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post #1 of 28 Old 10-15-2011, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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New commuter bike

That's the saleslady, Robyn, standing next to me and the new commuter. She's a nice person.



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post #2 of 28 Old 10-15-2011, 03:29 PM
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WOW! That was quick! You were just talking about that last weekend! NICE BIKE Tom!!!

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Somebody HAD money.

Of course the sales people are nice. I just bought a new car and you think the guy was my brother. That was last week. Next time I ask for something he'll pretend he doesn't know me.

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post #4 of 28 Old 10-15-2011, 04:27 PM
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WOW! That's a little different than a KLR. Congrats!




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post #5 of 28 Old 10-15-2011, 04:56 PM
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Wow...

Nice bike!

I'm sure after riding that beauty you won't be interested in cruising the interstate on the kLR...

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post #6 of 28 Old 10-15-2011, 05:06 PM
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You'll feel more at home if you pull one of the sparkplugs and run on one cylinder. Then I'd buy a jet kit (just to have), it won't matter which one, you'll never touch your fuel injection anyway. A few stickers and you should be set.
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You'll feel more at home if you pull one of the sparkplugs and run on one cylinder. Then I'd buy a jet kit (just to have), it won't matter which one, you'll never touch your fuel injection anyway. A few stickers and you should be set.
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Under all that plastic, it has a soul. At idle it shakes like a dog shittin' tacks. My KLR is waaay smoother. Blip the throttle and the whole mess tilts to the right. I have the seat in the high position and it's still too low. The front end is a bit heavy at slow speed, but overall it weighs only 100 pounds more than the KLR. It loves to turn at speed.

But all I wanted it for was the sixth gear....

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If all those quirks get annoying, I'll take it off your hands.




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post #10 of 28 Old 10-15-2011, 09:52 PM
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congrats

Nice bike they do handle great in the mountains.

I have a k1200lt and love it, enjoy and safe riding!
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