FNG: Friendly New Guy
I'm from Grand Junction, Co. We have tons of beautiful riding here, both blacktop & offroad. I've been riding for almost 20 years, all Harley. I've wanted to get into adventure riding since I watched Long Way Round. After riding & pricing BMW, KTM and the KLR, I see that the least expensive way to get into the world is the KLR. I also see that the KLR has a serious cult following. Most of my riding is local, in the valley. Sometimes I take off for the front range which is only 300 miles or maybe to Moab which is only 100 miles. From what I see, the KLR should be plenty comfortable for those distances.
Locally, I see used KLR 650s in the $4,000 range. From what I've heard & read, you can't really go wrong with a used bike.
What I'm curious about is this, is there a bad year? I know Harley had some bad years but I don't think Kawasaki KLRs ever experienced this. Are they all pretty much good? I'll have to decide on whether I want old body or new body, but I think that's about it.
I appreciate being allowed to the group and I'm excited to enter the KLR world.