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Old 12-12-2012, 02:31 AM   #316
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I have to say.....regardless of what I think of the human behavorial side of this thread, this is one of the funniest things I've read in ages.....I'm laughing my ass off here
I'm not sure if thats a good thing or bad ......but it sure as hell is very very funny

Now continue on
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:41 AM   #317
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As for doing table tops...not sure I'd try doing one, even if I had a bike that was capable of such behavior
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:09 AM   #318
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Who's joking around in this thread? The OP seemed sincere.
Actually, I was drunk and needed some entertainment for the evening and knew this would spark interest. I didn't think it would last all week.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:29 AM   #319
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Actually, I was drunk and needed some entertainment for the evening and knew this would spark interest. I didn't think it would last all week.
well played sir.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:33 AM   #320
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Actually, I was drunk and needed some entertainment for the evening and knew this would spark interest. I didn't think it would last all week.

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Old 12-12-2012, 07:54 AM   #321
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Actually, I was drunk and needed some entertainment for the evening and knew this would spark interest. I didn't think it would last all week.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:40 AM   #322
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Actually, I was drunk and needed some entertainment for the evening and knew this would spark interest. I didn't think it would last all week.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:45 AM   #323
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Actually, I was drunk and needed some entertainment for the evening and knew this would spark interest. I didn't think it would last all week.


some electrons were mildly inconvenienced in the sending of this message
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:18 AM   #324
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nicely done
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:32 AM   #325
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I'm a long-time rider (other than DS) and recently added a KLR to the collection after doing much research. I'm tickled with my purchase but didn't find any comparable bikes within even a few thousand dollars of the KLR's pricetag. I'd be interested in what bikes are comparable, or better, at that price-point.
The new Husqvarna Terra 650 has an MSRP of 6999. It weighs about the same as a KLR (taking fuel volumes into consideration), but has a lower CG (3.6 gal tank under the seat). 20 more HP than a stock KLR, good brakes, ergos, a 100K mile capable rotax engine. Pretty good for adventure riding, also gets 50-60 mpg. 7.5 inches susp. travel both ends (usd up front). I test rode one yesterday and it is much more refined than the 08 KLR I used to have. Still too heavy for what I want tho'.

I don't know if it will prove to be better everywhere - time will tell.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:38 AM   #326
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Save me, what are the options.
DR650. If you want a windshield and big tank, you can buy them for a lot cheaper than you can buy 50 lbs off of the KLR. It has a part which serves the same function of the doohickey, but without the breaking and destruction.
People love to circle-jerk about valve maintenance like it's the only measurement of an engine's quality. The DR650 valves are easier to get to, check and adjust than the KLR.


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I'm not sure I would associate with someone who would buy a new KLR off the showroom floor.
I did that, and there is no excuse for my actions
I should have bought a DL650 or a DR650 or a KTM690 or an F800GS or anydamnthing except a KLR!
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:15 AM   #327
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hummm KTM riders haul there bikes to go riding
Harley riders haul there bikes to go to bike shows
They are BOTH orange ..... coincidence
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #328
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The only bikes I see in the wilderness are Kawasaki KLRs, KLXs and Suzuki DRs, Honda XRs and Yamahas. The KTMs and BMWs and all the expen$ive bikes seem to congregate around established riding areas, pre-mapped and manicured trails and tourist traps, The big BMWs all have knobbies worn flat down the center from conquering the interstate. I'm not putting them down, if I had a motorcycle that cost as much as a car and was equally complicated I wouldn't want to risk it out in the middle of nowhere either.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:56 AM   #329
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20 more HP than a stock KLR

It has 68 HP now? Not even a 690 has 20 more HP than the KLR.


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DR650.

What about the will-fail transmission?
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:56 AM   #330
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DR650. If you want a windshield and big tank, you can buy them for a lot cheaper than you can buy 50 lbs off of the KLR. It has a part which serves the same function of the doohickey, but without the breaking and destruction.
People love to circle-jerk about valve maintenance like it's the only measurement of an engine's quality. The DR650 valves are easier to get to, check and adjust than the KLR.




I did that, and there is no excuse for my actions
I should have bought a DL650 or a DR650 or a KTM690 or an F800GS or anydamnthing except a KLR!

Don't tell me you just turned this thread into a dr vs klr vs ktm thread. Why don't we discuss what tire is best and how about 1911 vs glock or 45 vs 9mm too. Lets just get it all out there into one big trainwreck!
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