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Old 12-08-2012, 04:04 AM   #31
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Something very addicting about the KLR. Easy to ride, easy to work on, easy to pay for.

I'm not sure it's a motorcycle, more of a tractor-atv.

I think I still want a motorcycle for Sundays, but I would never get rid of my KLR.

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:34 PM   #32
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Something very addicting about the KLR. Easy to ride, easy to work on, easy to pay for.

I'm not sure it's a motorcycle, more of a tractor-atv.

I think I still want a motorcycle for Sundays, but I would never get rid of my KLR.

Correct,

I had to get rid of mine to get the versys in the stable....just how it was at the time. Now im hunting down a 2012 blue unmolested KLR to build for me.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:49 PM   #33
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Honda on its website is promoting that they have "Six new motorcycles." However, the Honda XR650 doesn't seem to be very popular on this thread. Honda will probably come out with an awesome new 650 the day after I buy a new bike.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:41 PM   #34
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I'll sell you my mechanically sound yet not cosmetically perfect 2009 KLR650 for cheap. PM me if your interested.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:09 PM   #35
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I love my KLR... don't really know why, but I do.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:32 PM   #36
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i love my klr... Don't really know why, but i do.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:22 PM   #37
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i love my klr... Don't really know why, but i do.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:33 PM   #38
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Lurk the for sale section here, and watch Craigslist.
You will run across something, don't know that I would run out and buy new.

Might get something you don't like, might get a dual sport and after a few months decide maybe you don't want to ride a lot of dirt, or don't like the seating position or any one of a dozen other things.

When ya find something give me a shout, I'm less than an hour from you and know lots of dirt to ride.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:31 AM   #39
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I love my KLR... don't really know why, but I do.
I loved my 08 too. Just needed a bike with more comfort for the little lady on back.

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:56 AM   #40
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Not a KLR but a damn fun bike. I'm selling my 95 BMW R1100GS. Just down the road from you a bit
in Elkins. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=846076

Had an 08 KLR before this bike. It was fun and capable but I like the GS a whole lot better everywhere
except rough trails. The KLR didn't exactly shine there either. Despite being a fair amount older, I considered
the GS a major upgrade in technology, power and handling.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:11 AM   #41
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i didn't read all the other comments so sorry if this is a repeat...

it totally depends on your budget. you get what you pay for. if your mechanically inclined then working on the XC will be fine. i've never worked on a KLR but i have worked on several other bikes/brands. its basically all the same idea. my 2c. also look at what you will be doing more of, will it be dirt, highway, mixed, ..... some bikes are better than others in one area. some are a jack of all trades. i will testify that the Tiger XC is a great jack of all trades!
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:47 AM   #42
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I have a KLR and a Vee, not a bad combo. I think I'd suggest a clean used Wee for your first and only bike to have in the garage. Compared to the KLR it's suitably modern with fuel injection and 6 gears, MUCH smoother, close to 2x the power, much better on the road but still capable off the pavement up to a point. I've done 400 mile days on both bikes and only care to repeat it on the Vee.

The price on a used Wee won't be that much more but you'd be getting nearly 2x the bike and you would most likely want to keep it longer.

I'm trying to figure out if it makes sense to sell both the KLR & Vee and replace them with either a Tiger 800XC or Tenere, it's turning out to be a harder decision than I thought. I've ridden both the Tiger & Tenere.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:25 AM   #43
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I'm thinking that telling a guy who's last motorcycle experience was 20+ years ago, riding a 300 lb. bike, that he should buy a 600 lb bike that costs 15 grand is hall-of-fame piss poor advice. You like yours? Awesome for you.
Used, light, versatile bikes make a way better re-entry choice. Ride it, find out what kind of riding you really like, then start looking at what bikes would be best for that. You might decide you really want a Daytona 675.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:08 AM   #44
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Klr?

If you haven't been in the saddle for awhile you might want to start off with something to develope some skills. The KLR can take a beating and you can do all the basic maintenance yourself. No special tools needed for the daily stuff. Pick up a clean used one and have a blast. When you save enough $Cash$ from the savings on fuel with the KLR you can afford your dream bike and have time to research the cost associated with it. Parts and services will increase cost considerably. I had the idea that after I bought my 1200GSAdv I would want to get rid of my KLR........That has never happened! You know yourself better than anyone else.

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Old 12-14-2012, 10:40 AM   #45
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I'm thinking that telling a guy who's last motorcycle experience was 20+ years ago, riding a 300 lb. bike, that he should buy a 600 lb bike that costs 15 grand is hall-of-fame piss poor advice. You like yours? Awesome for you.
Used, light, versatile bikes make a way better re-entry choice. Ride it, find out what kind of riding you really like, then start looking at what bikes would be best for that. You might decide you really want a Daytona 675.
I said something very similar 2 weeks ago, and it's been totally ignored.

We bitch about new rider/squids on too much all day around here, but think that a S10 is the perfect bike to get back into motorcycles with.
Whatever.
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