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post #1 of 9 Old 05-05-2012, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Hello guys,

Well, I finally sold my VTX and bought a 2012 red/blk/slvr klr. I've had it a week and so far love it. As a new owner, are there things I should be aware of? stuff to look out for? Anything I should do right away? thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-05-2012, 10:17 AM
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Welcome to the forum!

Since you're a new owner, I'll break the bad news to you... KLR650's are the worst bike ever. You should give yours to me and go buy a different one.

OK. I'm just kidding.

(Kidding about the bike being bad, not about you giving yours to me. )

A bad day on the bike is better than a good day at work...
There's no such thing as enough storage space...
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post #3 of 9 Old 05-05-2012, 11:27 AM
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Welcome to the club! You can look for discussions on how to properly break it in on here.

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post #4 of 9 Old 05-05-2012, 07:48 PM
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I'm just 232 miles ahead of you, bought mine new in March. So far I've ordered/installed a Corbin seat, an 8-gallon action packer on back, and an ICON Hi-Vis vest.

Just filled my tank today for the first time.

Welcome!

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post #5 of 9 Old 05-06-2012, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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You are too funny armedmissouri. There's no way I'm giving this bike away.
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post #6 of 9 Old 05-06-2012, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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wren, So far I've installed the factory saddlebags. Thinking about a taller windshield.
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post #7 of 9 Old 05-06-2012, 11:07 AM
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wren, So far I've installed the factory saddlebags. Thinking about a taller windshield.
There are quite a few taller aftermarket windshield choices available.

Just type in "tall windshield" in the search box on this site and you can find several threads about choices others have made, pros/cons, etc.

They might help you, or they might lead to total confusion and "paralysis by analysis."



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post #8 of 9 Old 05-06-2012, 07:19 PM
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I'm thinking about a taller windshield as well, but had to buy running shoes this month! I followed my wife around today as she ran the Lincoln (NE) Marathon. 40 miles on the ODO, but got me on and off the bike quite a bit. Being only 5'9" and getting off and on the bike, along with the Action Packer, was quite the exercise. I think I can now lift my leg to pee higher than most of the male population...
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Thanks for the replies guys. I will have to research taller windshields.
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