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Old 01-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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My first Dual Sport and my first "adventure" ride

Ok so its probably not the most adventurous trip but it was a little chilly at 45 degrees and I only have an open face helmet leftover from my cruiser days. Started out with 0 miles on the KLX250S that the dealer delivered yesterday. Mostly just rode the backroads near my home. I had intended to document the short trip with more pics but was having too much fun riding to stop. Not sure how some of you do it. Maybe I will get more pics when the new wears off.





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Old 01-29-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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OUTSTANDING!! Congratulations on your new ride. I'm an owner of several types of motorcycles and my 'new to me' dual sport brings out the kid in me. Enjoy the ride and don't worry about pics right away. You'll get them eventually.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:21 PM   #3
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crashing usually is a good time to take pictures since you're already off the bike
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:42 PM   #4
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Great bike! What made you decide to go with the KLX250?
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:18 PM   #5
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Great bike! What made you decide to go with the KLX250?
I considered the klr650. If I had the opportunity to ride longer distances I would have gone that route but w/ the hours I work and 2 small kids at home that eat up most of my time I judged the klx250 to be the best deal. Plus w/ the dealer making room for '12 models I got a pretty good deal.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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I considered the klr650. If I had the opportunity to ride longer distances I would have gone that route but w/ the hours I work and 2 small kids at home that eat up most of my time I judged the klx250 to be the best deal. Plus w/ the dealer making room for '12 models I got a pretty good deal.
I had a KLR650 they are horribly heavy offroad, you made a great choice. Now go scratch it up already!!
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #7
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Depending on how old your last helmet is, here is a link to Shoei. I like the dual sport helmet that they have and my next overtime check will go to one of these helmets. Arai also makes these kinds but what ever tickles your fancy. If there is a motorcycle show headed your way, you can usually pick one up for about 30-40% off. My moto is "if you gotta $5 head, get a $5 helmet". Actually it was Honda's but I use it anyway. Stay safe.

http://www.shoei-helmets.com/Helmet....et-DS&h=16&t=2

http://www.araiamericas.com/#/helmet...d4/solid/white
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:51 PM   #8
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I too am new this this whole CrAzy, wonderful world of Dual Sports. I just bought a 2008 KLR with less than 2k on it! Proud to say I have put 300 miles on it in the first 2 weeks! I bought an AFX FX-37 helmet for in the $100 range. I Love it! take a look!


http://www.extremesupply.com/product/AFX37DS.html
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:02 AM   #9
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I grew to less cc

I started w/ a KLR650, then the DR650, rode many DR400s, but the wr250x w/ knobbies is a keeper for me.

You may never feel the need to get a higher cc count. Lot of mods out there for that bike but off the show room floor, that bike is a blast.

You're going to have fun ride after ride.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:02 AM   #10
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That is a good looking bike!

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Old 01-30-2012, 06:35 AM   #11
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Congrats on the new purchase. Very nice!

I just sold my KLR, too much weight for my needs. I'm currently looking at the KLX, WRR, & DRZ400.

Look forward to more of you pics and narrative on the bike.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:38 AM   #12
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Beautiful bike - Enjoy!
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:13 AM   #13
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I too am new this this whole CrAzy, wonderful world of Dual Sports. I just bought a 2008 KLR with less than 2k on it! Proud to say I have put 300 miles on it in the first 2 weeks! I bought an AFX FX-37 helmet for in the $100 range. I Love it! take a look!


http://www.extremesupply.com/product/AFX37DS.html

not sure if you are spamming, but the AFX FX-39 DS is much much better than the 37.
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #14
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Nice looking bike!

Agree with the AFX-39 - I have one and love it plus it is budget friendly.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:21 PM   #15
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I considered the klr650. If I had the opportunity to ride longer distances I would have gone that route but w/ the hours I work and 2 small kids at home that eat up most of my time I judged the klx250 to be the best deal. Plus w/ the dealer making room for '12 models I got a pretty good deal.
You made the right choice for your needs. You will appreciate the lighter weight the more you ride it off road. Enjoy your new bike which is very nice BTW. Welcome to the addiction.
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