KLR only pics!!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by damasovi, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. judjonzz

    judjonzz Beastly

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    Early 1970's? I dare say it's older than that. But it's an especially good idea on a KLR, where a branch between the lever and frame can break the fragile lever mount, for which there is no field repair. Much cheaper than the aftermarket bracket, but of course cannot protect it against breakage due to something like a rock hit.
  2. mr. matteeanne

    mr. matteeanne Bender can pass him

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    No offense (well, ok a little) but that pig is not in any way ready for the dirt. Without crash bars and skid plate I can assure you your going to fuck it up badly and be walking out. Unless by dirt you mean the grit that settles on a bike while sitting in the garage for extended periods.
    Think of it as a new helmet. You will drop it, how far, and how soon depends on how much you paid.
  3. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    Went out ridding in the GWNF along the border of WVA and VA. Here's a picture of one of the several water crossings I enjoyed on my ride today!

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  4. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    Yeah, what he asked.

    Next weekend I have a hall pass for Fri-Sun, and would like to get my bikes new shoes dirty....

    Don't hold back!

    This way I don't have to go to Green Ridge again, but can try something "new"...
  5. sweetjeri76

    sweetjeri76 LOVE my KLR

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    Just purchased my first KLR a few days ago and got to take it out today.

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  6. Very Nice Bike. Thats my favorite KLR color scheme.
  7. Ross Brown

    Ross Brown One AU out

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  8. Ross Brown

    Ross Brown One AU out

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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.
  9. Trailready

    Trailready n00b

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    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.
  10. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    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.
  11. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Then this one is for you!
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    (at Price's Distillery Road ford in MD)
  12. great08

    great08 Been here awhile

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    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.

    Marty
  13. Andres A

    Andres A FINDING NEMO

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  14. mr. matteeanne

    mr. matteeanne Bender can pass him

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    Hard to tell where the bike ends and the shipwreck starts:poser
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  15. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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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.

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  16. mr. matteeanne

    mr. matteeanne Bender can pass him

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    I simply love the 11-12000 miles range of the tires. Worst off road tire, but keeps you honest.
  17. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    Here's mine


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  18. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    Another

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  19. Vic-klr

    Vic-klr TEETET Aventuras T el T

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    COMPADRE COMO SE DIVIERTE.:clap
  20. Slash5

    Slash5 I Should Know Better

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    Loaded and Ready to leave for the D2D!

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