Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
Welcome to the site, and especially the world of m/c ownership!!!
Much better than saying "rode my buddy's bike" here and there.
The KLR is one of the best choices for a standard commuter/ do-it-all scooter.
It's shortcomings are few and usually easily addressed.
Very versatile in it's adaptability for sizes, weights, and heights of many riders.
With handlebars, risers, footpegs that can be relocated, highway pegs, many
seat choices, etc. etc., the KLR can be set up very easily for individual comfort.
(I got lucky there. The cycle fit me well from the factory. Few changes were made.)
It's shy on horsepower, but has gobs of usable torque and can be a total hoot
to ride! Even though it's no racer, plenty fast n' shoulder-yanking power comes
in the lower gears. When light on the throttle, mileage is excellent. Expect around
50mpg for normal daily driving.
Everything is better when a KLR parked outside your door.
Enjoy the site, and feel free to give us a hard time,
15w-45 semi-synthetic here, btw. LOL (@2296 miles currently)
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God