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We went to the local Yamaha/Kawasaki dealership today and

bought two 2009 KLX140L motorcycles. They only had one

on the floor, so we are waiting on the second one until next

month. I did not want to take just one new bike home, not

really to fair when you have twins. So they wont get either

of them until later next month. But man....they are excited.

Now we can begin to work on clutch control etc. Should be

a bit more learning than they needed for the klx110s.

Has anyone here purchased one of these bikes for your kids?

Any info about them?

Looks like a really nice bike. Adjustable suspension, E start, and

dual disk brakes. All really good stuff in my opinion.

Anyway, when they get them and we get ALL the stickers on

em, I will post some pics.

Must be nice to be 11 years old and have 2 motorcycles each.

Yeah, Im not getting rid of the 110s just yet.

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Im up for adoption,,,,,,,,:)

Nice work DAD, cant wait to see some post ups on those rides,,,,,,,

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I think I can smell your kids from here; they are definitely spoiled rotten.

:)

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Good job dad! :worthy:

With the new KLX and the E-start.. will they forgot how to kickstart a bike eventually? :)

why don't you go for the KX100 instead? :D

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I bought my son the 2008 KLX 140, in retrospect I should have gotten him the L, but it is a great bike none the less. Sounds like all the KX100 suspension bits will bolt on so upgrades down the road are easy to do. You should have waited and gotten them the new 2009 Monster Energy edition bikes, those are way cool looking, my son thought we should sell his to get a new 09 140L in the new monster colors (all black)

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I bought my son the 2008 KLX 140, in retrospect I should have gotten him the L, but it is a great bike none the less. Sounds like all the KX100 suspension bits will bolt on so upgrades down the road are easy to do. You should have waited and gotten them the new 2009 Monster Energy edition bikes, those are way cool looking, my son thought we should sell his to get a new 09 140L in the new monster colors (all black)

Yeah, Im calling the dealership tomorrow about getting 1 monster

edition. Like I said though, the dealerships are only being allowed

one bike, at least that is what I am being told. So Im not real

hopefull that I can get one.

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Yeah, Im calling the dealership tomorrow about getting 1 monster

edition. Like I said though, the dealerships are only being allowed

one bike, at least that is what I am being told. So Im not real

hopefull that I can get one.

Only one monster edition and two twins???

You're gonna have a nice brawl on your hands!!!:)

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I think I can smell your kids from here; they are definitely spoiled rotten.

:D

lol....I hear ya.

Truth is though, my boys have been on a commission only system

since they were about 3 years old. They work for everything they

get. They learn to work, earn money, save money, spend money,

and make responsible decisions with money. Since they were about

7 years old, they have ran their own savings accounts, including

decisions for amount to deposit, making the deposit, and logging

in their account books. Since about the age of 5 or 6, they would

stand in the toy isle of Wally World, and ask what item A plus

item B would add up to including tax. Then they would make a decison

on what to buy based on what they had earned for the week.

They have purchased every toy, game, skateboard etc etc

they have, except for christmas and birthdays. On those two

days a year, my wife and I spend about 250 dollars per kid. So

to say the least, they are workers and not whiners.

I know you were kidding, but my wife and I take this issue of

potentially having "spoiled kids" pretty seriously.

With that being said, the bikes were an investment we have

made consciously in order to focus our upcoming teenage boys

on something productive and character building. Since they

got the klx110s, they have been required to change their own

oil, check chain tension, cleanup all tools etc etc.

Sooooo......since I have a bit of an ulterior motive for putting

them on the bikes (ie: the productive focus etc / keep them

out of possible trouble from having teenage idle time), we

have picked up the tab on this particular hobby.

Anyway.....no worries, I didnt take your comment badly, I just

like to explain our unique process for "earning" and managing

money. It works like a charm. And now at 11, they can put

in a full, grown mans, day of working on roofing a house, doing

yard work etc etc. And trust me, they WORK......:)

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Only one monster edition and two twins???

You're gonna have a nice brawl on your hands!!!:)

Nah....on these type issues, they dont like having the same

thing as the twin brother anyway. One of the boys likes the

monster stuff much more than the other. So it will work out.

I have already talked with each of them today just to clarify.

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I still wanna know whats prompting dad to go street legal again :)

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You are a good dad...not bringing one home for now. Not to sound like I can't let go (no, really), but my father would always bring home the first bike to my brother and I'd have to wait. Granted, he was a better student, worked harder at everything, didn't sass off, did his chores without being told....

One time we both had KX80's and my dad put a 105 kit in little brother's without telling me. I could not understand how yesterday we were neck and neck on the straights and today he was pulling me 2 or 3 bike lengths per gear!

*note to self: make appointment with therapist tomorrow to go over father-son issues dating back 30 years. :)

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lol....I hear ya.

Truth is though, my boys have been on a commission only system

since they were about 3 years old. They work for everything they

get. They learn to work, earn money, save money, spend money,

and make responsible decisions with money. Since they were about

7 years old, they have ran their own savings accounts, including

decisions for amount to deposit, making the deposit, and logging

in their account books. Since about the age of 5 or 6, they would

stand in the toy isle of Wally World, and ask what item A plus

item B would add up to including tax. Then they would make a decison

on what to buy based on what they had earned for the week.

They have purchased every toy, game, skateboard etc etc

they have, except for christmas and birthdays. On those two

days a year, my wife and I spend about 250 dollars per kid. So

to say the least, they are workers and not whiners.

I know you were kidding, but my wife and I take this issue of

potentially having "spoiled kids" pretty seriously.

With that being said, the bikes were an investment we have

made consciously in order to focus our upcoming teenage boys

on something productive and character building. Since they

got the klx110s, they have been required to change their own

oil, check chain tension, cleanup all tools etc etc.

Sooooo......since I have a bit of an ulterior motive for putting

them on the bikes (ie: the productive focus etc / keep them

out of possible trouble from having teenage idle time), we

have picked up the tab on this particular hobby.

Anyway.....no worries, I didnt take your comment badly, I just

like to explain our unique process for "earning" and managing

money. It works like a charm. And now at 11, they can put

in a full, grown mans, day of working on roofing a house, doing

yard work etc etc. And trust me, they WORK......:)

nice, i have 17yr old twin sons, and a 21yr old son, all that stuff will count, my sons have grown to be fine young men, w/ alot of old school raising from my wife and i,keep it up its worth it, there is a reward in the end. enjoy them w/ the bikes before you know it they get older, my oldest came back from school this weekend and we rode. its great stuff:thumbsup:

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I still wanna know whats prompting dad to go street legal again :)

lol.....not telling you.....:D

Ill post up when I get some things done.

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lol.....not telling you.....:)

Ill post up when I get some things done.

Probably $4.00/gal would be my guess. By the way, I'm excited too. New dirt bikes are always exciting, especially when it makes someone else so happy. Be sure to post a rediculous amount of pics of the bikes & them riding them & getting them muddy like dad's bike as soon as you get them home.

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