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Old 10-28-2012, 05:04 PM   #80
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Originally Posted by Canuman View Post
I went out with a little spin locally with Jackpiner57 on my KLR yesterday. I've been divided between bringing the KLR for comfort or the DRZ for trail ability. Now, Tom is a much more experienced dirt rider than I am, but his DRZ sure made the rough stuff look easier. I think that 100+ pounds less weight would make things a whole lot more pleasant. Shame they had to put Newfoundland so far away, though. Getting there on the DRZ could be an exercise in endurance.
It was great to get out and ride with you Tim! Yeah the DRZ is way easier to ride in the more rugged terrain, but I'm thinking you'd be better off on the KLR because there is probably very little if anything that it wouldn't handle on this trip. Isn't it mostly gravel roads?
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