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post #1 of 42 Old 07-19-2007, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of remarks do you normally get about your KLR?

In the past 5 or 6 weeks of ownership of my new KLR, one remark keeps coming out above all others, at least in this part of the world, it is "I didn't know you could ride a dirt bike on the road!" LOL, after I try to explain that it is a dualsport, they get this confused look upon their faces as if the greatest mystery in the universe has been unleashed upon them. I would have thought that since the bike is essentially over 20 years old platform wise, more people would have been familiar with it, but here at least, they all seem to be curious and drop jawed about the KLR's. What do you hear most from strangers and people you know about the bike?

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Is it a dirt bike or a street bike is one I'm ask a lot.
You ride that where?
I need one of those.

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That's funny. I get asked more questions when I'm out on single track about "how can you get that 650 around out here?". Some others are, "are you lost?", "what cc is that?" and my favorite, "who make that?". It was funnier when I had the stock tank on it.

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The one I like the most would have to be: "You rode that where, and put how many miles on it on that trip?"

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I don't get many confused responses, people seem to know generally what it is. They mainly ask if I go offroad with it much. I guess the mud left over from my last trail run isn't enough of a tell. They do typically assume it's your basic dirtbike and don't realize it's a 380lb beast though. I get a lot of "DO A WHEELIE" from the squids and teens. Overall, nobody seems all that clueless about it even though it's 1 of only 3 that I know of in town.
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I am most often asked the "what kind of bike is that? " question,followed by "who makes it?".

One guy at a gas station wanted to know if it was one of those "crotch rocket bikes".

A Harley riding co-worker looked it over,and asked me three questions.
1. Did you get that at Wal-mart?
2.Did you keep the box it came in?
3.When you gonna buy a REAL motorcycle?

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I wouldnt listen to any "Harley person."
I owned a brand new 2002 H-D Dyna Wide Glide...
It was such a piece of crap that I traded it after owning it for only 6 months.
It started leaking all over my garage floor after 800 miles.
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A Harley riding co-worker looked it over,and asked me three questions.
1. Did you get that at Wal-mart?
2.Did you keep the box it came in?
3.When you gonna buy a REAL motorcycle?



Most Hardly guys are gonna say that cause they are jealous they don' t have the nads to not follow the mainstream wannabe's and be his own person.

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A Harley riding co-worker looked it over,and asked me three questions.
1. Did you get that at Wal-mart?
2.Did you keep the box it came in?
3.When you gonna buy a REAL motorcycle?



Most Hardly guys are gonna say that cause they are jealous they don' t have the nads to not follow the mainstream wannabe's and be his own person.

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