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post #1 of 7 Old 07-21-2018, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Franklin, TN
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Hey everyone- new KLR guy here

Hey everyone. Just registered here, although have been lurking and learning for a while now as I searched for a KLR. I'm an eye doc in Franklin, TN who also has a second career as a songwriter/musician/producer etc. Used to ride constantly as a kid.... first bike was a '74 Yamaha Enduro 80 that I bought for $200 when I was 8 years old, and went from there. Did a bit of motocross on various types of rides through high school years. Got a VTX 1800 when they came out around 2002 and sold it when first kid came along. Been looking at dual sport for 3-4 years and got the bug. Kinda fell in love with the KLR for all the obvious reasons and have been looking for about a year on Craigslist etc and learning all I can about the bike, and have found this forum very helpful. Appreciate all the good info on here.

Found my unicorn bike two days ago and bought it. It's a 2012 with 9k miles, totally immaculate and supposedly formerly owned by a celebrity of some sort who lives around here. New tires, Tusk panniers, rear rack luggage trunk, crash bars, aftermarket skid plate, low profile drain plug, hand guards, dash with two 12volt outlets and voltage meter, phone holder, taller windscreen, Ohlins rear shock and progressive fork upgrades, and even some extra LED lighting on the forks. And all for $3625. I've been combing Craigslist for months and have seen some good deals, but nothing like this one with so many mods. Could not be happier with the bike. Been riding it a bit and getting used to it and already think it's the best $3600 I've ever spent.

Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself etc. Look forward to hanging around here a bit and seeing what I can learn. Wish I could put a post a photo but can't seem to find an option to do it here.

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-21-2018, 05:29 PM
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Welcome to the forum, dochollady7.

Postings pics normally requires new members to accumulate 15 postings first. It is a very successful anti-spammer measure.

Have you read this yet? https://www.klrforum.com/introductio...bers-read.html

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post #3 of 7 Old 07-23-2018, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcome and for the info. I haven't read the into yet. Thanks for the link, I"ll check it out.

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post #4 of 7 Old 07-24-2018, 11:31 AM
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Welcome and enjoy!
Lots of fun in store for you. Oh! And don't crash.
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-24-2018, 03:24 PM
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Welcome and get a center stand :-)
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-25-2018, 05:42 AM
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Hey Doc sounds like the bike is already set up for adventure touring enjoy 👍
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-25-2018, 10:00 AM
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Welcome and whatever you do, don't get a centerstand! :-)

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