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post #1 of 11 Old 03-27-2016, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Spring, Texas!

Hi everyone,

Just yesterday (Saturday) I joined the KLR family with a purchase of a 2012 KLR 650 from a gentleman who rode the bike sparingly and was virtually brand-new with only 180 miles.

I'm excited to be on a KLR and to be here on the forum, and I look forward to reading everyone's input on this awesome bike platform. Cheers!
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-28-2016, 06:14 AM
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Welcome and congrats on your buy.

'01 KLR 650, '09 Suzuki DL650, '08 Suzuki Bandit 1250, '16 CRF1000L, '09 KLX 250s
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Welcome to the forum. My nephew lives in Spring too. Hey maybe you are him!!?? His dad has a KLR and the nephew always said he wanted to get one too.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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Thanks everyone! I'm excited to be in the saddle.

klr4ever, I'm not your cousin but we're certainly brothers in the KLR fam.
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I would be your Uncle. Are there a lot of back road riding opportunities in your area? All I hear about is the concrete jungle.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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I would be your Uncle. Are there a lot of back road riding opportunities in your area? All I hear about is the concrete jungle.
Ha! Very true.

Houston is indeed a concrete jungle though the Sam Houston National Forest is north of Spring by about 40 miles and from what I understand, there are some nice and non-technical backcountry opportunities there. Additionally, as you start heading towards the hill country (approx. 2-2.5 hours away) the backroad and off-pavement opportunities really open up.

You're in Canada, correct? I'd love to get up there and do some adventure riding etc.
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Welcome to a herd of elephants.

The bikes, not the riders.

The concrete jungle has it's lil' moments too. Parking blocks and curbs no
longer exist. For stop n' go traffic these things are powerful fun and jump forward
(and up) in the first two gears. You'll start to know which back alleys become shortcuts,
a railroad bed running thru town is a chance to blast over a few blocks and back onto
the streets, etc. They park anywhere a bicycle or moped can fit.
(rr beds will require a skidplate as the knobs love to toss up those big rocks.)

Have fun no matter where the front wheel leads ya,
Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeap

This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God
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Welcome to a herd of elephants.

The bikes, not the riders.

The concrete jungle has it's lil' moments too. Parking blocks and curbs no
longer exist. For stop n' go traffic these things are powerful fun and jump forward
(and up) in the first two gears. You'll start to know which back alleys become shortcuts,
a railroad bed running thru town is a chance to blast over a few blocks and back onto
the streets, etc. They park anywhere a bicycle or moped can fit.
(rr beds will require a skidplate as the knobs love to toss up those big rocks.)

Have fun no matter where the front wheel leads ya,
Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeap
That's very, very true and good suggestions etc. I'll definitely be honing my skills doing all the things you noted. Thanks and happy adventures!
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