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Elk Grove????

I thought you were from Uber Alles?

You lied to me all these years,

Thanks Rob!

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Pretty please???
It's great to have you introduce yourself, but we also would like to know where you're from, too!!

If you're shy, you don't even need to post your town, but at least what part of the country you're from.. That way people in your area can get to know you, or even better, meet you!!!
Hi there, Im Tim here on the west coast of fl
 

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Hi! I'm from Central Texas. 30 miles south of Waco. Just registered last week on the Forum. But I must confess I've been visiting for a long time. I'm 57 and been riding since I was 14. I have owned mini-bike's,Honda's,Suzuki's & BMW's. I had been riding a BMW R100RT for 15 years untill 2004. I traded for a new R1150RT that year.

I have admired the Kawasaki KLR 650 for quite some time. I have been looking for a good used one for several years. In August 2006 I found a near new KLR. A California model. It had 1700 miles and was completely stock. I now have 3800 miles on it. The only changes I've made to the bike are replace the battery and install a tall wind sheild. I am 6'2" and 235lbs. It's been a good bike. I use it 80% of the time for town use. Errands and such. Also evening rides in the country. But I like the BMW when getting on the Highway for any kind of distance ride. This Forum is really great. I enjoy all the enformation and the rider reports and their adventures.

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I had been riding a BMW R100RT for 15 years untill 2004.
As a long time BMW rider, although not currently, WELCOME!!! Might I ask, what year Airhead RT did you have? I had a 82' for several years, along with a 92' R100RS, and a 86' R65 all sitting in the garage at the same time.
I actually discovered that I enjoyed riding the R65 and it got most of the riding time. It was just a plain model with BMW hardbags. I enjoyed the bike, but wanted something smoother as the R65 had a nasty buzz at 70mph in 5th gear.
I ended up selling all three BMW's in an effort to find a plain, monoshock R80. I didn't have any luck finding one (this was 8-9 years ago) and needed a bike for the Midland, MI BMW MOA rally. I ended up buying something I knew I'd hate, but I needed a bike for the rally, so I bought a 87 K75S... Just as I figured, I hated it. I'd owned a 86 K75C and hated it before.. :mad0235:

Anyway, I found a 2000 R1100R and rode that for years, just finally selling it to a co-worker 2 years ago.

I'm again hunting for a plain Airhead to go do my weekend playing. :16a:

Again, Welcome to the site!!
 

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I got a '07 KLR 16 months ago and am really diggin' it. I am 59 and had
Harleys years ago, but the KLR is more enjoyable. I use it mostly for
commuting to work about 20 miles away(March to Oct), but really want
to do some longer rides especially before and after tourist season: April/
May/Sept/Oct. Would like to do Eastern Oregon and Southern Utah, but
have to work it around my job. Live just outside Billings, Montana.
And oh yeah " Work is the curse of the Leisure Class!!! "
 

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i live in vienna, il. 68 yrs young, semi retired, and an avid adv rider with 28000 miles aboard klrs. motorcycles have been my passion for 55 yrs, my first was a 125 harley at 13 yrs and i have'nt been with out one since. during the 60's and 70's i competed in moto cross, enduro, hare scrambles, trials and grand prix. after that i did the sport bike thing. 3 yrs ago i bought an 01 klr and been hooked on adv riding since. my current klr is an 08 model. in addition to local back roads i get away to distance states as often as i can. klrken
 

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Hi! I'm from Soldotna, Alaska (3 hrs s of Anchorage). My daughter and I just bought a pair of KLR 650's. Hers is an 06 w/1800 miles and mine is an 05 w/2800 miles. Both are very clean & have never been off pavement. I've been riding for about 40 years, my daughter's just starting. We have plenty of trails and logging roads in our area for her to learn on so this spring we will start putting the miles on. We also plan on riding the Haul Road and the Taylor to Dawson. I'm just finishing up building racks and paniers. I used aluminum 1/4" plate for a large cargo rack and panier mounts. The paniers are built from marine plywood and epoxy glass (leftover from a boat). I just finished. I will post pics if any interest. GREAT FORUM, great info! Thanks for your time, Snick
 

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New 08 KLR

So today I bought my first KLR. My father in law has a few of these bad boys and he finally talked me into it. I am 25 and I was riding a 2006 Honda CBR 600RR. I already love the KLR a lot more than the honda. I look forward to all of the adventures I can have here in Colorado on this thing. Not to mention all of the stuff I can get for it.
 

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I look forward to all of the adventures I can have here in Colorado on this thing..
Perfect bike for the perfect motorcycling area..

I've ridden out in Colorado a few times, but always on strickly street bikes.. I'd love to be able to ride some of the passes that are dirtbike/jeep territory..:)
 

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First time motorcycle owner here and I decided on the KLR. It's a 2007 black and silver with an taller windshield, light bar, highway footpegs, supertrapp exhaust and hardcase trunk. All upgrades were done by the previous owner. Planning to replace the doohickey, have ordered a corbin dished seat and 1.5" lowering suspension links.

At 5'8" 165 lbs, the bike is a bit too tall for me. The rear shock is set to 1 (lowest resistance right?) and only the tips of my toes will reach the ground when I'm on the saddle. This makes it pretty hard to back up or even keep balance. Anyone else have this problem and found different solution?

I'm in the heart of Raleigh, NC and will learn to ride here. I've never owned a motorcycle or dirt bike when younger but do ride my bicycle everwhere I can: class, store, etc. Does anyone have any advice learning to ride? I thinking about an unused university parking lot up the road. I'll probably use milk jug cones and basically follow what's in the manual. In the summer, the local community college offers a riding class which will replace the driving portion of the NC motorcycle driving test. I don't want to wait that long, so I figure practicing in the parking lot will suffice.

Once road ready, I'll use the bike to get around town for errands and would like to ride it to parents house in PA in late summer. How are these things on long trips? Anyhow, good to meet everyone. A link to my KLR is below.

 

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Very nice looking machine, and as far as touring any distance, the biggest issue for most people is the seat. I personally won't give Corbin the time of day if they paid me for it, but that's another issue..

As far as training, do what you can to ride, but PLEASE take the MSF Beginning Rider Course as soon as you possibly can.

Part of it is for you to learn the correct way to ride, but the biggest issue is EVERYBODY ELSE!! You need to learn both the skills to ride, but also to survive with all the other vehicles on the road. I'd much rather read your summer riding reports than find out that you were injured, or even worse because someone didn't see you and you didn't know what to do in the situation.. Again, Please take the course!!

And, when you're done with that, take the Experienced Rider Course next summer. And a few years from now, do it again.. :)

Welcome, and enjoy that motorcycle!!
 

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Welcome to the forum!

My best advice is to take the MSF riding course. I am sure they have one near you. Then practice, practice, practice! I personally ride like I am invisible to everyone else, "knock on wood" I have survived so far... But still it is not a question of "if"... but "when".

You have a great group of riders in your hood over there, I am sure you will hook up with them!

Take care, and ride safe!

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Hey guys! I'm new to the site...just found it! I've had my KLR for almost 2 years now. Finally got my own after having ridden on the back of my ex's for too long. I'm in Santa Fe, NM. I'm the only woman on a KLR that I know, hoping to meet a few more in this forum!
 

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Welcome to the forum Burlygirl!

There are other women at this site who ride. (check out the ladies lounge)

Please feel free to ask questions, and post up some pictures!

Take care, and ride safe!

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Welcome Burlygirly!!!! Cool...we needed more of OUR kind on here!:11a:
 

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Hi bought 2006 KLR a few weeks ago and it is my newest project. It seemed as thought the first 5 or 6 times I rode it we had 30 to 35 mile per hour winds. After getting a non windy day to ride I like it alot great on back roads.
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Hi!! I have 2007 KLR black... I am a fairly new rider and not too sure were to ride any sugetions for the Sacramento, CA area.

Thanks!
 

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I'm new

I just bought my first motor cycle, my 06 green KLR and I'm 35. My wife thinks its a mid life crisis. I've always wanted one and I am happy.
 
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