Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Hi from Navigator
I think I'm doing this correctly.
After riding for over 50 years and I finally bought my first KLR, a 2008. Where to start...
Since retiring from over 35 years in the Navy in 2003 I've ridden all over the US and Canada on a number of bikes. My best ride was to the Arctic Circle on a DL650 VStrom in 2015 at age 66. Upon my return I had a Sputnik sidecar installed on the Strom. My previous dual sports were a 2001 1150GS and a VStrom DL1000
I presently have a number of other bikes, to include some vintage Brit machines, a BMW and an Indian Scout (after selling my touring bikes, three Harleys, a Kawasaki Nomad and a Triumph Rocket 3 Touring) but I missed having a dual sport. I figured that at my age, with one new knee and one old one, that I was finished with off road riding but a good friend in San Diego recently invited me to come down to ride Baja with him. He now rides a 250 but I knew it was too small for me. One of the guys who rode to the Arctic Circle with me was a doctor from the Univ of BC who rode a KLR and thought it was the best all around dual sport on the planet.
I figured at my age I must be losing my mind to want to ride off road again but I started looking at used KLRs again. An extremely nice, low mileage 2008 popped up on Craigslist with some interesting upgrades so I just bought it.
I look forward to learning from long time KLR riders on the forum. My first challenge is how to remove the seat to replace it with a lower one that came with the bike.
I'd like to post a pic of my KLR but haven't yet sorted the process. I don't see a button to post an attachment but I'll figure it out.
Edit: I just completed a site search trying to figure out how to post a pic and found a sticky on it. The only direction I understand is the one that says there is a "drag and drop" file upload area under the text box but I don't see it. I went to the thread on posting a pick of your bike and there is a box under it that says I may not upload files. Hmmm. I'm not sure what that is all about.
Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 01-27-2020 at 03:41 PM.