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post #1 of 9 Old 04-04-2016, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hello. n00b from Florida

Hello,

After looking at KLR's for years, I finally pulled the trigger and recently bought a used 2009 KLR650. So far, I am loving it and looking forward to enjoying. I plan to add some panniers and a taller windscreen.

It's strange being back on 2 wheels again, my other ride is a Ural Patrol that I've had for 10 years.
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-05-2016, 06:43 AM
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Welcome John!
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Welcome John. Looking forward to seeing Picts of the bikes. Gone on any adventures on the Ural?

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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Welcome.

We have a guy that runs around here on a U.P.

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Hello and welcome!
Love the Patrols! 2WD would certainly come in handy sometimes!
Congrats on the new to you KLR
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Be careful of big bore singles.
They can be a bit addictive with the torque and simplicity.

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post #7 of 9 Old 04-06-2016, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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Welcome John. Looking forward to seeing Picts of the bikes. Gone on any adventures on the Ural?
On a Ural, every ride is an adventure...

I've done a few Dixie DualSport Adventure rides in Florida with it and had it up in the NC mountains on the Dragon and other twisty roads.

Looking forward to many good rides on the KLR too.
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Be careful of big bore singles.
They can be a bit addictive with the torque and simplicity.

Welcome to the family,
Cheap
I had been looking at KLR's for years, after all of the chemo and surviving stage 3 non-Hodgkins over the past year, I figured I better get one while the getting was good.

The simplicity is what drew me to the KLR. Something not too complicated I can work on myself. I am somewhat of a cheap bastard myself. I'm not cheap because I want to be... BMW's are nice but way too pricey and there's no way I could wrench on them. Hans, Framz, Helmut, Wolfgang and Klaus at the Beemer dealer don't work cheap.
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Hello and welcome!
Love the Patrols! 2WD would certainly come in handy sometimes!
Congrats on the new to you KLR
Yes the 2WD is handy. I tend to look at it that 1WD gets you into trouble, 2WD and reverse gets you back out of trouble...
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