Making room in my wallet this morning, I pulled this out: Today, I indeed followed in my dad's good luck. A friend of his tried to sell him a KLR for over a year. Mostly due to garage space, my dad (aka DonnyO) passed on the opportunity. Tired of seeing it in the garage, his buddy then told him he would GIVE him the KLR. I had a spot in my garage . . . and . . . BINGO! It's a 2005 with 17K on the clock - even came with a 6.6-gallon IMS tank! According to DonnyO, if you wiggle the handlebars to and fro three times and kick the battery followed by promptly pressing the start button, it'll come to life. We'll see. First things are a battery, front tire, front brake pads, a crush washer for the weeping front caliper's banjo bolt, and some electrical troubleshooting. Gotta love the Gen 1s! DonnyO doesn't know I've named it Pinky. When DonnyO picked up the KLR last week, he told me his buddy had a second KLR he wanted to sell for $500. I couldn't spit out my food fast enough to say, "SOLD!" So, load up the dog, drag the trailer north an hour, and I'm now the proud owner of a 2009 black beauty. DonnyO is more a fan of the stock 2005 tank with shrouds, so the IMS tank is going on mine. It's a black tank and will look great on the '09. Given the wide flare of the tank, I'm naming mine Cobra. I've first got to get the 690 prepped for an upcoming trip, but Pinky and Cobra are on deck! The KLR lost out to my decision in 2013 to buy a DR650 (later replaced by the 690), but I've always had an interest in one day owning one. So, here goes. I'll use this thread to keep an account of getting these two on the road. It'll also be a chance for me to ask questions of the KLRista. May you, too, be showered with good luck!