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Old 12-06-2017, 04:34 PM   #21
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Thanks, I appreciate it. Here's a pic of the other one;




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Old 12-06-2017, 11:24 PM   #22
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Good that you have one just the opposite of the other...



Er, wait...I have one that is just the opposite. Ugly!!
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:14 AM   #23
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Yes, this has been hashed out dozens of times;
YMMV (and probably will)
How do you like the Tankvest?
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:25 AM   #24
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Good that you have one just the opposite of the other...



Er, wait...I have one that is just the opposite. Ugly!!
shhhh; I think your KLR is cute! C'mon, that's why you hoard the Barbie parts, right?

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:29 AM   #25
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How do you like the Tankvest?
Love them; since that last pic, I installed an IMS tank and tankvest on my 2001 so I have them on both bikes.

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:57 AM   #26
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Mine is technically 'pre' barbie but the real barbie only comes out under the cover of darkness...just too ugly. Even for me...lol
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:06 PM   #27
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Love them; since that last pic, I installed an IMS tank and tankvest on my 2001 so I have them on both bikes.

What tires are you running?
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:04 PM   #28
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Pirelli MT21 fronts and Dunlop D606 rears. I really love the combo for the off-pavement biased use mine see. The MT21 is quieter and wears better (less knob distortion due to braking) than the front D606 whilst offering comparable traction offroad.

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Old 12-08-2017, 12:36 AM   #29
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Pirelli MT21 fronts and Dunlop D606 rears. I really love the combo for the off-pavement biased use mine see. The MT21 is quieter and wears better (less knob distortion due to braking) than the front D606 whilst offering comparable traction offroad.

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MT21 is MUCH better than the D606 front. Love the D606 rear. After all these years I still haven't found a better combination of tires for what I like to do.
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What fender is that on the front of the bike on right?
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:45 AM   #31
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MT21 is MUCH better than the D606 front. Love the D606 rear. After all these years I still haven't found a better combination of tires for what I like to do.
and yet......



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What fender is that on the front of the bike on right?
Polisport freeflow. Both bikes have them now; I love them.....it's too bad I can't get them in the dark green but black works OK too, especially with a few black accents

I can't stand the low mounted fenders or supermoto look and the supermoto doesn't offer the mud protection I need. The Polisport (I think) looks right and fits the bike well despite being a tad more modern looking. It also is thinner and grabs less air and still has the vents at the rear like the stocker. Cheap too; I bought a new Kawi fender (the one in the pic of the 2001 and it was $100.00 CAN.....I think the Polisport was $40-ish.

https://www.polisport.com/en/off-roa...enders/?id=279

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Polisport is now offering OEM plastic replacements
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:28 PM   #34
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Polisport is now offering OEM plastic replacements
Front and back? Or just front?
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Polisport is now offering OEM plastic replacements
I have a 2006 in Kawasaki green, but I prefer the olive drab green.
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:15 AM   #36
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Front and back? Or just front?
I was glancing thru their website and saw Gen2 tank shrouds. Might be more...

That's first time I've ever seen aftermarket OEM replacements.
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