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Old 05-15-2007, 10:17 AM   #71
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Default Re: Riding With the Winds of Change: The 2008 KLR

Thanks, I'm confident it will be ok. I've got the best traffic lawyer in the city. The Ferrari club here uses her almost exclusively.
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:01 PM   #72
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Default The 2008 KLR -- no six speed?

This is tragic. All good changes, but I totally agree with Dean Hight about the missing 6th gear. The KLR doesn't even have a wide-ratio 5-speed. A motorcycle that weighs over 400 lbs. and still buzzes its rider on the interstate is vulnerable. I predict the other members of the big four will reenter the adventure touring market without making the same mistake. When the inevitable comparison tests are done, Kawasaki will finish low because they were too cheap to modify the crankcase castings. Bad move, Kawasaki. You could have made it really hard for the others to compete.
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:05 PM   #73
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Default Re: Riding With the Winds of Change: The 2008 KLR

Kawasaki did that. They call it the Versys. Europe only.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:15 PM   #74
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Default Re: Riding With the Winds of Change: The 2008 KLR

that's a goofy looking bike but I like it. If only it were here
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:19 PM   #75
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Default Re: Riding With the Winds of Change: The 2008 KLR

..the Versys is also available in Canada.
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:14 PM   #76
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Default Re: parallel twin power to the people.

Fair enough, but you don't work at a workingman's shop; you work at ATD (right?), the local Church of All Things Shiny and Exotic, where there are no prices posted because, "If you have to ask, you can't afford it."



You guys, with yer red paint, and yer unobtainum, and yer sexy foreign accents that steal my girlfriend (humbug)!



Seriously, though, there honestly is a middle range between Euro-chic and bargain-basement. Not every Jap bike has to be $5-6k in order to sell.
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:54 PM   #77
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Default Re: Riding With the Winds of Change: The 2008 KLR

You make me smile when you say that!
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Old 05-16-2007, 04:57 AM   #78
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Default Re: Riding With the Winds of Change: The 2008 KLR

Then by all means go get this thing. The old one served me very well and I dearly miss it. There are so many KLR groups out there that you can find an answer to every question that'll pop up. There are accessories available that will take you to the far reaches of the world reliably. Screw the fantasy. For a few bucks, they will be a reality. Plus, you can use the bike for normal, every day stuff. Just realize that the seat is way-T-F up there and the valve cover & radiator shouds are gonna ***** you off from time to time.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:06 AM   #79
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Oops! I said *****. But I did get 5 stars for only four letters. Pretty good deal. ***** is such a strange word. Will pee work any better? Will urinate convey the same raw emotion? ***** on it.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:09 AM   #80
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One can only imagine how a Ferrari club would use a woman.
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