I joined up to get some maintenance info.
I'm on my second 2009 klr650.
I like em for my daily needs and as a learning street bike.
Eventually I'm going to get some kind of road trip cruiser and strip this klr down to an off road primary machine, but for now it's a city commuter where 1/4 of my roads are gravel or mud regardless of city and county lines.
I grew up on dirt bikes in deserts and mountain forest riding. If the road isn't snowy/icy, I ride. Last winter was mild enough I got to ride on new years eve and new years day. It was only 27f above zero, but dry. I guess the thermobob works.
My dad had always had street bikes too, and I'm finally living in a place where street biking is a bit nicer for learning than where I was. Much less traffic. (Though the drivers are the same level of stupid as anywhere else in the world.)
I've taken the bike apart and painted it all the way I want and put it all back together. I added bark buster type guards.
It already had the doohickey and the thermobob and skid plate and crash bars and a custom seat and some other gadgets.
I'm in Wyoming at about 6500 feet above sea level and it was kinda gutless. I took the carburetor apart and did the 22 cent mod and it works much nicer than when I got it.
I don't know anyone else who rides here and figured it's time to start getting some experienced help so I don't gotta reinvent every wheel I come across on my tinkering. (This time it's literally about wheels; I made a post in the wrenching forum.)
I look forward to the learning experience and info and whatever else comes of joining a new club.
Have a good one.