Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
The freedom to just "turn" kicks ass!
Leaving Lowe's a coupla days ago, the cagers all hadda go around to the lil' access road to the side. The Cheapster rode from the front door straight to the main road. lol For secure night parking, I drive it up 5 stairs to leave on the porch. With the steering locked and up 5 stairs it would have to be very clumsily carried off without waking my dogs up.
There's such a free feeling being able to go past a dirt turnoff, go back, and just go check it out, stop fer a smoke, pee, and be off to the next destination. These things go anywhere, including up to two feet of water depth crossings. (tho I recommend a foot or less) Whether freeway blasting near 100 mph (90 easily), or just commuting or cruisin', these KLR's rock!! Some have to add a softer or lower seat, highway pegs to stretch out, or handlebar risers for arm comfort, they are set up well from the factory to fit most riders over 5'9" well up in to the 6's. The height is very nice. You can see thru minivans and SUV's, or over Accords to keep a good scan going ahead.
Might buy another bike in the future, but this one will never get sold. My lifetime ride.