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post #1 of 10 Old 09-14-2013, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Just got my first klr

I just drove 3hrs to pick up my first klr 650. It's a 09 with 10620 miles. I'm not new to bikes or thumpers. I cannt wait to ride it, on Monday after going to DMV. I live in oneonta new york
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-14-2013, 08:00 PM
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post #3 of 10 Old 09-14-2013, 08:32 PM
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Congrats on the new toy! Enjoy it to the fullest!

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post #4 of 10 Old 09-14-2013, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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I will do, I figure I have about a month left to ride here in New York. Then all winter to figure out a good trip come spring
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post #5 of 10 Old 09-15-2013, 12:23 AM
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Welcome to the forum. I lived up in Watertown NY for about 4 years and yeah, you've got one short riding season up there!

BTW, for those who didn't know, notables from Oneonta include Jerry Jeff Walker and Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens spent a lot of his childhood there.

Nice scenery up there in the Summer, tho, and I'm sure plenty of good riding. Enjoy the new ride!



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post #6 of 10 Old 09-16-2013, 08:25 PM
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great news,have fun and ride safe.
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post #7 of 10 Old 09-16-2013, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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After work today I went for about a 100 mile ride in the rain and 50 degree weather, and loved every min of it.lol I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to mount some side cans for some storage. I'm so sick of wearing a backpack. Any suggestions on the mounting of ammo cans or some other type of cheap cans. Thanks
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-17-2013, 08:40 AM
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I've never done it, but I've never seen anybody mount cans without either fabricating brackets/racks or buying a rack system, which pretty much defeats the concept of "cheap."

If you're tired of wearing the backpack and want a cheap but workable interim solution while you work on addiing some type of pannier cans, you can go buy one of these and mount it on your luggage rack.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Styleworks...ilver/19888931

You just have to drill 4 holes in the bottom of it and get some longer bolts to replace the 4 large ones recessed into the top of the luggage rack. Add some large fender washers under the bolt heads on the inside of the tote to add some reinforcement. If you save your old luggage rack bolts, you can always remove the tote later and use it for something else.

I've had mine mounted back there for 4 years and use it all the time. If you don't mind the looks, it's better than wearing a backpack.



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post #9 of 10 Old 09-17-2013, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info, I'm going to go get something tomorrow and mount on the rear rack. Also how are the hand Warmers are they worth the investment? Or is the vest a better investment
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-18-2013, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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I have a bad front end shake around 65mph, does anyone have any ideas?
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