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post #1 of 8 Old 04-24-2016, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Howdy everyone,
I just got my KLR650 last weekend. A 2006 model with under 10k miles.
Went on my first ride today. Did about 20 miles around town. This is my first motorcycle, but since I'm 6'7" I don't see myself riding anything smaller.

I hope to pick up some good info here and share stories.
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-24-2016, 03:13 AM
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Sounds like you had some practice before buying this if ya
did 20 miles safely.

Welcome to riding and this site. Both are very cool !!


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Welcome. I grew up in Redlands, CA and we had a ton of dirt roads up in the hills. I assume you might have the same there? Maybe some around westridge?
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-01-2016, 07:57 PM
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Greetings, Bandit!

Congrats on the new (to you) toy! I convinced a friend of mine here in Utah to buy a KLR several years ago, and he became a motorcycling monster! He ran that thing all over the place - and he's another guy who's probably in the neighborhood of 6'6" or so. He finally sold the KLR and moved on to a Yamaha Tenere (at least I think it's the Tenere he's got). He's still a riding fool - going all over the place!
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-02-2016, 01:19 PM
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we do weekly offroad rides but we are quite far for you.

we are in orange county and the rides are mostly around lake elsinore
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-02-2016, 01:20 PM
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where in redlands? like big bear fire roads?
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