What Kinda Bike Is That?
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mount Desert Island, Maine
To the above individuals, thank you for your comments, thoughts, links, and ideas.
Indeed, there is a plethora of information available concerning the Kawasaki KLR 650. Just type, "KLR", into a Google Search Dialog Box, and you will receive pages and pages of information. Top searches are for the "Dookhickey", the "T-Mod", the "$0.22 modification", "Tweeter modification", to name a few. There are TONS more! That's because the KLR has been in production since the mid-1980s. And, within the time span from then, until now, anything that anyone could ever think of to do to the bike, has been done; with really good reference material to support it. There are Yahoo forums, .net forums, .com forums and so on. The person that I purchased the motorcycle from is the founder of, KLR650.com.
The reason that I included a photograph, and a little information about my "new" motorcycle in this thread is, I wanted to answer a couple of questions that I have been asked publicly and privately. "Am I going to continue riding?" The answer is, "Yes." "If you are going to continue riding, what's the next bike you are going to choose?" The answer to that is, "A KLR650."
I know that I have a very bad reputation of hijacking other people's threads and taking them in totally different directions. I am even guilty of doing that to my own threads! But, I do not want to do that here. This thread is about the fundraiser I am conducting; helping to raise money for two charities that I care about. I would like to keep the "conversation" on that topic.
Thank you for understanding.
2007 DL-650 (I gave away in 2012 with 111,000 + miles)
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1942, Beryl Markham: "West With the Night"
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