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post #1 of 11 Old 07-24-2013, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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I made my first motorcycle purchase last month, Klr 650 . Love it so far, anyone else in salt lake?
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post #2 of 11 Old 07-24-2013, 01:39 PM
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I'm out in Tooele. And just as an FYI, there's also a group on Facebook called "Northern Utah KLR Riders".

There are a lot of places to ride in northern Utah - from the wide-open expanses of the West Desert and the Pony Express Route, to dirt / ATV roads / trails in the mountains. He'll, aside from the Pony Express Route, one ride I'd like to take is the Skyline Trail / road. So saddle up and enjoy the world around you!
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post #3 of 11 Old 07-24-2013, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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I've been told tooelle has some good dirt trails nearby. Do you know of any decent dirt rides for a beginner rider?
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post #5 of 11 Old 07-24-2013, 02:46 PM
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I know you aid "beginner", but what would you describe your experience as? Have you ridden before? Pavement only? Some dirt roads?

A fairly easy ride would be up/down South Willow Canyon in the Stansbury Mountains. Pretty well graded dirt road that isn't too steep. North Willow Canyon is another one. Ophir Canyon is paved until the town of Ophir, then it turns to dirt. It's usually in good shape.

As your skill set improves, you can branch out onto ATV trails such as the south fork of Ophir Canyon... Trails such as the Jacob City Loop ger steep and rocky, and could end up dumping you with ease. He'll, I haven't even taken the Jacob City Loop because I'm a little bit "inseam challenged", and getting footing on a steep trail while riding a tall bike can be challenging.
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post #6 of 11 Old 07-24-2013, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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I've been riding for about a month, pavement only. Mostly just around town , haven't been on any long excursions quite yet but am eager to get out there and enjoy the summer. I moved up from CA 3 yrs ago and Utah has no shortage of beautiful scenery. Thanks for your comments , ill check out the stansbury mtns!
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post #7 of 11 Old 07-24-2013, 08:26 PM
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welcome to the forum

what year KLR did you pick up?
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post #8 of 11 Old 07-24-2013, 11:10 PM
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I rode up South Willow Canyon this afternoon with another guy who's new to riding. He did pretty good - only one minor mishap when we were met by some jackass in a van towing a flatbed trailer down the canyon. The guy was going too fast and approaching a blind curve without allowing for opposing traffic. I was able to stay up and get stopped and out of the idiot's way, but my buddy wasn't so lucky. He ended up in the ditch with his KLR on its side.

But for the rest of the ride we had a good time! After South Willow we looped around to the south through Stockton, then we went up Middle Canyon. He continued down Butterfield Canyon and I returned down Middle Canyon back to Tooele.
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post #9 of 11 Old 07-25-2013, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2011. Wow that's too bad about your buddy trying to get outta the way of that moron in the van. Sounds like a fun trip otherwise tho!
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post #10 of 11 Old 07-25-2013, 12:57 PM
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Hello Shven!
Welcome to the forum! I have a 2011 as well. Is yours the orange like mine? They ARE the fastest ones!
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