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Old 09-24-2006, 10:46 AM   #31
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The new KLR650 alternator puts out 35 watts?? Shall I bring a flashlight for night riding?
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Old 09-24-2006, 10:50 AM   #32
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Yep I am OK thanks for asking. I was riding in a road off of the Auburn-Black Diamond road. A tree branch was a across the road on a blind corner. Like an idiot I swerved but still hit the branch off center and went down. i.e. the front wheel slid out. There some other debris leave dirt and crap that made things slippery. Damage was the shifter broke off, fairing scrapes, turn signal, and a mirror is all. Limped home in first gear. Probably should of hit the branch straight on. My Alpinestar boots, Olympic kevlar gloves, JR jacket did their job. Didn't hit my head. My cargo jeans are toast though. Left leg is shreaded. Should of been wearing real Cortec, Ballistic pants or leathers.. My kneee and and thigh have road rash. I won't make that mistake again. Pretty stupid... Lesson learned wear protective gear everywhere. I should of stood the bike up and hit the branch head on.
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Old 09-24-2006, 10:52 AM   #33
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Excellent point. Beautiful bike..
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Old 09-24-2006, 10:53 AM   #34
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I hear you. kPPI coming soon... Definitely agree it looks good from a price/performance view point. Beautiful bike..
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Old 09-24-2006, 10:54 AM   #35
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Just sore and some road rash. Should of been wearing proper motorcycle pants. Thanks for asking. Feel pretty lucky...
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:21 AM   #36
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If he landed on his head no one would be able to tell.
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:32 AM   #37
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It seems reasonable (?) to expect that the new Connie will put 150/160+HP to the ground...



The real questions are, IMHO, "Is it a good bike?" and "How does it compare to its competiton for it's intended purpose".
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:38 AM   #38
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Help! The Connie 14 looks great and the performance should get most peoples attention BUT..when is it coming out? 08???What dont I understand here?
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Old 09-24-2006, 12:21 PM   #39
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Does belt drive lend itself to a dual-purpose application ie mud/rocks? If so I agree but I don't mind chain maintainance. Always kinda looked at the KLR650, seems like some good upgrades to the old girl.
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Old 09-24-2006, 12:51 PM   #40
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Man that is cold. Funny but cold.
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