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Old 02-07-2008, 05:28 PM   #76
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Instead of buying new brake pads you get a new pair of nikes.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:30 PM   #77
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... Every time you work on your bike you go through a few bags of several different sized zip ties...

... you start thinking a bolt extractor and hand drill might need to be included in your tool kit...

... you buy a ENTIRE set of brand new, never used, bodywork off Ebay for $500 shipped to your door...

... you convince yourself there is no point in ever selling your bike because you'll NEVER be able to get someone to pay what you think it's worth (at least that is what I tell my wife )...

... you start to wonder how deep you can go before the engine starts to sputter or you get washed downstream...

... your garage starts to look like a breeding farm for old knobbies...

... People ask you, "you rode that where!?"...

... You start thinking, "Maybe I should just go ahead and get a heli-coil kit"...

... Every time you change a front tire you feel an urge to kill the designers for not including the right sized wrench in the stock tool kit...

... When you hear other riders sweating about a pound here or a pound there on their bike and you laugh while loading your bike down like a freaking pack mule before heading out into the desert...
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Old 02-09-2008, 05:51 PM   #78
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I performed surgery on my bike this week. Zip tie stitches. It looks like I had to sew her back up.
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:55 PM   #79
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I spot welded the foot pegs.....does that count?
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:35 PM   #80
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Question

True story. Bought a used KLR a few weeks ago. Decided to replace the tires, so went to the local motorcycle shop. Asked the sales guy if he had some dual sport tires I could look at.

He asks "for a KLR?"

Says I, "yeah, how'd you know?"

"You look like a KLR kinda guy!"

Well, I guess that's how I know I'm a KLR rider. But I'm still trying to decide what to make of the comment!

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Old 02-12-2008, 07:37 PM   #81
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When someone asks what mods you`ve done the first response is ``well all the free mods of course``.
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Old 04-28-2008, 06:19 AM   #82
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you ride the KLR to work and everything else because it gets the best gas mileage out of all of your vehicles.
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Old 04-28-2008, 06:24 AM   #83
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Laugh

The Harley riders throw old produce at you when you ride by and you turn around to check to see if any of it is still good enough to take home!!!!
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:13 AM   #84
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1. you have an opinion on every different cheap rattle can paint, from experience.

2. you can spot a 10mm bolt on any machine from 50 paces.

3. you wonder why your friends are swerving around potholes.

4. you have chased GSXRs and Quads in the same weekend.

5. you have ridden across a creek that you wouldn't have dared to walk across.

6. people ask what your key chain ornament is, you reply "my old doohicky"

7. If a natural disaster struck, you are confident you could ride to safety through any flood/hurricane/landslide/riot/blizzard and maybe volcano.

8. you think the T-mod is extremely worthwhile and wonder why Kawi had that "design flaw" because you are the kind of person who routinely rides through several feet of water.
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:57 AM   #85
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Oats

You're in the oats market and baulk at the farmer's fair market price for fresh oats and then settle with him on a much cheaper price for some oats that have already been through the horse.




Just kidding, ... a freindly little jab from a DR guy.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:18 PM   #86
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CA Stu
Friend of mine did it on the cheap.
Did all the work himself.
Voila!






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Now that just pisses me off to no end! Take that stupid bike and throw it in a lake, what kind of a dumbass would paint that cheap peice of crap with expensive orange paint. That won't wont make it go faster, or make it any lighter you know! It still sounds like a lawn mower.......


I won't even sleep tonight just thinking about this disgrace!
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:54 PM   #87
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Im not proud of this one but:



when a license plate mod can short out your entire bike rendering it unrideable. kept me off that bike for nearly a week. good thing I have another.
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:21 PM   #88
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Why?.....

... when you quit answering why you ride "that" bike....
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:22 PM   #89
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not sure i'll ever own a klr but you guys are pretty damn funny.

i've got to get to a klr rally. i'll bring wire and JB weld for you.


i got one for you.

you know you are a KLR rider when....
Tupperware is a name brand pannier.
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:35 PM   #90
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When you go into a motorcycle shop looking for boots, they ask you what you ride, and then tell you to go to Wal-mart and buy some hiking boots. True story, it happened today.
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