I have never seen the attraction with these stickers; perhaps owning a BMW has tainted my perception and sense of humor.
My RT will be going soon. A brilliant bike that I like very much. I don't love it, though, nor do I care for BMWNA or the beating and attitude that I took from the dealer. Neither the bike nor the dealer/BMWNA inspired any brand loyalty or affection.
I hope to replace it with a bike that I think I will love, a Tiger 800XRT.
It was not so much the GS I didn't like as it was the BMW dealers. An example was buying oil and a filter to do my own oil change they wanted $85, if I took the bike to them the cost was $65. They said it was because of the fact they used bulk oil, I said I would bring a container and buy the bulk oil. They wouldn't do it. Just one example. I bought my first KLR ('08 used with 3150 miles) while I still had the BMW and found it suited me fine, currently has 328k km (205k miles) and has never been to a dealer. I had a KTM 950 gorva while nut didn't like the maintenance it required. I've been averaging a thousand kms a week for the last 12 years so it is important to me to be able to do my own repairs and maintenance at a reasonable cost.
My 2011 had those decals on the tank when I bought it 3 years ago. It is my 3rd KLR. I've had a KLR continuously since 2003. I'm a kool-aid drinking KLRist. Not ravenous, but I do believe that it is one of the best values in motorcycling.
I pulled those off the minute I got home. The last thing I wanted was to have a BMW rider see them and think that I had any desire to "be like them" but couldn't afford to. They, in general, are going to look down on the KLR anyways. I see no need to give them any indication that I agree with them.
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