Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lil's Hair Salon and Peanut-eria
Originally Posted by BackcountryBob
Something I have found is that KLRs and their owners tend to be cheap... And not in a negative way they are clever cheap.
I'm gonna try that first if there's enough material left. It seems that a lot of the rubber type stuff on my '08 has rotted away (wind screen well nuts in the first year, most recently, the boot on the battery cable for the starter. Though it may have been rotten for a long time and just never noticed until I pulled the starter off to do the 685 kit.
Going off track (sorry)... Some are downright cheap!!! my Favorite Cheap KLRista story is from back in '08. I got my '08 in January '08 and hadn't seen any other Gen IIs in the wild by this time. I finally saw another at a gas station and waited for the owner to appear to talk to him. As we're waiting, there's a guy digging through the trash. I was saying to myself, I knew the reputation of a KLRista, "Please don't be the guy on the bike", because that would solidify the stereotype. Yep, it was him. His story was he was really a Harley rider, but had to sell his real bike and get the KLR becasue it was cheap (like him I guess) and that certain scratch off tickets had a 2nd chance drawing you could send in to try to win... he was especially interested in finding a certain one that had a drawing for a new Harley.
This was my first time seeing a Gen II KLR in the wild and the first time meeting a KLR rider that I didn't already know.
"It sure beats working all week, boozing it up in some smoky bar or sitting around watching the world go to Hell in living color and still ending up, just before payday, flat broke as usual. That's only existing, not really living." - Don Marshall, Cycles South, 1971
'08 KLR650 & '14 Super Tenere