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post #1 of 11 Old 03-12-2014, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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N00B from Tacoma, Wa!~

Greetings!
I may be new to this forum, but I subscribe to 4 or 5 different forums. I came here because I'm about to buy my first KLR! Currently I also ride a FJR and a Wee-Strom. The KLR will allow me to get to the places that the Wee just can't manage well. So I'll be looking for mod ideas as well as paint ideas for my Barbie bike.

Cheers!
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-12-2014, 07:48 PM
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Welcome to the Forum Jigsawman! You'll like the extra ground clearance of the KLR over the VStrom though the vStrom is the more capable highway bike.
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Get the 2014 New Addition ! Then get swmotech crash bars from Twisted Throttle because you WILL lay it down. Bike Master tube repair kit and tuck it in the left fairing. Spare clutch/throttle cables and run them so their ready to go. Move the fuses from under the seat over to the left side rear fairing. Tape some spare fuses inside the fuse housing on the left side. Toss the kickstand interlock switch. Genius battery tender, run the plug down the outside frame on the left. Put the jumpers that come with it in the front right fairing. Taller wind screen. I'm a little north of you up in the Maple Valley area.
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post #6 of 11 Old 03-15-2014, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Get the 2014 New Addition ! Then get swmotech crash bars from Twisted Throttle because you WILL lay it down. Bike Master tube repair kit and tuck it in the left fairing. Spare clutch/throttle cables and run them so their ready to go. Move the fuses from under the seat over to the left side rear fairing. Tape some spare fuses inside the fuse housing on the left side. Toss the kickstand interlock switch. Genius battery tender, run the plug down the outside frame on the left. Put the jumpers that come with it in the front right fairing. Taller wind screen. I'm a little north of you up in the Maple Valley area.
Good advice! I'd get a 2014, but I'm getting a great deal on a '94 from my neighbor. It's a little beat up, but will have a new top end.
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Greetings! ----/////----- So I'll be looking for mod ideas as well as paint ideas for my Barbie bike.

Cheers!
Jeff
"Ya'all aint been round here too much have ya?

Just kidding........... Well, get a comfortable chair and do a search for;

Doo Hickey
Best tires
Fork brace
Crash bars
Skid plate
Fender
Air box
Seat
Free Power
.02 Mod
Carburetor slide mod
Fork oil
springs
Snorkel
Pegs
ThermoBob
Worst tires
Big bore kit , i.e. 685, 705
Tank bag
Tail bag
Luggage
Racks
LED Tail Light
Yeah Baby, strike up the band!

But actually, a sincere welcome aboard. I've had mine almost four years and it's almost done.

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can never go wrong with flat black.

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post #9 of 11 Old 03-16-2014, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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"Ya'all aint been round here too much have ya?

Just kidding........... Well, get a comfortable chair and do a search for;

Doo Hickey
Best tires
Fork brace
Crash bars
Skid plate
Fender
Air box
Seat
Free Power
.02 Mod
Carburetor slide mod
Fork oil
springs
Snorkel
Pegs
ThermoBob
Worst tires
Big bore kit , i.e. 685, 705
Tank bag
Tail bag
Luggage
Racks
LED Tail Light
Yeah Baby, strike up the band!

But actually, a sincere welcome aboard. I've had mine almost four years and it's almost done.
Well, so far (from what I recall) this KLR has Progressive springs, Pirelli Scorpion tires, the doohickey, newer battery, skid plate, crash bars, and some other goodies. But, I'm a bike nut and always looking for new, cool stuff!! Thanks!!
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can never go wrong with flat black.
OOooo! I totally agree! I'm eyeing flat black and grey camo.....for now anyway... Cheers!
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