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Old 05-13-2013, 01:37 PM   #59341
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I took my ST13 to Alaska because 99% of the roads on the trip were paved but I sure wished for my KLR when I did hit those 1% gravel roads. :( Probably the only time I have wished to be riding the KLR...lol The frost heaves were fun to catch air on with the ST13 but of course I blew out my suspension and also a tire. Got a rip in the rear tire, thankfully it was a small one. The do it all motorcycle won't be great at anything but some try to do it all.

Landon (my Indiana riding buddy) has a Versys and likes it. He used to ride a ST13 too and downsized to a Versys. He reads this thread so maybe he will chime in. ;)
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:44 PM   #59342
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A Versys is loads of fun in Chicago traffic!!
Quick.
Lite.
Maneuverable.
Too much fun. Just be carefull to NOT rip past a CPD car on one. The timing of my exit was luck....
No fun for long distance if you are tall.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:58 PM   #59343
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Landon (my Indiana riding buddy) has a Versys and likes it. He used to ride a ST13 too and downsized to a Versys. He reads this thread so maybe he will chime in. ;)
I know your reputation on this thread, please don't refer to me as your buddy here. I prefer to be like by the other inmates

I have a 250, so the Versys mainly stays on the pavement. With that said though, the Versys has seen gravel roads. They are a blast to ride.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:40 PM   #59344
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I know your reputation on this thread, please don't refer to me as your buddy here. I prefer to be like by the other inmates

I have a 250, so the Versys mainly stays on the pavement. With that said though, the Versys has seen gravel roads. They are a blast to ride.
Oh don't worry the guys on this thread are equal opportunity offenders. ;)
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:41 PM   #59345
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While heading west on Olive Green Rd yesterday (Sunday) we were behind this guy at the intersection. You headed south on 656. It was around 10:30 am. Any body from here?

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Old 05-13-2013, 02:54 PM   #59346
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I don't thing that KLR belongs to anyone here. It is a local though, I've passed it on olive green a bunch of times, I never was creepy enough to chase him down yet.

You were right by my house.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:03 PM   #59347
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I don't thing that KLR belongs to anyone here. It is a local though, I've passed it on olive green a bunch of times, I never was creepy enough to chase him down yet.

You were right by my house.
I shoulda waved! We were in the family truckster heading to Marysville for a Mother's Day lunch with the in laws.

On a side note: I'll be putting a set of Shinko 244's on the DR so I'll be anxious to try 'em out I traded the backrest from my ST to the guy at Olive Green Cycleworks in Sunbury. Hope to have them by the end of the week.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:04 PM   #59348
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I never was creepy enough to chase him down yet.

you're slacking
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:12 PM   #59349
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The DR can also be used to haul things home from Home Depot

Got some funny looks while strapping it down...

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Old 05-13-2013, 03:56 PM   #59350
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While heading west on Olive Green Rd yesterday (Sunday) we were behind this guy at the intersection. You headed south on 656. It was around 10:30 am. Any body from here?

Sweet jacket, is he on his way to a remake of the Thriller video?
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:58 PM   #59351
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Sweet jacket, is he on his way to a remake of the Thriller video?
It's a klr, so just beat it!
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:02 PM   #59352
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The definition of off road varies, to some it's gravel, to some it's Quarry, to some it's crossing some damn scary bridge made out of rotted ass RR ties....
I would not do the third on a big bike.



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Old 05-13-2013, 04:03 PM   #59353
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It's a klr, so just beat it!
Just tweet it?
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:46 PM   #59354
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:39 PM   #59355
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