Pages: [1] 2  All   Go Down
Print

Topic: Hello!  (Read 2906 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
alexj
*

Reputation 3
Offline Offline

Motorcycles: 1996 Yamaha XT225, 2005 Honda Reflex Sport ABS
Miles Typed: 16

My Photo Gallery




Ignore
« on: February 10, 2012, 09:42:54 AM »

Hello, I just bought my first motorcycle I hope to learn with (a 1986 Kawasaki KLR 250) as it was heartily endorsed by the local mechanic as a great thing to start with, as well as me wanting something that could go offroad some . . . I have ridden scooters for 3 years (including a 250cc Reflex) but my entire experience with manual transmissions is from the MSF course and my families John Deere lawnmower back in elementary school

A friend from another forum suggested I go join this forum, so I am looking forward to motorcycle stuff . . . . I'd rather like to survive the experience to
Logged
Mr.Black
*

Reputation 152
Offline Offline

Years Contributed: '09, '10
Years Supported: '11
Motorcycles: '08 GSF1250
GPS: 01543
Miles Typed: 18466

My Photo Gallery

Let's run this up the flagpole and see who salutes




Ignore
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 10:08:21 AM »

Hi new guy.  

The only advice I have is don't take my advice.
Logged
Kneescrubber
King of the 90º flat turn
*

Reputation 18
Offline Offline

Motorcycles: '99 Honda VFR, '73 BMW R75/5
GPS: The western U.S. is strewn with paper maps I've lost from my tankbag.
Miles Typed: 3787

My Photo Gallery


Just a little more




Ignore
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 10:27:18 AM »

Lots of good info/advice here if you can wade thru the bs.

Welcome!  Bigok
Logged

I'm on ST.N so its not like I'm a productive member of society anyway.   DogBoy
It's the internet.  It runs on drama.    Cablebandit
The difference between fiction and reality is fiction has to be believable.  Tom Clancy
CosmicCowboy
*

Reputation 24
Offline Offline

Motorcycles: 2007 FZ1
GPS: Tennessee
Miles Typed: 803

My Photo Gallery





Ignore
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 11:04:55 AM »

Guilty of recommending this forum to him.
Logged

"See, it's kinda like some STN threads. When the pot stops steaming, hissing, spitting, and spewing, it's usually done." -ConPilot1
ShantJ
*

Reputation 1
Offline Offline

Miles Typed: 10

My Photo Gallery




Ignore
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012, 12:57:39 PM »

Welcome!

There are other new people here, so feel comfortable.  Thumbsup
Logged
Cablebandit
Pig Wrangler
*

Reputation 92
Offline Offline

Motorcycles: '10 Flying Pig
GPS: Stormstown PA
Miles Typed: 4824

My Photo Gallery


Certified Maniac


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 01:33:56 PM »




The only advice I have is don't take my advice.


But that's good advice.   Headscratch
Logged

IBA #33260  https://www.facebook.com/TheCablebandits
"since I actually have a twat I can complain all I want to" - viffergyrl
"I pooped at the highest point in West Virginia" - molferen
coho
Just here for the pie.
*

Reputation 23
Offline Offline

Years Supported: '11
Motorcycles: BMW R1100RT Yamaha StFU200 ("the dumbbike")
GPS: is for people who can't read maps
Miles Typed: 2673

My Photo Gallery


I see what you did there.




Ignore
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012, 01:41:55 PM »


Hi new guy.  

The only advice I have is don't take my advice.




But that's good advice.   Headscratch

OMGOMGOMG








Hi,alexj! It only gets weirder from here.
Logged

"You guys crack me up.  Like you have never done something crazy to get a girl to put her boobs on you."  -wibornz

"My anecdotal evidence can beat up your anecdotal evidence."
Rincewind
*

Reputation 122
Offline Offline

Years Contributed: '08, '09, '10
Years Supported: '11
Motorcycles: BMW F700GS
GPS: SEPA
Miles Typed: 13703

My Photo Gallery





Ignore
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 06:59:03 PM »


Hello, I just bought my first motorcycle I hope to learn with (a 1986 Kawasaki KLR 250) as it was heartily endorsed by the local mechanic as a great thing to start with, as well as me wanting something that could go offroad some . . . I have ridden scooters for 3 years (including a 250cc Reflex) but my entire experience with manual transmissions is from the MSF course and my families John Deere lawnmower back in elementary school

A friend from another forum suggested I go join this forum, so I am looking forward to motorcycle stuff . . . . I'd rather like to survive the experience to


I'm glad you admitted you aren't good at manual transmissions.  Admitting it is the first step toward recovery.  Poor guy!  Thumbsup   Lol

 Points awarded from a fellow Alex. Bigok
Logged
Mr.Black
*

Reputation 152
Offline Offline

Years Contributed: '09, '10
Years Supported: '11
Motorcycles: '08 GSF1250
GPS: 01543
Miles Typed: 18466

My Photo Gallery

Let's run this up the flagpole and see who salutes




Ignore
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2012, 07:24:15 PM »

Papa Lazarou should be here soon to tell you he wants to have your babies.

Just say no to Papa wanting to have your babies.
Logged
Mrs. DantesDame
Super Moderator
*

Reputation 50
Offline Offline

Years Contributed: '07, '08, '09, '10
Years Supported: '11
Motorcycles: '09 Honda Transalp
GPS: Switzerland
Miles Typed: 14157

My Photo Gallery



WWW
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2012, 08:24:56 PM »


Hello, I just bought my first motorcycle I hope to learn with (a 1986 Kawasaki KLR 250) as it was heartily endorsed by the local mechanic as a great thing to start with, as well as me wanting something that could go offroad some . . . I have ridden scooters for 3 years (including a 250cc Reflex) but my entire experience with manual transmissions is from the MSF course and my families John Deere lawnmower back in elementary school

Welcome!

Taking the MSF course is a great first step and I think that you'll be quite happy with the KLR to bomb around on as you get comfortable on two wheels. As for previous familiarity with a manual transmission, it doesn't always help  Embarassment
Logged

www.dantesdame.com  <--- Rides! Rides! Rides! Burnout  You don't know unless you ask. ***   Adventure: Adversity recounted at leisure.
alexj
*

Reputation 3
Offline Offline

Motorcycles: 1996 Yamaha XT225, 2005 Honda Reflex Sport ABS
Miles Typed: 16

My Photo Gallery




Ignore
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2012, 10:50:45 PM »

Thank you!

Here is a picture of the new motorcycle, and my scooter to

Logged
Kootenanny
"Not That Good"
*

Reputation 33
Offline Offline

Years Contributed: '09
Miles Typed: 4627

My Photo Gallery


Buellshit!




Ignore
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2012, 10:47:05 PM »


Hello, I just bought my first motorcycle I hope to learn with (a 1986 Kawasaki KLR 250) as it was heartily endorsed by the local mechanic as a great thing to start with, as well as me wanting something that could go offroad some . . .

He was right!  Great bike to start out on.  

As for the transmission, you'll figure it out pretty quick.  Enjoy!
Logged

E=MC2
cbsnbiker
I speak only for myself.
*

Reputation -383
Offline Offline

Motorcycles: BMWs: '98 K1200RS, '74 R90/6, '07 F650GS; '06 F650GS (RIP), '94 R1100RS (someone else enjoys it now).
GPS: Upstate NY
Miles Typed: 5693

My Photo Gallery




Ignore
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 11:32:22 PM »

Welcome to the forum, and welcome to riding.

You've already taken the MSF course.   Thumbsup

Hang around, ask questions, have some fun!
Logged

BMWMOA Life Member, MSF-certified RiderCoach, etc.

Sorry I'm not going to read your link. If it contradicts what I&
NoGear
*

Reputation 4
Offline Offline

Motorcycles: 2005 FJR1300
GPS: Formerly of al Taji, Iraq, now Camp Buehring, Kuwait
Miles Typed: 369

My Photo Gallery





Ignore
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2012, 03:47:17 AM »

Welcome!  You should have a lot of happy miles out of the KLR exploring new roads.
Logged

“The greatest happiness is to scatter your enemy, to drive him before you, to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him shrouded in tears, and to gather into your bosom his wives
Papa Lazarou
*

Reputation 58
Offline Offline

Years Contributed: '09
Years Supported: '11
GPS: Sussex
Miles Typed: 9238

My Photo Gallery





Ignore
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2012, 07:28:03 AM »

Will you have m,y babies? I don't want them anymore.
Logged

The wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead
Mr.Black
*

Reputation 152
Offline Offline

Years Contributed: '09, '10
Years Supported: '11
Motorcycles: '08 GSF1250
GPS: 01543
Miles Typed: 18466

My Photo Gallery

Let's run this up the flagpole and see who salutes




Ignore
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2012, 07:37:43 AM »


Will you have m,y babies? I don't want them anymore.


Five days? It took you 5 days? Slacker.
Logged
Papa Lazarou
*

Reputation 58
Offline Offline

Years Contributed: '09
Years Supported: '11
GPS: Sussex
Miles Typed: 9238

My Photo Gallery





Ignore
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2012, 07:38:22 AM »

 Bigsmile
Logged

The wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead
Royal Tiger
*

Reputation -205
Offline Offline

Motorcycles: See signature
GPS: Lehigh Valley, PA
Miles Typed: 614

My Photo Gallery


Deutsche Rüstungs-Abteilung




Ignore
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2012, 05:39:07 PM »

Love the KLR in white & blue.

I had a KLR650 and it was a great bike for what it was meant to do.  Have fun and look for some dirt roads and trails.
Logged

2013 Yamaha XT250 * 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250 * 2007 BMW G650X XChallenge * 2005 BMW R1200ST * 2003 Yamaha PW80
alexj
*

Reputation 3
Offline Offline

Motorcycles: 1996 Yamaha XT225, 2005 Honda Reflex Sport ABS
Miles Typed: 16

My Photo Gallery




Ignore
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2012, 02:44:22 PM »

After endless frustration and having less than no fun with the KLR constantly battling the kick starter I have bought a 96 Yamaha XT225 which has electric start, I am hoping actually have some semblance of fun with it

Also I have a new job which is located in terrain resembling a lunar landscape where I've twice been forced to use 4 wheel drive in the driveway and I am afraid of using my scooter to commute to work, so am hoping to use the XT225 for commuting
Logged
Kootenanny
"Not That Good"
*

Reputation 33
Offline Offline

Years Contributed: '09
Miles Typed: 4627

My Photo Gallery


Buellshit!




Ignore
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2012, 02:48:55 PM »

Sorry to hear about the problems you're having with the KLR.

Would your 225 look anything like this one I bought last fall?



Logged

E=MC2
Pages: [1] 2  All   Go Up
Print
Jump to:  



ST.N

Copyright © 2001 - 2013 Sport-Touring.Net.
All rights reserved.

SimplePortal 2.3.1 © 2008-2009, SimplePortal