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post #1 of 15 Old 11-01-2010, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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Farewell to my KLR

After several days of riding in flat congested roads where the only place to find sand is on the beach, I felt I was not getting the most out of my bike...

Unlike many KLR owners, I live in a place where any off road adventure riding is several hours away. There are no backwoods, forrest roads, or stream crossings. The only thing nearby is a swamp which is restricted and preserved for native indians.

I did a lot of thinking and decided that a different bike would make riding more enjoyable for me. With that being said, I'm sure there are people in my area who may have better uses for it, so I traded it in and drove this away...


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post #2 of 15 Old 11-01-2010, 07:53 AM
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You'll have fun with that. Watch your speed.

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post #3 of 15 Old 11-01-2010, 08:03 AM
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Looks like it may be a tad faster!!!!!!!!! Nice bike!!!!!!!
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post #4 of 15 Old 11-01-2010, 04:30 PM
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That is a nice rocket. Having had 6 VFR's back in the day.
Enjoy those twisties!
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post #5 of 15 Old 11-01-2010, 05:13 PM
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What a beauty! Enjoy man.




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post #6 of 15 Old 11-01-2010, 05:38 PM
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Thumbs up Nice Bike

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Sweet looking bike!
Probably not the best choice for the sand!
Enjoy the ride, I'll bet it is a lot smoother than the KLR????
No "Doohickey" to mess with!

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Nice looking scooter. I would get myself in sooooo much trouble on a bike like that.
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post #8 of 15 Old 11-02-2010, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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I appreciate all the compliments and it is much faster than my KLR. Took it on the highway and I was at 90 mph without even knowing it... Oh, and I don't recommend speeding .

Bottom line, I'm loving this bike and I definitely have to try to stay tamed while riding it.

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post #9 of 15 Old 11-02-2010, 03:25 PM
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After several days of riding in flat congested roads where the only place to find sand is on the beach, I felt I was not getting the most out of my bike...

Unlike many KLR owners, I live in a place where any off road adventure riding is several hours away. There are no backwoods, forrest roads, or stream crossings. The only thing nearby is a swamp which is restricted and preserved for native indians.

I did a lot of thinking and decided that a different bike would make riding more enjoyable for me. With that being said, I'm sure there are people in my area who may have better uses for it, so I traded it in and drove this away...


NEW 2009 VFR 800 Honda Interceptor


Nice all you need now are roads with curves!

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Cor 2:9
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post #10 of 15 Old 11-03-2010, 11:49 PM
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If I didn't live where I do, I would follow your lead.
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