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post #1 of 10 Old 03-20-2011, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Look at what followed me home!!



Ain't it purdy? So there I was, minding my own business, when a supposedly good influence on the impressionable riders in my neighborhood throws out one of those "once in a lifetime bargains". The hook was dangled, and I hit it like a starving Carp.

"98 "Blueberry Baby Bike". 6K on the clock, all there and well cared for. Not sure if the BBB will crank out enough watts to energize my Gerbing's jacket liner and gloves. It was approaching dark, and I didn't want to risk a dead battery out in the sticks, so I gritted my teeth, threw on the 'stich and beat feet for the mountains. 42 miles later, I pulled up the driveway. It's got Kenda 270's fore and aft. 42 miles was a lot like being tied to the bed and someone dropping forty quarters in the magic fingers slot. Those who live to "get into the wind", probably don't do that much when the ambient temperatures are in the forties and there is no windshield.

It's out parked along side the big KLR. When the sic-fiddy dozes off, I'll 'prolly bring the new little fella in the house.

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“many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased”- Steinbeck, [I]"Travels with Charlie"
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-20-2011, 11:55 PM
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I like it!




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post #3 of 10 Old 03-21-2011, 01:28 AM
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Ain't she cute. I know ain't isn't a word.

94 KLR,tank guards,sw motech centerstand,Doo done, african switch,mirror dampners, powerpegz, twisted throttle fuses, aluminum skidplate, Bigcee shark disc and jug holder and subframe upgrade, progrip grips,maier handguards/brushguards, avon distanzias,fmf q4 exhaust, headlight guard, handlebar risers, billet rear brake reservoir bracket and guard, dual star shifter,garmin 2820 gps, tmod,disc cover, pcv mod,corbin flat
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post #4 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 04:09 PM
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Thats the exact same KLR I have man.....
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post #5 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 06:37 PM
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Thats the exact same KLR I have man.....
Check your garage, Crazy Jake!

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post #6 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 08:28 PM
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Man, I'd like to get a lil 250 to play with! Nice find!
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post #7 of 10 Old 03-23-2011, 07:48 PM
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nice ride

up grade's 2008 green,
Cee Baily tinted wind shield, studibaker skid plate, one inch length added to shifter, highway pegs, steel pegs,Jardine pipe, trunk, head light rock gard, , 12 volt power outlet, 16 tooth front sprocket, Progressive front springs, studibaker master cylender guard, PVC mod,Doo Hickey, one wheel offroad trailer, night vision ammo cans for side bags my oun tank gards.

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post #8 of 10 Old 03-23-2011, 07:53 PM
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What size gas tank is on that thing. Looks great by the way.
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post #9 of 10 Old 03-23-2011, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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What size gas tank is on that thing. Looks great by the way.
It runs just as good as it looks. The fuel tank holds a whoppin' 2.9 gallons. I have put a few miles on it between gully washers the past few days, and have averaged 63 MPG. I will own up to engaging in some riding activities that would not be viewed well by my insurance carrier or local law enforcement. Once the new wears off a little, and the rider settles down a bit, I'm hoping to get some better distance out of this fast-approaching 4 buck a gallon gas we have to deal with.

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post #10 of 10 Old 03-26-2011, 07:24 PM
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Beautiful bike! Nice to have something light and flickable for the tight singletracks and yet you still don't have to trailer it. The best of both worlds!

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