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post #1 of 7 Old 07-09-2012, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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New Colorado Member - first KLR

Hi - I'm Jim and just took home my first KLR last Friday. It's a used 2009 with only 1500 miles on it.

I've been without a bike for too long. Most of my Junior and Senior High weekends were spent with my Dad and Uncle down at Rampart Range (Yamaha IT 400). Had a street bike for awhile but got rid of it when I built the house we are in now at the end of a rough driveway about a mile past the end of the pavement. Been contemplating the dual sport idea for a long time. Finally couldn't stand it any more and pulled the trigger. I am really happy with this bike.

I'm thinking about naming her "Rainmaker" since, after weeks of fires and drought, it has rained every day I've had the bike. I rode it to work today anyway. People looked at me funny going to the car wash in the rain on the way in this morning but I couldn't bring it to the office for the first time caked in driveway mud...

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-09-2012, 12:11 PM
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Nice, looks like there's a few of us Colorado noobs here

I'm waiting for my new front tire to show up, then I can ride mine to work and show it off.

BTW, thanks for brining the rain, we needed it desperately. I don't mind riding in the rain, especially if it means the state stops burning.
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-09-2012, 01:48 PM
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Welcome...you killed two birds with one stone, one new bike and much needed rain. Next miracle please....

Just kidding...welcome to the KLR community and ride safe...
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-09-2012, 01:58 PM
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Welcome to all the new colorado people. Colorado is on the "To drive to" list.

2006 Red KLR 650

Modifications:
1)Doohickey Planned and purchased 2)Aftermarket Grips 3)Grip Heaters 4)Happy Trails Hard Luggage Rack 5)20 mm ammo cases planned soon 6)Aftermarket Exhaust 7)Thermobob 8)Happy Trails Fork Brace 9)Stainless Steel Oil Filter 10)Magnetic Drain Plug

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post #5 of 7 Old 07-09-2012, 04:09 PM
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Welcome from another Colorado rider!


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post #6 of 7 Old 07-09-2012, 04:44 PM
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Bienvenido a KLR forum.
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-10-2012, 04:02 AM
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im headed your way from Alaska end of the month .. FT carson .. See you all there .. bringing mine with ..
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