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post #1 of 8 Old 09-10-2011, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all

Mark here, currently residing in Montgomery, AL. Picked up a 2009 KLR w/6k miles a few days ago and can't wait to get the thing registered so I can actually ride it! (I am active military and a resident of Oregon, titling and registering will take a few weeks)

Been admiring the KLR for quite some time now, I have little to no off road experience but really wanted to get this "jack of all trades" bike so I can get off the beaten path when I want to and stick to the pavement when I don't. I'll probably be retiring next year and moving back to Oregon & plan on commuting with it as well. Done a little lurking here and some other sites and have been trying to soak up some knowledge, so thanks to all you contributors!
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-10-2011, 08:56 PM
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Welcome to the forum, thank you for your service, enjoy the bike and your time here.

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post #3 of 8 Old 09-12-2011, 12:01 AM
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Thanks for your service to this great country, hope you got the black one, more Harley riders wave at you and they are faster.
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post #4 of 8 Old 09-12-2011, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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I did get the black one, but you'll have to educate me on what makes it faster, lol.

Half the time I don't even wave to the Harley riders when I'm on my Harley!
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post #5 of 8 Old 09-12-2011, 03:58 PM
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Welcome to the forum! Ex-Army here: '85/'98.

Get or make yourself one of these. Never worry about waving chores again!




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post #6 of 8 Old 09-12-2011, 09:00 PM
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Essayons !

Burnt Orange is the Performance version, Black is geared towards the new KLR owners.

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post #7 of 8 Old 09-12-2011, 10:47 PM
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Welcome to the forum, thank you for your service, enjoy the bike and your time here.
Ditto. And I'll add, I came into the KLR world with no significant dirt experience. It has been a great bike to learn on. Welcome.




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Welcome to the forum! Ex-Army here: '85/'98.

Get or make yourself one of these. Never worry about waving chores again!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7tBHoq49RU
That's funny.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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