New KLR owner, WA
Hi, I'm Cat, and I just purchased my buddy's '08. It has tons of upgrades, which I will list below. I've dubbed her the "Killer Rabbit" (huge Monty Python fan). Gold star to anyone who can figure out why (pretty easy, actually).
I live near Bremerton, WA. I'm a native, and so nature is, well, second nature. I started riding at age 35, almost exactly eight years ago, on a Honda Rebel 250, grew out of that in a month and upgraded to a 750 Shadow that I rode for five years. I've also swung my leg around an '07 Sportster and '06 Ninja 500. Arthritis killed riding for me and I sold my Shadow May 2011. I never expected to ride again. I was just diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome, which is a form of rheumatoid arthritis. Even though having an auto-immune disorder is a bad thing, the good thing was possibly finding the right medicine to help me live better.
Anyway, a dual sport was never what I had intended, but my buddy gave me a KILLER deal (lol) on this 650, and although I'm short and have to one-foot it (even with a low seat and lowered suspension), she is a DREAM to ride. It will take me a while to get off road with her, just because we really need to get to know each other on the road. She is going to mostly be a commuter/rec tourer. The original owner went completely through her and upbuilt/upgraded everything. The second owner, my buddy Glen, did some more upgrades and rode it quite a bit until getting a Yamaha Super Tenere. I told him I felt bad that she will not be doing what she was built for, be he said no worries, that it was above all a commuter bike.
I'm really looking forward to a future with the Rabbit, and thanks for letting me join.
685 Big bore kit
2" ROX risers
Pro Taper handlebars
Acribs hand guards
tall tinted windshield
Steibel 120db air horn
"Thermo-bob" thermostat/ coolant upgrade
.22 cent mod and jet kit ( carberator mod)
Happy trails skid plate
Happy trails nerf bars
Corbin Evrat low seat
Wired for heated gear/trickle charger
Race tech Custom suspension. Rebuildable shock
Race tech progressive forksprings
Lighted liscense plate (LED bolts)
serviced w/ AMSOIL
For pics you can go to my FB page (Cat MacRae) and look up "Killer Rabbit" in my photo albums.
Last edited by samuraikitty7; 03-26-2014 at 09:18 PM.