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post #1 of 18 Old 06-21-2011, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Working on getting KLR#2!

I recently acquired my '93...



Working on a trade right now- my '01 SV650 for an '01 KLR.

Here's the SV:



Here's the '01 KLR:



Thinking about calling the '01 'Black Ops' to go with the '93 'GI Joe'

My oldest son will be home from the USNA this weekend! Hoping to have the deal done in time for him to ride with me! He's only ridden an sv up til now. I told him it's kinda like comparing a jeep to a sports car. The sports car (sv) is flashy and fast, but the jeep (klr) will get lot more done and go a lot more places!
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post #2 of 18 Old 06-21-2011, 11:50 PM
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Nice! Is it lowered or are you super tall?




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post #3 of 18 Old 06-22-2011, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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I don't think it's lowered. I'm 6 foot without the boots, and 200 or so pounds nekkid. Add in a decent toolkit and my gear, plus the wheel/tire from the minivan, and that's a pretty good load. I didn't have the pre-load cranked up either- about midway.

I have been considering progressive springs for the front, and an aftermarket for the back, but that's a good chunk of change.
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post #4 of 18 Old 06-22-2011, 02:24 AM
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I'm 6'2". I guess you're just loaded up. Dig the bike, for real.




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AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

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post #5 of 18 Old 06-22-2011, 02:24 AM
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You painted the Action-Packer?




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post #6 of 18 Old 06-22-2011, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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You painted the Action-Packer?
Yep. It chips a bit, but touch up paint is cheap and easy.
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post #7 of 18 Old 06-22-2011, 12:25 PM
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I love that bike
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post #8 of 18 Old 06-22-2011, 01:51 PM
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Yep. It chips a bit, but touch up paint is cheap and easy.
That was a good call.




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post #9 of 18 Old 06-22-2011, 04:12 PM
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I wouldn't do it. What's the point of having the same bike? (unless your son will be living close to you and you guys can get in a lot of quality time on them) I've bought and sold many bikes the past few years but I think I MIGHT finally have a couple bikes that do everything I need. - Light trail bike and nasty dual sport & the KLR for easy DS rides, commuting and just general road riding. Don't think I need anything any bigger because I never get out and go for a 500 mile road trip.

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post #10 of 18 Old 06-22-2011, 05:46 PM
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I've been pondering just what color I should paint my '05. Hope you dont mind, but me thinks it's gonna be sand colored, that just looks sharp as all get out.

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