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Old 12-04-2012, 01:50 PM   #55996
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Got a ? for you guys. i have a xr400 right now. Going to start working on getting the title and street legal soon. I want to go on longer rides and still be able to go in the dirt. Then looking around on here to much i have started to like the looks of the Kawasaki KLR 650's. Am i better off saving the money to make the Xr street legal and putting it towards a klr? I would love to be able to take my wife sometimes. if she will get on the back of it. But longer camping trips would be a blast. the KLR seams set up better for that kind of riding.

Sorry for such a long post. Just new to all this stuff. This web site is going to cost me a lot of money i think.

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:05 PM   #55997
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KLR fan

I like the XR's.... however, I like the KLR better for what you intend on doing. So will your wife!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:07 PM   #55998
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I like the XR's.... however, I like the KLR better for what you intend on doing. So will your wife!!
just showed the wife a picture of the xlr she said there is no way she will get on the back of one of those with me driving.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:11 PM   #55999
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I like the XR cause aint no way it will haul my fat ass and my wifes together!
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:38 PM   #56000
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I like the XR cause aint no way it will haul my fat ass and my wifes together!

Yea if i could talk my wife into riding with me i dont think the xr could handle the weight. i am 260 pounds. and i already need to get the susp on the xr changed, i have a taller seat on the way now i need taller bars. i am 6'5 and would like to make the bike taller. when i stand up riding i feel really funny.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:48 PM   #56001
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I dont post much but lurk daily.

I have an 09 KLR bought it new in 10 and have about 13k on it. I ride about 70-80% dirt roads. My .02 on tires: Ran stock tires 2 rear to 1 front. Tried Shinko E700s.Good traction (way better than stock) but the rear wore out at 1800 miles. Put a Shinko 244 on the rear and still have the 700 on the front and wearing well. Have about 3800 on the 244. Good traction in dirt, again way better than stock and some better on dry pavement but it is loud.

Thanks for the feedback. It sounds like most of the guys agree that the 244's are the way to go. I think I'll give them a try.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:28 PM   #56002
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Yea if i could talk my wife into riding with me i dont think the xr could handle the weight. i am 260 pounds. and i already need to get the susp on the xr changed, i have a taller seat on the way now i need taller bars. i am 6'5 and would like to make the bike taller. when i stand up riding i feel really funny.
I have the exact rear spring you need for your 260 lbs. Cheap. PM me if you are interested.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:38 PM   #56003
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Another sleepless night. Hydrocodone isn't enough for this crap.
I take Hydrococone or Percocet after 6pm and for get sleep till about 5 the next morning....
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:11 PM   #56004
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I take Hydrococone or Percocet after 6pm and for get sleep till about 5 the next morning....
I have found with percocet i cant sleep. they keep me up. I was on them for a while from some surgerys. Had to get sleeping pills to help sleep while on them. Never had slept so good. I can see how people get hooked on them. Found i was taking them even when not in pain. Then i figured i better stop.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #56005
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I have found with percocet i cant sleep. they keep me up. I was on them for a while from some surgerys. Had to get sleeping pills to help sleep while on them. Never had slept so good. I can see how people get hooked on them. Found i was taking them even when not in pain. Then i figured i better stop.
Yes a little vacation every now and then really helps. They sneak up on you
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:03 PM   #56006
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Yes a little vacation every now and then really helps. They sneak up on you

I would wake up the next morning and not remeber a thing from the night before. One morning my wife is looking at me and saying what did you post on craigslist. she had to go back on there and fix some things for me. I did not even remember posting anything. Then the story of being in my underwear with the mother in law in town. But i still call BS on that one
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:03 PM   #56007
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Am i better off saving the money to make the Xr street legal and putting it towards a klr? I would love to be able to take my wife sometimes. if she will get on the back of it. But longer camping trips would be a blast. the KLR seams set up better for that kind of riding.

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Thing I like about my KLR is I can easily ride it to NWA from Dallas with a load of crap on it. Couple of things I have to keep in mind is to always have friends around to help me hoist that pigboat back in the air when it decides to waller......and to be kind enough to it to get me back down to Dallas. If I trailer it up then I don't have to worry so much about bending it.....

Got a few melmite cans to convert into a couple hard cases for it. Still want to run the AR and OK TAT and camp. Good luck on your choice.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:05 PM   #56008
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Hey guys I posted this in the bikes for sale thread. Since I know a lot of you on here I figured I had better post it here too so you could have first chance at it.

2001 Honda Goldwing GL 1800

Asking Amount: $10,500

52,000K Miles

Color: Illusion Red
Condition: Excellent Dealer serviced and garage kept

Accessories: CB Radio, Front foot boards, drink holder

This bike has been very well kept!





PM me if you are interested
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:12 PM   #56009
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Well most of you will feel better about your day after you hear of mine. Drove 3 hours to Little Rock through the pouring rain. Spent 2.5 hours in the Mexican Consulate to get my kids Mexican birth certificates and the citizenship that comes with it. Only got Sophia done as Marina's birthday was listed incorrectly on Vincent's birth certificate. Crapolla. Got a new, corrected one coming, then have to send it back to another state office for a certification, then we do it again. May just wait and do it in Mexico, probably go next winter.

Lunch at Flying Fish down by the river in Little Rock was cool though. Rainbow trout and hush puppies.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:19 PM   #56010
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Thing I like about my KLR is I can easily ride it to NWA from Dallas with a load of crap on it. Couple of things I have to keep in mind is to always have friends around to help me hoist that pigboat back in the air when it decides to waller......and to be kind enough to it to get me back down to Dallas. If I trailer it up then I don't have to worry so much about bending it.....

Got a few melmite cans to convert into a couple hard cases for it. Still want to run the AR and OK TAT and camp. Good luck on your choice.
can you believe that it was over a year and a half ago since you were here last? you need to park them planes and take a week off, UP HERE!



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