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Hello from Lake Jackson

Joined
Jun 13, 2018
Messages
11
Location
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!
 
Joined
Nov 25, 2012
Messages
16,874
Location
Lampasas
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.:rofl: 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
 
Joined
Jul 23, 2014
Messages
56
Location
Pearland
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.
 
Joined
Jun 13, 2018
Messages
11
Location
Lake Jackson
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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Jeff S

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Joined
Feb 21, 2011
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1,232
Location
Austin
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!
 
Joined
Mar 17, 2017
Messages
107
Location
Brazoria, TX
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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Joined
Aug 3, 2017
Messages
48
Location
Decatur
Welcome, wish you were closer to Fort Worth. you could ride one of mine and see how it feels. I have a gen 1 and a gen 2 KLR sitting in my garage. I flip a coin sometimes to see what I'm riding on any given day. Have to admit I like my Gen 1 better. ;-)
 
Joined
Mar 17, 2017
Messages
107
Location
Brazoria, TX
Anyone have any ideas for Saturday, I don't eat out in Lake Jackson that much.

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Joined
Mar 17, 2017
Messages
107
Location
Brazoria, TX
2 o'clock at Brian's BBQ
151 Commerce st.
Clute, TX
Let me know if you can make it tomorrow.

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Joined
Mar 17, 2017
Messages
107
Location
Brazoria, TX
It will have to be El Toro, Brian's is closed on Sunday. It is a 120 Commerce St. just across the street.

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