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Old 10-16-2014, 10:39 AM   #1
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Upgrade from KLR250 to ???

Got the itch last year to get into some mild dirt riding for my own amusement and to let my 7 year old try out riding.

Bought a '99 KLR250 in January which I've put some dirt and street miles on (mostly street). Enjoying the bike for what it is, but would love something that is a bit more conducive to my riding. Things like electric start, better highway manners, etc.

I've got a 955 Sprint for longer / faster rides, but I'm getting the bug for a supermoto that I could use for my work commuting and have an extra set of wheels / tires handy for when I can visit the dirt.

My original idea was a WR250R with a set of Warp wheels, but I couldn't afford one last year, hence the KLR Jr. Since then, I've sold my Thruxton, so I could probably swing something in the 4k price range.

The KLR is slow as hell, but it puts a smile on my face. I'm fine with a WRR being just as slow, but I certainly wouldn't turn down more power and lighter weight.

For somebody that would be 85 street / 15 dirt, should I be looking at KTM, Husky, etc? My dirt needs are very minimal, I'm not a racer at all. Probably looking at mostly Pine Barrens and midwest PA offroading.
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:34 PM   #2
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Is the KLR Jr for sale????

Any PICs and Price?? Just a thought.

Sorry not able to answer your question though!!)
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:48 PM   #3
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85 Street 15% Dirt just screams Supermoto to me. For $4K you could get a nice DRZ400SM and Avon Distanzias work good on hard pack dirt, sand in pine barrens might require and additional set of wheels to swap over to.

I've also seen some LC4 and Dukes in that price range lately, they have a lot more much than the DRZ400 but a lot of people myself included just can't tolerate the Vibrations.

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Old 10-17-2014, 04:08 AM   #4
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Any PICs and Price?? Just a thought.

Sorry not able to answer your question though!!)
On the klr? Hadn't made the decision to sell, but if you're interested, I'd be happy to get some pics and a price. Somebody wanting to buy it will get my procrastinating ass into gear!
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:27 AM   #5
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Yeah, I thought about the DRZ. For some reason, I've got a bug for the WRR.
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:55 PM   #6
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Old 10-18-2014, 02:12 AM   #7
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Get the WRR. Hard to go wrong with that bike.
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Old 10-18-2014, 01:12 PM   #8
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I'd go with an older KTM 450+ with a set of 17" sumo wheels & the dirt wheels too.

The little bikes just don't have the power that is so much fun on the street. I had a WR450 for a while and that level of power is a blast, being able to lift the front wheel in the first 4 gears by just twisting the throttle. I never got sumo wheels, but really wish I had.
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