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post #1 of 7 Old 01-23-2008, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hi from Central Alabama!

Hello,
I have been peeking around in this Web Site here and there and finally joined this week. I just love my KLR, and think it will be great being around some of you guys and gals that enjoy Dual Sport riding. I bought mine new in 99 (A13) and it has been the most fun of any bike I have ever owned, not to mention its durability. I am 53 and have owned lots of bikes, Standards and Touring bikes, a few dirt bikes, and this KLR just keeps putting a smile on my face everytime I get on it. Currently in my stable, is my 2000 Electra Glide Ultra Classis, and the KLR. The KLR, as with many of you out there, is my work horse, as I ride it to work, along with about a twice a year Dual Sport Event down here in the Southeast area (The Hooch_Suchs GA_TWO Campground & The Maggie Valley Ride) that I go on with two guys from work who ride Dual Sports. We have Cheaha State Park here also, which is known for lots of places to ride, so its easy for me to ride to the mountains here at home on the Ole Beast.
I will get some pictures out there of my KLR as soon as I can. Shes a Beauty.
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-27-2008, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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I will find those pics

I am planning on digging out my pictures soon, just got to slow down and do it!
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-27-2008, 05:30 PM
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Welcome to the forum Murph.........

2008 DL650 VStrom Yellow and Black
Previous ride was a 2007 KLR Black/Silver, I miss it..
Looking to get back into KLR's sometime soon.

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post #4 of 7 Old 01-27-2008, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thank ya DX!
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-29-2008, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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On the back burner

The Ultra is will behaved, plus it knows better. The KLR gets the nod so much its a non-issue now days. I have been cross country to Oregon and Calif., back through Glacier National Park in Montana, twice now on the Ultra and literally can not wait to make another trip out west. It fits me like a glove on the road, I just enjoy it alot.
My KLR is just one of those bikes that you become very attached to. A bike that you will always talk about when its gone by saying, "I wish that I had never sold that bike". Its not going to happen with this one. I have learned it the hard way through the years. This bike will be with me for many years to come I hope, and my plan is to just keep making it better with time.
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-02-2008, 11:28 PM
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Murphrm,

Glad to have ya on the forum. I grew up in Centre. Went to school at JSU and really enjoyed riding around Cheaha.

Check out this thread: http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?t=3496


Hope you can come up for the ride. Last year I believe there were somewhere in the neighborhood of 70 KLR's. Several other brands were there, too.

Keep Loving Rides!
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-03-2008, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Hello up in Cleveland!

Small world sometimes Cherokee. I lived across from JSU in my younger days, and travel through Centre on my way up to the Lookout Mountain area on weekend rides with two guys I pretty much grew up with here at home. One of them knows so many roads up that way and as showed us many roads that we have never (and I thought I knew the best ones) been on. We cross over I-59 at Trenton and come back down the east side of the Tenn River toward the Decatur and Scottsboro areas, just beautiful up there.

I will talk to some pals and try to make this one. We just decided last week that we will go back to Suchs GA (TWO Campground jumping point) and do "The Hooch" again this year, and they know of another one that they are wanting to do, but I'm not sure if its the one you are talking about or not. Thanks for that link, I havent seen it yet.
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