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Old 02-04-2008, 06:32 PM   #46
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You know what another KLR owner means when they talk about chalky plastic.

You have 3 sets of tires in the garage, Street, DS, and knobbies. All for one bike. And all 3 sets are used.

You have 3 sets of tires in the garage and you have mounted and unmounted all 3 sets yourself. You don't take your tires to a dealer to mount them, that's for sissies!

You know where the local Harbor Freight and Sears Craftsman tool centers are.

You have every peice of Coleman camping gear ever made. And most of it's worn out. (By the way, have you seen the cool line of Coleman micro camping gear)?

You know what "Fork Underhang" is. It has put you on the ground before.

You have probably raced. Might have been awhile. But if you wanted to, you could ride your bike to a local Enduro, finish, and ride home. Some of you have.

You have ridden off road. You have ridden on road. You have toured. You have packed stuff on a bike to the point it looked like a camel from an Indiana Jones movie, and you did it all on one bike.

You follow the Dakar Rally and wish you could ride it on your bike.

You don't need to do deadlifts at the gym, you get that exercise on weekends and every time you have to put the bike on a stand.

You might not ride as many miles as some of your buddies, but you do ride more hours. The miles don't rack up off road like they do on the pavement. But you have seen more, done more, had more fun, and met more cool people than riders of any other bike. And you probably spent way less time working on your bike. If you don't count adding farkles.

Your farkles don't shine, glimmer, or glow. They are dull, painted flat black, made of steel or hard plastic, and they all have a functional purpose. And it's a good bet you made some of them yourself. And if they work, you will tell other KLR farklers how to do it.
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:37 PM   #47
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You know you're a KLR rider when...

...You take the long way home.
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:37 PM   #48
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Your purchased your soft "saddlebags" for $2 a piece in the luggage section at Goodwill.
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:35 PM   #49
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You know you're a KLR rider when...

...you have mirrors from a Honda XR650L, pegs from a Suzuki DR650, and turn signals from a Buell Ulysses, yet you still complain when the Kawasaki dealer charges $1.95 for an OEM bolt.
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:33 PM   #50
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You know what ignition components can be crossed to companies that don't even make motorcycles.

(I got a new starter curcuit relay tonight by cross referencing the p/n on the old one at advance auto...they gave me a toyota part.)
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:57 PM   #51
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OMG! I am a KLR rider! Only I use wire ties, they stay on longer!
Oh...I get it...you're one of those 'priveleged' klristas...

You know you're a KLR rider when:

You out-cheap the cheapest KLR rider out there and you're proud of your accomplishment

You revel in pointing out your cheap mod to anyone...even strangers

You look down and into SUVs at the stoplight

You have last years mud still caked in there somewhere
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:15 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by Liamderthal
...you have mirrors from a Honda XR650L, pegs from a Suzuki DR650, and turn signals from a Buell Ulysses, yet you still complain when the Kawasaki dealer charges $1.95 for an OEM bolt.
Oh shit, guilty on counts 1, 2 and 4.

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Old 02-05-2008, 06:56 AM   #53
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jgas
You know what another KLR owner means when they talk about chalky plastic.

You have 3 sets of tires in the garage, Street, DS, and knobbies. All for one bike. And all 3 sets are used.

You have 3 sets of tires in the garage and you have mounted and unmounted all 3 sets yourself. You don't take your tires to a dealer to mount them, that's for sissies!

You know where the local Harbor Freight and Sears Craftsman tool centers are.

You have every peice of Coleman camping gear ever made. And most of it's worn out. (By the way, have you seen the cool line of Coleman micro camping gear)?

You know what "Fork Underhang" is. It has put you on the ground before.

You have probably raced. Might have been awhile. But if you wanted to, you could ride your bike to a local Enduro, finish, and ride home. Some of you have.

You have ridden off road. You have ridden on road. You have toured. You have packed stuff on a bike to the point it looked like a camel from an Indiana Jones movie, and you did it all on one bike.

You follow the Dakar Rally and wish you could ride it on your bike.

You don't need to do deadlifts at the gym, you get that exercise on weekends and every time you have to put the bike on a stand.

You might not ride as many miles as some of your buddies, but you do ride more hours. The miles don't rack up off road like they do on the pavement. But you have seen more, done more, had more fun, and met more cool people than riders of any other bike. And you probably spent way less time working on your bike. If you don't count adding farkles.

Your farkles don't shine, glimmer, or glow. They are dull, painted flat black, made of steel or hard plastic, and they all have a functional purpose. And it's a good bet you made some of them yourself. And if they work, you will tell other KLR farklers how to do it.

That hits it right on the head!! Nicely done!


You know you're KLR rider when:

You think seriously about painting your bike orange and having some KTM-lookalike graphics done up just to piss off uppity KTM riders. But you don't do it because it's too expensive.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:12 AM   #54
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Oh...I get it...you're one of those 'priveleged' klristas...

You know you're a KLR rider when:

You out-cheap the cheapest KLR rider out there and you're proud of your accomplishment

You revel in pointing out your cheap mod to anyone...even strangers

You look down and into SUVs at the stoplight

You have last years mud still caked in there somewhere
I like looking down into SUVS. Sometimes I wink ;)
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:52 AM   #55
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Oh shit, guilty on counts 1, 2 and 4.

Jeff
I have Suzuki pegs on my '05, as well. Guilty as charged.
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:47 AM   #56
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You know you're a KLR rider when you realize you really don't need any motorcycle technology developed in the last 20 years.

You know you're a KLR rider when correcting your doohickey problem doesn't require Viagra.

You know you're a KLR rider when your bike repair kit consists entirely of bailing wire, duct tape, Loctite, WD-40, and a pair of Vice Grips.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:04 PM   #57
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You check this thread daily to see what other KLR owners have come up with.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:39 PM   #58
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A variation on the breed....

You know you are a KLR-250 rider when...

You spend $170 in gas to drive out to buy a $550 bike.

Then mount a $300 GPS on it :)
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:43 PM   #59
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Originally Posted by Bigger Al
That hits it right on the head!! Nicely done!


You know you're KLR rider when:

You think seriously about painting your bike orange and having some KTM-lookalike graphics done up just to piss off uppity KTM riders. But you don't do it because it's too expensive.
Friend of mine did it on the cheap.
Did all the work himself.
Voila!






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Old 02-05-2008, 07:24 PM   #60
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Friend of mine did it on the cheap.
Did all the work himself.
Voila!






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