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Old 02-01-2008, 11:55 PM   #1
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You know you're a KLR rider when

In the spirit of the Red neck jokes,


You know you're a KLR rider when:

One of the plastic panels covering the radiator snaps a few bolts, and you can be seen with your foot up in the air holding it on.



or, when your clutch safety switch breaks and you short it with your hand every time to make it start - making it infinitely more complicated when the choke doesn't want to stay, and it takes 3 hands to start the bike.




any other ideas?
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:06 AM   #2
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You know you're a KLR rider when:

or, when your clutch safety switch breaks and you short it with your hand every time to make it start...
uhh, nope, smart KLR riders just delete the clutch and sidestand "safeties" (and you can delete the relay too) BEFORE it's a problem.
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:07 AM   #3
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You know you're a KLR rider when you go to the cutting board section of WalMart to shop for luggage rack plates.

You know you're a KLR rider when somebody in the group shows up on the "Barbie" bike.

You know you're a KLR rider when you gotta do the doo.

You know you're a KLR rider when you ask "what's so outdated?"
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:41 AM   #4
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I was at a campground a few years back with my KLR and four kids at the next campsite were throwing a nerf football. One of the kids threw a long awkward pass to his friend, and the friend (more interested in the ball then where he was going) T-boned right into the left side of my KLR tipping it over. I ran over and asked the kid if he was OK. He said he was fine but you could tell he was more worried about the bike. I said. "Don't sweat it kid. It's a KLR". 2HE
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:33 AM   #5
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Re someone knocking over a KLR, I had a woman in a motorized wheelchair get hooked in my parked one and bring it down. I was just glad it didn't land on her. Fell on concrete, broke the clutch lever tip off. I'm happy she wasn't in a car.
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:24 AM   #6
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You know you're a KLR rider when

-Every other bike you ride runs out of gas - (and of course it's the bike's fault for not carrying enough gas).

-You refer to an XR650L as a modern bike.

-You lust over the Diesel KLR's the military rides

-Pre 08- Instead of asking what new model changes are made, you ask what BNG's are on on it.
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:28 AM   #7
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your other plastic radiator is held on by twist ties off a loaf of bread, and you won't fix it until buying engine guards to protect it next time.

But you're still waiting.
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:42 AM   #8
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you know you're a klr rider when:

you say "it'll take you everywhere the other bikes will only slower"... and then prove it. and then wake up REALLY sore the next day.
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:50 AM   #9
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when hard luggage equals coleman beer coolers...
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:59 AM   #10
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you know you're a klr rider when:

You have at least one item from Carhartt in your collectiom of riding gear.
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:02 AM   #11
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When all your nuts and bolts vibrate loose.
Like for instance if the right foot peg happens to nearly fall off when one of the bolt disappears and the other is barely hanging on, you can borrow a bolt from the rear passenger peg to finish the ride!


(Thanks Chris for letting me borrow the wrench)

note to self: check bolts and loc-tite them often!!
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:07 AM   #12
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you know you're a klr rider when:

You've spent more on farkles than the original price of the bike.
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:28 AM   #13
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You know youre' a KLR rider when you go to Lowe's looking to accessorize.
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:34 AM   #14
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You've spent more on farkles than the original price of the bike.

I'm afraid of that day.
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:00 AM   #15
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You've spent more on farkles than the original price of the bike.
I paid $1,900 for my bike last February. It had 5,245 miles on it, and it's a 1995 "Barbie" model. I've spent roughly $1,500 since, and I don't regret one penny of it. I enjoy working and the thing nearly as much as riding it.
Best bargain in motorcycling, IMHO.
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