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New or old shape? 3 years 1 month ago #99456

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Goeie dag almal

Ek wil so bietjie uitvind by die manne wat al baie KLRs gery het. Nuwe model of ou model? Ek het n nuwe een maar is is mal oor die ou een (lyk soos n swiss army knife go anywhere -nie bang om te val nie look). My g*t krap so nou en dan om die nuwe te ruil vir n oue
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New or old shape? 3 years 1 month ago #99457

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Watse nuwe een het jy? Model? Kilos?
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New or old shape? 3 years 1 month ago #99458

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2009 model 25000km
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New or old shape? 3 years 1 month ago #99465

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Old one is more reliable... look at it this way... Have a look which models are the specialists - Doc, CapeKLR and Groenie - riding!
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New or old shape? 3 years 1 month ago #99473

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Ek het ook al baie aan die een gedink :silly: Het ook 'n nuwe model, maar stem saam met die ou look B) As ek oor kon kies het ek dalk die ou model gevat... Maar glo my, na al die tyd en geld en ure wat ek en die nuwe model (The Samurai) saam spandeer het. Ken ons mekaar, en ek sal hom nie vir enige ander KLR wil ruil nie!!! ;)

Daar is blykbaar 'n conversion wat 'n mens ook kan doen met die ou fairings..... just saying :P
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New or old shape? 3 years 1 month ago #99477

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Yes, doc kan vir jou die oue se plastics op die nuwe bike sit.

My pa het 'n 2011 en ek 'n 2007 Fugly. Ek persoonlik sou sê dat die nuwe bike bietjie lekkerder ry (minder vibrasie, voel bietjie kragtiger), maar die ou bike is vir my mooier en hy val bietjie beter (goedkoper per sliding meter).

Die enigste probleem is dat lae km fuglies baie skaars begin raak.
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New or old shape? 3 years 1 month ago #99499

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The Lone Ranger wrote:
Old one is more reliable... look at it this way... Have a look which models are the specialists - Doc, CapeKLR and Groenie - riding!

Er Groenie rides a new shapes that is pretending to be an old shape plus and old shape he is trying to make look like a new shape. :sick: :sick:
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New or old shape? 3 years 1 month ago #99503

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Dieseldawie wrote:
The Lone Ranger wrote:
Old one is more reliable... look at it this way... Have a look which models are the specialists - Doc, CapeKLR and Groenie - riding!

Er Groenie rides a new shapes that is pretending to be an old shape plus and old shape he is trying to make look like a new shape. :sick: :sick:
:laugh: :lol:
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New or old shape? 3 years 1 month ago #99538

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I ride an OLD one that's been heavily modified and a new one, made to look like an old one.

Of the 2, I prefer the old one much much more. It's maybe because I have made it my own over the past 11 years and it feels like comfy slippers when you ride it. It just rides, handles, stops and accelerates better than the new one.

I'm starting to make friends with the new one. The upside-down forks f*ck around with the handling a bit and doesn't instill any confidence off road. The one time I took it on a dirt ride, I hated it. Feels unsure of itself and the braking is iffy to say the least. Yes it has a twin pot caliper up front, but the disc was intended to stop a 125, not a 180kg 650, and rear brake is the more powerful of the 2 as well. This means you lock the rear every time you try to stop. I'm working on a plan to get this sorted. Got some spare 320mm discs in the graats.

But I digress..... I prefer the old shape, because it doesn't need as much as the new one does. You can get away without crash bars for 11 years without having to fork out huge amounts every time the bike falls over. Both bikes need a proper bash plate. The old bike need better brakes (which I have on mine) The new one's suspension seem too soft (from others I have ridden)

All in all, both are great bikes. So much so that I have one of each. Buy one and start making it your own.
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New or old shape? 3 years 1 month ago #99540

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Groenie wrote:
I ride an OLD one that's been heavily modified and a new one, made to look like an old one.

Of the 2, I prefer the old one much much more. It's maybe because I have made it my own over the past 11 years and it feels like comfy slippers when you ride it. It just rides, handles, stops and accelerates better than the new one.

I'm starting to make friends with the new one. The upside-down forks fuck around with the handling a bit and doesn't instill any confidence off road. The one time I took it on a dirt ride, I hated it. Feels unsure of itself and the braking is iffy to say the least. Yes it has a twin pot caliper up front, but the disc was intended to stop a 125, not a 180kg 650, and rear brake is the more powerful of the 2 as well. This means you lock the rear every time you try to stop. I'm working on a plan to get this sorted. Got some spare 320mm discs in the graats.

But I digress..... I prefer the old shape, because it doesn't need as much as the new one does. You can get away without crash bars for 11 years without having to fork out huge amounts every time the bike falls over. Both bikes need a proper bash plate. The old bike need better brakes (which I have on mine) The new one's suspension seem too soft (from others I have ridden)

All in all, both are great bikes. So much so that I have one of each. Buy one and start making it your own.
Gix, if you have a(nother) spare 320 mm disc and caliper spacer for a good price I'd be happy to take it off your hands (sorry for the highjack guys!)
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