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post #1 of 12 Old 06-19-2011, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Sooner or Later? Sooner.....

Well the new is off my 2011 KLR. I lay it down on a Back Road. Broke the Clutch Lever & Scratched it all up. I just didn't plan on it so soon. Engine Guard, Skid Plate, and Bark Busters are a must!!!!!

Sure did hurt to see it like that.

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-19-2011, 10:25 AM
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Hey, look at it this way: at least you got it over with. Now you can be like the guys in "Jaws" who sit around at the table in the boat comparing scars and telling stories about how they got them.



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post #3 of 12 Old 06-19-2011, 02:27 PM
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Don't feel too bad. After all, it is a dirt bike and should have a few scratches here and there. Replace the functional parts and enjoy.
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post #4 of 12 Old 06-19-2011, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Show me the way to go home! I'm tired and I wanna go to bed! Had alittle drink bout an hour ago and it went straight to my head! HAHAHAHAHAHA! Well said!

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post #5 of 12 Old 06-19-2011, 06:06 PM
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How many miles do you have on it??

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post #6 of 12 Old 06-19-2011, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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1400 I got it 3 weeks ago.

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post #7 of 12 Old 06-19-2011, 07:17 PM
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Don't let it get u down. (pun, count it)




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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post #8 of 12 Old 06-19-2011, 08:36 PM
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I remember when I first went down on my '09. The left fairing looked like a bear attacked it and it had claw marks. It seemed pretty cool so I left it that way until eventualy I had to get a new one. I should go out there with a box knife and try to duplicate the scratches but I'm sure it would look like a hack job.
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post #9 of 12 Old 06-20-2011, 01:35 PM
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Dropped mine at work in the parking lot. Everyone was there. Had installed my caribou cases the previous fall, so the damage was minimal. Pride hurt worse!!
this spring, I installed the swmotech crash bars. Now, we can all laugh at our own stupidity!!

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post #10 of 12 Old 06-20-2011, 01:54 PM
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Back in '94, while I was in Korea, I had my brother pick me up a Suzuki SP600. He sent me pictures of it and I drooled over them for five months before I could get home. It was older, but in pristine condition.

Got back home, went to his place to get it and we went riding trails in the Rampart Range area of Colorado. I hadn't ridden for four years. Within 100 yards of leaving the first trail head, I tried to get around a rock on a slope and wound up falling over and knocking a fist-sized dent in the gas tank when it hit the rock.

I never did get it fixed. I felt really stupid and was extremely pissed off at the time, but now when I think about it, I always laugh.



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