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post #1 of 2 Old 05-15-2011, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Merry Christmas

It's been a long winter, but the snow has finally melted and the weather has been nice enough to get the bike out of storage and begin riding to work again. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning...almost downright giddy.

I charge the battery and she fired right up. I am a true believer in Sea Foam - that stuff has worked great for storing the bike and lawnmower.

I decide it was time to invest in some riding pants. I already have a decent helmet and jacket with armor, but I haven't worried about pants until this year. is having a clearance on their Tour Master CPX Textile Cargo Pants - Kevlar in the seat and knees - so I broke down and purchased a couple of pairs. Hopefully I never have to put them to the test. Looking forward to a great spring, summer, and fall of riding.

Long story short, I know it's the middle of May, but Merry Christmas to all the riders out there in KLR-ville.
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post #2 of 2 Old 05-16-2011, 08:43 AM
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I was at a riding course recently and the instructor said in regard to gear:

"Protect what you want to keep."

I thought about that and have since stopped riding wearing chaps. I always had full riding pants but the chaps are easier to slap on and go for a quick ride. Most times those are pavement jaunts and the chaps don't offer much protection for "parts I want to keep".

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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