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post #1 of 4 Old 02-06-2007, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Do Ya Ever Wonder??

When I bought my "04 KLR in "05 I was biding on it on ebay, when it didn't meet the reserve the guy had it set at I bought it over the phone, so now I have the KLR page on ebay in my favorites, I normally will look at it twice a day. What strikes me as funny most of these bikes will have less than 3000 miles on them more often than not 1500 or less. What's the deal, are they biting of more than they can chew, or do they never really find out just how much fun the KLR really is? I have made hopefully life long friendships cause of this bike, people who I call my friends that I would never know had it not been for the "Red Mule", or as Buddy2224 says the "Pig". I know that you folks can't answer these questions, but I just find it funny how you can have a 3 year old bike with less than 800 miles on it. By the way if you are wondering, with a 3 month lay off last summer cause of the broken leg my bike will hit the 10,000 mile mark very soon, that is compared to the 2300 that was on it when I got it. I know this is small in comparison to what some of you will run in that time frame, but what a BLAST I have had on my "Red Mule".

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post #2 of 4 Old 02-06-2007, 05:25 PM
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I have wondered the same thing Danny :???:
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post #3 of 4 Old 02-06-2007, 09:14 PM
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Life deals different hands to everybody, and you never know when you're gonna have to fold. That's from personal experience. There was a period in my life when it was simply ridiculous for me to think about owning a bike. I sold out, with the hope that I'd someday be able to ride again. That day finally came after quite a few years passed, happy to say.

Then, too, I'm certain that a lot of folks buy a bike without considering that to get their money's worth, it requires a certain amount of personal time to ride the thing, time that they may not be able or willing to devote. Then after the new wears off and it starts collecting dust in the corner of the garage, they see something else that looks fun and there she goes.

I dunno. I'm just glad I've got a bike I love to ride... actually, I have two including my KLR, so I'm doubly blessed. :smile: Anyway, I think I'm pretty lucky to have a good bunch of KLR folk to share the experience.

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post #4 of 4 Old 02-06-2007, 10:23 PM
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My neighbor has a 1994 Hardley he bought new, it has 8,000 miles on it.
My 04 KLR that I bought new has a few more than that on it.

My KLR and these message boards have caused me to meet several folks I like to call friends. I think it is a KLR thing, and most bikers wouldn't understand.

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