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Old 12-12-2012, 06:28 PM   #361
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that's just plain speculation.
Aye. And myth-based fear like that keep riders on shitty bikes for much longer than they need to be.

This isn't 1995. "Reliable" does not mean 450lbs, 25hp with major compromises in suspension and braking.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:34 PM   #362
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Hey, check this out.
Now here is a KTM guy that loves his KLR !!!! LOL !!

Check out his bikes in his signature.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:38 PM   #363
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it still sucks.



I own one and am trying to make it suck less
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Sell it and buy a bike...
Still it can suck and take you to fun and interesting places. Just sayin'.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #364
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Still it can suck and take you to fun and interesting places. Just sayin'.
Absolutely.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:53 PM   #365
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okay, where's the "jumped the shark" emoticon?

geeeez
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:59 PM   #366
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"Now here is a KTM guy that loves his KLR !!!! LOL !!"

Not a thing wrong with the approach, notice you have a breathed on klr and a gasser... it's all sickles in the end.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:19 PM   #367
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=3936
Hey, check this out.
Now here is a KTM guy that loves his KLR !!!! LOL !!
Check out his bikes in his signature.
Brilliant! There's a real motorcycle guy ...

From the link above:
"I've ridden cross-country, done Cal24hrs, Nevada1100 & Utah1000 on her, ridden in snow, sand, ice, across rivers and up creeks. I've dualsported her with knobs to the top of 14 states... couriered, Sunday Morning Ride (the original in SF CA), roadraced, barrel raced, track dayed, and taken some girls for the ride of their lives (thanks for being such a good passenger mount, adds to their confidence too) ..."



My pal Ryan's '01 KLR up on 12,000' Mt. Patterson on Veteran's Day ... picked it up cheap in Santa Rosa, loaded it up, and was adventure riding down to Death Valley ...

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:21 AM   #368
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I'm a Vietnam era Seabee, and I find it disturbing that you'd use the Seabee logo in your avatar.
Kinda pisses me off and saddens me at the same time.
Would you please change it?
Well, congratulations on being a veteran! and thank you for your service.

No, I won't change my avatar just for you. I like it.

Sincerely, 21 year veteran SeaBee.
(I figure I've earned it)
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:53 AM   #369
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Well, congratulations on being a veteran! and thank you for your service.

No, I won't change my avatar just for you. I like it.

Sincerely, 21 year veteran SeaBee.
(I figure I've earned it)
+1

And thank you for your service to our country as well.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:20 AM   #370
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Aye. And myth-based fear like that keep riders on shitty bikes for much longer than they need to be.

This isn't 1995. "Reliable" does not mean 450lbs, 25hp with major compromises in suspension and braking.
I just weighed my 09 KLR its at 405 with the tank and trunk bags.
Quit spewing crap please!
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:19 AM   #371
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My KLR was rated at about 36 HP, maybe yours is special. Matter of fact, the XR650L, the DR650 and the KLR share similar HP ratings. The Husky rotax puts out mid fifies, 8 or so more than the BMW versions of the same engine..

Where do you get this stuff? LOL.... every time I get on the internet I find I'm amazed....The DR's with failed gears are few and far between, on a DR forum they noted about 20 reported failures out of thousands of contributors worldwide.

The KLR haters keep throwing around at the crank HP for their KTM's, Kawi rated the KLR at 48 HP at the crank. Somebody said some other engine had 20 more HP than a KLR and that is complete bullshit...just pointing it out. Now you're going with crank HP for the Rotax and RWHP for the other bikes...you make zero sense.

I personally know a feller that lunched the trans twice on his DR650, that's enough proof for me. I will never own one because that's too close to home for me.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:21 AM   #372
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I just weighed my 09 KLR its at 405 with the tank and trunk bags.
Quit spewing crap please!

You might wanna get your scale checked, that's what a 2007 and older KLR weighs.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:40 AM   #373
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:43 AM   #374
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Really? Is it that bad? Damn, no wonder you like the KTM's, with no real dirt to hit, accelerations about the only thrill left.

I live at the foot of the Sierra's, on the border of the mountains and desert, I have more riding than I'll ever be able to completely explore in my lifetime.....I feel bad for you guys with dual sports and nowhere to ride them. For my kind of riding I only use a fraction of the available hp now, so more would really just be overkill. I take day rides off into places so isolated, and without cell service, that I'd be screwed if I got hurt so bad I couldn't get myself back out.....I wouldn't see another person for days, if that.
So my riding is pretty mellow speedwise, although I do like a good techinical hillclimb

For my street acceleration I either jump on my 270rwhp turbo zx14, my modded busa, or take my drag set-up gsxr-1100 to the local strip. There's no point in me personally having the money tied up into a mega-hp dualsport, because nothing is going to feel fast compared to what I'm used to riding on the street, and in the dirt its more about torque for my riding style. I'm not the dirt racer type...more of a crawl around and enjoy the scenery type of guy

I have always wondered why guys try to take a thumper, sumo it out, and try to get more power out of it for the street, when its way easier and more effective to pick up a 600cc sportbike with twice the power and acceleration stock.....or a literbike or bigger if you really want your thumper to feel anemic
If you want a faster bike on the pavement, why fiddle with an engine design that was never meant for high hp brutal street acceleration, and just jump right to the engines designs that are?

Being a high hp sportbike rider forever, I guess I never really got the whole sumo thing...I admit I need to ride one properly set-up tho before I make a final judgement
Yup. And thats why I ride a 950 and 525, and truck with a couple doods. So we can ride hard and hit the technical terrain. Weve dont the math, and once you hit 3 bikes and split fuel its noticeably cheaper than riding to get there.

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Old 12-13-2012, 11:02 AM   #375
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You might wanna get your scale checked, that's what a 2007 and older KLR weighs.
Well it was about out of gas and I've taken a couple things off of it.
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