This addition comes on the heels of some sad news for the local Kawasaki dealership. They are closing their doors forever. I stopped in and was told the news. The owner told me that they were selling everything in the business at cost so they wouldn't have to deal with sending everything back to wherever. I picked up some maintenance supplies, some causual wear, etc. Then I was looking around and said "does that deal go for the bikes as well?". He said "Yes, and no fees. Just Tax, Tag and Title" I was intrigued and starting looking at the different bikes that were on the showroom floor.
Ninja 1400? If it had been green, maybe. But then I thought about insurance cost on that monster and knew it wasn't for me.
Got thinking about Green. So far a Kawasaki green bike has eluded me and I really like that color. Sure my '08 KLR had a touch of candy lime green, but not "team green". The year after I bought my '07 Ninja 650 Kawasaki came out with a lime green 650R. Just didn't seem to be in the stars.
I turned the corner and there it was. A 2012 Lime Green KLX250S. I thought about having to kick start the old Honda dual sport and that I really needed to do a frame up restoration on it. This bike would be a perfect addition to my garage. I asked how much? He told me and I said, "Can I pick out any posters that you have on the walls, get the service manual and oil filters if I buy this bike? He said sure. The deal was done.
Awesome little dual sport! Much better suspension than the KLR650 and because it is so light it is a breeze to ride. I did find out that there are guys to actually Dual Sport tour on these little bikes and there is a lot of aftermarket support for them.
So, without further ado, here it is.
Where I live there are many roads with the "hollow" and "ridge" in the name. We even have roads that have water crossings instead of bridges.