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Old 08-14-2008, 01:21 PM   #21
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You can never be too polite, good manners cost so little...unless you're one of those southerners who say "sir" at the end of every sentance like a f'n parrot, but..I digress...
I do NOT sound like a f'n Parrot.
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:13 PM   #22
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I do NOT sound like a f'n Parrot.
You still Squawkin'?
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:41 PM   #23
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Polly wants a cracker....
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:16 PM   #24
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You still Squawkin'?
No Suh, I'm Not Suh. If I start again Suh, I'll be certain to let you know beforehand Suh.

Thank You, Suh...........
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:24 AM   #25
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No Suh, I'm Not Suh. If I start again Suh, I'll be certain to let you know beforehand Suh.

Thank You, Suh...........
THERE !!! RIGHT F'N THERE....JUST LIKE A GOD DAM* PARROT !!!!


JEEZUS that's annoying....
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:33 PM   #26
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Default I'M thinking the same thing...

Wow, its always wonderful to find a post that is so spot on. I'm looking for a beginner bike and was seriously interested in the KLR650. I like the dual sport aspect and this bike looks like its designed mainly for the road, but can handle the medium duty off road.

I'm considering some the dual sport 250cc bikes out there, but I think my size really makes the 650cc powerplant a better choice for me. I'm over 6' and about 290 lbs. While my legs aren't super long, my weight and big (read wind catching) torso are going to make a 250cc bike a tad underpowered on the TX roads.

Also, most of the dual sports in the 250cc class are really designed more for off road and not so comfortable for long days in the saddle on the road. I'm guessing I'll be about 80% road and 20% light duty off road. So the question really is this. Is the KLR650 an acceptable bike for a big beginner? I saw several earlier posts that suggested it was a reasonable (not great) beginner bike. Anyone have additional thoughts, please let me hear them.

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Old 10-03-2009, 07:57 PM   #27
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Wow, I'd forgotten I even started this thread! Much has happened since then.... For my first bike, I *did* end up picking up a KLR, a 2005 in amazing condition. Bought it last November, but didn't take possession of it until May (long story). I will say that it scared the bejeezus out of me the first 2 or 3 times I was out on it. In fact, it sit in my garage for a good couple of weeks 'til I got the stones to take it out on the road It's so tall, I felt like a gargoyle perched on the edge of a building! Plus, I hadn't been on any bike since last summer...

But the more I ride it, the more comfortable I get with it and the size doesn't bother me at all now. I'm really glad I didn't get the KLX 250 instead. I absolutely LOVE this bike and couldn't imagine having anything else! Plenty of power for me, tons of aftermarket support, easy to work on, versatile, big fuel tank, great riding position (for me anyway). I could go on and on...

You're a big lad so it shouldn't be a problem for you size-wise (I'm 5'10", 180 lbs). Just be sure to take the MSF course and wear all gear all the time! Also, if you're 290, you may want to look into an aftermarket rear shock as I've heard bigger guys can bottom out the stock one. Hope that helps. If you have any more questions, let me know!
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