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post #1 of 16 Old 07-27-2007, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Goodbye KLR...

I am trading my KLR for one of these Bad Boys...

http://www.buell.com/en_us/bikes/spo...125r/index.asp
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-27-2007, 10:30 PM
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I predict you will regret that decision before autumn arrives.
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post #3 of 16 Old 07-28-2007, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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I predict you will regret that decision before autumn arrives.

WRONG ! This baby has a 146 HP, Liquid cooled Rotax Engine.

It will eat KLRs for breakfast and crap them out before lunch.
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post #4 of 16 Old 07-28-2007, 07:47 PM
 
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An attitude like that makes me wonder if you are unclear about the whole KLR concept. Many of us have had very fast bikes (I have bikes that would stomp that Buell into the dust), but I now ride a KLR and don't care about who can beat who.

I want to be able to load 'er up and travel, crappy roads and nice ones. I want low maint and reliability. Once the couple niggling little KLR issues are solved (as they have been on my bike), it's exactly what I need.
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post #5 of 16 Old 07-28-2007, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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I am 45 and have had motorcycles my whole life.
The KLR is the first bike I have ever purchased that has a major flaw
for 20 years, and the manufacturer has done nothing about it.
Had I known about the "Doo" nonsense, I wouldnt have bought it.
I also know about going fast, I had an Aprilia RSV1000 that did 177 mph on several occasions.

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post #6 of 16 Old 07-28-2007, 09:22 PM
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You consider something that costs $40 and a couple hours of work a "major" flaw??

Not sure what you've been riding, but if the Doo is what you consider a major flaw, you've been damned lucky..

I consider the stock seat WAY more of a flaw than the Doo, and it's far from major.

If KLR riders wanted a bike that was blazing fast, they wouldn't buy a KLR.. Pretty simple to fix, actually..

Enjoy the Buell.
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post #7 of 16 Old 07-28-2007, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have read reports about a broken doo causing serious engine damage.
I consider that a Major Flaw.
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post #8 of 16 Old 07-28-2007, 10:12 PM
 
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Did your Doo fail on your bike stealth rider?
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post #9 of 16 Old 07-28-2007, 10:20 PM
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I have read reports of about a broken doo causing serious engine damage that could have been fixed with a $40 part and a dime's worth of common sense...
Fikst

I've never owned a motorcycle that I didn't change to make it safer/more reliable/better handling/etc.. The KLR was one of the cheapest and easiest to make better.

Also, I know lots of KLR riders who NEVER changed the Doo and had zero issues. Just like wearing a helmet, it depends on how much risk you're willing to take.

I wasn't willing to take the risk, so $40 later and 2 hours of farting around with a buddy, we had both our bikes taken care of and reliable..

There isn't such a thing as a perfect machine. That includes Buell products.

Good luck with the Buell. And no, I'm not trying to start a fight with you. If you hate KLR's this badly, move on.. Jeeze.. Bitching about it won't change a thing.
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post #10 of 16 Old 07-28-2007, 10:46 PM
 
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Good.
Go Away.
The past few days you've done nothing but whine and criticize. If you don't like it, fine, just keep your mouth shut about it. We visit this forum to help, share info and stories, and learn stuff that has to do with KLR, not to listen to someone complain and knock things other people like.
Sorry this bike didn't work out for you, now just go away. You're bringing me down.
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