LA- Louisiana that is BS Thread ---

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by HighTechCoonass, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. 103M 95G

    103M 95G Adventurer

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    Hi guys, I am looking for a KLR650 owner in the New Orleans area that would allow me to ride their bike. [​IMG] yeah yeah, I realize what Im asking, MSF course taken.
    I am considering switching from the XR650L to the KLR 650, or keeping it and just getting a diffrent bike, and aparently test riding a motorcycle at a dealership is out of the question.
    I receintly rode a 07 Triumph Tiger 1050, a 08 HD ultra classic, my brothers 05 Honda shadow 1100, a 99 Titan (an aftermarket HD) none of these bikes appeal to me. There are a few other bikes I'm considering but I keep going back to the KLR650.

    I realize this is a long shot, but if you never ask............ ​
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  2. motor-ray

    motor-ray FNG

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    Sorry to hear about your difficulties on finding a KLR to ride. I am a manufacturer's rep for Yamaha and I work with all the dealers in LA and a good part of Mississippi. I am sure one of my multi-line dealers in the NOLA area would let you ride a KLR. It might be a different story if it was a ZX14! :lol3 I am assuming you have a valid MCY license? PM me and we can figure it out.
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  3. Electrode

    Electrode KW/HP Driven

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    I say keep the XR650L, the KLR is a pig.
    Fix up the Honda with a larger fuel cell, better seat, luggage, some sort of wind protection, then you will be set.
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  4. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    +1 with Electrode if choosing between those 2 - (my bro in law in Colorado has a klr) I rode it in Arkansas last month and it is great for the road and maybe some hard packed dirt roads if not to much gravel on them. Can you say "Top Heavy"? At least it feels that way to me. But the Honda is way better suited for anything rougher than that!
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  5. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    Been 9 months since a post on this thread - I think you coined it right Rebel! :muutt
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  6. DrtSqtr

    DrtSqtr Been here awhile

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    CLEAR...... Shock advised............lol

    nope i think it might be dead...
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  7. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    I wonder why LA riders don't support this?
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  8. DrtSqtr

    DrtSqtr Been here awhile

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    ditto......
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  9. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    We are all too busy surfing the Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas threads :lol3
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  10. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    Yep, and thats because things happen in those. This place is very lonely.
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  11. DrtSqtr

    DrtSqtr Been here awhile

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    Helloooo helloooo hellooooooooo. Echoooo echooo..........
    Oh sooooo lonely...:cry
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  12. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    dualsportridersoflouisiana.com

    That's why.

    Dirty
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  13. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    :wave


    :fyyff
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  14. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    Not much better, if any.
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  15. oic0

    oic0 Been here awhile

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    Shreveport sucks. Just saying :evil . No good curvy roads, no public land.
    If anyone in the area has found anything good that I'm missing, let me know
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  16. weave

    weave Been here awhile

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    yep not many riders left in dsrl...
    Im north of Covington if anyone wants to ride let me know its a good area.
    Loops from my house can range from 70 to 200 plus miles.
    No B.S........no ride plan just go.
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  17. DrtSqtr

    DrtSqtr Been here awhile

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    That place is a ghost town too.......
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  18. DrtSqtr

    DrtSqtr Been here awhile

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    Hey Weave you got some dirt in your Bush? Lol couldn't resist.....
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  19. weave

    weave Been here awhile

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    If it gets dirty I wipe
    [​IMG]

    and rinse
    [​IMG]
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  20. Wudsracer

    Wudsracer Adventurer

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    There are a bunch of twisty back roads north and west of Shreveport, between Texarkana to the north and Jefferson, TX to the west. I don't know about gravel, though. For that, I like the Ouachita mountains in Southwest Arkansas near Shady Lake, Camp Albert Pike, and Little Missouri Falls; and just north of there between Mena and Mount Ida.
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