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post #1 of 8 Old 03-31-2012, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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New 2012 KLR Today

Hey all...finally...after months of thinking about it I've finally purchased a new 2012 KLR 650. I looked and looked for used and finally settled on a new red one. Added a few things. Rear side bag racks, KLR bags, Front crash bar with hwy pegs, and a center stand to start out with. Can't wait to get it up in the hills around Ellensburg WA etc. Going to start logging those break in miles tomorrow!
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-31-2012, 12:50 AM
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Congratulations on picking up the 2012 and welcome to the forum!

Enjoy your riding out there. I spent a fair amount of time out in that area (Army. Yakima) and always loved that Columbia River area out East of the Cascades. I bet you've got an endless supply of roads to run. I would love to ride out there. Start racking up those miles!



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post #3 of 8 Old 03-31-2012, 08:07 AM
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Congratulations. Good choice, everyone knows the red ones are the fastest.
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-31-2012, 11:59 AM
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Welcome!!
PA_KLR is correct (about the red ones).
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post #5 of 8 Old 03-31-2012, 08:10 PM
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Hmmm just got a 2011 AT THE BEGINGING OF THE MONTH GOT TO SAY i LOVE IT First 500 break in was not too fun 4000 rpms or less, but the last 500 are going well. Must say feel a little jealous you got the newest bike now. wink wink
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-31-2012, 08:36 PM
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Just bought my 2012 Black/grey KLR three weeks ago as well! Got a Corbin seat on order to lower my butt to the ground. Only 110 miles on it so far. Congrats!
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Wrenrj1-I looked hard at the black and gray too. Very nice. Vayder-LOL...I understand there is no difference in the years. I did consider a 2011. Just couldn't get one around here. Better deal if you did. As I've found...the fun now is in shopping for the extras. I've got many on order. Enjoy!
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Wrenrj1-I looked hard at the black and gray too. Very nice. Vayder-LOL...I understand there is no difference in the years. I did consider a 2011. Just couldn't get one around here. Better deal if you did. As I've found...the fun now is in shopping for the extras. I've got many on order. Enjoy!
I looked for a 2011 as well, they found one two states away and told me that to get it would eat up the $600 rebate. I've found that dealing with the new MC world is a bit different from the new car world. Lots of fees for this an that where I bought anyway.

I'm not quite ready to "Mad Max" my bike just yet, but did mount a $5.00 milk crate from Target on the back! That was my main frustration with my prior ride, nothing to throw a few things in from the grocery store.

From one newby to another!

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