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post #1 of 3 Old 05-01-2020, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Just joined the KLR 650 club

I just procured a 01 KLR 650 yesterday. Now that I have one I’m heading to the hills for as much trail ridding as I can handle. I have never rode a bike this large and to be honest it is not as bad as I thought it would be. Good luck to all.
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-01-2020, 10:45 PM
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Welcome to the club Duckman!

KLR is in the bigger-taller end of the spectrum, especially with that 35" seat height and that 5.8 gallon tank. The first few rides she seems kind of unwieldy.

Many riders wish for more power and 6th gear in the transmission. But she's designed for rugged simplicity and reliability, not road-racing or MX action.

Find some forest road, jeep trails, double-track and go exploring. Soon enough you'll feel right at home.

... also, Gen-1 bikes ('87 - '07) are the best, so you done good with your '01.
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-03-2020, 10:02 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2019
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Welcome Duckman, enjoy your new ride! There is a forum for your generation 1 on here that covers so many of the questions you might have. Oh by the way, the people on here are great!

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