Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Yellowknife, NWT
New Rider - Road Test Advice
Hi folks. I'm new here, and new to KLR's! I've been riding an old Yamaha XS400 on a learner's for the last few years, but recently bought a 2009 650 KLR, and am going for the Road Test next week. The KLR's a different kettle of fish compared to Yamaha! I'm over six foot two and so the high profile suits my frame, but the issues I'm having are turning when shifting (and remembering to cancel the turn signal), stopping exactly at stop sign or stop light road markings (to make a full legal stop), and riding in traffic that's barely creeping along. I know, you're all laughing at my lack of riding experience, but truthfully, I don't remember these issues on my 400.
Any words of encouragement are appreciated! It's almost winter here, so this road test will likely be my last shot at getting my license before the snow flies.