New member from OWB in KY
I just want to give a quick intro. I'm 42, and have been riding for about 33 years (23 on the street). I live in Owensboro, KY (hometown of the 2006 MotoGP World Champion...Nicky Hayden). Bikes have been a part of my life since I was born (Mom and Dad rode too).
I've owned about 40 or so bikes...I'm losing count. I have evolved to the KLR as I like it's simplicity, the ability to ride on/off road, and at <40 hp I tend to ride much more sane (that's an important factor when wife, kids, and mortgage are a reality).
About the bike, a buddy bought this 2001 KLR when the bike was a few years old. He did everything but ride the bike. He went overboard on farkles (about $3000), and didn't put a lot of miles on it. When I bought it in January 2011, it had just 3,000 miles.
So far I'm really liking the bike....runs good, rides good, handles good and looks good too.
Anyone close to me?