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Old 07-27-2013, 07:04 AM   #16
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Agreed. Some of those Harley riders put on huge miles and almost live on the bike. It's those bastard on the scooters we have to watch out for.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:13 AM   #17
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I think the problem stems from the fact that Starbucks makes bad coffee. If people were seeing BMWs parked in front of decent coffee shops, I don't think there'd be much of an issue.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:53 AM   #18
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:57 AM   #19
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I think the problem stems from the fact that Starbucks makes bad coffee. If people were seeing BMWs parked in front of decent coffee shops, I don't think there'd be much of an issue.
+1. But if you want great coffee and you find yourself in Gainesville, Flatistan, stop into my buddy Anthony Rue's shop: Volta Coffee, Tea, and Chocolates. #shamelessplug


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Old 07-27-2013, 07:58 AM   #20
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I prefer the old days. Back when all we had were monotypes.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:07 AM   #21
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Stereotypes exist because they work.



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Old 07-27-2013, 08:34 AM   #22
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I'm a cheap KLR rider, so I'm not really helping your argument against that stereotype. My "dry bag" luggage came from wally world on sale I think and it doesn't even come close to matching the bike (blue on a red/black bike). It does work marginally better than a free milk crate for keeping stuff dry though, so I guess it was worth the $20 since I couldn't make it myself.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:41 AM   #23
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I prefer the old days. Back when all we had were monotypes.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:49 AM   #24
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Honestly, it gets tiring to read about how all Harley riders are weekend pirates and all KLR riders are cheap bastards.
I have a KLR and I am a cheap bastard. Coincidence?
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:50 AM   #25
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:20 AM   #26
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good reference...

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Did you happen to ask how much the rider shelled out for his Whale Foreskin riding gear?

From the crazy expensive stools on the Onassis yacht, right?

Couple of other things: if you use your ADV style bike as daily transportation, it will end up in non-adv locations from time to time.

Met a lot of KLR riders. Without fail, the cheapest guys I've met on two wheels. Not saying this just to be funny, it really is amazingly consistent.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:20 AM   #27
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I'm a cheap KLR rider, so I'm not really helping your argument against that stereotype. My "dry bag" luggage came from wally world on sale I think and it doesn't even come close to matching the bike (blue on a red/black bike). It does work marginally better than a free milk crate for keeping stuff dry though, so I guess it was worth the $20 since I couldn't make it myself.
You're a KLR nonconformist aren't you? $20 You should have put your stuff in a black bin liner in your milk crate. Still, I think there's a way you can get away with it - If anyone asks just say you found the bag by the side of the road, or better still, in a dumpster. ...Yeah, that will work!

Full disclosure: I don't own a KLR, but I am a cheap (frugal) bastidge, which is ok as I ride an older BMW. And yes, to complete the stereotype I ride ATGATT, including a "safety-green" jacket.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:38 AM   #28
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Us Suzuki guys have it easy apparently. Haven't heard any stereotypes about drz400/dr650 owners. Personally I ride a drz every day and fall somewhere between the KLR riders, Harley riders, squids, and teenage hooligans on dirtbikes... Probably leaning closer towards KLR riders though due to high levels of cheapness No starbux around here so don't fit in with the ducati/beemer guys (there aren't really any, due to low number of starbux in vicinity)
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:56 AM   #29
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I've a Moto'd DR800. With bags and a topbox. Where do I fit in? Do I care? It's just good natured banter.


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Old 07-27-2013, 12:25 PM   #30
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I yanked people's chains 3-4 years back by doing an article on ADV on attaching a milk crate to a BMW. Now is that cosmopolitan or what?





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