93 Kawasaki KLX650R

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Spikehead, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. Spikehead

    Spikehead Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    Are these things street legal (USA) or not? I thought they were, but the present owner doesn't think so, and does not have it licensed.

    TIA!
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  2. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    They're not, but it's fairly common to see them 'converted.'
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  3. Spikehead

    Spikehead Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    Damn, I didn't want to get into any of that religious stuff. :huh

    Thanks muchly.
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  4. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    :pope :pope :pope :pope :pope

    Consider yourself converted.




    Cool Police reference in your 'location' BTW.
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  5. Spikehead

    Spikehead Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    Eaahhhh... the water, it burns! It burns!


    Police reference? As in Sting, Andy and Stewart?

    Sorry. Homer (no, not Simpson :wink: ) came up with it first. See: The Odyssey, Book 12

    Scylla was a rather nasty creature who lived in a cave high up a cliff on one side of a narrow strait through which Ulysses' ship had to sail. She had a rude habit of plucking and eating six sailors (one for each of her six heads) from each ship which sailed within reach of her post. Charybdis, the whirlpool or chasm, was on the other side of the strait. Three times each day Charybdis would gulp down water - and any ships nearby, with such force that even Neptune could not withstand it.

    In modern-speak, it's the proverbial choice between two equally dreadfull alternatives. AKA: The devil and the deep blue sea. AKA: Hobson's choice.

    Anywho, I'll have to pass on the KLX 'cause I need road worthyness. The seller is asking $1,100 if anyone is interested. I have pics too.
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  6. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    I knew that Sting had been an English teacher at one point (and a literate fellow), and that the song lyrics were a reference to Greek mythology, but I figured that you were probably referring to the lyrics from "Wrapped Around My Finger."

    Bzzt, try again. I'll take "Literary References in Rock Lyrics" for $200, Alex ....
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  8. tbirdsp

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    Just to be clear, the XR650L is not a street legal version of the newer liquid cooled XR650R. Totally different bikes. The 650L is closer to the old XR600R or XL600R.
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  9. tbirdsp

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    How about some of Led Zep's Tolkien references? :D
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  10. Spikehead

    Spikehead Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    Thanks for the info. I had to pass since I don't want to deal with converting the bike. The price seemed great too. Oh, I can send pics/owner contact info if anyone is interested. Just PM me.
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  11. Spikehead

    Spikehead Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    There is nothing new under the sun. - Who said that?
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  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Too bad they got the lyrics wrong...

    Oh well. Least they read SOME of the books.

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