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post #1 of 9 Old 02-29-2012, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all, new to this site but not motorcycle riding. I have been riding since I was 14 years old and Iam now 60. (Yes Iam old). I have always had a street bike and usually a dirt bike also, but now I have discovered the dual-sport part of the addiction. I have been on ADVrider for quite a few years and know of a few other KLR sites that I visit sometimes, really not that impressed with them, but you can never have too many sites to check out for info. I recently purchased a 08 KLR and have been upgrading it a little bit as I get the time. I dont seem to be able to post pictures yet, I will do so when I can Thanks.
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post #2 of 9 Old 02-29-2012, 12:47 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Big Bill. Show us some pics of your ride when you get your required number of posts in: 15, I believe?

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post #3 of 9 Old 02-29-2012, 02:14 PM
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Welcome Bill! I think you will find most (but not all) of the KLR riders to be a little older...but very young at heart!!!
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post #4 of 9 Old 02-29-2012, 06:50 PM
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Welcome Bill.
Not all are older age wise, unless old means out of their 20s... I would just say many KLR riders seem to be a little wiser... I don't need my bike to go 130+ anymore, just fast enough to move wherever I want to go, when I want to go there, at the fun speed I want to go...and be able to limp back on a trail fix if it becomes necessary. KLR fits the bill.
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-29-2012, 08:04 PM
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Sorry about the post thing when it comes to posting photos, but it's to battle spammers..

If you'd like, pm me the photo links and I'll put them in your post..
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post #6 of 9 Old 03-01-2012, 12:06 PM
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Hi BB. I spend the deer season in the Ruth Lake area, fish the beaches and jetty up there and ride as much as possible.
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post #7 of 9 Old 03-01-2012, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Yes there are alot of nice areas to ride up here. I have been comig to this area for 40+ years. Finally pulled the trigger and moved up here when I retired. Thanks for the warm welcome guys.
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post #8 of 9 Old 03-01-2012, 09:24 PM
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Here's something for the older riders, me included.

May God Bless us all........

Live, love, laugh

I'm older than dirt

Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'

'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him.
'All the food was slow.'

'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'
'It was a place called 'at home,'' I explained!

'Mum cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table,
and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage,
so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system
could have handled it :

Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis , set foot on a golf course, traveled out of the
country or had a credit card.
My parents never drove me to school. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only
had one speed, (slow). We didn't have a television in our house until I was 10 .It was of course,
black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing
the national anthen and a poem about God:it came back on the air at about 6 a.m. and there was
usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people...

I never had a telephone in my room.The only phone was on a party line. Before you could dial,
you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.

Pizzas were not delivered to our home... But milk was.
All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers -- my brother delivered
a newspaper, six days a week. He had to get up at 6 AM every morning.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie
ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing,
without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these
memories with your children or grandchildren. Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?

MEMORIES from a friend :
My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) and he
brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle.
In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it.
I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea.
She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something.
I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the
ironing board to 'sprinkle' clothes with because we didn't have steam irons.
Man, I am old.

How many do you remember?
Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.

Older Than Dirt Quiz :
Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about
Ratings at the bottom.

1. Candy cigarettes
2. Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes
3.Home milk delivery in glass bottles.
4. Party lines on the telephone
5. Newsreels before the movie
6.TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there
until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels
[if you were fortunate] )
7. Peashooters
8. Howdy Doody
9. 45 RPM records
10. Hi-fi's
11. Metal ice trays with lever
12. Blue flashbulb
13. Cork popguns
14. Studebakers
15. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-3 = You're still young
If you remembered 3-6 = You are getting older
If you remembered 7-10 = Don't tell your age,
If you remembered 11-15 =You're older than dirt!

I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.

Don't forget to pass this along!!
Especially to all your really OLD friends....

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post #9 of 9 Old 03-01-2012, 09:43 PM
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Welcome. This is a nice KLR site.

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