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Old 12-06-2012, 08:17 AM   #132
Forever N00b
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Maine
Oddometer: 2,947
If anyone bought a KLR thinking it's the latest and greatest flier then they didn't do any research at all.

I bought mine as a gravel-road bike although it's done some 1,000-mile days and I dropped it yesterday on some single-track that I'm sure other bikes would have cleared.

If I wanted to replace it with something that has better power-to-weight ratio, I'd still probably go Japanese. I'm not going 3-hours each way to Norway for KTM parts or even farther for the other European brands. I can get parts for any Japanese bike fairly close to home and in many rural areas.

I don't see anyone saying the KLR is the latest and greatest. I don't need the latest or greatest and many others don't either.

I have a visitor, I'm bailing out now.

EDIT: Back from having a visitor. There will always be a latest, greatest, fastest, and lightest. Get one and there will be different latest greatest. Declining to pursue that does not make anyone a "Unabomber-esque recluse"
"The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world."-- Max Born, Nobel Physicist

Grinnin screwed with this post 12-06-2012 at 09:17 AM
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