Hello from Tennessee - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
Introductions Tell everyone a little bit about yourself.

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Toney
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 01-25-2016, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
Neutral
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 3
Hello from Tennessee

Hi folks, I just picked up a 2007 KLR650 and decided to learn more about this thing before the Springtime riding begins. I have been shopping for one of these for a couple of years but they hold their value very well and I could not find a decent one in my range. Finally found this one with under 21,000 miles for $1000. It needs a battery, the front brake (which is upgraded/oversized) doesn't work and the choke lever is missing its bolt but it test-rode just fine and so seems like a good deal.
It's cold and snowy here so I just pushed it into my shop for now but am looking forward to going over it from top to bottom before I begin to put some miles on it.
I began racing motocross in 1975 but have never owned a street-legal bike before. My plans for this bike are to explore the back roads of rural Tennessee with my Wife on back.

Steve
freds4 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 01-25-2016, 07:42 PM
OverDrive
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Posts: 6,204
Welcome "freds4",
Lots of informative reading to be had on this forum.
And some pretty good videos of proper procedures also, by "souperdoo", aka Tom Schmitz. As well as others.

pdwestman
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!

Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting
pdwestman is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 01-26-2016, 08:23 AM
3rd Gear
 
Bill10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Antioch Florida
Posts: 541
Welcome freds. Keep us in the loop on your build.
Bill10 is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 Old 01-26-2016, 09:17 AM
3rd Gear
 
Toney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sylva NC
Posts: 834
My wife did ride on the back. It didn't last long. She was used to riding on the back of my Goldwing. The rocks, hills, ditches, mud holes and gravel, convinced her she wanted off. LOL! She wanted to ride her own bike. Started her on a XT225 6 years ago. Now she's on a CB300F and a very good rider. It was nice to have her on the Goldwing but I can't say I miss her much when on the KLR.

NOTE: No need to forward this to her NORM!
freds4 likes this.

“Take the risk of thinking for yourself , much more happiness , truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.” Hitchens
Toney is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from Tennessee! Xaero Introductions 4 03-21-2013 08:39 PM
Middle Tennessee dirty Introductions 1 09-12-2012 10:56 PM
New guy here from East Tennessee Doc279 Introductions 23 12-07-2010 09:37 PM
East Tennessee bg383579mm Southeast Riders 0 01-04-2010 04:30 PM
New Member in SE Tennessee Fighthard Introductions 2 07-08-2007 04:54 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome