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Old 12-15-2012, 02:58 PM   #436
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so, why does the klr engine suck in hp?
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #437
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so, why does the klr engine suck in hp?
It's all that designed in/well engineered dependability
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:40 PM   #438
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What, exactly, do you find "awesome" about these Pacific sea birds? (Images from Wikipedia):



Look at them!

They are freaking awesome!!!

And women's breasts... I am quite partial to the women's breast type boobies.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:56 PM   #439
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Look at them!

They are freaking awesome!!!

And women's breasts... I am quite partial to the women's breast type boobies.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:07 PM   #440
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What brand you assosiate Audrey Hepburn with? As far as I remember she only rode scooters on the screen, not sure about real life.
BTW, she definitely does not go for a 2d brasilian wife of your signature.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:28 PM   #441
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What brand you assosiate Audrey Hepburn with? As far as I remember she only rode scooters on the screen, not sure about real life.
BTW, she definitely does not go for a 2d brasilian wife of your signature.
Actually, you'd be surprised. Wife is actually classy, simple with style, and a bit old-fashioned when it comes to (home) taste. She appreciates the simple things.

I liken Audrey to a purring Ducati.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:02 AM   #442
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Who would have thought, a bare foot woman in the kitchen...
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:35 AM   #443
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Yay, the thread is still alive
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:33 AM   #444
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Just barely.....
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:44 AM   #445
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best thread evarh ... needs more pics ...



Nathan's Postie ... nine hp ... nineteen countries ...

KTMs and KLRs, riding together:









Joys of KLR ownership ... junkyard motors!



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Old 12-16-2012, 02:20 PM   #446
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KLR's don't ride with this KTM:
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:30 PM   #447
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Good Pics there John. Love your clubhouse in the City!

Different worlds. The guys who think they're fast will not get why a KLR might be OK with just 35 HP ... or why anyone would want to travel anywhere on one when you own a $40K pick up truck.

Here's a few pics of KLR"s on the road. Jeez, wonder how they ever made it ... well, most made it anyway!


Here at the HU Copper Canyon meeting in 2004 there were about 110 bikes ... 35 of them were KLR's. Now why is that?


A friend's KLR in Copper Canyon, 2004 ... on the way to Argentina.

On this Mexico trip never saw a KTM or Husqvarna in six weeks and 6000 miles ... or on any of my five trips to CC.


another KLR in Copper Canyon, 2006. This old '98 now has 76,000 miles, still running strong.


The passes in Colorado. 5 KLR's, one DR650, one KTM 690.


The bad luck KLR. Believe it or not, this bike was welded back to together and ridden from La Paz, BC back to the USA.

Even this seriously overloaded, inexperienced rider made it from Canada to
Argentina via KLR. You really have to try hard to kill one.

Another KLR ... out of hundreds ... makes it to Argentina (La Quiaca crossing with Bolivia). This is same guy pictured in Copper Canyon pic above.

These two KTM's were fast! ... this is were they ended up.

Light weight, tricked our KLR .. all done on a budget of less than $1000.

from Igor's great ride report. He rode from Canada to Argentina, covered Brazil as well as everything in between. A great RR with BEST pics.
Northern Argentina ... would you trust a KTM single out here?

Just starting out ... northern Baja. Lots of KTM's in Baja ... most arrive by pick up truck.

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Old 12-16-2012, 03:22 PM   #448
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Try 9.7:1 on the 97 F650 and 11.5:1 on the 2000 and up F650 GS which also easily last a hundred thousand km. As do the X bikes.

I'm not dissing on your KLR, I know they go forever also, but you don't have to try and prove that your bike is the best by trying to crap on everyone elses.

Try re reading my post (409). I don't own a KLR. KLR's and KLX's are totally different bikes. If it makes you feel any better, I do consider the F650 as an OLD School bike, just because they have been around so long. I also would not include them because 6,500 rpm is not high for max hp compared to some more modern bikes. Just how many 100,000 mile Terra's and X bikes do you know about.

I got the CR from here:http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod..._f650%2097.htm. It seemed low so I checked on another site that had the same CR for that model. Your bike has carb's so I went with it. I don't personally check CR's, sounds like you do.

If I was to build another thumper it would be a DR with a high compression piston and cams or just slap some good suspension on a F650gs and see where I could take some weight off.

Sorry I hurt your feelings.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:57 PM   #449
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If I was to build another thumper it would be a DR with a high compression piston and cams or just slap some good suspension on a F650gs and see where I could take some weight off.

Sorry I hurt your feelings.
No feelings hurt man, it's only the internet. Sorry if I came off agressive.

Just saying, I think the engines in the X and the terra will last pretty long, they are well designed engines. As you probably know a lot more comes into it than just revs and CR, the whole engine design is important (bearing size, materials used etc etc etc).

The F650 with modded suspension is a nice bike, I think I've got about $4500 to $5000 total in mine, it's a good compromise of power/maintenence/suspension for me, it's still a bit heavy at 185 kg / 408 lbs fully fueled.

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Old 12-16-2012, 06:43 PM   #450
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Real class would be a pearl necklace & high heels.
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