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post #1 of 18 Old 02-05-2008, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Daughters Bike

Thought would just show some pics of a short ride Sunday afternoon, and my daughters bday present she is getting this Saturday...















Was nice being able to get out and ride, and test out the valve jobs and new crashbars with pegs. Is nice being able to extend my legs out now and ride more comfortable when my back starts aching.. I highly recommend a set.

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Previous ride was a 2007 KLR Black/Silver, I miss it..
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post #2 of 18 Old 02-06-2008, 09:20 AM
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Neat looking bike DX. My daughter needs a bigger bike this year and keeps reminding me of that. She has a TTR 90 and now for the step up to clutch and 125-140 range.

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Nice bikes. When I first opened this thread I saw the pic with both KLRs and thought that was your daughters new bike! lol I remember leaning a big bicycle against the garage to get on and get it going when I was a kid, so I guess it can be done with a KLR, but stopping has to be fun! HAHA
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post #4 of 18 Old 02-06-2008, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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AA, Kawasaki has the new KLX 140 out now. It is a really nice looking bike, she would probably like that.

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post #5 of 18 Old 02-06-2008, 11:16 AM
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That's the one we are thinking about. She's going to need better gear as well. At least the gear I buy now will last longer she's 13 and almost done growing.

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post #6 of 18 Old 02-06-2008, 10:41 PM
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Love those bags

DX I love those saddle bags. Where can I go and view those on the Web, and purchase them also?

Also tell me about that gel seat pad you have. Do you like it, and where can I get that also? I would like to try one of those before making the move to another seat, when time comes.

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post #7 of 18 Old 02-07-2008, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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http://www.ridegear.com/rg/item/F-29...Saddlebag.html

The link above is the site my buddy ordered the bags from.

The seat cover is a WalMart special for ATV's goes for about $14 and I cannot do without it. Keeps the backside cool in summer and is much more comfortable than just the oem seat. I cut the middle connectors off of mine as they were scratching the side plate, but that is mainly due to a weight issue of 'me', lol. If you can't find any locally, 'Paper' a member here on the site usually has some in stock he sells. He is where I got my first one from. Hope this helps.

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post #8 of 18 Old 02-07-2008, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, I forgot, you may want to do a seach of my posts, we hard mounted the bags and cut all the attaching straps off for a much cleaner look and better performance. Also not sure if you noticed but we moved our turn signals to the underside of the rear rack. I have a post on how we did that too.

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If you can't find any locally, 'Paper' a member here on the site usually has some in stock he sells. He is where I got my first one from. Hope this helps.
I'm out.. My last three migrated to Canada..

Check out your area Walmarts for the covers. I've never seen any here in the Midwest.. Last week I was in Zachary, LA and they had almost a dozen of them, but I was already getting charged for too much luggage for my flights, and I happened to be travelling with my boss so I didn't want to have the company get charged another $100 for excess luggage for bringing home seat covers..

I've purchased them in this Walmart before, so they're restocking them. I also bought a bunch in VA. If you know someone in the South or Southeast, see if they can't pick you up one and have it sent to you.

Murphrm, check around in your area. I think I checked the Walmart in Thomasville, AL and I don't think they had any, but that would have been a year ago. Wander around on the bike looking for them.. That's how I found out they don't have any around me. If nothing else, it's fun to look.

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post #10 of 18 Old 02-08-2008, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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I am pretty sure our WalMart still have a half dozen maybe, at least I saw the box with some on the shelf last week. If you can't find one, let me know.

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