You know you're a KLR rider when

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

  1. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    I must be in pretty deep cause as I read these some things happen,I keep getting ideas for mods,I realize I have done many classic drops and spills,and all the other people I run around with keep sayin"when ya gonna buy a new bike"1guy I know never got over it when he noticed my brake and clutch handle had been "trimmed"and I told him it keeps um from breaking when I fall.
  2. RevBill

    RevBill Irreverent Reverend

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    .. just came up with another one today .. thanks to some (apparently) long-lived ex-yuppy ..

    You know you're a KLR rider when ..

    .. you have to listen to some ass-hat bust your balls about touring the country in his luxury van towing his side-car rig, while you're still enjoying chapping your fanny on your KLR and sleeping on the ground ..
  3. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    You know your a KLR rider when you carry so much stuff that You can also fix tubeless flats,I keep the tubeless kit in my homemade compressor kit,and man when I head out I'm like a mobile repair shop on 2 wheels,and I got the chance to rescue a Honda Shadow today,my kinda day!!!
  4. Tucson_klr

    Tucson_klr Adventurer

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    The last time your bike was washed was probably before you bought it.
  5. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Washed mine the other day,Im kinda under the weather and figured it was time to clean it,gave it a Dollar Tree makeover,that means I get out the black,green,and silver magic markers and color all the scratches and rust spots etc,now that's KLRish,
  6. mike21b

    mike21b Been here awhile

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    There are 5 bikes in the garage, all gassed and ready to go, all legal, ranging from a 250 Super Sherpa to 650 Ninja, 1976 Suzuki Water Buffalo, to ZRX-1200 - and yet you still take the KLR.
  7. beefalumpalo

    beefalumpalo Been here awhile

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    When after six months of watching ditches near the dump, you finally find a trashcan lid to replace the one you fixed with zip ties.


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  8. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    I got rid of a 650 Ninja,a 250 Ninja,a DR350,and a very bitchin homemade XS650 all for the KLR,so far she is holding her own by doing everything good enough and cheap enough.
  9. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

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    when you tell your buddys you can't ride until you find those new assless chaps you just bought. oh, wait.... sorry, that goes in the Harley thread.... :rofl
  10. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Ya Beezer,this ain't no garage queen,shit dangling from the end of your handlebars Harley fest!Or maybe it is,I been hittin the sauce tonight.
  11. PacificPT

    PacificPT Long timer

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    Also works for brake levers....
  12. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Yep trim um until they are to short or quit breaking.Oh and yes levers!
  13. mikejjmay

    mikejjmay Been here awhile

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    You absolutely positively refuse to pay a dime more than $6 grand for a brand new motorcycle.

    New 2012 model, coming today, talked em from $6900 out the door (including tax, title, license) down to $5900 out the door.
  14. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    And you'll never find a better steed or a more eccentric group.we are Beemer guys with no money
  15. marc11

    marc11 Been here awhile

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    ...when you spend more money drilling, tapping, welding and replacing bolts for your footpeg mounts in a week than you did on gas....
  16. biensur22

    biensur22 litigious poster

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    funny story
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    But we didn't think quick steel would be enough. So we turned to safety wire.
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    Held up through Superstition and Ocotillo Wells OHV park. I'm sure my friend will find a new solution now that he's home.
  17. EmkIoway

    EmkIoway Adventurer

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    You know your a klr rider if your bike is 4 shades of blue and headed for 5(I thought that Krylon fusion would match one of the other colors). You also know you're one when your license plate is held on with wire.What can I say, its older than i am.
  18. PacificPT

    PacificPT Long timer

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    5 day ride, day three heading toward the racetrack in DV. Lost the bolt holding the exhaust to the bike. Temporary fix of a purple anodized carbiner and some zip ties...
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  19. shane.barton

    shane.barton Adventurer

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    And it is still holding strong. :D
  20. Carib

    Carib n00b

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    A Goldwing does not seem that heavy.