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Old 10-02-2011, 12:28 PM   #121
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It's Alive!

Does this count as a dirtbike?







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Old 10-02-2011, 01:01 PM   #122
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About time Travis!!
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:07 PM   #123
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About time Travis!!
No Kidding, that thing has been taking up space in my garage or wood shed for going on 2 years. My Brother finally decided he wants to ride so we fixt it.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:44 AM   #124
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After wheeling that 950 around that KLR must seem like a 250! Therefore you can go beat the brush with us.
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:14 PM   #125
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After wheeling that 950 around that KLR must seem like a 250! Therefore you can go beat the brush with us.

Rode the KLR to work today and Yes it feels light, nimble and way, way underpowered.

Bring on the brush!
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:03 PM   #126
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Rode the KLR to work today and Yes it feels light, nimble..
Never seen the words light and nimble in the same sentence as KLR unless it was followed with "not at all"
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:19 PM   #127
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Never seen the words light and nimble in the same sentence as KLR unless it was followed with "not at all"
I figured I would catch some shit for that. But being the only thing I've ridden in the last couple years is the Big Katoom. The KLR seems lighter and narrower, it just has no power, the brakes suck, the suspension blows, and the throttle response is horrible. But it's still fun to zip around town on and do "pop a wheelies" ........ and Yes the KLR can do a "pop a wheelie"






Now it's time to go slide it under some gates. If the Methheads haven't stolen them yet.
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:47 PM   #128
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KLRs are capable dirt bikes!



If you push them hard enough.

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Old 10-03-2011, 06:54 PM   #129
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As I recall Travis tackled the Walker Valley trails on his KLR with little reservation back in the day. I remember, I was there helping push :-)
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:01 PM   #130
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KLRs are capable dirt bikes!
Are those pictures of you, shrub? I had the same year klr. I spooned on some mt 21's and took that bike to places I never thought it would go. I was afraid it would eventually break me in two, so I got rid of it.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:47 PM   #131
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Are those pictures of you, shrub? I had the same year klr. I spooned on some mt 21's and took that bike to places I never thought it would go. I was afraid it would eventually break me in two, so I got rid of it.
Yep, that's me. Was running Avon Distanzia tires on that trip. Made it 'round Peninsula (Grip Twister style) and then sold it for fear of nerve damage from the excessive vibration during slab riding.

As long as slab wasn't involved it was a reasonable bike for $1,200. The anti-theft color scheme was handy.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:23 PM   #132
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If you push them hard enough.


Nice pics, looks like my KLR. In all seriousness I am pretty impressed with how hard a KLR can be pushed. Long as you don't kill your momentum, it will tractor up a lot of gnarly stuff.
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