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post #1 of 9 Old 06-18-2014, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there, my name is Gav, married, "grown" kids, freight conductor at Union Pacific. I just bought a 2014 KLR New edition on Saturday, it was a 49th birthday present to myself, I haven't ridden since the 80"s when I started having kids, well they've all left home now (except for one who returned and is now living in the travel trailer out back ) I've just been piddling around the neighborhood getting used to it, gotta tell ya, it's already hotter than hell here in Magnolia Texas!
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-18-2014, 02:12 PM
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Welcome Gav. I am new to the forum too but welcome just the same! You have an awesome bike there. Ride safe!
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-18-2014, 05:47 PM
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powerpro69: Welcome to our little corner of the Net, the home of the world's most dedicated KLR 650 owners.

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post #4 of 9 Old 06-18-2014, 08:55 PM
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Congrats on the new bike and welcome to the forum. Since it has been awhile, you may want to consider taking a refresher riding class. Enjoy!
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post #5 of 9 Old 06-18-2014, 10:54 PM
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Welcome to the site! It is a great resource for me.
I agree with bl on taking a MSF class. Great way to sharpen your skills, increase you abilities safely and meet other riders near your home.
I did and loved it!
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-19-2014, 05:53 AM
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Gav Welcome
I also recommend a MSF class at the very least. Work your way up to a BRC2 course as a good start.
Your dealer may know of groups that take and help all levels of riders. My Kawasaki dealer is real good at helping people get together for rides.

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post #7 of 9 Old 06-19-2014, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guy's, I did take a two day safety course to get my license, but it was on a completely different animal around a parking lot, after spending an hour going around the hood yesterday and stalling out at a couple of stop signs (why is there someone always around when you do that lol) I do realize that I need quite a bit more practice before jumping out on the open road!
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-19-2014, 06:42 PM
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welcome to the forum but more importantly another member to the over 40 KLR-club. Lots of great people here.

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-21-2014, 07:09 AM
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Welcome!! You and I have very similar stories!! I'm having so much fun on my KLR after a long hiatus from the saddle too! And it is good to have another member of the over 40 club. I'm 47.
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