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Old 11-26-2012, 01:17 PM   #31
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This is fascinating.
This is KLR heaven.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:47 PM   #32
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I want to see the "famous photos", the walking the front wheel down the trail one and the bathroom one, whatever that is.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:26 PM   #33
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I want to see the "famous photos", the walking the front wheel down the trail one and the bathroom one, whatever that is.
All(Al) will be revealed here.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=659820
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:09 PM   #34
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Gotta love the KLR's. They may not be all fancy, and you CAN wear them out, but they sure give you a lot of miles and smiles for what you put into them. Looking forward to the new and improved, Extreme Adventure version you are making.

Keep up the good work TFN.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:15 PM   #35
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This is fascinating.
This is KLR heaven.
Wow! I would say it's more like a KLR from hell. Fascinating anyhow.

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The backbone had broken in half just in front of the upper engine mount, and the downtube sheared off between the two radiator mounts.



I still can't figure out what led to this, or how I hadn't noticed anything up until the moment of self destruction. I had heard of a few frame issues here and there through the forums. Cracks forming along various factory joints, a cracked backbone here and there.
I am not an expert in metalurgy, however, it seems that the downtube is sheared "cleanly" and the backbone was not. It might indicate that there was an unnoticed crack through the downtube. Finally the backbone was suddently overloaded due to a bump or something and it gave up. It has clear marks of bending at upper surface. Was there any indication of corrosion in the downtube surface? Or did it shear at weld?
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:16 PM   #36
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:39 PM   #37
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The other "famous" picture is in the front page picture rotation, possibly NSFW . How's it feel to be famous on the internet, Alex?
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:48 PM   #38
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I'm in.

It's amazing how much interest this red-headed stepchild of a bike generates.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:10 PM   #39
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...The other "famous" picture is in the front page picture rotation, possibly NSFW . How's it feel to be famous on the internet, Alex?
It never fails. Ever since that hit front page, a vast majority of the conversations I have in person, as well as in thread form, deviate or reference that goddamn night. And the funny thing is, very few are aware of the story that goes with that photo, which is also posted on ADV.

Dude, it's something else. I get recognized on the trail. Though considering I'm fully clothed, I think they're recognizing the bike. My dentist back home recognized me from it. How she saw it, I've no idea. But she was the one that broke it to my mother, who no doubt had cotton mouth and a suction tube nipping at her uvula at the time, that her full grown son was naked with his bike on the internet.

"That's gotta be photoshop. No one would do that, no way."

"Knowing Alex, that really happened...."

I love you, mom.


I'm gonna derail for a moment because I have something relevant to share with you in regards to this damn photo. After a resent internet search, I discovered that this photo has been reposted on several other websites. 60 search results.

USA, I'm assuming.


Denmark, or Germany...


Russia


Even some dude in Brazil that has apparently tagged it as his own.



Damn you, Hobbes.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:16 PM   #40
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Wow, that picture is the best !!
Thats it, thats going to be my new screensaver !!!! Lol !!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:31 PM   #41
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It never fails. Ever since that hit front page, a vast majority of the conversations I have in person, as well as in thread form, deviate or reference that goddamn night. And the funny thing is, very few are aware of the story that goes with that photo, which is also posted on ADV.
Oh man. The really hilarious thing is that statistically this will be your 15 minutes of fame, and that few things you do from here on out will be this widely propagated. This will haunt you!

Enjoy your internet fame!

I want BAJA UPDATES on your other thread, damnit! I need something to read while my broken wrist heals!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:56 PM   #42
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This pic I get, it's absolutely hilarious and hideously ADV. It begs the question..."did the front brake still work?" The bathroom pic has awkward composition to me, mostly your posture. Not that anyone's asking, but this pic should have made it to the front page...great pic, great story, representative of how KLR650s are treated on this forum, so totally ADV.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:57 PM   #43
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I want BAJA UPDATES on your other thread, damnit! I need something to read while my broken wrist heals!
Dammit, Fey. I've told you from day one, you keep wheeling (wheel...ie...ing?) through cow patties with reckless abandon, you're gonna get hurt!


There's a big update in the works, no worries.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:06 PM   #44
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Dammit, Fey. I've told you from day one, you keep wheeling (wheel...ie...ing?) through cow patties with reckless abandon, you're gonna get hurt!

There's a big update in the works, no worries.
Haha! Cow patties would have been a bit softer than asphault, at least. No, I was passing a semi doing like 80 and it went into a tankslapper, but other than the wrist, one pannier and a bent luggage rack, both the bike and I are fine. Very lucky.

I look forward to it! You have the best adventures.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:08 PM   #45
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