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post #1 of 14 Old 04-28-2010, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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I love it!

About a year ago I bought a used 08 KLR. I have quite a few bikes and don't license all of them each year. This year I plated the KLR and rode it for the first time the other day. I rode 150 mi, about half in a light rain. I absolutely love it. Plenty of power, great handling. I think if I just had to have one bike the KLR just might be my choice. I am a very happy old guy.
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post #2 of 14 Old 04-28-2010, 08:21 PM
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Nice man. What other bikes? Pictures? We like pictures.




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post #3 of 14 Old 04-28-2010, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Lockjaw, I have 07 Harley Elect. Classic,
06 ZX14, 09 c-14,04 Ktm 450 sx, 04 KTM 450EXC, 04 Rm125, 08 KLR 650, 87 K100RT, 75 R75/6, 76 R90S, 75 R90, 77 R100, 78 R100 Some of the old BMWs are in various stages of Resto. I don't know how to post pics. As you can see I have all kinds and types but I am really impressed with the KLR . I'm an old guy (68) luckily I am in great shape and ride alot. 2yrs ago I broke 3 ribs and punctured a lung on the RM 125 on a motocross track. My jumps are great, its the landings that needs work. I put Happy Trails panniers on the KLR and I am looking forward to some trips this summer. I just love bikes and have ridden for about 55 yrs. I belong to 2 bike clubs and I think bikers are the best people out there. Thanks for your reply and if I can figure out how to post pics I will.
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Jeepers, that's a crapload of bikes. Now we HAVE to see pictures. You need 15 posts and then ask me how and I'll explain. It's pretty easy. Hang around a while and soon you'll have your 15.

Sorry to hear about your bust up, but it sounds like you're back at it man.




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It is a crapload of bikes and its finally dawning on me that maybe I should get rid of some of them. Instead I just seem to keep buying them. I have all of these BMW projects I even have a sidecar that I want to mount on one of them. If I am going to get all of these done I had better get at it I am running out of time. My biker buddies who are all younger are just waiting for me to croak so they can come to the sale. (they're kidding, I think). I am on the computer a lot but I have to admit these forums are a bit confusing. I am on facebook (Michael Dunlap) I have 3 bike pics on there. Harley, zx14 and Rm125 motocross bike. I managed to get a few pics on there but I really don't know how I did it. I appreciate your offer to help and when I get my 15 posts I will take you up on it.
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Sounds good, brother. And it sounds like you don't need to get rid of any bikes. Seems to me you've earned them. Says the guy who is constantly talking himself out of selling his 73 Honda.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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I'm guessing that 73 Honda has special meaning for you. We all need to be responsible and toys should never replace necessities. If the boat is floating ok then why not have some items that make you feel good. I'm willing to bet that you get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that 73 Honda is out there in the garage. Right now a 73 Honda is a better investment than money in the bank. They are getting more collectible all the time and they will never make another 73 Honda. You will never own one for less money than the one you have. I have tons of regrets about things I have sold and was sorry later. Do yourself a favor and just enjoy your 73,
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I have 07 Harley Elect. Classic, 06 ZX14, 09 c-14,04 Ktm 450 sx, 04 KTM 450EXC, 04 Rm125, 08 KLR 650, 87 K100RT, 75 R75/6, 76 R90S, 75 R90, 77 R100, 78 R100.
Awesome collection!

I've only got two bikes.

Lots of guns though.
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Thanks RockyRider, believe me when I tell you that you can have just as much fun with 1 bike as you can with 20, and for a lot less money. I have always said that the best kind of bike is the one you have. It is not important what brand or how new or how many bikes. In my opinion what matters is the riding and the brotherhood. By the way I like guns too, I have never met a biker who didn't like guns too. This weekend I am off to a BMW rally in Sturgis Mich, it usually is cold and rainy.
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I'm guessing that 73 Honda has special meaning for you. We all need to be responsible and toys should never replace necessities. If the boat is floating ok then why not have some items that make you feel good. I'm willing to bet that you get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that 73 Honda is out there in the garage. Right now a 73 Honda is a better investment than money in the bank. They are getting more collectible all the time and they will never make another 73 Honda. You will never own one for less money than the one you have. I have tons of regrets about things I have sold and was sorry later. Do yourself a favor and just enjoy your 73,
Yup. I wanted one since I was 16. 32 now. Tracked down my dream: 73 cb450. I talk about selling it, but I doubt I ever will. Still runs great. And you're right, I could never get what it is worth.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

Click my handle for a link to my homepage/blog...which has nothing to do with MCs. Free literature and music! Viva La Revolucion!
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