First day trip on KLR

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by totorg, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. totorg

    totorg n00b

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    Hi all, new to this site. I just got a stock 2008 KLR with 2.5k miles on it. I have put on about 400 miles during first few weeks. Here is a photo (town of Patagonia) taken last weekend during my first "long" ride. Rode from Tucson Az. to Patagonia, then on to the border (Nogales) then back to Tucson via hwy 19. What a blast, would have liked to ride with others but, solo ride was intense. (got my head right) Fun ride except for the numb right hand! Oh well, I guess i'll just have to get used to that:lol3 . I would like to know of any riding clubs in the Tucson area, please let me know.

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  2. Superhawk

    Superhawk Been here awhile

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    :thumb Love those KLRs ! Enjoy !!
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  3. DurtKlod

    DurtKlod Long timer

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    Nice bike. Look under the regional forums - West. You'll find a couple threads dedicated to rides around the Tucson area.
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  4. MiniCogs

    MiniCogs Adventurer

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    Beautiful photo! I am nowhere near you but wish I was so I could enjoy the scenery in your area!
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  5. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    And lots of information on the bikes in Thumpers.
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  6. Vinbowie

    Vinbowie Been here awhile

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    Welcome to the ADV.
    I've got 10,000 miles on my KLR.
    Alot of day rides to West Virginia.
    Yours is like a different world.
    :clap
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  7. Ian Robinson

    Ian Robinson SlowRobo

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    tks for the RR. 3 cheers for KLRs.
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  8. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    I love the Tucson area, a fantastic place to get your desert dirt/sand/rock ONN.
    ADV is the real deal man, huge community in your area. Welcome.
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  9. Starbuck21

    Starbuck21 Manly scooterist!

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    Great picture! It is SO nice to be able to ride all year huh? I do! I am in Wickenburg maybe we can meet somewhere in the future?:lol3
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  10. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    Nice ride!

    Get yourself a quaility 'bash' plate and a set of highway pegs, and you'll be ridin' that thing everywhere!

    Welcome to ADV.
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  11. DurtKlod

    DurtKlod Long timer

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    I'll second that suggestion. The stock ones aren't real strong... but then I take my KLR places most others probably wouldn't.
    [​IMG]
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  12. mdrauh

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    Great photo and congrats on the new bike. I dig your style, man. :D
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  13. mr.slowpokey

    mr.slowpokey Been here awhile

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    Ouch on the plastic skid plate. I just cracked my JNS Engineering plate, but it did its job and kept me from walking home. The weld broke on the right side by the water pump. Love the plate otherwise.
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  14. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Congrats on the KLR :clap
    I have an '08 as my first bike as well. I used to live in Tucson, few years back when I attended college there. The year the Wildcats won the NCAA.

    Enjoy your ride!!! Jealous for the weather down there this time of year. My '08 is stored away.
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  15. Trailryder42

    Trailryder42 Long timer

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    Put yourself a Vista Cruise on that bike. Or maybe even a throttle rocker. I prefer the VC.
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  16. stuntcrazy

    stuntcrazy Adventurer

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    Change the skid plate and let me know when ur riding next. My klr is just back from salt, but needs more riding :)
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  17. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Nice bike man! I love my KLR

    Ride safe and post many pics :wink:
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  18. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    Welcome to ADV and KLR..................enjoy the ride and share.
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  19. tenerejay

    tenerejay Adventurer

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    i had that expeience on my new tenere - what i did was get rox risers 1 in x 1 and 1/8 back - helped me to sit more upright, and not put pressure on the bar so much by leaning forward while riding. Also, i made sure to not grip the throttle tight but to use a loose hand grip - worked for me - hope it might help you - btw - nice bike
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