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Old 04-28-2013, 07:15 PM   #91
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H-D to KLR

I sold my Harley for a KLR and when that bike was crashed, I got another KLR and then sold that for a XR650L...
I love the XR and miss the KLR (want them both)
...not missing the H-D yet.
We tend to mock what we don't understand!
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:57 PM   #92
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bump for an oldie but a goodie
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Old 10-03-2014, 05:54 PM   #93
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I didn't sell the power bike. I have an '04 KLR650, a '05 ZX12R, occasionally a revolving scooter to buy fix ride flip repeat. Picking away at a couple projects here and there.

This thread has "powerful" in the subject line... whats with all the harley talk?

My phrasing for the common idea here is this. If aliens or an evil genie or whatever said I had to pick one bike for the whole world and all others would instantly vanish from the earth I wouldn't hesitate to go with the KLR. If they said I could pick about 8 to 12 bikes the KLR would never make it onto the keeper list.

Thing is, most people ARE in that position. Lucky is the rider who can have a large stable, full to brimming with one of each perfect bike for every occasion. These things aren't golf clubs and we're not (mostly not) doctors. So we can't have a motorcycle for sand and a motorcycle for distance and a motorcycle for precision and a motorcycle for tall grass and a motorcycle for short grass and.... yall get it, I'm rambling now.

Lately when folks talk about "investing" thirty grand in an immaculate cruiser my mind instantly thinks what fun it would be to have a a barn full of twenty KLR's ready to ride.
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Old 10-04-2014, 06:15 AM   #94
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Originally Posted by EmBeeZedEx View Post

Lucky is the rider who can have a large stable, full to brimming with one of each perfect bike for every occasion.
fuck that, a slave to the machines
i dont sleep enough as it is
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Old 10-06-2014, 03:31 PM   #95
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Yup..but been thinking

You can only ride one..if its for two up a lot the choice would be a DL650. but the Klr will take you most anywhere..often keep your ego in check and may even remind you of that which a settler would have loved in there pony west....50k plus on Klrs..the other bikes would get jealous if I kept a stable
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:03 PM   #96
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Location: Eureka, Ca.
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I finally did it. I've been street bikeless for about a month now.
The CB750F in my sig is a sentimental bike. My dad who passed away almost 25 years ago now, bought it new. He sold it to a family friend after only a few years of ownership and I got it back from the friend in 2009. I'll never sell it.

Anyhow--here's the obligatory pics of said KLR 650. 2014.5 New Edition I purchased new last October.
So far, I'm enjoying the heck out of it.

2014.5 Kawasaki KLR650 NE-2002 Kawasaki KLX300R-2002 Husky TE570-2001 Husaberg FE650E-1993 Kawasaki KX500-1984 Honda XL600R/XR650L Hybrid-1984 Yamaha TT600L-1980 Honda CB750F
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:47 PM   #97
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The white KLR above is great.

I more or less went from a KLR to a Versys, the more sophisticated cousin of the KLR , on the Ninja side of the family...
but stopped to smell the shaft drive of a mint PC800 while en route.
Now temporarily, there are bikes in the barn. A privilege to have one to ride while another tore apart to have some fun with it.

First the Earth cooled. Next came rats, cockroaches and KLR's... and life was good.
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