New in Central CA.
I am now in the process of going from a 20+ year Harley owner to 2 08 KLR's. How could this happen? I was riding north on Hwy 1 two weeks ago, stopped for a break, and two guys on two funny-looking bikes pulled in and stopped. We B.S.ed for a while and after sometime I was riding his 05KLR and he was riding my 00 Sportster, I rode from Ragged Point to Gorda, with my daughter on the back with me. WOW! what a kick in the A**, I had not had so much fun on a bike in many years. We switched back at Gorda and I found myself wanting a KLR for myself.
To make a long story short, when I got home I went to Wilson's in Fresno CA told them what I had, and what I wanted, 2 08 KLR's, one for me and one for my wife. He told me bring them down and we'll see what we can do. He called today and told me they want to deal, so it looks as though I'll be riding a new KLR by next week.
Now, comes the hard part, telling my wife she will be riding a Kawasaki from now on, and then telling my HD cronies I've spent the last 5 years riding with, I'm going to the dark side and getting a rice burner. I may lose a few friends, but oh well, I can't wait for my first ride up Highway 1, then heading to Death Valley next spring.
I look forward to all the knowledge I hope to get from all of you in this forum.