How I feel about riding my KLR?
I think I had a relationship with my KLR the first time I had started looking for my first motorcycle. In '08 while surfing the net looking for a dual sport, my first thought was price, then durability, reliability, resale value and most of important, who were the folks riding them. After had seeing a few that sparked interest, it came down to the fact that the US Marine Corps basically endorse the KLR and have used them reliably since 1986. You know, "Be all you can be." That tripped my triggers, I had to get one, even if it wasn't a diesel. Took me 5yrs, but I'm now a proud owner.
In my relationship with not just the KLR, but my general outlook on life. It has changed somewhat, it feels like I'm in more spiritual contact with everything around me. I can not only see my surroundings every which way, I also somehow get a feeling of what it's doing in that present time and space. Don't get me wrong I'm not a big fan of 4 wheels, I've been riding mountain bikes for the last 24yrs, come wind, rain, sleet and darkest of night. I felt at home, but now that little world has expanded and sped up. Lighting every thing on fire, so to speak. I can feel when the bike itself wants to either go faster and thrill at the feel of torque rumble between my legs or tell me, "Hey, slow down and smell the roses." like I'm missing something.
Anyway, that's how I feel when I'm riding my KLR, oh such a joy... Monken