I've been riding (off & on) since 1976 and got the Water Buffalo, a lime-green 2006, in 2010. Just rolled over 40K on it. It's taken me south to California and north to Alaska, Yukon and the NWT, but mostly we explore the backroads and single-tracks of Washington. I just discovered this forum, mostly because I was wondering why it has lately developed a taste for motor oil (nothing extreme, but more than it ever drank before). I love my noisy, bumpy, buzzy KLR but also have a couple of big Bavarian sewing machines in the garage, and a nearly-new KLX which is also a hoot to ride through the forest.