Hello from Vancouver, BC
Don't have a bike yet, but have decided on a KLR and just waiting until winter to pull the trigger.
This will be my first motorbike (some dirtbiking as a kid) and I'm so excited to get riding. I've got 2 friends who've decided to all buy bikes and head to Alaska in 2013. Ambitious, but we've got a good plan laid out, including a number of weekender rides to prepare. Really looking forward to making it mine (read, "farkling") to make it ready for the trip.
Will hope to document purchase, ownership, initial views on riding a bike, trip planning, etc. Just cause I know you can't get enough...
Thanks for all the info so far, it's such a great resource for those of us just starting out.