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post #1 of 9 Old 08-12-2014, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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New to KLR and to Reno, nv

Hello, new to forums, and the KLR, and the Reno area.
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-12-2014, 12:20 PM
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Welcome! There's a great bunch of people here with a lot of useful knowledge. What year and color klr you got?
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Welcome! There's a great bunch of people here with a lot of useful knowledge. What year and color klr you got?
What he said.

Any big plans for the thing?

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Congratulations on the bike and welcome to the forum.
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-12-2014, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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What he said.

Any big plans for the thing?
Well I should have also mentioned that I am new to bikes too.
I will take a rider course soon as I have the time to do so. Till then ride in "safe areas" less traffic to get use to it. So far have 75 miles on it. I did upgrade to the taller windscreen and bags.
It is brand new 2014.5 in white.
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Any advise will be taken in and digested and put to good use on the bike.
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Well I should have also mentioned that I am new to bikes too.
I will take a rider course soon as I have the time to do so. Till then ride in "safe areas" less traffic to get use to it. So far have 75 miles on it. I did upgrade to the taller windscreen and bags.
It is brand new 2014.5 in white.
Thanks

Any advise will be taken in and digested and put to good use on the bike.
There are a ton of good discussions on here. I use the search to find out all kinds of good info, or just post a question.



Way to dive in with a new one, I'm on an '05 and love it.

2005 KLR 650- Red & Black
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Skid Plate, Crash bars, Happy Trails fork brace, rear rack and aluminum cargo boxes, Africa switch, heated hand grips, rear master cylinder guard, taller wind screen, UNI air filter, SuperTrapp exhaust, HD shifter, off road pegs, HWY pegs, .22 mod, 12.9 sub frame bolt upgrade, shortened clutch and hand brake levers, MSR handle bar bash bars, headlight guard, center stand, LED tail light and driving lights
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Tsropes: Welcome to our little corner of the Net, the home of the world's most dedicated KLR 650 owners.

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post #8 of 9 Old 08-12-2014, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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There are a ton of good discussions on here. I use the search to find out all kinds of good info, or just post a question.



Way to dive in with a new one, I'm on an '05 and love it.
Well I could have saved some cash by buying used but with the resale value up on used ones plus the "other" issue. I splurged on the new one. Plus I get the new suspension set up too.

If anyone is in the Reno area and has good places to go for a rookie or wants to ride with a rookie let me know.
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Cool Welcome to the list....

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Well I should have also mentioned that I am new to bikes too.
I will take a rider course soon as I have the time to do so. Till then ride in "safe areas" less traffic to get use to it. So far have 75 miles on it. I did upgrade to the taller windscreen and bags.
It is brand new 2014.5 in white.
Thanks

Any advise will be taken in and digested and put to good use on the bike.
Welcome to the list. I've been away a few years and have the older flavor, but the basic design idea of the KLR is still the same, dependable, inexpensive, and easy to repair. I might think about one of your newer models if mine starts being a pain; but that probably won't happen ;-) With your new one, you'll probably be sucked into the "upgrades" so be prepared ;-)

John

Farkled probably WAY too much, but good 20' footer for sure. '96 KLR, '06 HD VROD, (girl friend hauler), '05 HD Electra-Glide, heh it's a HD and I'm old now ;-) and I'm proud of riding a 800+ pound bike at my age :-)
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