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Old 06-13-2018, 01:39 PM   #1
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Hello from Lake Jackson

Hello folks,

New guy to riding, not much experience other than offroad in the Corps on
M1011's (Diesel KLR650's). Took the MSF and remembered how much I like being on two wheels. Excited to see the MexTreck rides coming up in October! Its a HUGEEEEE reason I'm headed into this new addiction!

But a new guy comes with some problems, especially an honest one! Dealerships don't want newly "M" endorsed folks to test ride. I get that as a devout capitalist but still need to get a feel.

I want to ride a civilian version of the KLR 650 to see if thats what suits my needs. What's a guy to do? REALLY want to cruise a Honda Africa Twin but figure baby steps are best!
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:45 PM   #2
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Re: Hello from Lake Jackson

Welcome. Plenty of KLRs on the site. One of the most popular rides out there. Get both so you do not have to worry you made the wrong selection. The AT is starting to build a large following also. Make sure to post up when you get one. Someone on here might let you spin theres around the block. KP
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:10 PM   #3
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Welcome and thank you for your service! While this is a great, helpful, and informative forum, you might have some luck joining motohouston.com and finding someone more local to you for some help.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:25 PM   #4
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Re: Hello from Lake Jackson

Welcome, ConchRepublic. From a guy that loves his KLR.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:42 PM   #5
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Thanks folks!
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:06 PM   #6
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Re: Hello from Lake Jackson

Welcome!

I lived in Lk Jackson once upon a time...

Good luck with the bike hunt!
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:08 PM   #7
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Welcome!

I lived in Lk Jackson once upon a time...

Good luck with the bike hunt!


I’m glad you escaped the Land of Entrapment!


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Old 06-13-2018, 03:14 PM   #8
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Me too!

The mosquitoes were HORRENDOUS!
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:35 PM   #9
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:38 PM   #10
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What part of Lake Jackson?


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Old 06-13-2018, 05:24 PM   #11
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The house was in the village of Jones Creek. I worked in LJ.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:29 PM   #12
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What part of Lake Jackson?


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Old 06-13-2018, 05:40 PM   #13
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Lol there’s a sign when you drive in to Lake Jackson that says “Land of Enchantment” I just changed the name to match the reality


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Old 06-13-2018, 07:03 PM   #14
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I did a test ride at a dealer ONE WEEK after getting my M. The sales guy lead me around for maybe 30 minutes - it was the fastest I'd ever gone on a bike by a long shot - zero street experience - just the MSF class .

KLR isn't a bad choice - maybe just buy one used private party and just use it to get familiar with bikes again. Keep it 6 months, or 6 years!
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:17 PM   #15
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I’ve thought of that myself Jeff.......get my training wheels off so I can get an Africa Twin


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Old 06-14-2018, 01:52 PM   #16
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& enjoy!
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:52 AM   #17
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Oh I thought you were talking about New Mexico.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:02 AM   #18
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No lol. Guess Lake Jackson stole it from them. I’d much rather be there lol


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Old 06-15-2018, 08:29 PM   #19
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Welcome!
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:50 PM   #20
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Welcome to the area, I am in Brazoria and you can usually find my on my KLR. PM me if you need something down here.

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