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post #1 of 6 Old 03-02-2008, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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My 1st Bike

Hello all-

Just bought my first bike, well at least the first one with a motor. Just picked it up from KWesley last weekend. It is a 2007 with 3.5 miles on it, I'm thinking I got a great deal for $3,500.00. Looking forward for the snow to melt so I can try it out on the pothole laden back roads of northwestern Illinois.





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post #2 of 6 Old 03-02-2008, 06:21 PM
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Welcome to the forum J...

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 #3 of 6 Old 03-02-2008, 06:55 PM
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Welcome J, That's a good deal for that KLR. Google KLR FAQ and you will learn a lot. In my opinion, change the front brake line to stainless steel braided line if you like to stop on a dime. This would be the first thing I do to a KLR. Any questions, just ask.
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-02-2008, 07:15 PM
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Great deal. You're in the right place for a new owner. There's a bunch of knowledgeable, experienced and innovative folks on here.

If you haven't taken the Motorcycle Safety Foundation basic course, it is certainly worth considering. Saves you a little on your insurance and might help with your driver licensing.

A Clymer repair manual will give you lots of good info even if you're not wrench inclined.

Just google for their website.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-03-2008, 11:55 AM
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Great Deal!! I have to agree with Bigiron. MSF course is the way to go. It does'nt matter how long you have been riding...it is a great course. -Breck-

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-06-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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Speaking of the clymer manual...they all seem to go from 1987-2006. Can I use it for my 07 model?
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