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Old 04-23-2007, 07:03 PM   #51
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Default Re: R. Lee Ermey-Narrated KLR650 Love Fest

HA! Murphys Irish Red out my nose.



Not sure if I am upset about that or not.
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:35 PM   #52
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Would all of that attention take a little left turn if you perused the vehicle issue of "Consumer Reports"?



After all, they don't accept advertising, are non-biased, non-profit, and measure "some of the stats", themselves.



Please excuse the editorial staff for all driving Volvos, Beemers, and Lexus'.



They do a fair job on the ratings for vacuum cleaners, though.



Pretty much, "They all suck."
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:34 AM   #53
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If the '08 Killer is anywhere near as decent as it looks, I might just empty the garage and get one. And it won't go on anything worse than a dirt road this time. Hopefully, the valves have been made more accessible. The dash looks very nice, the front end does too, the rack looks like it'll hold something and the skid plate looks like it might actually fend off a squirrel's head or two. The handlebar looks like cheese, but the brakes might work. The redone engine may finally address that dreaded low-end stammer and the seat padding might last through a full tank of gas. At about $5,400, not a bad deal. Red, blue or green? For a bike that was supposed to be at dealers in April, there sure is little info available.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:51 AM   #54
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"But a lot the folks around here (WI) drive big bad trucks with turbodiesels, extra loud pipes and orange/black sticker on the rear window"



I'm STILL looking for a sticker that says "I don't own a (insert bar and shield here), just this cheesy sticker".



I swear, I'll pay good money for a couple of 'em.
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:07 PM   #55
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I stopped paying attention to CR's car reviews when they dinged the Corvette for having a "harsh, bumpy ride" and limited luggage capacity. The Volvo 240 is the asymptote of their ratings system.



After the car seat debacle, I stopped paying attention to CR altogether.
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:55 PM   #56
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So what you're saying is the new F-150's frame is the only frame in all of truckdom since the dawn of trucks that worth a $hit?



I'd probably say 99% of truck owners never abuse their trucks enough to warrant the cost and weight of a boxed frame. Besides, if it's designed properly it'd be just as strong as a boxed frame.
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:59 PM   #57
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"So what you're saying is the new F-150's frame is the only frame in all of truckdom since the dawn of trucks that worth a $hit? "



Yeah, that's pretty much what I'm saying. Best selling vehicle in the U.S. for 23 years in a row. A lot of people don't need the capacities of the 150, but a lot of people don't need the capacities of the Corvette, either.



It's not about need.



(grin)



Keep in mind that I am admittedly somewhat biased, but I do have to give it to Toyota for making a run at the Big Dog.



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Old 04-25-2007, 08:55 AM   #58
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Tried to run my K1200LT on diesel once, it didn't like it...funny that...
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:56 AM   #59
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Euthanasia will be available by then and your kids will finally take care of the Kwhatever problem...
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:22 PM   #60
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So he's got five or six more years of bliss, eh?
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