You know you're a KLR rider when

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by crosscountry, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. crosscountry

    crosscountry Bear went over Mountain

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    In the spirit of the Red neck jokes,


    You know you're a KLR rider when:

    One of the plastic panels covering the radiator snaps a few bolts, and you can be seen with your foot up in the air holding it on.



    or, when your clutch safety switch breaks and you short it with your hand every time to make it start - making it infinitely more complicated when the choke doesn't want to stay, and it takes 3 hands to start the bike.




    any other ideas?
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  2. fixer

    fixer KLR-riding cheap bastard

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    uhh, nope, smart KLR riders just delete the clutch and sidestand "safeties" (and you can delete the relay too) BEFORE it's a problem. :deal
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  3. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard Assventure rider

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    You know you're a KLR rider when you go to the cutting board section of WalMart to shop for luggage rack plates.

    You know you're a KLR rider when somebody in the group shows up on the "Barbie" bike.

    You know you're a KLR rider when you gotta do the doo.

    You know you're a KLR rider when you ask "what's so outdated?"
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  4. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie Custom fabricated dual sport accessories

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    I was at a campground a few years back with my KLR and four kids at the next campsite were throwing a nerf football. One of the kids threw a long awkward pass to his friend, and the friend (more interested in the ball then where he was going) T-boned right into the left side of my KLR tipping it over. I ran over and asked the kid if he was OK. He said he was fine but you could tell he was more worried about the bike. I said. "Don't sweat it kid. It's a KLR". 2HE
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  5. on2wheels52

    on2wheels52 Long timer

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    Re someone knocking over a KLR, I had a woman in a motorized wheelchair get hooked in my parked one and bring it down. I was just glad it didn't land on her. Fell on concrete, broke the clutch lever tip off. I'm happy she wasn't in a car.
    Jim
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  6. paochow

    paochow Bye bye desert

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    -Every other bike you ride runs out of gas - (and of course it's the bike's fault for not carrying enough gas).

    -You refer to an XR650L as a modern bike.

    -You lust over the Diesel KLR's the military rides

    -Pre 08- Instead of asking what new model changes are made, you ask what BNG's are on on it.
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  7. crosscountry

    crosscountry Bear went over Mountain

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    your other plastic radiator is held on by twist ties off a loaf of bread, and you won't fix it until buying engine guards to protect it next time.

    But you're still waiting.
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  8. honcho

    honcho Barley Adventurer

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    you say "it'll take you everywhere the other bikes will only slower"... and then prove it. and then wake up REALLY sore the next day.
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  9. metlcutr55

    metlcutr55 LongGoneDaddy

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    when hard luggage equals coleman beer coolers... :1drink
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  10. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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    You have at least one item from Carhartt in your collectiom of riding gear. :D
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  11. grinder96

    grinder96 Long timer

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    When all your nuts and bolts vibrate loose.
    Like for instance if the right foot peg happens to nearly fall off when one of the bolt disappears and the other is barely hanging on, you can borrow a bolt from the rear passenger peg to finish the ride!


    (Thanks Chris for letting me borrow the wrench)

    note to self: check bolts and loc-tite them often!!:shog
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  12. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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    You've spent more on farkles than the original price of the bike.
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  13. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    You know youre' a KLR rider when you go to Lowe's looking to accessorize.
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  14. crosscountry

    crosscountry Bear went over Mountain

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    I'm afraid of that day.
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  15. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    I paid $1,900 for my bike last February. It had 5,245 miles on it, and it's a 1995 "Barbie" model. I've spent roughly $1,500 since, and I don't regret one penny of it. I enjoy working and the thing nearly as much as riding it.
    Best bargain in motorcycling, IMHO.:freaky
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  16. Johnny KLR

    Johnny KLR Woefully Adventurous

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    You know you're a KLR owner when...

    You have a post "The 10 Phases of KLR Ownership" that is mandatory reading for all KLR owners...
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  17. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Everybody else in your subdivision moved out when lava consumed half of the houses and closed off all of the roads and your CBOA ass decides to open a B&B... :rofl

    [​IMG]

    He was on TV the other night, couldn't figure out why his guests only came for lunch and didn't want to spend the night. :huh Something to do with the flow re-entering the subdivision I suppose...
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  18. Uglyprimate

    Uglyprimate UglyPirate

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    I went to Harbor Freight

    can't afford Lowe's prices
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  19. jamesdemien

    jamesdemien Been here awhile

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    found this while looking at some G650X stuff... wait for the KLR's


    Damn...it's just way to easy
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  20. intheways

    intheways Been here awhile

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    When your personal arsenal is worth more than your bike and farkles.
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