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The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100464

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Learned to ride on a pee wee 50


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The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100465

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then these Honda jobbies



Then at school the MBX 50



and weekends, the KDX 175




Later on the Honda CD 200 delivery bike (made this into a veld bike in the end)




In Matric, dad got me a XT 500 from one of his friends


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The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100466

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Sold the XT and bought my dads Z1000 in 1996



In 1999, bought a Z1300




2009 bought my KLR




2016 got an Aprillia RSV


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The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100468

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I learnt to ride on a mates CD175 Honda when I was early teens, it was the most popular delivery bike of the late 70's. I've only owned 1 KLR which I bought last year but it's my 14th bike over the years and love it to pieces :silly:
MB50, RD350, XT500, RD350, GPZ500, F650GS DAKAR, F650GS, R1200GS, DT125, R1200GS ADV. , XR125, R1200GS ADV. , KLR650.
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Learned to ride on my dads 78-79 RD400 when I was 16, obviously without his knowledge :lol: The technical school used to come out 15 min before Bellville Hoër, enough time to paddle home on my bicycle, fetch the 400 and meet my pals at the gate of BH for some bird watching :evil: Th klr would be my 5th motorcycle, bought in 2014, 3rd Kawasaki and 3rd dualsport machine.
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  • On what bike did you learn to ride?

  • My mate's RD50. Wild thing with just an on-off throttle

  • When did you buy your first KLR?

  • 2005

  • How many KLRs have you owned since?

  • 3, Currently have 2 KLR's and some other bikes

    Running condition:
    KLX450, '83 RM 80, Puzey XP150, '77 Suzuki GS750, '77 Montesa 348 Cota

    and then 1 or 2 others not running like XT250 and TT600
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    The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100505

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    In 1999, bought a Z1300






    OOO :woohoo: daai 13 Kwacker een van my all time favorites bikes B)
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    The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100524

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    Ek hou van hierdie topic :)
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    The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100531

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    I got my big bike licence on a Honda Dax 70 cc (similar to the one below and borrowed from a friend), during 1974.


    I then owned a clapped out 1970 Honda C110 50 cc during matric (similar to the one below).


    When doing army training in Potch, I got my first bike. A 1975 Kawasaki KH 400 triple.


    When I started as an apprentice, I bought a 1971 Honda CB750.


    After that I bought a 1970 BSA Thunderbolt 650.


    I then changed over to a scrambler, a 1979 Suzuki PE 250.


    More to follow.
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    The clanners' KLR biographies 3 years 3 weeks ago #100533

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    Then I bought a bike that was mainly used on a farm and not registered. I restored and licenced it and used it for about 3 years to go to work. A 1975 Honda TL 250.


    Then came a 1980 Honda XR500.


    Then a very boring 1980 BMW R65.


    I then restored a very abused 1983 Yamaha XT 600 Tenere.


    Then I bought my first KLR (2009) which I should have done sooner. It suits me and my wife perfectly.
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