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02-25-2011 10:59 PM
PeoriaMac I stand corrected on the number of KLR stories Motorcyclist did....although
some are comparisons...and one includes the Marine's Diesel version....


02-25-2011 10:52 PM
PeoriaMac No, what you see on the web, with the articles on engine, ergo's, braking, etc is pretty much what's in the Magazine. It's a five page glossy section, so some money was spent, and presumably they want the same thing on the web page as the magazine.
Ironically, Motorcyclist had a long-term 2008 KLR and I think they
did two "Long-term-update" short articles on it, even though they made
some serious farkles.
Sometimes I wonder if those "long term testbikes" aren't just another way for the staff to have something to ride on the weekends....
02-25-2011 10:46 PM
tomatocity I don't have Cycle World. Is there more to the article than that link? I would like to read about the installation of the listed products and any other previous installed or removed items.
02-25-2011 08:53 PM
PeoriaMac Yes, it's pretty much a commercial for Bike Bandit! But, unlike most
moto-magazines, at least they're upgrading a used bike as opposed to the usual blather about the fastest/best for this month/rarest racereplica.
Still, they want to raffle/auction/sell it off for charity for $7,000...which strikes me as a tad high, well-farkled or not. Mac
02-25-2011 08:00 PM
Damocles Did they touch the doohickey?

Never mind; just disrupting things for a bit of turbulence!

(While I've upgraded mine (EM w/torsion spring), I won't argue with anyone who chooses to run stock; each one assesses risk and chooses to manage it in his own way.)

The piece appears to be a showcase for Bike Bandit, as you mention. This thrust limits the modifications deemed acceptable, and . . . might deny some upgrades of higher priority than those fulfilled by Bike Bandit's inventory, IMHO.

Yet; ain't nothin' wrong with show-and-tell from a particular vendor; long as the journalism is honestly represented as such.

I would have reservations if such an exercise was represented as an overall survey of KLR mods available.

The piece is rather an advertisement; maybe an actual advertisement, where Bike Bandit paid directly for the coverage space. Text doesn't exactly ring like an objective evaluation, but . . . doesn't have to, if Bike Bandit's paying for the coverage.

Regardless, thanks for sharing the interesting layout of accessories available from Bike Bandit, PeoriaMac!
02-25-2011 05:32 PM
KLR Re-Cycle

The latest edition of Cycle World has a combined ad/promotion for Bike Bandit urgrading a slightly used KLR to current specs. Of course, they're using all Bike Bandit available parts...but it's interesting....and for sale.



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