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post #1 of 6 Old 07-13-2007, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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My Friend just bought a 2008 KLR and I have to admit that it is 100%
better than my 2007.
My 2007 looks totally outdated sitting next to his 2008 and it rides much better.
I should have waited for the 2008.
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-14-2007, 12:20 AM
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Nah! Take it in the woods and on some tough off-road trails where it's pretty certain it will take some tree and brush hits and most likely get dropped, then watch him cringe at every fairing smack, whack, thump, bam, boom, crack, pow, slam, scraaaaatch, crunch. Then like several others have done, he can make the call for new plastic.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-14-2007, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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I dont care about going offroad, so the 2008 is the way to go.
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-14-2007, 01:54 PM
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I am with you stealth, I prefer the back roads and gravel and an occasional dirt road, but no trails and single tracks. I will definately upgrade to the newer bike in a year or so.

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Previous ride was a 2007 KLR Black/Silver, I miss it..
Looking to get back into KLR's sometime soon.

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-15-2007, 12:13 AM
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Just be sure to test the clutch lock out switch before riding it home. I picked up an '08 about a month ago and the switch was screwed. Because it's still under the factory warranty, I didn't want to bypass it yet so instead I have to make an appointment and take it back to the dealer to be fixed!

I'm supposed to be enjoying a new bike, not having it worked on already!

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-16-2007, 05:32 PM
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noob question: how do you test the clutch lock out switch?
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