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Administrator 07-17-2009 12:49 PM

Kawasaki KLR650 Project Bike: Part 4
 

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mscuddy 07-17-2009 04:04 PM

Too heavy. I buddy of mine has a KLR, and once he laid it down in a sandwash, no big deal. When he went to pick it up, his right bicep muscle detached from the bone, and rolled up like a lampshade.

You could hear the scream for miles, like a wounded buffalo. And this was no wimp rider either, a manly man.

Ouch. That's heavy.

newagetwotone 07-17-2009 05:14 PM

I say take off the beak, Gag.

mscuddy 07-17-2009 06:57 PM

Hey, what was I thinking..
 
...a great bike for going South of the border.

Just don't get stuck in Tampico with no money, and let a guy named Pat McCormick offer you a job working on oil rigs.

Also, there's a great little place named the Oso Negro that has cots for 5 centavos a night...

Kenneth_Moore 07-17-2009 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by newagetwotone (Post 219111)
I say take off the beak, Gag.

Gosh no! If you squeeze it, it honks like Bozo's nose.

newagetwotone 07-17-2009 08:44 PM

lmao, well then ok maybe. Honestly i dislike most of the beaks on bikes, the Duck Hypermoto being an exception.

The_AirHawk 07-17-2009 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by mscuddy (Post 219105)
Too heavy. I buddy of mine has a KLR, and once he laid it down in a sandwash, no big deal. When he went to pick it up, his right bicep muscle detached from the bone, and rolled up like a lampshade.

You could hear the scream for miles, like a wounded buffalo. And this was no wimp rider either, a manly man.

Ouch. That's heavy.

Did it make a "Twang! Fwipfwipfwipfwipfwip......" sound?

mscuddy 07-18-2009 02:47 PM

Yes, it made that "flapata flapata flapata, urk..." noise. Was kind of funny actually, like a cartoon. The doc's stapled 'em back on, so he's OK now. Traded the KLR for a Katoom 525 EXC.

longride 07-18-2009 03:16 PM

It's kinda hard to believe this bike weighs almost 500 big ones. Gotta be hell in the sand!

seruzawa 07-19-2009 03:35 PM

Could be worse.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mscuddy (Post 219105)
Too heavy. I buddy of mine has a KLR, and once he laid it down in a sandwash, no big deal. When he went to pick it up, his right bicep muscle detached from the bone, and rolled up like a lampshade.

You could hear the scream for miles, like a wounded buffalo. And this was no wimp rider either, a manly man.

Ouch. That's heavy.

Could hear the screams from buyers of the new 4-stroke MXers. Must be lots of them by now as they learn that a $120 job on a two-striker is going to cost about $3000 on their works-type 4-strokes.

I say this because I was out riding my IT175 Saturday and managed to seize it. I guess I had it a little lean and it didn't like the 4 mile 60mph run up a slight grade. New piston/ring set? $80. Bore job? $40. Back in the dirt in a couple of weeks. Gotta love it.

I'll give up my two-stroke dirtbikes when they pry them form my cold dead fingers. At least my buddy on his XR250 won't be embarrassed by having his @ss kicked by a 31 year old IT175 next week. LOL! Who even cares about watching 4-stroke dirt racing? May as well watch slugs race.


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