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Old 04-22-2007, 07:17 PM   #91
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Anyone who thinks that the 2008 is going to be "a ton" heavier than the pre 2008 models should check out this thread.
We're still looking at a reported dry weight (not curb) of 386 pounds.

The '07 is lighter, even when you add up the fluid weights to both. Not the 49lbs (386-337) dry weight difference, but still lighter. Any added weight is important, especially when you consider the type bike it is. Weight I can shave off my bike by removing unecessary bits is a welcome improvement. I don't want to add any weight besides my carcass and some camping gear!

I think the problem with the 08, for me, is aggregate. Any one difference doesn't bother me. It's the total of:

-Lost travel
-More complications/emissions gear
-More weight
-More fairing/crap to break in a fall

And that is what made me run out and buy an '07. But I will admit; I may ride an 08 and instantly fall in love. You just never know. I look forward to the reviews, as it is all speculation right now...
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:43 PM   #92
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Not sure if this was mentioned but a guy in Canada just got his 08 on klr650.net and posted a lite review.
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:17 PM   #93
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I tried checking that out, but everytime I refresh the window I have to log back in. Not sure what's up with their site, but it's pretty much FUBAR from my perspective. Shame, 'cuz I wanted to subscribe to the thread...
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:22 PM   #94
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It took me awhile to get in the first time too. Just keep trying and it should get you in. The site does have its issues though.
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:28 AM   #95
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I tried checking that out, but everytime I refresh the window I have to log back in. Not sure what's up with their site, but it's pretty much FUBAR from my perspective. Shame, 'cuz I wanted to subscribe to the thread...
If you register and sign in it should be trouble free.

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Old 04-24-2007, 01:32 AM   #96
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We're still looking at a reported dry weight (not curb) of 386 pounds.

The '07 is lighter, even when you add up the fluid weights to both. Not the 49lbs (386-337) dry weight difference, but still lighter.

And that is what made me run out and buy an '07. But I will admit; I may ride an 08 and instantly fall in love. You just never know. I look forward to the reviews, as it is all speculation right now...
Weigh your O7 dry. It will be much closer to 386 than 337. The actual weight difference between the two bikes will be minimal, the published weights are only fodder. Put it on the scale.
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:05 AM   #97
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If you register and sign in you will be trouble free.
you know, I'm pretty certain that logging in REQUIRES a person to be registered. :P

Duh.

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Old 04-24-2007, 08:07 AM   #98
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Weigh your O7 dry. It will be much closer to 386 than 337. The actual weight difference between the two bikes will be minimal, the published weights are only fodder. Put it on the scale.
dry weight is BS anyway-- who here rides a bike with no fork oil, gas, oil, battery, etc?

The one to concern yourself with is curb weight-- I'd love to see the curb weight of the 08 versus the 07-prior.
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:42 AM   #99
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:52 AM   #100
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dry weight is BS anyway-- who here rides a bike with no fork oil, gas, oil, battery, etc?

The one to concern yourself with is curb weight-- I'd love to see the curb weight of the 08 versus the 07-prior.
I agree 100%, just trying to compare apples to apples. It just seemed that the poster was concerned with dry weight. Although the published weight of the 2008 (per www.kawasaki.ca/) may or may not be correct, we all should know (especially owners of pre 2008 KLRs) that the published weight is horse hockey. It is way off.

Hope you are having better luck with KLR650.net, good site for the bike.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:50 AM   #101
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yeah I must have caught a minor server hiccup last night-- has been fine since. I am about halfway through the thread.
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:40 AM   #102
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Why Dry Weight???

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dry weight is BS anyway-- who here rides a bike with no fork oil, gas, oil, battery, etc?

The one to concern yourself with is curb weight-- I'd love to see the curb weight of the 08 versus the 07-prior.
FYI,

Everyone knows that no one rides their bikes "Dry." The reason that manufactures use the dry weights is that there are no variables associated with it, no overfilled/underfilled fluids and no differences in battery types. It is simply a way to compare one bike's weight to another.
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Old 04-26-2007, 02:21 PM   #103
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first test i have seen

Not much of one by Susan Carpenter at L.A. Times.
also a movie of her riding it.
http://www.latimes.com/classified/au...-home-highway1
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:04 PM   #104
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I don't know how in the world she figures a KLR is competing with a Goldwing.....
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Old 04-26-2007, 04:31 PM   #105
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I don't know how in the world she figures a KLR is competing with a Goldwing.....
She's a chick! Who understands them anyways?

Looks like a neat bike, too bad I just dumped a wad on an 07 Tiger, I'd like to own one of those...


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