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The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100434

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Oom Lou's comment about the KLR introducing him to adventure riding got me thinking:
  • On what bike did you learn to ride?
  • When did you buy your first KLR?
  • How many KLRs have you owned since?
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The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100435

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Mine:
  • A farm bike: 1983 XR200R and then Yami DT175
  • In 2009 I bought my first bike: 2007 KLR 650
  • Only one
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The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100436

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Piet wrote:
Oom Lou's comment about the KLR introducing him to adventure riding got me thinking:
  • On what bike did you learn to ride?
  • - RD350 on tar then XR500R on dirt (70's-1980's)
  • When did you buy your first KLR?
  • - +/- 2012.. had a bunch of other bikes in between
  • How many KLRs have you owned since?
  • - 2 so far... see the need for another though :silly:










Current Bikes: Yamaha XT 1200Z; Honda XR 650; Kawasaki KLR 650 A x 2; Kawasaki KLX 300R; Yamaha WR 250F
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The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100438

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Oom Lou's comment about the KLR introducing him to adventure riding got me thinking:
  • On what bike did you learn to ride?
33 years ago, on my boet’s Honda MB5 – in fact, Gareth Davidson, from Superbike Magazine, recently restored an old red MB5, upon which I sent him a photo of a 10-year old me, next to my older brother on his aforementioned MB5, regaling him with a short story of how his project sparked memories of me learning to ride and my introduction to motorcycles and a brief history and and and… He has since mailed me back, to say I should look out for the August issue, as my story would appear in the Letters section… we shall see…

  • When did you buy your first KLR?
  • bought my '84 model about ten years ago... R9500.00!

  • How many KLRs have you owned since?
  • 3
    POWER (and skill) MEAN NOTHING WITHOUT CONTROL
    MB50, MBX50, MTX50, RD125, GS550, XL200, '84KLR600, '07KLR650, '08KLR650, '06XT660R, '09F800GS

    Veni Vidi Vici
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    The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100441

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    Piet wrote:
    Oom Lou's comment about the KLR introducing him to adventure riding got me thinking:
    • On what bike did you learn to ride?

    • Kawasaki AE 50, 1983, skooltyd
    • When did you buy your first KLR?
    • 2013, 2008 silverframe
    • How many KLRs have you owned since?
    • Net die een.
    Bike history:
    1983 - 82 Kawasaki AE 50
    1984 - 84 Honda CH 125 Spacey
    1985 - 79 Kawasaki Z 1000
    1989 - 84 Yamaha XS 750
    1999 - 97 Triumph Daytona 900
    2013 - 08 Kawasaki KLR 650
    2016 - 16 Tiger XCX Low :woohoo:
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    The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100443

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    On what bike did you learn to ride?
    - Jinsay 200 cc
    When did you buy your first KLR?
    - 2012
    How many KLRs have you owned since?
    - 1
    ★ Black & Green 2007 Kawasaki KLR 650
    Black & Yellow 2012 Kawasaki Versys 650 (Drowned)
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    The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100452

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    Never had a bike when at school, too dangerous according to my parents
    Had a lot of bikes through the years
    Learned to ride on a Lambretta 250 scooter that my Father had when I was in std 6, great fun
    Then when I started to work and earn my own money
    Honda 350-four



    Then bought a Honda CB650 Custom for a bargain, R 600.00 1984



    Had a Montessa scrambler with a 450 cc engine, no photos ever taken, dangerous machine

    Traded the 650 custom at Bobby Scott Yamaha Pretoria for the IT200



    Again traded at Bobby Scott for the XT 550



    Then had the Yamaha XJ750 ones with yellow spotlight, also never a photo taken

    After 18 years not riding it was time for the first KLR in 2007



    Then the BMW 650 twin, this was a mistake, too small, went on the Buff with the BOSS



    Then got the R1200GS



    A Harley 883 Sportster



    At that stage had the BMW, again a Blue KLR, secondhand bought and the Harley
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    Then the daughter went to Skelmbos, sold all three bikes in one week, but before the end of that week had the first XT660Z



    Then again the Black KLR



    And the now bike, again XT660Z Tenere



    I think it's in the blood

    My Father on his 10-12 Harley, I think 1955



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    The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100456

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    :laugh: :laugh:

    The itch...Blue KLR...nah, rather a blue Tenere...nah, rather a black KLR...okay, okay, let's make it a black Tenere!
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    The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100457

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    I've only had one wife for the last 29 years though :whistle: - :evil:
    I think I had the most fun and explored the most on the R1200GS, it was quite a bike to have had
    Maybe, one day, it might be a BMW again :woohoo:
    And when I'm old, a Harley again, the Harley was fun too :P

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