Hi! I've been a member for a while, longtime lurker. Same on .net, but was fairly active on adv on that KLR thread (pre troll wars). Looks like a great bunch here, engaging in civilized, intelligent discussion (well moderated too). I've had, I think 7 KLRs, have become a bit of a parts hoarder, picking up KLR bits here and there. I retired from the RCAF after 35 years service, was an aircraft tech, a crewchief in the end. Interesting career, which took me all over hells half acre, but stressful. I enjoy riding and wrenching, overhauling and building up KLRs for a hobby, help local guys out with their bikes (pay it forward). Exploring in the country is what it's all about for me, and I've posted some ride reports up in adv. I'll share a few pics here. Looking forward to contributing, and getting to know folks in the KLR community
This has been my current ride last two years, an '01 with 705 - it has the Britannia Composites fairing on it, Dirtracks crashbars & racks, H-T boxes:
This is a '96 692 "back-up/guest bike" I put together (it's sporting a Safari tank ATM):
The '08 Gen 2 that I put together, rode this a few years:
I've got the KLR sidecar rig to play with too. I've put quite a few miles on it, exploring the prairies. It's been thru several iterations, is currently 705:
I had this '94 692 for a couple of years... my buddy Reg out for a spring visit on the wife's Kawi Sherpa (both sold):
There's been a few more KLRs, a '96, and a KLR650C. We've had 3 Gold Wings, and I put a sidecar on the GL1500. Pics hosted by Photobucket... so if they don't display properly, you know why (buggers!).
Edit. Forgot the current '01 "hybrid" project bike, so that's 8 KLRs I've had!