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Old 10-04-2013, 12:27 PM   #25591
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Yeah. It's not a DR...
I started typing some DR/KLR smack.. but deleted it for fear of bad karma.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:47 PM   #25592
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Attention hammock campers! Check this out.

They list for a grand and you need one more tree. But look good for swamp camping in Southeast VA.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:35 PM   #25593
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I know there are a lot of GS "non-believers" here, but when I started my around the world ride in 2007, my GS had over 100,000 miles on the odometer. I didn't think twice about taking it on that trip. I KNEW it would make it.


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That's amazing. Chuck or someone has told me that before. I can't afford a GS yet, but it does give me something to look forward to possibly being able to own one day.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:40 PM   #25594
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I've got 67,000 miles on my 06 GS. Never a hiccup..
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:49 PM   #25595
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That's amazing. Chuck or someone has told me that before. I can't afford a GS yet, but it does give me something to look forward to possibly being able to own one day.
I picked mine up for a song when someone traded it in on a new one. It only had 19,000 miles on it in 3 years, then the warranty ran out and they didn't want one without a warranty. Their loss, my gain. There are great deals on used GS's out there. Just keep looking. I don't think I'll ever buy another "new" bike again.

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Old 10-04-2013, 02:34 PM   #25596
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I picked mine up for a song when someone traded it in on a new one. It only had 19,000 miles on it in 3 years, then the warranty ran out and they didn't want one without a warranty. Their loss, my gain. There are great deals on used GS's out there. Just keep looking. I don't think I'll ever buy another "new" bike again.

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Most of the time the breakdowns are on a new GS. Once they get 10k miles on them, their good and broke-in.

I'll never buy a new one either.. So many good used ones out there that just aren't ridden a whole lot.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:35 PM   #25597
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Got these pegs in today... looking fwd to seeing if they are all my buddy made them out to be. He said it is like adding powersteering to the cycle :)

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Old 10-04-2013, 02:43 PM   #25598
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1. What is it that draws you to the KLR versus the XR600 you had before?
2. Can't believe you are not buying Max back again. He is like a dog who always finds his way home.
3. Eddy has gone through a lot of bikes but he has started keeping each one for close to a year. I think you win for number of bikes bought and sold for 2013 even if we don't count double for Max.
4. Glad you are not giving up on an adventure style bike. I need someone to ride slow easy off-road with.

I haven't owned one but I think people who say a bike is done after 20k are the same people who ride 1 to 2K a year. They must assume a bike with 20K on it is 10 years old. While mileage might make it worth less, that doesn't mean it isn't ride-able. They wouldn't of made them the same for so long if they were that bad.

Personally I'd have trouble buying a bike with less than 3k/year of mileage. I'd be afraid of the lack of maintenance that comes with sitting so much. A bike that gets ridden is a bike that gets loved... even though it is tough love for some.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #25599
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1. What is it that draws you to the KLR versus the XR600 you had before?

The XR650L is a dirt bike that can be ridden on the street. The KLR is pretty much the opposite. I hope. :-) And since this is going to be my only bike for awhile, I need maximum flexibility.

2. Can't believe you are not buying Max back again. He is like a dog who always finds his way home.

If only I have the $$. LOL!

3. Eddy has gone through a lot of bikes but he has started keeping each one for close to a year. I think you win for number of bikes bought and sold for 2013 even if we don't count double for Max.

Yea, I have been on a tear, trying to find the end-all-be-all-perfect bike. Guess it doesn't quite exist.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:02 PM   #25600
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And since this is going to be my only bike for awhile, I need maximum flexibility.

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What happened to the Valk? Did I miss a sale already?
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:16 PM   #25601
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Bet this will never make it here:

http://whyweridefilm.com/screenings-videos.html

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Old 10-04-2013, 04:26 PM   #25602
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I did a road trip to the City to see the initial U.S. screening of Riding Solo to the Top of the World. Another road trip may be in the future.

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Old 10-04-2013, 04:33 PM   #25603
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. "I'll cheer you on."

I want it on BluRay.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:55 PM   #25604
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Octoberfest

Anyone still going to Morton's Octoberfest tomorrow? I know a lot of you are out of town, lots going on this weekend. Anyway, the wife and I are riding up around 9:30-10:00 to enjoy the event. Hope to run into some of you there.

Good news for me. The DRZ has turned into a nice used set of spoked wheels for the GS (with new TKC's) and a new front suspension for the GL1800. I can't wait to get both of them back on the road to feel the change.

The old 2007 1200GS just turned 72,000 hard ridden miles this week. Knock on wood but so far no issues with the bike at all. It deserves a new set of wheels/tires, a valve job and an oil change.

Rick .... I'll say hello to Max tomorrow if its still around.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:55 PM   #25605
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I did a road trip to the City to see the initial U.S. screening of Riding Solo to the Top of the World. Another road trip may be in the future.

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