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Post by verdesardog » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:27 pm

I just traded my big BMW road bike for this:

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Re: New motorcycle

Post by RustyPW » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:43 pm

Nice! :rockon:
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Re: New motorcycle

Post by Colibri » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:10 am

Nice! I had a klr for a few years, really durable bikes and lots of fun for not much money. That one looks in great shape, nice find.
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Post by verdesardog » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:26 am

It's a one owner that took meticulous care of it, my next door neighbor actually. He has at least 6 or 7 classic BMW's and is where I got the BMW a couple of years ago that I traded him for this LOL
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Re: New motorcycle

Post by Bill2014 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:05 am

Looks really clean and in great shape!
I still have my Honda 650 Enduro - just never have time to get on it anymore :(
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Re: New motorcycle

Post by Mule » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:57 pm

Nice! Great bikes, capable at everything but master at none. Run forever.

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Re: New motorcycle

Post by verdesardog » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:22 pm

:D Simple too
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Re: New motorcycle

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:23 pm

IIRC, don't the KLR's have a larger fuel tank capacity than most of the other dual sports? Seems like that would be a huge benefit for overland range limitations.

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Post by verdesardog » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:39 pm

The gas tank does look huge, I also have a 1 gallon gasoline rotopax on the back. And a one gallon water, can't go out into the desert without water!
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Post by Retired BLM Rig » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:29 pm

KLR650 = 6.1 gallon fuel tank.
Competitors = 2-3 gallon fuel tank.
More than twice the range! :rockon:

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Post by Bill2014 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:46 pm

Most of us swap out our tanks for something a little larger. I drove my bike home from the dealer and bought a large poly tank off of Ebay and some graphics stickers from Baja Designs that same day. I drained and cleaned out the original tank - it was used for 5 miles and has been boxed up ever since :lol:
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Post by verdesardog » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:21 pm

I kind of wish this didn't have a fairing and windshield.......I do like the hand guards though.
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Post by Mule » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:02 pm

Easy to pull off. :shrug

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Post by verdesardog » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:21 pm

I think the head light is part of that, haven't really had time to look yet.....
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Re: New motorcycle

Post by Bill2014 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:39 am

verdesardog wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:21 pm
I kind of wish this didn't have a fairing and windshield.......I do like the hand guards though.
I love having the hand guards - they deflect lots of nasty stuff - and on the road they block a lot of the freezing air for us northern folk that try to ride year round.
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Re: New motorcycle

Post by WvChamp » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:39 am

Bought her new in 08.
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Re: New motorcycle

Post by verdesardog » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:01 am

nice!
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Post by TwinStick » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:33 pm

I had a 2005 Suzuki DR650SE. Great bike. It paid for itself and the insurance with $$$ to spare, vs driving my trucks. Sold it when i retired.
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G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

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Re: New motorcycle

Post by RustyPW » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:17 pm

Seen the new Honda CRF450L. That's been sticking in the back of my mine. I hate when that happens. Because I usually end up buying it. :doh: But I still love my VFR.
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Re: New motorcycle

Post by verdesardog » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:13 pm

I traded a very nice BMW1100 for my dual purpose bike. The roads are getting too dangerous now days. Seems like no one even stops at stop signs anymore! And for sure turn signals might as well not be installed on most cars as no one seems to use them except me.
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Post by Mule » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:25 am

the little orange ones are lots of fun.
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Post by Retired BLM Rig » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:49 am

verdesardog wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:13 pm
Seems like no one even stops at stop signs anymore! And for sure turn signals might as well not be installed on most cars as no one seems to use them except me.
I want to get a bumper sticker that says "IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU USED YOUR TURN SIGNAL HALF AS MUCH AS YOUR FINGER"!
I'm convinced that DMV is using Mario Cart to test peoples driving skills these days, because all the millennials on So. Cal. freeways drive like they're playing a video game where no ones life is really at stake. :angry:

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Re: New motorcycle

Post by TwinStick » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:07 pm

Yeah, that is exactly why i sold mine. I LOVE riding, but everyone seems to drive with their middle finger, even though it was clearly their fault. Been thinking about an off-road bike lately, to eliminate all the on-road issues. lol
In WNY State. 2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls an 18' 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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Re: New motorcycle

Post by Mule » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:06 pm

get a smol dualsport. Terrorize soccer moms on the highway, thump around in the dirt.

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