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Old 06-04-2014, 07:27 PM   #3331
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welcome in indonesia noah!!
looking forward for your journey, safe ride
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:58 PM   #3332
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I would have used a KLR if I was you......
Not everyone is blessed with common sense.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:17 AM   #3333
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I rented a KLR two weeks ago in MT to go some surveying and I hated it. Heavy, slow, no ground clearance. Love my XR650.
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:18 AM   #3334
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Poor KLR...everyone picks on it. No wonder they try to commit suicide...one bolt at a time!
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:03 PM   #3335
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I used my KLR last weekend to ride 500 kilometers to buy parts for my KTM. There's irony for ya!!
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:33 PM   #3336
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I rented a KLR two weeks ago in MT to go some surveying and I hated it. Heavy, slow, no ground clearance. Love my XR650.
And not intended to do the same things as either type of XR. Know what your riding and why B4 you knock it.

I have 2 XRLs and a KLR, (and several others), for totally different purposes.

All the arguments already made apply.

I was planning for TDF in a few years, now I'm considering going RTW due to this thread. I don't really give a shit what's between my knees when I'm gone, but I'll be leaving on a KLR.

deep down you know you want one
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:41 AM   #3337
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Im gonna go out on a limb here and say that the KLR is perhaps the most evocative bike on here. I can't think of any other bike that stirs up so much shit when talked about than a KLR

Mention it even in passing and the dam burst!


.......Actually, it occured to me that the KLR is doggin Noah on his trip like the USA mini bike was on the Top Gear Vietnam ep.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUMRdjdvY7E
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:27 AM   #3338
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Do we need to suffer through more KLR discussion? I'm sure there is a thread dedicated to the KLR, maybe the arguing can be done there?

What's up Noah! Still loving your ride!
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:59 AM   #3339
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^^ .....Im done...Im done.....I Swear!
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:07 AM   #3340
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Do we need to suffer through more KLR discussion? I'm sure there is a thread dedicated to the KLR, maybe the arguing can be done there?

What's up Noah! Still loving your ride!
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:28 PM   #3341
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I love reading the KLR bashes and laughing about them. May as well do something for entertainment while Noah is busy with other life besides posting to his websites and such. ;-) Noah is pretty fast on come backs about the bike if you have been reading his reports since the get go.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:22 AM   #3342
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At this point I don't even care about the KLR. Its like a person who rides a motorcycle without a helmet, or smokes cigarettes. I can argue with these people till the cows come home and they will still think that the KLR is the best bike ever, its better to be "cool" then safe, or smoking is a good idea. So if someone makes one of the life choices that just doesn't make sense to me, I guess I'll let them. People should consider alternatives if they are doing an RTW though. That's all i'm trying to say. Any bike is better then nothing.. well almost any bike.

On a side note, I crossed the equator today. Didn't realize it till I was about 30 km south. No sign or anything. Oh well. It doesn't feel to much different on the bottom of the world :)
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:45 AM   #3343
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Hadn't you already been across the equator or is this your first time?
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:32 AM   #3344
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Don't forget the obligatory plug hole trick now your down south.....

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Old 06-07-2014, 07:51 AM   #3345
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Hadn't you already been across the equator or is this your first time?
Only in an airplane. I suppose if I had done it in a boat.. I would have to do the "wog to shellback" tradition. I guess I'll have a beer to celebrate tonight.

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Don't forget the obligatory plug hole trick now your down south.....

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I forget which way it goes normally .. so it looks the same?
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