Was told of the KLRforum by a member name of Mark who works for RedWing Shoes in Santa Rosa, CA. He said even though I don't own a KLR, I should sign up anyway as there was a great group of people here and that I'd be welcome to participate in the forums & join in on group rides.
About me - I'm 47, live in Northern California and am returning to riding after a 20+ year break. Stumbled upon ADVrider about 5 years ago and reading all the great ride reports rekindled the riding flame inside me. I lusted after the many great adventure bikes I read about, some available here in the US - some not, and for five years I coveted KLR's, F650 Dakars, Yamaha Tenere's, Africa Twins, etc.
A couple of days before Xmas last year, I stumbled upon a nice 1990 Honda Transalp a guy was trying to sell in the middle of Winter. After learning of the ownership and maintenance history, I took it for a 15min ride that turned into nearly an hour and fell in love with an 18 year old!
Yeah, she's not a KLR but they've both been produced since 1987 so they seem kinda like they are distant Cousins in a way. I know the KLR has the edge in dirt-worthiness but I put an IRC GP1 on the back and took her over Cow Mountain from Lakeport to Ukiah two weekends ago and did fine. Suspension improvements are definitely on my list of farkles though.
Sorry for the ramble - here's a pic of my ride (click for Grande size)