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#1 Harrison

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 11:26 PM

Hope everyone is having a good summer...or as good as it can be with this COVID-19 pandemic messing with everyone's plans.

 

After dabbling in the ATV realm for 5 years but not being happy with the riding opportunities here in PA, I finally took the plunge and became a dual-sport motorcycle owner. I purchased a '08 Yamaha XT 250 with 4977 miles from one of my dear sled riding buddies 2 weeks ago.

 

Insured and then registered it and acquired my license plate this week. Then it is a day-off later in the month to acquire a PA learner's permit and drop the bike off at a Yamaha dealer for PA state inspection and perhaps its first routine maintenance since new.

 

Unfortunately our PA Department of Transportation terminated the contract with its motorcycle safety training vendor so I will be taking the Motorcycle Safety Foundation 16-hour course at Carroll County Community College in Westminster, MD at the end of August. After practicing, I will take and hopefully pass the PA motorcycle skills test shortly after that.

 

Anyway, I've been riding with Klim's snow gear for years and I absolutely love it.

 

Questions:

 

Anyone have any input about Klim's motorcycle gear? is it as highly thought of in the motorcycle world as it is in the snowmobile world?

 

1. Isn't there a gentlemen on here that sells Klim snowmobile gear?

2. I think his name might be Pete but for the life of me I can't remember his screen name!?..awkward...

3. Can that gentleman sell the Klim motorcycle gear also?

4. I assume the best way to reach him is via PM?

 

Thanks in advance to anyone that provides answers/input. Stay happy and healthy everyone!

 

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Edited by Harrison, 03 July 2020 - 11:31 PM.

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 06:39 AM

If you plan on riding in the dirt then normal motorcycle gear will be too heavy and hot. I ride a TW ,mostly on trails and roads here on the Tug and I wear motocross gear..light and cool.

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 07:06 AM

The primary purpose of buying this bike is to ride on the state forest joint-use roads that surround the Hyner Mountain Snowmobile Club in northern Pa.

Those roads are the same improved gravel roads we ride on in the winter and they are inaccessible to ATVs.

Since the dual sport is a licensed road vehicle it is fully legal to ride those roads. I may also ride the back roads around my house in the Hershey area and also to work via the back roads. No traffic or freeway riding.

Luckily I have buddies that have been riding their entire lives so I have already been “schooled” on the need for lightweight gear.

Will be starting out with my AGV motocross helmet, Leatt goggles, Klim Dakar Pro gloves and Klim Ridgeline boots.

Ultimately I’d like to get a Marrakesh jacket, K Fifty 2 straight riding pants, and eventually an F5 Koroyd ECE/DOT helmet that I would wear on both the sled and the bike.

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 07:22 AM

Culater (Len) sells Klim gear. Great guy to buy from.

Cool bike!

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 07:29 AM

Thanks! The dual-sport is such a better deal than an ATV, at least from a riding opportunity perspective here in PA.

Darn I got that name wrong, real wrong.

So I wonder if Len can sell the Klim motorcycle gear...

Thanks for the input!


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Posted 04 July 2020 - 07:38 AM

You can also check out RevZilla they have all kinds of gear


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Posted 04 July 2020 - 03:07 PM

Nice bike! Len is the Man, he'll get ya hooked up.


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 02:15 AM

Nice bike! Give it a few months and you will be itching for a new kawi klr 650.. haha!!
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Posted 06 July 2020 - 12:55 PM

Thanks! The dual-sport is such a better deal than an ATV, at least from a riding opportunity perspective here in PA.

Darn I got that name wrong, real wrong.

So I wonder if Len can sell the Klim motorcycle gear...

Thanks for the input!


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Yes, he sells motorcycle gear also.  I plan on buying a Klim Marakesh jacket from Len in the near future, great prices!


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Posted 07 July 2020 - 03:23 PM

The KLR 650 looks like a nice bike. I think the 250 will be adequate as a starter bike and for the joint-use gravel roads in NPa.

However if I enjoy paved road riding as much as I think I will I can see myself jumping up to the next engine size class.

Don’t want to cut into the sled fund too much but something like the KLR 650 would be nice and there are a couple of Suzuki dual-sports that look interesting.

Thank you all for the input, keep it coming, and I will keep you guys informed as I get thru the safety training and licensing process.


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Posted 08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM

if you find yourself enjoying paved road riding just buy a road bike.  a klr isnt great at anything.  for two tracks and gravel roads id buy a crf450l/exc500 or similar over a klr or dpending on which way your preferences fall a T7/vstrom/gs/versys.  ive had many dirt bikes, road bikes and dual sports.  my current bikes are a excf350(plated but pretty much only used in the woods/tight single track) and a versys 650 for the road riding/commuting.  my favorite bike i regret selling was my street triple r...a weapon on the twisty roads that you could easily commute on.   anyway motorcycles are awesome and ill always have at least one in the garage.  enjoy!



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:03 AM

You sir have great taste in motorcycles.

Not sure I ever want to spend that many $s on a bike but I am also old enough to know that you never-say-never...

Regarding dual-sport vs an adventure bike that is definitely something I am thinking about.

Just have to learn to ride, safely, and see what my experiences, and ultimately my preferences, turn out to be.

Very excited to try motorcycling for the first time because from everything I’ve observed and been told, it looks like a ton of fun.

Thanks again for the input and advice and I will keep everyone advised about how I am progressing and if I like it....


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 12:09 PM

I ride a Honda crf450l, The Klim gear is great you just need to decide if you want to use in the boot or over the boot pants for one thing, The klim Mojave pants are more suited for warm weather and the Dakars would take you from late summer through fall

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 12:16 PM

Thinking of keeping it simple to start with... K Fifty 2 straight riding pants initially...


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 12:19 PM

Sounds good, I am looking for a pair of Dual Sport boots as we speak, you can pm culater 4 klim questions, I just did as I'm looking for another pair of pants




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