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post #1 of 9 Old 02-08-2007, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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KLR confuses Harley Rider....

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-09-2007, 06:32 AM
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It's not only the "biker" wannabes, it's just about everyone. The phrase I like the most is "You ride that on the street" to which I reply, "I'll go anywhere you go, I might not get there as fast, but when I do then you go where I go". They pretty much be quite after they say "OH NO I COULDN"T DO THAT". Then I'm thinkin', how much fun are you really missin'.

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Funniest thing I have had someone tell me was from a little boy. I had stopped at a store and was just getting off the KLR when a boy, I'm guessing 7-8 years old, came walking by with his mom and said to me "Thats a pretty big dirt bike mister"

The shortest distance between two points is a damn shame.......

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post #4 of 9 Old 02-13-2007, 12:48 PM
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Back in December, I come out of the store and load the loot (Christmas coming) onto my camo KLR - a little boy and his dad walk by. The tyke says, "Daddy, that's a MAN'S bike!"
Gotta love the young ones! :lol:
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-14-2007, 01:34 PM
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It works both ways. More than once I've been out on single track and stoped for a smoke when a 125cc or 250cc bike pulls up and wants to know what is it or simly says' "I can't believe your riding a street legal bike out here".
But yes, the 14 and under kids take the cake for comments. Usually it's just "cool motorcycle", but every once in a while you get a classic like, "is that a stunt bike?". :mrgreen: I've actually had to practice doing a wheelie so I can pull off the cool exit. :lol:

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When you start talking about Hardley Riders you have to understand it isn't hard to confuse MOST of them.(there are a few exceptions)

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post #7 of 9 Old 02-27-2007, 08:53 PM
 
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Hey - I resemble that remark...

OK, so I'm a newb to the whole KLR thing. But I'm loving commuting on it, rain or shine. Much better tool for that job than my King (that'd be an HD FLHRS, which stands for Road King Custom for all ya'll non-Hardley dudes).

yeah, the KLR is the business when the going gets gnarly, I'll give you that. On the other hand, my various Harley's managed to navigate some pretty rough stuff over the years. One time in particular was a hoot - at Sturgis. My buddy and I were out in search of buffalo in Custer State Park. Decided to follow one of the jeep-type tours - topless rig loaded with about a dozen people, most of whom were wearing black t's with bar/shield logos...

So guy turns off main pavement onto two-track. I'm on a Dyna, buddy on bagger. It was the stream crossing that freaked him out, so I rode his bagger across. Eventually the two track petered out, and we were basically riding through a field - following this dam jeep tour. Eventually came upon a pretty big herd of tatonka. Awesome. And those dudes with the t's in the jeep were having a hard time believing it.

We still laugh about it. So...there sure are a lot of hardley guys who like shining chrome more than riding. But just remember - you never know.
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post #9 of 9 Old 03-01-2007, 03:48 PM
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I did a lot of off roading with a 1992 R100RS that looked pretty much like this one..


Tried again. Same model, different colors, but you get the point.

As long as you can get traction and have clearance, most anything will make it as a decent off roader.. Even a Harley..

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