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post #1 of 9 Old 08-20-2014, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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Hello to All from a Scouser in China,
No, I do not yet own a KLR .. yet ... but it is becoming all too obvious that I need one as my 1150GSA is just getting too heavy to pick up these days ... so I'm looking forwards to getting all the info from here ..

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-20-2014, 08:33 AM
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-20-2014, 03:43 PM
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Welcome!!

OK, I have to admit... I had to look that up. "Scouser" I gather you are from the land of the Beatles and, are now living in China? - Cool!
I had heard it was really hard to get a drivers license or buy a vehicle in China, is that true? I imagine the cities have some pretty hairy traffic.
Anyway welcome to the forum!

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OK, I have to admit... I had to look that up. "Scouser" I gather you are from the land of the Beatles and, are now living in China? - Cool!
I had heard it was really hard to get a drivers license or buy a vehicle in China, is that true? I imagine the cities have some pretty hairy traffic.
Anyway welcome to the forum!

Cheers....
Thought it might catch a few out and thanks for the welcome Canamatt ...

I'm, thankfully, only working here in Chonqing. I'm fortunate to be able to work when I want so I'm thinking a lighter bike than my GSA, which was ok last year in Canada & USA, to do more trails when I come over again next year.

The KLR has long been on my list and this Forum is the perfect way to learn its foibles and fixes.

I don't drive here at all, it's chaos so I leave it to our driver for work, then taxis, monorail or subway as the public transport is superb and very cheap too.
You just have to be aware of the 'silent death' - electric scooters who never use lights and mostly ride on the pavement (sidewalk)

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-21-2014, 07:22 PM
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Hey Peter,
Wow it sounds as though you are a real world traveller! Good on ya. I was able to do a 4 year stint in Oz but that's about it. It was a Welshman that taught me how to lane split down there, but the KLR turned out to be a bit wide in the bars.
That said I love the bike, it still allows me to tinker a bit ( KLR's still have a carbie and no computers) and really, it gets me everywhere I want to go here in Northern B.C.
As far as the folks on this forum go, they run the gamut, from people like me, who just like to tinker, to full on "tear it down to it's last fastner" types. If you have a question about KLR's...someone on here has the answer.
Hope you end up one of the many KLR-istas, I know I enjoy the change of pace.

Cheers....Matt

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post #7 of 9 Old 08-21-2014, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Another example of Small Worldness here Matt ....

I probably rode past your house last year on the way up to Deadhorse .. how weird is that !!
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Ha Ha, you probably did!
It was a busy motorcycle season this year. They must have really improved the roads up north as the selection of bikes coming through was amazingly varied. No longer just you Beemer folks and KLR's but 'Wings, Spyders and a lot of sport tourers too. It's great to see.
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I had a month on my own starting in Toronto and then a month with some other Brits joining them in Santa Rosa Ca. for the ride north ...
17,450 miles in two months and had to quit a month early with a bike problem and pressure from home in equal measure
Next year I want to start again in Toronto but this time take in the south eastern USA, unfinished business from last year, then eventually wander up the Dempster ..... but this time on a KLR

Have a good weekend if you can manage it ....

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