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post #1 of 6 Old 12-24-2018, 03:29 AM Thread Starter
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New memeber from South Africa

Good day to all,

My name is Norberto Rodrigues, otherwise known as Psycho Porra and I reside in Johannesburg, South Africa. I am 46 years young and consider myself a Sentager (Senior Teenager)

i have owned a few KLR's in my life and am currently the proud owner of a 2006 Fugly, with around 20000 kms on the clock. (Not too sure how to add pictures here as yet, hence I have not added a picture of my fugly)

I only enjoy riding off-road and will on slab it on tar to get to a gravel road.

Anyway, thank you for the acceptance to this forum and I hope to get the most out of it and contribute a little
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-24-2018, 09:57 AM
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Merry Christmas and Welcome to the Forum. Pictures can be posted after achieving a forum post count of 15. Don’t be so hard on your bike. Gen 1’s are the better looking bikes. Looking forward to your submissions. It’s winter for me and summer for you so get out and ride. Then tell us about it.

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@ klr4evr, in ZA-speak, a "Fugly" is a Gen 1 and "New Shape" is a Gen 2.

Sorry, I lurk on Wild Dogs too much...

Welcome, Noberto!

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post #4 of 6 Old 12-27-2018, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the warm welcome Gents.

KLR4evr, Tom is correct in saying the gen 1 is fondly referred to as a "fugly" and yes I agree with you that they are far better than the new shapes.

@ Tom - you must stop lurking on the Wild Dogs site and join
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-27-2018, 01:15 AM
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Noberto,

I'm a member over there but haven't posted much. I like to live vicariously by reading the forum. I'm going to get to South Africa one day!

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post #6 of 6 Old 12-31-2018, 02:05 PM
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Welcome, Psycho Porra!

Wotnext (Peter), from South Africa, outfitted a KLR650 and . . . rode through the Americas!

https://advrider.com/f/threads/ridin...ericas.970477/

Here's an image of his, "built" bike:



Let us know if you want to do the same!

BTW; Tom Schmitz: I'll defer to Psycho Porra on this, but . . . if you want to visit South Africa; maybe you better HURRY! Peter counseled his two sons to emigrate.

Regardless, wonderful country, wonderful people (been there three times, myself; rode a motorcycle in the Northern Transvaal; 'way back when National Service troops patrolled the roads in their, "Buffels."

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