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Old 03-15-2012, 03:09 PM   #4846
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Rob, don't sell the KLR...just oil it up good and hide it in the shed. You will be sorry if you get rid of it.... I am glad I bought another one; it's my back up bike now, in case the other 5 are out of commision.
Old stuff just becomes a headache for me, I've already probably thrown out a fortune in "antiques" I think I have the only property out here in the country without a yard full of junk! Although I do have a 1955 Logging Tugboat sitting in the yard
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:31 PM   #4847
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Old stuff just becomes a headache for me, I've already probably thrown out a fortune in "antiques" I think I have the only property out here in the country without a yard full of junk! Although I do have a 1955 Logging Tugboat sitting in the yard
Your choice of words, old junk, antique and KLR all in the same sentence... Some may find it offensive, I find it funny.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:21 PM   #4848
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Are you going to make an appearance at the Ice Breaker this year?
i havent made any plans yet.
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:18 PM   #4849
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weather???

Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining but I don't recall ever seeing weather like this for our area? I remember riding to a friend's about an hour and a half from home in mid April in '05 or '06 and thinking that was amazing.
Had the DT out for a season opener today. Local gravel roads have some snow covered sections in the shaded areas and the hard packed back roads are thoroughly sand covered but it's nice to be riding again regardless.



Won't be too much ice to break come May Long!

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Old 03-17-2012, 06:46 PM   #4850
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The wife and I went out to Lockport for a Hot Dog and cruzed the River Road. The temps. varied from 17 to 21 today. Fantastic weather, never in 40 years of riding.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:00 PM   #4851
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The wife and I went out to Lockport for a Hot Dog and cruzed the River Road. The temps. varied from 17 to 21 today. Fantastic weather, never in 40 years of riding.
Nice weather here too. The ice ruts on the Devon road finaly disappeared after this mornings thunder storm and I went for my first ride of the year. Usually my first ride is mid April, but I'm not complaining.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:13 PM   #4852
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200 miles of 70 degree fareinheit march 17th riding! unprecidented! Don't know how I'm going to handle the colder weather in May! Lappeman, how could you part with your klr?
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:22 PM   #4853
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My 21 year old son took his first run on the KLR today. Aside from stalling it a few times, he did pretty good. Stayed up right and was still smiling by the time we got home.
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:35 PM   #4854
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i rode today too

i rode to work today . rode in at 2 pm and rode out at 1 am.
LOVE THE 11 HOUR SHIFT ON ST.PADDY'S DAY.
MAKE THAT 12 HOURS I WAS THERE FROM 10 AM TO 11 AM TO DECORATE THE PLACE.

I love beeing self employed. i hope you guys drank plenty today.
i rode my bike because it prevwents me from drinking.

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Old 03-18-2012, 01:31 AM   #4855
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Hey Feliz, nice to see a post from you and to that you are riding as well. I am sure you will get some good riding time in this year. Summer is here early.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:13 AM   #4856
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Ha ha, he should enjoy that bike. Got out on the KLRs for a 130 k ride through the back roads yesterday. It was +20 and had to take jackets off when stopped. Today is forecast for +24. Most of the snow (where it matters anyway) is now gone Snow is still continuously patchy in the bush, and the ice is starting to look black in a few places. No matter what the weather brings now I think winter is pretty much done (or at least a good lung shot). YAHOOOO


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My 21 year old son took his first run on the KLR today. Aside from stalling it a few times, he did pretty good. Stayed up right and was still smiling by the time we got home.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:03 AM   #4857
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Got out for a 100km ride yesterday Plus 23 in Lappe but foggy and 12 in town so I tried to stay on the country backroads. Did stop at Excalibur and make a deal to trade the KLR for a KTM 530 So I'll have some KLR parts for sale if anyone is interested.

Also found that sometime last year they removed the Gorham Fire Tower Our history is fading fast!

Gorham Fire Tower in 2010


No Tower in 2012
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:49 AM   #4858
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Congrats on the bike deal Lappeman.

So are bike trips over for you or are will you be adding more than the 530 to the team?
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #4859
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Long trips are done at this point, I may throw a 21.5L tank on it for overnighters. I want to haul it to Colorado and Nevada and bomb around the mountain passes and desert for a week or so...just have to make time if I can.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:58 PM   #4860
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Spring cleaning

and maintenance this weekend.

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