Why does the KLR engine suck in HP

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by beergut, Nov 30, 2012.

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  1. Off the grid

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    Aye. And myth-based fear like that keep riders on shitty bikes for much longer than they need to be.

    This isn't 1995. "Reliable" does not mean 450lbs, 25hp with major compromises in suspension and braking.
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    okay, where's the "jumped the shark" emoticon?

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    Mnrider2 Been here awhile

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    I just weighed my 09 KLR its at 405 with the tank and trunk bags.
    Quit spewing crap please!
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    The KLR haters keep throwing around at the crank HP for their KTM's, Kawi rated the KLR at 48 HP at the crank. Somebody said some other engine had 20 more HP than a KLR and that is complete bullshit...just pointing it out. Now you're going with crank HP for the Rotax and RWHP for the other bikes...you make zero sense.

    I personally know a feller that lunched the trans twice on his DR650, that's enough proof for me. I will never own one because that's too close to home for me.
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    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    You might wanna get your scale checked, that's what a 2007 and older KLR weighs.
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    Yup. And thats why I ride a 950 and 525, and truck with a couple doods. So we can ride hard and hit the technical terrain. Weve dont the math, and once you hit 3 bikes and split fuel its noticeably cheaper than riding to get there.

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    Well it was about out of gas and I've taken a couple things off of it.
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    Obviously it depends on how far you have to ride/drive to get to the trails. In your case, you're saying its cheaper to truck it...and only if you car pool.

    I'm really surprised to hear a KTM owner talk about what's cheaper...
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    I imagine you're already getting PM's about "I don't want to ride KTMs with you ever again because you're not the same person after posting in that KLR sucks thread" :eek1
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    KTM performance on a KLR budget.

    I have my priorities. My wife rides, my parents ride, I grew up in a "hot rod" family. No kids (yet). We both make about as much as a teacher. Ive got a nice apartment and a shop full of tools. We enjoy a nice dinner out once a week or so. Could I spend more on hobbies? Sure. But I work hard for what I have and buy/sell right. I enjoy having a late/model vehicle and spend a lot of time in it for work. I cant commute on a bike daily so I tailor my riding and bikes towards the more hardcore offroad aspect of Adventure. Works for ME, but sure doesnt apply to everyone.

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