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post #1 of 37 Old 12-23-2018, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 37 Old 12-24-2018, 10:32 AM
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'Bout made me cry to see how they abused the poor thing, for the sake of making such a short video.
To some people Japanese bikes have always been just a "disposable toy".

That bike was in quite pristine condition from what I could see.

So sad.
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post #3 of 37 Old 12-24-2018, 10:36 AM
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I know F9 is a beloved channel and that they do some good stuff, but Tom's Second Rule of Behaviour should have been applied. "Don't **** stuff up that you can't un-****." To Paul's point, that was a nice first-year 650. Now it is busted and valueless.

Honestly and candidly, had I been in charge of penises on the day these guys were born I would not have given them one. I am underwhelmed by F9 in this instance.
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'Bout made me cry to see how they abused the poor thing, for the sake of making such a short video.
To some people Japanese bikes have always been just a "disposable toy".

That bike was in quite pristine condition from what I could see.

So sad.
I can see your perspective. I saw it as a tribute to the KLR and its toughness and likelihood to outlast a good many of us.
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I have to ask Tom, is that the oil pick-up snorkle which is supposed to be bolted onto the RH engine case trying to fall out thru the gaping hole at minute 14:34?

I don't know what else that cylindrical shiney aluminium piece could be?
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Yes, it is attached towards the front of the right-hand case and angles down at a 45 angle. It looks intact.

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Somehow, I'm reminded of . . . The Honey Badger! As in, the honey badger is NATURE'S KLR650!


A critical comment on the previous youtube video clip in Post # 1 above: Anyone riding an un-Tee modded Generation 1 KLR650 in water over 10" depth, and bouncing off rocks without a proper skid plate, appears to me the architect of his own chaos and potential catastrophe. My opinion only.
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I'm glad to see I wasn't the only one thinking this video was "in poor taste."

I wonder if they would use this same methodology to "torture test" riding gear, wearing it themselves "until the point of catastrophic failure" to show us "just how tough it is."

Yeah, just realized I threw that out there on Christmas. Gotta run. Krampus is knocking at my door...........
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I'm glad to see I wasn't the only one thinking this video was "in poor taste."

I wonder if they would use this same methodology to "torture test" riding gear, wearing it themselves "until the point of catastrophic failure" to show us "just how tough it is."

Yeah, just realized I threw that out there on Christmas. Gotta run. Krampus is knocking at my door...........
Actually, torture testing, often called durability testing by engineers, is a well accepted way to test vehicles and many forms of equipment. Actually, the military requires it for almost everything it buys, from aircraft to handguns.

https://news.kettering.edu/news/new-...ility-test-lab

https://www.wideopenspaces.com/crazy...es-rifle-fire/

However, the F9 video was done gratuitously as the KLR is not a new design being tested. I know some here see the video as a travesty, but I see it as a tribute to the KLR, the honey badger of motorcycles. I thought that was a very apt comparison and I laugh every time I watch that honey badger video. That is one tough animal.
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I can see both sides; there are lots of roached out, primered black KLR's they coulda used...that one looked fairly nice which, I think, is the source of the angst.

On topic; they have mandatory crash testing of new vehicles....not such a big deal for one of 1million F150's but it hurts when they have to crash test a Jaguar XJ220 (for eg.)

Anyhow, Merry Christmas to all of you

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