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post #61 of 65 Old 10-27-2019, 10:18 AM
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This is my first KLR, and I love it stock quiet. That said, I have had 9 Harleys, and 3 beemers. Beemers sound terrible loud. Harleys, ( that's part of the napolian syndrome).
The only time I wish I had very loud Harley pipes when I was going through Hartford CT on my quiet beemer. 2 lanes no where to go, and this nice old lady in a big cadilac, just starts moving over to my lane, THANK GOD, they put loud horns on beemers or I would have bean a splat on the jersey barrier. The campgrounds I go to love my stock KLR. My last Harley, I put the stock slipons back on, and got all kinds of crap from the bad to the bone croud.
Ill post a pic of my klr and my last Harley.
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post #62 of 65 Old 10-27-2019, 05:34 PM
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This is my first KLR, and I love it stock quiet. That said, I have had 9 Harleys, and 3 beemers. Beemers sound terrible loud. Harleys, ( that's part of the napolian syndrome).
The only time I wish I had very loud Harley pipes when I was going through Hartford CT on my quiet beemer. 2 lanes no where to go, and this nice old lady in a big cadilac, just starts moving over to my lane, THANK GOD, they put loud horns on beemers or I would have bean a splat on the jersey barrier. The campgrounds I go to love my stock KLR. My last Harley, I put the stock slipons back on, and got all kinds of crap from the bad to the bone croud.
Ill post a pic of my klr and my last Harley.
Good horns are only used occasionally.

Loud exhausts annoy most other people MOST of the time, that is part of the reason for the creation of the EPA OEM manufacturer noise limits, other people.


On another note, people gripe about the KLR seat. I'd think that HD seat would make one say "Ouch" by the 1st intersection.

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post #63 of 65 Old 10-27-2019, 11:03 PM
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I think loud pipes give motorcycle riders a bad name. They make us appear to be a bunch of self centered jerks with no regard for others not caring how much their obnoxious pipes bother others.
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post #64 of 65 Old 10-28-2019, 09:46 AM
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Good horns are only used occasionally.

Loud exhausts annoy most other people MOST of the time, that is part of the reason for the creation of the EPA OEM manufacturer noise limits, other people.


On another note, people gripe about the KLR seat. I'd think that HD seat would make one say "Ouch" by the 1st intersection.
The Harley seat is more comfortable than it looks, just give it the Harley crouch/slouch, and its good for at least 150 miles. The original came with a $270 springer kit that did nothing but add chrome. So I took it off and dropped it ontop of the batt. For longer trips, I would add a lamb skin, jell seat cover. The stock seat was very ugly and hard and high, and uncomfortable. ( I know they do it on person) to make one buy another.
I took 85% of the KLR seat foam out and now can put both feet on the ground. AND the same, its good for 150ish miles, then I put the lambskin, jell cover on.
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I did upgrade the KLR horn though. I love the bike quiet, but love a loud horn. On the beemers, they sound like a loud old caddie.
As far as a low hard seat goes. Its no difference than if one sucks at sports, and gets to ride the bench all the time. Or putting a lot of time on a wooden bar stool. We could add a lot of time in church on the wooden bench also.
Its the curve of the seat that makes it cool and comfy. Like the old metal tractor seat with all the holes in it to drain water and cool/air the bottom.
Sooner or later, ill come across a good uphostery person and make the KLR seat low and cool, looking, instead of just low, now.
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