klr650.com Dash for KLR

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by littlebhatia, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. littlebhatia

    littlebhatia Adventurer

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    Anybody use this?
    It's 39$ right now if you use the code ADVRIDER1 - you gotta call in and free shipping on anything over 20$.

    Also looking at the fork brace for 99$ and Conti Tk 44 for 29$. The owner emailed me a list of things on sale - They have the best prices right now on the web.

    Anyone tried these? Will the fork brace help at highway speeds?

    Just bought a KLR for the wife and trying to tune it so this bike is more comfortable.
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  2. subybaja

    subybaja Long timer

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    From a previous discussion of .com:

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  3. Dirt Junky

    Dirt Junky Dirt Junky

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    Buy what you want dont let these guys talk you into buying something thats more expensive just because they want you to help out there buddy. I mean sure you get what you pay for when you buy stuff and im sure Eagle Mikes products are better quality but the cheap ones from other companies will work just as well.

    I hate listening to all you guys bash klr650.com just because they sell the same product as someone else. Its ridiculous, I mean if you go to the klr650.net forum they dont even let you mention their webpage. And all you guys call them theives and rip offs, but if they can provide the same product at a lower price then more power to them. They are not doing anything wrong.
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  4. subybaja

    subybaja Long timer

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    Bite me, n00b. I don't appreciate the insinuation. Did you look at all the pretty pics I posted? You must think I've got a lot of friends- Jardine, HappyTrail, Duchin, Eagle Engineering...

    I'm the biggest supporter of the free market you'll find. I hate .com due to their intellectual theft. If they want to design and test their own products, great. They don't- they wait for others to do all the difficult innovation and testing, then they steal the design and reproduce lower-quality ripoffs.

    They are a parasite on the KLR aftermarket.

    In a field as small as this one, this can have a serious effect on the number of people willing to make things. Patents and lawsuits are way too expensive for the small-time guys making parts for the KLR. The originators are left with the choice of helplessly watching their innovations copied, or working on farkles for a different bike.

    Everyone's free to make their consumer choices, but they need to have the whole story.
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  5. on2wheels52

    on2wheels52 Long timer

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    Or make it yourself for free.7
    You gotta draw a line somewhere if you have any morals at all, the EM & the alko guy's stuff are first rate.
    Jim
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  6. subybaja

    subybaja Long timer

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  7. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Old Dog

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    I stand behind the proven and tested parts produced by the guy who had the ingenuity to start with to design, manufacture, produce and sell their own products. I just bought a sub-frame upgrade kit form EM. Sure it's a few hardened bolts, washers and drill bits I could have sourced myself cheaper but I trust a well thought out kit designed to do what it's supposed to do, so I pay for it with NO Problem! EM did the leg work which I appreciate and its worth a couple of extra bucks to support someone who supports the sport. If you want a BMW you don't buy a Ural do you?
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  8. psycho klr

    psycho klr Same psycho, now with less klr

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    What do you want to know if the fork brace will help?

    If you do decide to get one I'd go with the K-9 or Kytech brace. Very solid and not copied from someone else. Yes, I am one of those people who feel that KLR650.com can go suck it. Their stuff is copied and made as cheaply as possible. That is why they have the best prices on the web.
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  9. Dirt Junky

    Dirt Junky Dirt Junky

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    i would guess that you are calling me a noob, or actually if its easier for you to read, "n00b" because of my post count being lower then yours.

    I apoligize i dont spend all my time on the internet chatting with people and telling stories about what i used to do, rather i spend my time actually out doing what this site is all about, and if im correct thats about actually going out and riding... you should try it some time its really fun:clap
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  10. welder

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    I'd pass on the fork brace. I installed a kytech on my klr and that resulted in 2 blown fork seals in 2 months . It just does not allow the fork gaiters to be clamped down. resulting in a bunch of dirt mud, and crap resting on the seals. took it off after the second blown seal and it has been great ever since . If you still want a fork brace I'll sell you a used one at half price.
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  11. psycho klr

    psycho klr Same psycho, now with less klr

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    I've got the Kytech brace on mine and it has my fork boots clamped down. I admit it wasn't the easiest thing I've ever done, but it is possible.
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  12. subybaja

    subybaja Long timer

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    At the risk of shilling for one of my bosom buddies...

    The EagleMike fork brace allows use of the fork gaiters stock, no hassles. I don't have one (USD forks), so I can't tell you why no-one seems to clamp them.

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    (Yeah, rider88, I was calling you a noob- 'cause the things I would normally call someone who questions my integrity would get this punted to the basement, or me banned. Unless you work for .com, you had no reason to make this personal. I notice you still haven't come up with any justification for your pal's business practices beyond "Because they can." Then again, some folks aren't too worried about morality.)
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