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Old 06-14-2009, 10:54 PM   #1546
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Just purchased my first KLR a few days ago and got to take it out today.





Very Nice Bike. Thats my favorite KLR color scheme.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:02 AM   #1547
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[QUOTE=jcorni]Here's mine ready for the dirt!
when im done i just drive her in the pool and walla!





Man. that pool does a great clean and polish job. Prettiest looking blue KLR I've seen too. Think I'd better get a pool myself. Might be an easier pitch to the wife... "Darling I'd like a new KLR - and they come with a pool too".
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:06 AM   #1548
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The bottle opener is getting to be quite a popular mod

Question for all you '07 and '08 owners. When you drop the bike, how bad is the cosmetic damage. Do you break the new screen regularly? Or is it protected by the bars.

Now I know everybody falls differently, but most of the pics in this thread show screens in very good condition.
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:11 AM   #1549
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Question for all you '07 and '08 owners. When you drop the bike, how bad is the cosmetic damage. Do you break the new screen regularly? Or is it protected by the bars.

Now I know everybody falls differently, but most of the pics in this thread show screens in very good condition.
My 08 has been on it side more than I would like but all in all it holds up well thanks the the happy trail gaurds and the handle bars. I have had to replace the handle bars because they got bent.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:22 AM   #1550
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Where was this shot taken? Got a WV FR number,or were you on the VA side?I like well used KLR shots
The location of the picture is on Hone Quarry road in the GWNF in Virginia. Here's a little run down of the route I took. I came in from the Virginia side on route 33 west of Harrisonburg, and turned south on Skidmore Fork Rd; be careful, there are two of them, I took the one on the west side of the lake. That then connects up to Dunkle Hollow rd, which if you follow it to the end takes you to a forest road which I 'm not sure of the name, but I've always heard it called Flagpole road; anyways if you hang a right (west), it will take you up to Flag Pole. You then continue down this forest road, and it will turn south along the WVA and VA border until you reach the four way intersection with Briery Branch road, Moyer's Gap road, and the road leading up to Reddish Knob. From there, after a little side run up to Reddish knob, I took Briery Branch road down, just to start heading back east and home. On the way, near the WVA border, I took another side trip up into Hone Quarry, using Hone Quarry road; I was looking to see if Hone quarry road would connect back up to the forest road going thru Flag Pole. That's where this picture was taken, on Hone Quarry road.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:00 AM   #1551
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...I like well used KLR shots
Then this one is for you!



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Old 06-15-2009, 07:27 AM   #1552
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Question for all you '07 and '08 owners. When you drop the bike, how bad is the cosmetic damage. Do you break the new screen regularly? Or is it protected by the bars.

Now I know everybody falls differently, but most of the pics in this thread show screens in very good condition.
I dropped mine off-road @ 30-35mph. I was in wet grass/mud and my bike slid a good 30ft maybe. I didn't have any crash bars at the time but due to the wet grass I had maybe one or two hairline and shallow scratches. I did have a super over-sized Cee Baily windshield on there and head butted it and broke it. The stocker has never come close to breaking and I havn't heard of a stock shield breaking yet at any of the KLR websites I visit regularly. The common issue during lay-overs is the handle bars bending. I had to replace mine eventually as well. When laying the bike down it seems to be that the handlebars take the full blow before the fairings come in to contact... so long as you are on level terrrain anyway.

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Old 06-15-2009, 08:13 AM   #1553
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:15 AM   #1554
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:39 AM   #1555
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How do you like the way your Gripsters work on a variety of terrain?

I have been very happy with the gripsters on pavement wet/dry and a variety of gravel roads and trails.

I recently had a quick foray on a wet/rocky/clay covered trail and they were less than inspiring.

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Old 06-15-2009, 11:52 AM   #1556
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I have been very happy with the gripsters on pavement wet/dry and a variety of gravel roads and trails.

I recently had a quick foray on a wet/rocky/clay covered trail and they were less than inspiring.

I simply love the 11-12000 miles range of the tires. Worst off road tire, but keeps you honest.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:23 PM   #1557
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:29 PM   #1558
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:20 AM   #1559
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:57 AM   #1560
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