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post #1 of 6 Old 03-20-2008, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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2 Years Later I Finally Took The Plunge

First off, thank you to everyone for all your information, technical support, stories, and sharing the lessons of your experiences. Iíve spent 21 years riding strictly on pavement, and I had become bored to death of asphalt. So after 2 years of researching the KLR world, I finally took the plunge this week and bought a new, red, 2008 KLR 650. My wife actually encouraged me to get it because she was sick and tired of hearing me talk about the bike and the forum stories. I spent more time researching this purchase than anything else in my entire life, but during the past 2 years of reading the forums I lost 103 pounds and had to rehabilitate a catastrophic wrist injury to make sure I could even attempt to ride a bike like the KLR off-road. So, now the adventure beginsÖ

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-21-2008, 07:39 AM
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Congrats on the 103 pounds lost and the gain of the new bike. Your in for a whole new world of fun. Keep us posted with ride reports and pics.

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Previous ride was a 2007 KLR Black/Silver, I miss it..
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-18-2008, 05:20 PM
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Congratulations! Now find a mountain to ride. Oops you live in FLA the land of flat. Just kidding.


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post #4 of 6 Old 04-18-2008, 05:24 PM
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Four years ago I lost 170 lbs (My ex-wife)

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post #5 of 6 Old 04-19-2008, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Mark B (4) View Post
Four years ago I lost 170 lbs (My ex-wife)

Ride safe!

She outweighed you by 75 pounds.

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Larryboy, you're brilliant!!

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-19-2008, 10:41 AM
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Welcome. You're smart for researching before you buy. Most people don't even read owners manuals.

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