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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!!!


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Hello, hello! New member here, and new to this segment of bikes. I'm 46, and began riding in my 20's on an '02 R1, then after many years putted around on a '73 Honda CB350. Been itching to ride again, and I wanted to be able to chase my son around on his Warrior quad. Recently found this '18 w/ 1,600 miles and showroom condition with a few add
-ons. Can't wait to pick it up next week (I'm out of town right now), and start putting on the miles. My fiance and I are avid campers, and hoping this will be a good addition to my Jeep Gladiator and DIY overlanding trailer setup. View attachment 42328
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Great information! Thank you for sharing.
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Hello everyone, my name is Ray. I’m from Augusta, Ga and have been riding motorcycles for 8 years. However I just purchased my first KLR which is a Gen 3. I’m always down to ride, and own several other brands and types of motorcycles as well
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Darth Lerxst here from the Flathead Valley in northwest Montana. I picked up my Gen 3 in Solar Yellow yesterday and couldn't be more excited. Not only is it my first KLR but it is the first motorcycle that I have ever rode. I have been eyeballing the KLR my whole adult life, and I have been doing that for a long time. I am looking forward to setting this bike up the way I want, having fun, and meeting other riders.
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Dear KLRForum, greetings from Santa Rosa CA, (North Bay Area near the coast). Happy to join this excellent resource, looking forward to learning and hopefully I can help out some too. Picked up a 2017 Gen2 two years ago and ride it every chance I get, which is a lot. I'll even throw the panniers on and hit the grocery store, someone always comments. It is my first motorcycle, and it has proven to be capable and reliable on adventures up the Northern Ca coast. Ive found the bike is competent on the twisties (it should be a word) and predictable on the dirt, gravel, and the mud. I love the simplicity of the bike, it's easy to maintain, and the plethora of available parts is great.
Micah-
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Dear KLRForum, greetings from Santa Rosa CA, (North Bay Area near the coast). Happy to join this excellent resource, looking forward to learning and hopefully I can help out some too. Picked up a 2017 Gen2 two years ago and ride it every chance I get, which is a lot. I'll even throw the panniers on and hit the grocery store, someone always comments. It is my first motorcycle, and it has proven to be capable and reliable on adventures up the Northern Ca coast. Ive found the bike is competent on the twisties (it should be a word) and predictable on the dirt, gravel, and the mud. I love the simplicity of the bike, it's easy to maintain, and the plethora of available parts is great.
Micah-
Show us that Gen 2😉. Some of us can’t read, so we like to look at the pictures🤣
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Darth Lerxst here from the Flathead Valley in northwest Montana. I picked up my Gen 3 in Solar Yellow yesterday and couldn't be more excited. Not only is it my first KLR but it is the first motorcycle that I have ever rode. I have been eyeballing the KLR my whole adult life, and I have been doing that for a long time. I am looking forward to setting this bike up the way I want, having fun, and meeting other riders.
Prioritize your personal safety gear first. It’s most important. You can find stuff on EBay/Cl if budget is a constraint. Fixing the bike just takes time/money. Fixing you cost allot more, especially when safety gear could have prevented the injury. Don’t ride without ATGATT (All the gear all the time). It’s a heavy bike and you will drop it, we all do. Second, Take a safety riding course, especially if you’ve never ridden, and find a field/trail/dirt to learn on. Much more forgiving than pavement and vehicles. Third, a set of crash bars as soon as possible, if yours didn’t come with them already. Because, again…. You will drop it😉. Ask me how I know🤣
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Greetings from the Lower Mainland of BC Canada. I’m a long time rider and this is my second KLR650. The first one was several years ago and taken as a trade. I didn’t have it long and sold it. Fast forward to now and I found a ridiculous deal on an 03 650. But it will need some work - it’s a non runner, will need brakes, tires and maybe plastics. Those have the typical fading. I’m normally a BMW guy and own an F800GS among others. Btw I rode to Tuktayuktuk last year if anyone needs info. Well 1/2 way. Came off the F8 on heavy gravel at 90 kph and broke some things. But the bike is fine! Saw some KLR’s up north there.
Looking forward to receiving and providing assistance with these machines. Cheers for now.
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Welcome, and be sure to search and read “Common Mistakes for new KLR owners”. It’ll jog your memory or give you some things to watch out for! And give us a look at that bike😉
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Welcome, and be sure to search and read “Common Mistakes for new KLR owners”. It’ll jog your memory or give you some things to watch out for! And give us a look at that bike😉
Well the bike is in my avatar. Typical faded olive green plastics. Think I’ll try the heating plastic method to try and resuscitate them.
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Well the bike is in my avatar. Typical faded olive green plastics. Think I’ll try the heating plastic method to try and resuscitate them.
That’s a cool old bike! For a quick fix you could wet sand with 1000 grit or higher and then use some SC1. Just don’t get any on brakes/tires.
That’s a cool old bike! For a quick fix you could wet sand with 1000 grit or higher and then use some SC1. Just don’t get any on brakes/tires.
I’ve wondered about SC1. I’ll keep that in mind. Thanks for the “common mistakes” link. I was going to search about foot pegs since one of mine and 2 bolts were on the floor of the trailer when I got home…
Good day all, glad to be here!

It's been over 10 years since I've been in the saddle, and during my recent weight loss journey I realized that I've had the itch to ride again for a very long time. I had just suppressed it due to my size, writing it off that it wasn't going to happen. Now having lost 65 lbs. already, I still have a long way to go, but it's getting to the point where I finally feel like enough progress is being made to start looking and researching bikes.

My background is dirt bikes and supersports, and if I'm being honest always liked the dirt side of it more. My supersport days are long gone but I don't want a dedicated dirt bike anymore either. I'm also not into roasters or cruisers, so that left me with dual sport/adv's.

Long story short, the KLR is on my very short list (bet you can't guess what the other one is). So while I probably won't post a whole lot at first, I plan on perusing and soaking in as much info as I can. Thanks for the add and we'll see you around! :)
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Welcome. There's a member here that goes by "hvymax". He rides a KLR, and he's probably bigger than you. With the right suspension parts, a KLR can handle you.
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I guess I didn't introduce myself. Looked back at my history and see I didn't.

Throughout my whole life I had ridden but purchased my own bike in 2003. I won an ebay auction for a bike I wasn't expecting to win 1100 miles away. So I did the responsible thing and flew out there and rode it back site unseen. That was an SV650 but that was followed by an FZ-1, WR250X, and now for the last year a KLR650. No ABS base model 2022 in the tan color.

Bike is still pretty stock. Only addition right now are Mosko Moto side backs and dirtbagz pannier rack. I have a cogent shock on order. Honestly, I liked the bike off the showroom floor but I have it apart right now for unrelated reasons and if there was ONE thing to upgrade that's where I'd start. Currently reside in PA.
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Hello All!! I just got my 2023 KLR about a week ago! I'm in South Louisiana. Looking forward to riding and doing a little farkling!! I've already installed an Amazon Special top box. I'm waiting for my Corbin Dual Platform Seat from Happy Trails and about to order some crash bars!
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I'm Oskar, originally from Czechoslovakia and currently based in Santa Cruz, California. Happy to join the forum!
I got a 2022 KLR a month ago and already pimping it up with upgrades 🤩
History: I've been cycling my whole life, and more seriously riding both MTB and road for the past 15 years. In 2014 I discovered how fun motorbikes are thanks to riding scooters in Bali. Last year I finally made things official by doing the M1 and getting a 2018 Himalayan. I had a blast riding and working on it but craved more power, so here we go :)
What’s up Oskar and welcome to KLR and KLR forum! Let me know if you want to go hit our local SVRA and enjoy off-road in CA..there are a lot of fun trails out there from easy to ones I do haha! I live in North Monterey co 👍
Hello All!! I just got my 2023 KLR about a week ago! I'm in South Louisiana. Looking forward to riding and doing a little farkling!! I've already installed an Amazon Special top box. I'm waiting for my Corbin Dual Platform Seat from Happy Trails and about to order some crash bars!
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Welcome! Good looking ride! Be sure to check out this thread, most apply to Gen 3.

I grew up near Slidell. In Poplarville Ms. In Nashville now 😎 What part of Louisiana?
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Welcome! Good looking ride! Be sure to check out this thread, most apply to Gen 3.

I grew up near Slidell. In Poplarville Ms. In Nashville now 😎 What part of Louisiana?
I grew up in Luling then joined the Coast Guard and lived all over the place. Now I'm in Houma.
Welcome to the madness. I'm glad to see you made it. I was born and raised in Monroe.
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