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post #1 of 8 Old 04-22-2016, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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New rider, gotta get on interstate to come from the dealer. Any tips i should know for the Klr on interstate?
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-22-2016, 04:37 PM
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Wind buffering behind a semi can be a little intimidating for a new rider. If you rode bigger bikes, wind will move you around more on a KLR, don't freak out.
I would highly suggest keeping it 65 or less till you get the feel of it.

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Thanks Gordon, this is all a first for me. All ive done is the safety course
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If there is alternative route, think about that...
Talk to your dealer but I would advise pumping the tire pressure up to 32psi front and rear. Again, talk to your dealer about it...

If you do get a bit wobblie near traffic (wake from semi's) dont fight it, just maintain your lane and back off.

Keep the rubber side down!!!!!

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Thanks Gordon, this is all a first for me. All ive done is the safety course
Tell the dealer to deliver the bike or the deals off!

You need to stay off the interstate until you get some miles under your belt.
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The important thing is to ride your ride. That is, ride to your abilities. Just because there is a 70 MPH speed limit doesn't mean you have to ride at that. Stay in the right lane and let the traffic go around you.

When I am in the USA I try to avoid as much Interstate as possible. When I do get on I go at the pace I feel comfortable with. No matter what speed you drive there is always someone who is going to drive faster.

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"Tell the dealer to deliver the bike or the deals off!" good think'in Toney

I like this idea!!!! They will deliver

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I will talk to them again about it, id like to thank everyone here for the responses
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