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post #1 of 40 Old 07-10-2007, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Who is the typical KLR owner?

Got to thinking about this today on the way home from work. When you think Harley Davidson a leather clad guy with maybe tattoos and a beard comes to mind. When you think Kawasaki Ninja you think of a young college guy laying across the tank flying down the highway. I could go on and on, but heres the question:

How would you describe the typical KLR owner?

I am 32 and I work in a cubical all day. I looked on the internet and at the local dealer and something about the KLR just caught my eye. It was cheap and had the ability to go off road and on road. I did look at the crotch rockets but figured I would just get in trouble. The KLR just seemed like an everyday bike and a great way to get back into riding.

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post #2 of 40 Old 07-10-2007, 09:43 PM
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I know a lot of KLR riders, and there's no such thing as a typical one..

As close as I could get would be the following:

Frugal
Wears most protective gear
Likes bacon


Well KLR riders.. How did I do??

Ok.. I described me..
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I like bacon.

I'm looking for a steel building to live in because a wharehouse is cheaper than a house, or so I'm told, in this area. Does that count as Frugal?

And...
I wear BRIGHT YELLOW rain pants, which have already saved my life once.

Buwahahahahaha
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right on Ben...

right on.
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post #5 of 40 Old 11-03-2007, 12:26 PM
 
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I too work in a cubicle, am 30, and this is my first bike. Bought it because my dad's got one. Figured I would ride it for a year or so, then graduate to something better/faster/cooler. Now that I have had this bike for a whopping 9 weeks. I still want something faster (triumph street triple anyone?), but I can't imagine ever getting rid of my KLR. I like it's utilitarian nature, and can't think of a better bike to take it's place. And what could be cooler that rolling back into town dusty and dirty after cruising the backroads and seeing places most people didn't even know were there.
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I know a lot of KLR riders, and there's no such thing as a typical one..

As close as I could get would be the following:

Frugal
Wears most protective gear
Likes bacon


Well KLR riders.. How did I do??

Ok.. I described me..
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Well, Paper described me to a T. 'nuff said.

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I still want something faster (triumph street triple anyone?), but I can't imagine ever getting rid of my KLR. I like it's utilitarian nature, and can't think of a better bike to take it's place. And what could be cooler that rolling back into town dusty and dirty after cruising the backroads and seeing places most people didn't even know were there.
That's why I have a Triumph Tiger

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Frugalness is very common among KLR owners. It's like a sickness we keep passing around.

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post #10 of 40 Old 11-04-2007, 06:42 PM
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its kind of fun seeing how little it takes to get by on. i guess being hungry and wishing for a warm place to sleep is only fun when you are doing it on purpose..
i am looking forward to some tent trips with the bike next summer, (i am looking at those crazy creek camp chairs..anyone ever use one? do they pack well?)..anyway, tent and a fire, maybe splurge on a six pack at the end of the day..sounds good..its gonna be a long winter.

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