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Old 06-12-2008, 08:48 PM   #91
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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!
And to top it off, is when the cheap orange lawnmower, blows by the bikes its painted after

That puts a whole new meaning to disgrace!

Skinner, I take it you knew the guy? LOL



Back to being cheap.........................

You know thats one thing I love about the KLR, I will break out the mig and go to town on the KLR, never even thinking about it. Throw a basket on the back..... buy the cheap gas,....carry my bow or fishing pole on the back...who cares.......It works, just like the KLR
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:33 PM   #92
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-A used "Tree Top Apple Juice" container cut to size replaces one (but not both) broken green hand guards

-ATV bars from the local shop are a great improvement avoiding the need for bar risers

-A bummed "tweety" muffler is fixed with a hammer and length of pipe, not a new part

-Rear tire costs less than a mountain bike tire and is balanced in garage on the bike

-Huge rubber band from Broccoli at grocery store makes a throttle lock for a road trip

I miss that bike.
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:21 AM   #93
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You buy a brand new KLR, and a month into ownership go "oh shit" because you realize you have to spend more money either making the bike more dirt worthy or street worthy.
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:38 AM   #94
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You drop your bike in the driveway and check the concrete for cracks.

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Old 06-13-2008, 11:56 AM   #95
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You drop your bike in the driveway and check the concrete for cracks.

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or your truckbed for dents. nevermind the bike.
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:34 PM   #96
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you know your a KLR rider when....

you meet up with other KLRistas and ACTUALLY work on your OWN bike and other KLRs(tech day) and can't remember the last time you were in a stealership.....oh yeah, to buy a clutch cable.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:19 PM   #97
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you meet up with other KLRistas and ACTUALLY work on your OWN bike and other KLRs(tech day) and can't remember the last time you were in a stealership.....oh yeah, to buy a clutch cable.
my bikes don't see dealerships
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:39 PM   #98
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When your "license plate mod" consists of merely bending the plate backwards just enough for it to not catch on the rear tire anymore. DAMHIK


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Old 06-13-2008, 04:15 PM   #99
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Your everyday run of the mill sports cars and sports sedans can out accelerate you!
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:10 PM   #100
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my bikes don't see dealerships



haha yeah, exactly what i said
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:25 PM   #101
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beer shot out my nose on that one.

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You drop your bike in the driveway and check the concrete for cracks.


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Old 06-13-2008, 08:38 PM   #102
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You buy one just to try out this 'dual sport' riding thing. Their cheap, and if you don't do so well at the 'ds' thing and scratch and ding it up, it hasn't lost any value.

I love my KLR.

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Old 06-13-2008, 09:54 PM   #103
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When you get that first scratch, you don't say "dammit" you say "well it was about time".
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:45 AM   #104
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Haha, nice!

KLRistas are definitely a different breed. I haven't been to a motorcycle shop in years, but have exhausted the ziptie and fastener section of my local hardware store.

I used to have a gps mount made out of a scrap of wood i found in the trash, a bandanna, innertube and zipties with a little bit of duct tape for bling. Worked well, but my GPS stopped working and i just don't care where i am now, so i don't bother with silly things like navigaation anymore, i know where i am, on my beast.

You know you're a KLR rider when you shed a footpeg and you're not surprised, uipset, nor shocked, but simply inconvenienced and already low on loctite and pegbolts.

When you can't find a pace where your stand don't sink in so you just don't use it, and pick your bike back up when you're ready to go.

When little boys see your bike and stare at it like they saw porn for the first time, and then see their moms cover their eyes and tell the "Don't look at THAT!"

When the only thing on your bike that remotely resembles chrome is your mirror, and it's covered with dry erase "trail notes" and splattered with mud.

You debate stream crossings: Washing your bike VS finding out how deep that water is

When you ride alone, no matter whatever tries to keep up in the twisties.

Yuo've watched the rider in front of you hang off and drag knees with sticky street tires for 40 miles through winding 2 lane canyon, while you're just cruising on fresh knobbies, 60lbs of camping gear flapping in the breeze, and an extra 20lbs of fresh mud. Man i never seen someone headcheck so many times


I leave my keys in my bike. Who's gonna steal something that has 100+ uncut ziptie tails sticking out of it, and at least 2 rolls of duct tape holding it all together.

A big decision when reupholstering your KLR is which duct tape to use, woods camo or desert camo colored? I got the desert tape.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:19 PM   #105
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You are too cheap to fix the tweety sound of the muffler so you just leave it.
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