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Old 03-09-2013, 04:17 AM   #6691
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Looks like a D606.. DOT approved...
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:15 AM   #6692
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serious rubber you got. They look one level more aggressive than Continentals?

DOT knobbies?

You also "neutered" the plastic non-sense below the back fender. Nice. Simplifies things back there.
Yup, D606. Love em.

The back tire "neutered" my license plate holder before I did That's a quick way to tell how hard someone rides; if they haven't had to relocate their plate, they haven't been too far off the beaten trail.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:36 AM   #6693
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:06 PM   #6694
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:02 PM   #6695
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:07 PM   #6696
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Ughh, KLR + 705 + mud = serious workout.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:18 PM   #6697
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:54 PM   #6698
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Nice Barbie year!!!!
I went back a few pages and didn't see a Barbie. The post above yours is not a Barbie KLR. That was 1994 & 1995 with the pink, aqua, and purple. Not the blue, white, green.

I miss my 2006 KLR650. Only year it came in proper Kawasaki lime green.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:01 PM   #6699
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:05 PM   #6700
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I went back a few pages and didn't see a Barbie. The post above yours is not a Barbie KLR. That was 1994 & 1995 with the pink, aqua, and purple. Not the blue, white, green.

I miss my 2006 KLR650. Only year it came in proper Kawasaki lime green.
Not sure what the exact distinction or who coined the phrase but I call all the years with the outlandish color scheme a Barbie. Also as far as I'm concerned the only Kawi's that need to be Kawi green are the true dirt bikes.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:19 PM   #6701
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Not sure what the exact distinction or who coined the phrase but I call all the years with the outlandish color scheme a Barbie. Also as far as I'm concerned the only Kawi's that need to be Kawi green are the true dirt bikes.
The blue, white, and green was used on the 1989-1994 ZX-7 and some ZX-6's as well and was a popular scheme. My understanding of Barbie was the funky "girls" colors. It's even referred to those two years on Wattman's history of the KLR page. To some the 2013's are "outlandish" and have been referred to as having "Hot Wheels" graphics. I actually like the 2013's, especially in yellow.

As far as the green, they use the lime on every Ninja model as well as some other street models so MX only doesn't hold any special conotations with me. Honda paints everything red. Yamaha blue comes on just about everything with a tuning fork including the portable generators. If that's your position, I can understand that. I just like the lime so it made it THE KLR to have to ME. Although the dark greens are nice as well.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:28 PM   #6702
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Could be. I understood the blue,green, white to be Barbie's and the ones with pink on them were the Malibu Barbie's. Either way really doesn't matter to me, I like all those years. As far as Honda painting EVERYTHING red, Yamaha, blue, Suzuki , yellow.... Well ?
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:29 PM   #6703
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Honda paints everything red.
I've been known to accuse my '05 KLR of trying to pretend it's a Honda.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:00 PM   #6704
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Could be. I understood the blue,green, white to be Barbie's and the ones with pink on them were the Malibu Barbie's. Either way really doesn't matter to me, I like all those years. As far as Honda painting EVERYTHING red, Yamaha, blue, Suzuki , yellow.... Well ?
That could be. Personally I love the blue, green, and white, but I don't think I could do the aqua, pink, and purple.

My point with Honda was no one, even KTM, keeps a MX only color. Those colors have become their corporate identity. I remember when the KX's where green and blue and now they are green and black. In fact all Big 4 have changed since the 80's. Honda was red and blue, Suzuki was yellow and blue, and Yamaha was yellow and black. It was just an observation on Kawasaki not needed to horde the lime green.

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I've been known to accuse my '05 KLR of trying to pretend it's a Honda.
When I saw a KLX250S the other day in red I thought Honda right off the bat. I understand black and white in addition to the green, but red?
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:10 PM   #6705
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Well to enter into this minor dispute...

I never refered to or considered my 1990 to be a "Barbie Bike" but some do. I consider the "Barbies" to be that funky pastel blue/green colar that was used for a couple of years, but if somebody wants to refer to mine as a "Barbie" I really don't care and take no offense to it.



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