Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: TX Hill Country
Just wanted to say thank you for this forum. I picked up a 2013 around Thanksgiving, and I've done a fair bit of wrenching on it while it was raining. I love spending time in the garage wrenching almost as much as riding. This forum has been a great resource to do a few important things. Doohickey, progressive springs, rear shock spring, and regular maintenance. Very happy with how she rides now. And the Doo / torsion spring really took out a lot of clackyness.
The bike was well outfitted with Tusk panniers, SWM center kickstand (so far so happy), Sargent seat, tank grips, smaller front fender, klr dash, etc. I've added Rigid lights on the Denali mount. It's beefy. Next week I'll rewire in a relay with a high beam signal. It took me one test drive to figure that out! Put in a Garmin Zumo 595lm as well. Some nice features in that.
I own several bikes. Along with the KLR, I have A '98 Honda Blackbird, and a '75 Kawasaki F11 (that's a 250cc 2 stroke). The '75 has my heart, the Blackbird makes my heart beat double time and the KLR...well, she sounds like a lawnmower and rides like a paint shaker...and I LOVE IT.
Like so many, I envision a trip with the bare necessities and getting off the grid. Yet to do that on a bike. Wife rides with me about 40% of the time. Trying to dial in the bike a bit more for her comfort. We'll see where this leads, but I'm having a great time so far!
Thanks again to this forum for being here.
Sounds like a lawnmower, Rides like a paint shaker!
I got 99 problems but fuel injection, 6th gear or a 2nd cylinder ain't 1!
My wife: "I didn't know if that was you coming home, or a neighbor mowing"