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post #1 of 6 Old 01-16-2013, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Guys after updating my 2009 KLR650 with almost all the farkles known to man I sold my KLR to a nice young guy. It was a project bike for me with only 5,000 miles. I did what i wanted to do to the bike and decided to move on. Although to be honest I really missed riding my Harley Electra Glide with the 120R engine.

Just want to thank all the members and postings for all the help. Ride safe.
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-16-2013, 06:31 PM
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No need to runoff. Just because you don't have the KLR any longer doesn't mean you still cant contribute, even if your ride is a Geezer Glide!!!
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Hey, I crashed my KLR, but am still on the forum....cause I really like the folks on here. No one has ever suggested I say bye....
I think bike riders are, or can be, brothers who can contribute to each others lives through our real life experiences.

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-30-2013, 02:23 AM
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It was a project bike for me with only 5,000 miles.
I totally understand what you mean, when you say "project bike". I'd rather ride than spend money on parts, but it's been an eye-opening experience. It's a bike that begs to be customized to the owner's character. It's like a harley in that respect.

Hopefully, I'll like it more after I upgrade the suspension. I should have known it's not really set up to carry all the weight I subject it to. I thought I was buying a truck, but it's more like a dirt-bike.

She's a good girl, and I should stop trying to make it something it's not. It's a KLR, not a GS Adventure, and I just need to remember that. Maybe I need to put the KLR stickers back on it. No, I won't go that far.

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I thought I was buying a truck, but it's more like a dirt-bike.
Funny you say that - I thought I was buying something of a dirt bike, and I use it more like a truck more often than trails.
I use it to commute to work, with my laptop bag strapped to the back rack (a Nelson Rigg one - pretty slick), and when I get there, I use it all the time to take random rides during lunch break, leaving me with no choice but get food to go and secure them on the rack under a cargo net to bring food home with me.

I've also got a set of Nelson Rigg saddle bags, and all the time I go to my friend's houses, I put the bags on, fill them up with what I'm looking to bring - even gone to a local beach with my kitesurfing gear and a skateboard strapped upside down to the rear rack using just the bags and the cargo net. A whole change of clothes, shoes, skateboard, kiteboard gear - can't do that on most bikes.

I think I've done things like that more often than I've actually gone off-road trail riding

I love the versatility. In fact, I'm building a custom bike out of two Honda CM400's that I acquired - I'm going to build a removable rear rack / bag holder to turn it from something of a show/cruiser into something functional for commuting and carrying like the KLR. Take a little of the KLR functionality to that bike.
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