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Old 03-04-2005, 10:48 AM   #1
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Any other KLR/Thumpers make dogs go nutz?

Hey all,

For the past few months since getting my KLR I have noticed that dogs that I go by go completely crazy. I commuted on a VX800 by these same dogs for years and rarely would they bark or run at me. Now they are like ravenous wolves trying to take me out. Dogs slamming into fences & spining around so fast to look at me that they almost fall down.

Is this a KLR thing or a thumper thing? My theory is that my KLR is begining to go "tweety" and I can not yet hear it but its like a silent dog whistle.
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Old 03-04-2005, 11:07 AM   #2
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MY friend says the same thing about his DR600. I've actually seen it myself,
I can ride right by an animal , nothing , he goes by, and the animal loses it.
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Old 03-04-2005, 11:17 AM   #3
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It is really nut’n more than a natural animal attraction thing, one dog for another.......
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Old 03-04-2005, 11:50 AM   #4
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It is really nut’n more than a natural animal attraction thing, one dog for another.......
Why am I not surprised that a KTM'r was going to say something along these lines.

By the way do refer to my KLR as "Mutt-Bike" ....no pedegree but damn loyal. Mutts are allways the best

Oh its not a love thing, these dogs want to kill me.
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Old 03-04-2005, 12:08 PM   #5
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Why am I not surprised that a KTM'r was going to say something along these lines.

By the way do refer to my KLR as "Mutt-Bike" ....no pedegree but damn loyal. Mutts are allways the best

Oh its not a love thing, these dogs want to kill me.
I know, us orangeie's 'tiz bad

But, I do need to be careful, I can see a KLR in my future
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Old 03-04-2005, 12:42 PM   #6
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Funny you bring this up, I was riding around the neighborhood looking at old houses and a Pug comes out of nowhere, freaked the crap outta me. Followed me for a good quarter of a mile darting back and forth.
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Old 03-04-2005, 12:44 PM   #7
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I've heard that KLR's can develop a "chirp" in the stock exhaust can. Mine has 30K on it and this has yet to happen, but maybe this is what's happening on yours; maybe it'll keep deer away too...
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Old 03-04-2005, 01:02 PM   #8
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Mine has the chirp, its kind of annoying at times. But i havent made too many dogs go crazy.

P.S. Does anyone know how to fix the chirping noise???
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Old 03-04-2005, 01:03 PM   #9
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maybe it'll keep deer away too...
Nope I know!

I HATE DEER!!!!!!!
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Old 03-04-2005, 02:03 PM   #10
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I had a dog lunge out of the back of a pickup at me while riding my LC4. His teeth got the cuff of my sweatshirt but not me. Dogs do seem to go nuts when a motorcycle is around and I now always give them a wide berth. I don't know if it's a thumper thing though, they go nutz for my Superhawk to (tho' it's pretty thumpy as well).
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Old 03-04-2005, 03:47 PM   #11
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I'll bet you are correct about the "tweety" factor.

I have a similar yet slightly different problem, when I ride by cute women on my KLR, they go nuts.

Well, maybe not.


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Hey all,

For the past few months since getting my KLR I have noticed that dogs that I go by go completely crazy. I commuted on a VX800 by these same dogs for years and rarely would they bark or run at me. Now they are like ravenous wolves trying to take me out. Dogs slamming into fences & spining around so fast to look at me that they almost fall down.

Is this a KLR thing or a thumper thing? My theory is that my KLR is begining to go "tweety" and I can not yet hear it but its like a silent dog whistle.
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Old 03-04-2005, 03:56 PM   #12
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Had a dog try to intercept me yesterday. He was charging so hard, that when I changed speeds he tumbled end over end. Thumpers do seem to freak out the animals.
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Old 03-04-2005, 08:27 PM   #13
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Not only does mine drive dogs crazy, but it scares the hell out of our cows. Honda 4trax and Polaris they don't mind, but the Kaw...they'll run faster than you'd think steaks-on-the-hoof could move.
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Old 03-04-2005, 10:22 PM   #14
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My NX250 sends dogs APE SHIT also. It has happened many times now where I will be riding down some residential street and out of some yard I will have a dog sprinting and barking right at me, its pretty scarry.

The weird thing is that on one of these occasions, I decided to stop instead of jetting off and the dog ran right at me and then bumped into my leg and just wagged his tail and so I petted him and rode off, I then rode by the house about 25 minutes later and the dog just watched me go by...I was at a higher RPM when I went past the first time and the second time I was just putting by, the dog did seem to stop freaking out when the engine dropped to an idle.
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Old 03-04-2005, 10:24 PM   #15
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Had some new people move in down the road from me last year. They had a fairly large dog and for the first few nights all was well. I would slow down on approaching thier house, spot the dogs eyes and change speed as needed to leave her snapping at gravel. After about four nights of this......... surprise, she had got my timing down almost caught my boot and ended up getting her neck broke by the rear tire. My neighbors were very understanding and said that they will be sure to tie the next one up.
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