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View Results: What color would you choose?
Yellow 4 6.35%
Orange 13 20.63%
Red 5 7.94%
Olive Drab 9 14.29%
Black 12 19.05%
Blue 6 9.52%
Green 2 3.17%
Other 12 19.05%
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:26 PM   #16
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Paint is super subjective.

On dl650v1.0 I like silver with the head light surround painted to match the body color.
A decent candy red or burnt orange could also work.

If your in to conspicuity then go for a yellow or white color.

A tone on tone with a really light silver and med silver would also looks nice.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:05 AM   #17
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Unstable/pluric,

Did you two see the article in the new Cycle World about the bike that you would want if the world were to end? They pitted the KLR against the new Husky 650, Tiger 800XC, KTM 990 Adventure Baja, and Yamaha Tenere 1200. You'll never guess which bike they picked.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:12 AM   #18
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I sure did see that, brother.

I would make mention of it on a KLR forum, but around here I figgered I would be met with foul-smelling old fruit.

I love my "Thailand Caddillac", but like a Ural or other simple minded bike, they do require some care and feeding. That being stated, there is something to be said for the stone dumb, all day donkey that has been around for 25 years now.

It's my swiss army bike. but I long for a new Vee 650 for longer trips perhaps. I am not a brand snob, I owned a Suzuki King Quad and a 4 stroke Suzuki outboard and they were both bullet proof, I really don't know what the Suzuki parts and service counter even looks like.

I have my own bar stool at the local Kawi dealers, all three of them know me by name.... I would always keep the KLR around, it's a hoot to work on.

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:50 AM   #19
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Fresh paint

3m makes a can of adhesive remover for sticker residue.Paint is overrated go with rhino liner or a mossy oak paint job the more red neck the better.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:53 AM   #20
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Unstable/pluric,

Did you two see the article in the new Cycle World about the bike that you would want if the world were to end? They pitted the KLR against the new Husky 650, Tiger 800XC, KTM 990 Adventure Baja, and Yamaha Tenere 1200. You'll never guess which bike they picked.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867741
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:07 AM   #21
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3m makes a can of adhesive remover for sticker residue.Paint is overrated go with rhino liner or a mossy oak paint job the more red neck the better.
They sure do. And when you use enough of it or rub too hard, it takes the paint right off. :-(

I thought about the Rhino liner approach but I'm not there yet.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:12 AM   #22
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:15 AM   #23
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #24
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It's my swiss army bike. but I long for a new Vee 650 for longer trips perhaps. I am not a brand snob, I owned a Suzuki King Quad and a 4 stroke Suzuki outboard and they were both bullet proof, I really don't know what the Suzuki parts and service counter even looks like.
Had a Strom for 8 years. Still have a couple SV650s and a DR400. All have been drama free.

Bought the Tenere after the Strom. Keep the KLR to remind me of my roots.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:13 PM   #25
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The WTF thread had a helpful suggestion today.
Not just for your bike.

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Old 03-05-2013, 12:48 PM   #26
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Plaid is the new camo.

(in some parts of California, perhaps.. )

Dig the nurse shoes. I don't think Aerostich has those yet....
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:03 PM   #27
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The WTF thread had a helpful suggestion today.
Not just for your bike.

Is that the 2014 KLR with a full body wrap?
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:44 PM   #28
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ADV inmate "Vermin" went out on a limb with the dazzling color effects that were clearly way ahead of their time on his vintage Honda Pacific Coast rat bike.

Funny, if you Google "PC 800 Honda" you are eventually presented down the page with pics of his bike. He was going with a KLR theme there near the back end...

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Old 03-05-2013, 05:24 PM   #29
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Just cover it up with a sticker. -al
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:35 PM   #30
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Just cover it up with a sticker. -al
I have new stickers for it. It's still getting painted before they go on.
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