ?
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:41 PM   #4457
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:31 AM   #4458
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He gave me spare oil and air filters with it, as well as every farkle you can put on it. Manuals on CD as well.

Everyhting feels like it's in the wrong place, but I'm just used to Japanese bikes.

I haven't decided if I'm going to reduce the stable, I'll have to see how it is on the highway.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:14 AM   #4459
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nice scoop ron... how do you foresee this bike fitting in ? more street less dirt duty ... or as capable as a klr off the pave ?
I found that the Bandit's legroom left something to be desired on my last triip with OFAP. My legs cramped up after a while.

As well, my wife is fairly tall, and we would like to do some trips, but the rear pegs on the Bandit make her feel like she's getting a gynocology exam.

Anyway, I'll have to ride it for a bit, then decide what I want to keep.

The Beemer has 8K on it, so should run for a long time. The Bandit has about 15k on it, new tires chain, sprockets,battery, and is in immaculate condition, but it's a 2001 , so it probably makes more sense to just keep it, considering what I would get for it.

The KLX will stay for sure, I really like the light weight, and it's trail manners.

Not too sure about the others yet.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:48 PM   #4460
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Got my big together and rode it a bit. Actually a pretty nice bike. Not a powerhouse but works well and super comfy.

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Old 10-25-2011, 07:32 PM   #4461
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works well and super comfy.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:39 AM   #4462
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Got my big together and rode it a bit. Actually a pretty nice bike. Not a powerhouses but works well and super comfy.

The DR looks great, did you have to repaint or is it all "O natural" ? What year is it? The model year for vintage in Manitoba is 1981. It would look good in my expanding collection.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:33 AM   #4463
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IT'S A 1990 Greg.

The only year the 800 was imported to north america. Around 30 units from what I gather.

I really should keep it but I could also use a little cash flow right now.

I think it's original paint, Not perfect but looks ok.
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:32 AM   #4464
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I had a customer who sold a dr big (same bike ?). He advertised it on line,
it ended up being shipped to califonia.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:20 AM   #4465
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On the subject of Bandits, mine goes to bed for the winter today. Was thinking of a DL to replace it with but headed out Thursday to pick up a DR, so the Bandit stays. It's just such a perfect all rounder. A little cramped for the legs, but it can keep up with the traffic. The DR is coming with new 50/50 tyres, so it's destined to ride longish distances in the truck, or get less aggressive tyres? Don't think it will keep up with BackRoader's new 1200GS, but I've saved 20K! Waxing the new skis. Frost was pretty heavy this morning.....I fear the bike season is drawing to an end.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:34 AM   #4466
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Went out for a test ride yesterday, aside from a little too much air in the tires the KLR is good to go.

Will finish up the farkles today, GPS mount and a doubled up green garbage bag for a water proof tail bag.... Lol
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:18 AM   #4467
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Will finish up the farkles today, GPS mount and a doubled up green garbage bag for a water proof tail bag.... Lol
What, no milk crate top case?
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:42 AM   #4468
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What, no milk crate top case?

No milk crate.... I like the green garbage bags much better.... I keep a supply of them for Harley Luggage
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:25 AM   #4469
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Went out for a test ride yesterday, aside from a little too much air in the tires the KLR is good to go.

Will finish up the farkles today, GPS mount and a doubled up green garbage bag for a water proof tail bag.... Lol
The garbage bags will label you as one of those cheap Manitoban's everywhere you go. Here is a great bag available a Cabelas in Wpg. We have 2 of them.

Waterproof duffel style and the regular size straps down nicely to the back of a KLR or a BMW and you can carry it into a hotel without looking like a janitor

http://www.cabelas.ca/index.cfm?page...n2=1230&ID=899
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:04 PM   #4470
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Don't waste your breath,
Backroader was offered several drybags (and he also has several of his own),
But he decided to do the "KLR Fancy" garbage bag. Piffle I say.

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The garbage bags will label you as one of those cheap Manitoban's everywhere you go. Here is a great bag available a Cabelas in Wpg. We have 2 of them.

Waterproof duffel style and the regular size straps down nicely to the back of a KLR or a BMW and you can carry it into a hotel without looking like a janitor

http://www.cabelas.ca/index.cfm?page...n2=1230&ID=899
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