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Old 11-14-2009, 07:34 AM   #136
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I see alot of K something or others in this thread.
K = killer on the road.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:29 AM   #137
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in 1992 I bought a Honda Shadow 500.. Owned it for 5 weeks. It was too small for me and gutless.. (hey it was my 2nd bike, I was still learning.) I rode it around Chico for a couple of weeks, then rode it from Chico to Alamo CA.. That ride convinced me I'd made a huge mistake and so I traded it for some Peavey speakers and an Amp..
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:55 AM   #138
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For me it was the Klr 650.

I wanted a dual sport and they were cheap.

From the first time I rode it, I new it was a mistake.

I loved it playing on the trails, and forest roads, but hated it on the street.

The bike I kept the shortest, just over 3 months.

Brakes sucked, suspension sucked,seat sucked, not enough power, etc.
Thats kinda how I felt about my 1990 KLR650 purchaced new, except that I thought it did fine on the street except for the weak brakes, but from the moment I got on the thing,(the dealer wouldent allow a test ride before purchace) I realized this thing was going to be a real handfull in any kind of serious off road situation. It was still a great bike for what it was but I sold it and went with a 1993 XR650L in August of 92 as soon as those came out.
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:19 AM   #139
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worst buy ever

1992 K100RS.

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Old 11-20-2009, 09:57 PM   #140
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Ill timing for this thread. I'm looking at a new scoot that has a certain "domestic upheaval" potential. Not the bike itself; adding one to the stable.
I have that problem as we speak. Was having wife issues to begin with, but wanted a Uly pretty badly. Passed up a really(what I thought) good deal on one. Then heard Buell was going under. The bikes prices plummetted. I ended up buying an 09 XB12XP Police edition Ulysses. LOVE the bike. HATE the concequences. Started to feel sick as soon as I signed the papers, by then it was to late. Anyone want to buy a REALLLY nice Uly??

Just noticed quite a few people regretting buying KLR650's. I have the opposite effect, I regret selling mine, I loved the bike all except for the vibrations. I guess to each his own....
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:51 AM   #141
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Wife trouble - that's too bad. Wouldn't it be less painful just to trade her in for a newer model rather than sell a bike?
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:59 PM   #142
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You've got PM, Chad_NC. I succumbed to the temptation: A leftover '07 XB12Ss is in the garage two weeks now. I'm almost used to the sleeping bag...
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:26 AM   #143
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Thumbs down Trumph Scrambler.

Have listed shortcomings elsewhere. Have tried to live with it for a year. It's a tart's handbag. Look's lovely though. It needs power, suspension, brakes, decent wheelrims. Just too expensive to make it into the bike it pretends to be. IMHO of course.
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:44 AM   #144
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I got bored with my V-strom and thought I wanted another FJR1300. Because I had previously owned one, I bought a pristine used 2005 from a dealer's floor without riding it first.

On the way home (50 miles) I realized I had made a mistake. The seating position, weight, and handling wasn't what I remembered. I forgot that the buffeting was intolerable despite the adjustable windscreen. I felt like my knees were under my chin, and I couldn't ride the thing more than an hour or two.

Before I even pulled in my driveway, I decided to re-sell the FJR and keep the Strom, which I did. The FJR was bought by Bergs on yamahafz1oa.com who did a fly and ride from New Hampshire to Florida. He was thrilled with it.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:41 AM   #145
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I bought a ratty old Honda. My flashlight broke, and it was dark. I shouldn't have done it. I hope I can make out OK parting it. Maybe once I cover my initial investment I'll toss the rest of the oily mess.
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:05 PM   #146
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I bought a ratty old Honda. My flashlight broke, and it was dark. I shouldn't have done it. I hope I can make out OK parting it. Maybe once I cover my initial investment I'll toss the rest of the oily mess.
Okay, it's winter, we're bored, and we need PICS!
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:45 PM   #147
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Once I bought a '95 ZX6R from a friend. It "wouldn't start", and only after I bought body panels and had them painted, did I spend enough time to figure out why it wouldn't run. Two cylinders with zero compression. Sold it at a massive loss.
Some friend.
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:02 PM   #148
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Last winter I bought a BMW R80RT. I just had to have it and drove way the heck to North Carolina to buy it. Test drove it and didn't love it, but figured we'd come to know each other. I got it home, rode it about 6 times trying to learn to like the bike. Never did. I just didn't care for the fairing and bulk. I put it up for sale and found someone who liked it better than I did. It was a nice bike, but I learned that I'm just a naked bike sort.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:41 AM   #149
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Not immediately, but within a couple of days. In late summer 2002 I bought a gorgeous 2001 CBR929RR. The bike was flawless. Smooth, fast and arguably the prettiest bike I've ever owned.



But, I couldn't stand to be on it for more than about 30 minutes at a time before I needed to stop and walk the pain out of my butt and try to shake the feeling back into my hands.

Plus, the bike just never felt "right" to me. I found my self passing it by to take the car too often and sold it a few months later to buy a 640 Adventure.
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:19 AM   #150
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For me it was the Klr 650.

I wanted a dual sport and they were cheap.

From the first time I rode it, I new it was a mistake.

I loved it playing on the trails, and forest roads, but hated it on the street.

The bike I kept the shortest, just over 3 months.

Brakes sucked, suspension sucked,seat sucked, not enough power, etc.
Wow ,for most peoople that hate the klr,its for the opposite reasons, great on the street ,crappy in the woods. I love my 06 in the woods and the street. Its not perfect for either but its still a blast to ride and the best value in motorcycles by far.
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