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post #11 of 93 Old 07-15-2010, 02:46 PM
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Gen 1 pre-recession, Gen 2 in-recession, nuff said?

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post #12 of 93 Old 07-15-2010, 03:01 PM
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At least Kawasaki gave us something to complain about.
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post #13 of 93 Old 07-15-2010, 03:53 PM
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At least Kawasaki gave us something to complain about.
So true. What the hell would we do on this forum if the bikes weren't so plastic and fantastic. (And cheaply manufactured.)

For real, though? They made em, we bought em. Fool me once, etc...my next bike is not going to be a KLR. That said, I plan to ride the piss out of this one for as long as I can.




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post #14 of 93 Old 07-15-2010, 03:54 PM
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And by 'piss' I mean oil.




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post #15 of 93 Old 07-15-2010, 03:56 PM
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And by oil I don't mean OLIVE.

(Like the new strategy, Paper? I don't even have to work, just sit here and post ALL DAY, EVERY DAY.)




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post #16 of 93 Old 07-15-2010, 04:52 PM
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I have an 09, and have not had problems with oil burning. I think they changed the rings to fix that one. I have no complaints about the breaks, and haven't busted any plastic yet, probably shouldn't have said that. My rubber is rotting out, though I think the turn signals are ok. Overall, I like the bike, but my first choice would have been a Buell Ulysses.
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post #17 of 93 Old 07-15-2010, 04:52 PM
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Does that still qualify as a Harley?
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post #18 of 93 Old 07-15-2010, 04:53 PM
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Am I now banned for life?
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post #19 of 93 Old 07-15-2010, 05:13 PM
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Yup.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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post #20 of 93 Old 07-15-2010, 05:22 PM
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Am I now banned for life?
I don't think so. However. There should be someway to let the other's on the playground know they are playing with one of the "special kids".

Something subtle....
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