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Old 12-13-2012, 05:32 PM   #6121
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You have a way with words. I will probably learn the hard way, won't be the first time.
Mmm, you are right. Sorry, that did sound douchey of me.

The KLR is a good bike and I'm sure you will have fun on it.

Now go get some new file tag photos since all previous ones are invalidated with the purchase of a new bike!
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #6122
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Seems to me that the appeal of the KLR is that it is great at being adequate for many tasks, even though it excels at none. Plus they're like an old Toyota, there can be a whole lot of shit wrong with them and they will still get you where you are going.

That and i heard the ones sold in 3rd world countries come with a PTO for running farm machinery.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:52 PM   #6123
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Whoever goes after the latest tag, it is a really cool place. We just bumped into it but it has a nice stream, a picnic area and the roads are pretty good.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:55 PM   #6124
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Cool bike Tom!!!!! looks good all black
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:57 PM   #6125
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The KLR has such a long history that there are volumes of stuff written about the good and the bad and most weaknesses have an inexpensive fix and there are videos for every one. The only thing I really don't understand is why the damned doohickey thing has never been properly addressed.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:14 PM   #6126
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The KLR has such a long history that there are volumes of stuff written about the good and the bad and most weaknesses have an inexpensive fix and there are videos for every one. The only thing I really don't understand is why the damned doohickey thing has never been properly addressed.
Typical Japanese pride. Same reason the Dr has nsu screw issues,and the xr has subframe issues. Any of the 3 could be rock solid if these issues were addressed.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:05 PM   #6127
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Seems to me that the appeal of the KLR is that it is great at being adequate for many tasks, even though it excels at none. Plus they're like an old Toyota, there can be a whole lot of shit wrong with them and they will still get you where you are going.

That and i heard the ones sold in 3rd world countries come with a PTO for running farm machinery.

I looked at the KLR when I bought my DR. I'm happy with my choice. Even though the seat is brutal after about 30 minutes. Easy fix, just throw cash at it!

You gunna be at the store on Saturday?
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:08 PM   #6128
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Cool bike Tom!!!!! looks good all black
Thanks Kev.

I had a DR650 also. Liked it a lot.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:36 PM   #6129
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I've ridden over that bridge, ridden under it, paddled a canoe under it and walked across it. The Mighty Moto DO has been under and though it too.

Across the across the creek is a greenway trail that runs from Lisbon north along the river.

To the left is the historic Salem Motorcycle Club scrambles track and post WW2 hill climb. The grounds were forced to be vacated by the city who had bought up all the land to build a reservoir only to find out the water was contaminated.

Salem now owns land south of Lisbon where they have built a new club house and new trails.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:56 AM   #6130
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I looked at the KLR when I bought my DR. I'm happy with my choice. Even though the seat is brutal after about 30 minutes. Easy fix, just throw cash at it!

You gunna be at the store on Saturday?
I'll be at IKEA saturday.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:08 AM   #6131
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I'll be at IKEA saturday.
Ha you get to be a furniture zombie for the day, mindlessly wandering around Ikea clutching a 12 pack of multisized silicone spatulas you did'nt know you needed for $4.95
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:33 AM   #6132
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Ha you get to be a furniture zombie for the day, mindlessly wandering around Ikea clutching a 12 pack of multisized silicone spatulas you did'nt know you needed for $4.95
I totally need the spatulas!

It's Mala Bunny's birthday excursion, she and her mom have birthdays on the 5th and 6th and we do a little adventure for them each year. This year it's Ikea and a restaurant called Salt Of The Earth. Mala's excited, the house renovation is chugging along and she gets to pick out a new stage for the master bedroom.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:35 AM   #6133
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Yes, I traded in the Tiger on a 2013 KLR.
Wow! Congrats on the new bike.

You're going to miss the intoxicating sound and power of that Triumph triple though.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:09 AM   #6134
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I looked at the KLR when I bought my DR. I'm happy with my choice. Even though the seat is brutal after about 30 minutes. Easy fix, just throw cash at it!

You gunna be at the store on Saturday?
I bought a pre '96 before I ended up here. Oddly met Tom, and it led to my buddy buying a klr. Rode it,didn't care for it as much. Sat on some XRs, still found the new Dr was the one I wanted for other reasons. She's working out pretty good.


I've got 3 seats. If you want to try or buy any,let me know. All are for the stock tank, one is an unknown "gel" seat,a factory gel seat,and a Corbin. The unknown one is on a stock seat pan,feels gel,but I'm not taking it apart just to find that out. They're all better than the stock seat for sure.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:05 AM   #6135
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Triple black!!! That would be great if I could borrow the doohickey tools. Save some cash. Really appreciate it.
I'll dig them out. I may have an OEM gasket for the case too. Let me know when you need them.
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