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post #1 of 67 Old 06-22-2011, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hello there KLR world. My name is Mike and I'm new to motorcycle scene. I just walked out of the dealership with a Brand New 2010 KLR 650. I was gonna get the 2011 but i got a better deal on the 2010. I drove it home and WOW a lot power this bike has. In first gear that bad boy goes. Well i was just saying hello and introducing myself. Please let in with an input i should know about the bike.
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post #2 of 67 Old 06-22-2011, 07:45 PM
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post #3 of 67 Old 06-22-2011, 08:08 PM
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Well you started off with a good "do it all" bike. Just be careful. A LOT of guys buy a new KLR because of their reputation and hit the gravel and realize how heavy it can get when you're a new rider.
I wouldn't worry about all the "must do" mods. Just keep getting some seat time in on it and get comfortable with it. Did you get it for more rec use or commuting? Did you use the "honey think how much money it'll save us on gas" line. LOL It's a good one.

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Well you started off with a good "do it all" bike. Just be careful. A LOT of guys buy a new KLR because of their reputation and hit the gravel and realize how heavy it can get when you're a new rider.
I wouldn't worry about all the "must do" mods. Just keep getting some seat time in on it and get comfortable with it. Did you get it for more rec use or commuting? Did you use the "honey think how much money it'll save us on gas" line. LOL It's a good one.
Hey well to make a long story short. i needed to finance something small to rebuild my credit so i was like lets give a bike a shot. So i recently sold my car and my buddies just bought a dual purpose 250's. i liked their bike but i'm bit of a bigger guy than them so i decide to go with the klr 650. Very happy so far. i only drove it for about 6 miles... So lets say I'm going to use it as a commuting bike. I might take it upstate for this 4th of July and try it out on the dirt.. :P
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Hello there KLR world. My name is Mike and I'm new to motorcycle scene. I just walked out of the dealership with a Brand New 2010 KLR 650. I was gonna get the 2011 but i got a better deal on the 2010. I drove it home and WOW a lot power this bike has. In first gear that bad boy goes. Well i was just saying hello and introducing myself. Please let in with an input i should know about the bike.
WOW… Its like Xmas morning… Mike just wait till you see how much fun 2nd gear is…. HEHEHE
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WOW… Its like Xmas morning… Mike just wait till you see how much fun 2nd gear is…. HEHEHE
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HAHAHA Sounds great. question? Does anyone know where i can get a trunk box beside the soft one from the dealer. i need it to be hard shelled b/c i might want to put important thing in there and would hate for them to get damaged.
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Hello there KLR world. My name is Mike and I'm new to motorcycle scene. I just walked out of the dealership with a Brand New 2010 KLR 650. I was gonna get the 2011 but i got a better deal on the 2010. I drove it home and WOW a lot power this bike has. In first gear that bad boy goes. Well i was just saying hello and introducing myself. Please let in with an input i should know about the bike.

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