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1st Ride in 2008

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    1st Ride in 2008


    I just got back from a quick ride on the New KLR. What an awesome machine. So much better than my last one. Granted new bikes are like that when comparing an 08 to a 97 but that thing just felt right on. Brakes are good, suspension felt good, and I was flying on back roads without realizing it. What a fun machine. I did 14 quick miles but it was awesome. Definitly need to get my heated grips on as I feel like I will be doing some more riding before spring.

    Bruce

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    Nice. KLR is a very cool bike.

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    bastard....

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    Re: 1st Ride in 2008

    It's so tempting to get one. Especially because there is a winter special on the 08's at North Reading Kawi. $4800...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycirus View Post
    I just got back from a quick ride on the New KLR. What an awesome machine. So much better than my last one. Granted new bikes are like that when comparing an 08 to a 97 but that thing just felt right on. Brakes are good, suspension felt good, and I was flying on back roads without realizing it. What a fun machine. I did 14 quick miles but it was awesome. Definitly need to get my heated grips on as I feel like I will be doing some more riding before spring.

    Bruce
    Hey Bruce

    Cograts on the new bike, did you get it in NY? Tried to get Skip to ride
    tomorrow,no luck(wimp). Get the heated grips on and we will ride.

    Paul

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    on or off road?

    and no pics yet?

    edit: found one...looks like fun!


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    <off-topic> I'd like to ride the new Versys, looks like a blast </off-topic>

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    Re: 1st Ride in 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Bhavesh View Post
    on or off road?

    and no pics yet?

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    Ive got pics in 2 threads:

    http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...al-08-klr.html

    http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...sist-deal.html

    Quote Originally Posted by rubicon View Post
    Hey Bruce

    Cograts on the new bike, did you get it in NY? Tried to get Skip to ride
    tomorrow,no luck(wimp). Get the heated grips on and we will ride.

    Paul
    Hey Paul,

    Didnt get it in NY, got it in Boston on ADV rider. He wanted 4800 at first but went down to 4200. I couldnt resist it so I pulled the trigger. I will have the grips on in a couple weeks, then we can have some fun.

    Bruce

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    Re: 1st Ride in 2008

    I'm putting the new valve shims in my this morning, then I'll be ready to join you on a ride on the next nice day. Already gave the boss notice that the next warm day will be a vacation for me.

    Is it really that much different than your old KLR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post

    Is it really that much different than your old KLR?
    You are more than welcome to test it out Clay. It really is better. Smoother, and just more enjoyable. Could be that it is new still but I am liking it. Here is a nice read up Skip sent me.

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    Re: 1st Ride in 2008

    Took it out again today for another 25 miles or so. Fun fun...I like my new toy. Its nice to have the confidence of a dual sport too with all the sand. I even got to wave at another bike, an older Red KLR. Anyone here?

    Bruce

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    Hey B did you ride anywhere near Oxford? I had a KLR ride by my jobsite .... might have been a red one Heard it coming down the road ..then it was by me in a flash it had a cargo type rack on the back

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    Re: 1st Ride in 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by mycirus View Post
    Definitly need to get my heated grips on as I feel like I will be doing some more riding before spring.

    Bruce
    how's the electrical output of the new klr

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    Quote Originally Posted by TESTINGurTOMATO View Post
    Hey B did you ride anywhere near Oxford? I had a KLR ride by my jobsite .... might have been a red one Heard it coming down the road ..then it was by me in a flash it had a cargo type rack on the back
    Close, I rode through Sutton, Millbury and Grafton. I saw a red KLR too in Whitinsville, Maybe the same one?

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    Re: 1st Ride in 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    how's the electrical output of the new klr
    I heard its a little better than the old one. I am buying an on dash battery monitor for it.
    DennisKirk.com - Show Chrome Digital Five-Function Voltmeter

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    Did you see the voltage meter mentioned in your link above?

    Turn Signal Module

    Looks like it may be a little more weather-proof because you can hide away the main module.

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    Are you saying the one that I bought isnt weatherproof? I like the idea of the clock and a thermometer too.

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    I don't think it is fully weatherproof. I would check with the company that sells it before you buy. It would suck to order/install that only to have it fritz out the first time it gets really wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schleppy View Post
    I don't think it is fully weatherproof. I would check with the company that sells it before you buy. It would suck to order/install that only to have it fritz out the first time it gets really wet.
    Too Late, its already on its way. I will see what the package says, website didnt say much.

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    Check the muffler bolt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChR1s View Post
    Check the muffler bolt.
    I have paperwork that said the Dealer did the recall on it. But I guess it wouldnt hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    how's the electrical output of the new klr
    A little better than the old version but not great. Stay off the brake, leave the headlight on low, stay above 2500rpm and there seems to be about 100-110 watts for acessories.

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