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post #1 of 30 Old 05-20-2007, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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How much heavier is the '08 KLR?

Somebody told me it gained fifty pounds, but that just can't be right..... Right?

The damn thing was already a pig.

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post #2 of 30 Old 05-20-2007, 10:44 AM
 
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Somebody told me it gained fifty pounds, but that just can't be right..... Right?

The damn thing was already a pig.

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Now it is a Hog.
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post #3 of 30 Old 05-20-2007, 02:17 PM
 
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yea a BIG fat plastic HOG!! 2008 KLR650 bunk!! look bunk! travle... joke!! iam sure it's gottin heaver too as there more junk to deal with.. thats one ugly bike now....... the KLR650 as we no it is gone fore good DAM kawasaki.....!!!!

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I'm glad that I have the last good year of the KLR.
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post #5 of 30 Old 05-21-2007, 01:55 AM
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I'm glad that I have the last good year of the KLR.
OK I am going to be the antaginist (sp).

Buy an '07 KLR, you can get them for $4900 OTD in this area. Now make all the upgrades that the '08 KLR has from the factory. How much do you think the '07 will cost finished?
+41mm forks
+front brake rotor and dual piston caliper
+headlight
+better gauges
+mirrors with less vibration
+non-buffeting fairing/windshield
+left-side lightswitch
+left-side mirror relocated
+adjustable front brake lever
+larger non-buffeting hard guards
+handlebar vibration dampeners
+better sidestand with big foot
+tail light / inner fender
+sub-frame
+10mm upper sub-frame bolt
+comfortable seat
+aluminnum radiator
+plastic radiator screen
+larger stock skid plate
+stainless steel header with stainless steel header heat shield
+larger header (inside diameter with no seam)
+side panels that keep saddlebags away from the exhaust and rear wheel
+balancer lever (doohickey)
+thicker wheel spokes
+"possibly" a dual piston rear brake
+larger rear rack
+narrower turn signals with clear lens
+non-buffeting front fender
+increased flow on the intake valves
+hidden front brake line
+higher handlebars
+what else?

How much does that '07 cost?

I am not bad mouthing the pre-'08 but it does have its good points. There are not too many things that need to be upgraded.

Is it ugly? In some eyes, yes. In other eyes, no. Definitely in the eyes of the riders that drop the '08 and crack the plastic ($25 here and $125 there). But if you are a true off-roader who cares about looks. Ride it, drop it, pick it up, ride it...don't wash it.

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So far nobody has addressed my question...... Is the '08 heavier than the older molels??

-T
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389 lbs dry weight is what I read in a review??? the book from dealer says 337 lbs??? not sure am going to look and see for my self this week and decided if I will buy it or not?...But like tomato said has alot of well needed upgrades that are worth the near same price as those paid for 07's???
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So far nobody has addressed my question...... Is the '08 heavier than the older molels??

-T
Hi Tim. Do a search. It has been discussed heavily (pun intended). End result the '08 is heavier though you should notice it on the road.

Are you looking for another KLR?

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It has been discussed heavily (pun intended).

Are you looking for another KLR?
I think you just answered my question.

As for buying another bike, I just moved into a place with NO room for a motorcycle, so it doesn't look like I'll be getting another one at least until my lease runs out and I move to another place. Thing is, I really like where I am now.

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I think you just answered my question.

As for buying another bike, I just moved into a place with NO room for a motorcycle, so it doesn't look like I'll be getting another one at least until my lease runs out and I move to another place. Thing is, I really like where I am now.

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Good to see you back in teh mix of things.

If any of you want to see a very clean KLR search TIMBO for photos. If it isn't teh cleanest KLR I have seen it is close.

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