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Old 08-05-2012, 07:32 PM   #50821
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Yup, you took it wrong. Actually, I'm pretty impressed with the KLX250s and seriously looked at one for myself.


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Old 08-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #50822
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The NC700-XXL probably make a great commuter and would probably handle some county roads, just fine. I just think the bike is just too fat between the legs. I'd be tempted to slap the fake tank, to see if that would improve the performance.

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:43 PM   #50823
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Don't worry Apple. Scooters are fun! For a short time I enjoyed having an Aprillia Repsol Replica 50cc two smoke, complete with expansion chamber. Noisy, slow, and fun. Top speed of 49mph going slightly downhill. Wife wouldn't ride it though so off to a new home it went.
Oh don't get me wrong the thing is a blast. I actually like toodling around town or to the grocery store on it more than my bike. No risk of getting into legal trouble, easy to ride so you can enjoy the "scenery", and some cargo room for various items. It'll do about 65 and it's smooth all the way to it with that CVT tranny.

Plus it's comfortable as my memory foam bed and the girlies like it when I let them take it for a spin.

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Husky 650. price to be comparable to the KLR

You've hooked this fish!

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Didja borrow Apple's pink one?
HEY! It's silver, and has big wheels, and can almost wheelie, and. and. and.... IT'S NOT GIRLY AT ALL OK!

I'm a real man!!!

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DR 650, the KLR 650, and the XR 650
DR - Heavy, underpowered.
KLR - Cheap quality (apparently thing's have a way of rattling loose very often), needs constant chain adjustment. And underpowered.
XR - Ugly as the aftermath of Doc in a goat pen. Not sure about the power on this one, but if I had to guess...

I'm going off of a few video reviews of the KLR so don't lynch me if I'm wrong.

Now I'm not saying those are bad bikes by any means, each one of those are great. But they're all using fairly dated technology and I know the DR has been more or less the same bike for years and I think it's the same with the XR.

There's definitely room for a more complete and well balanced DS in that size range. If nothing else just some fresh faces.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:56 AM   #50824
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:58 AM   #50825
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:16 AM   #50826
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mornin wayne..still hot up there? gettin any rain? we're not..
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:56 AM   #50827
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We spent the night in our new condo. So far the only gripe I have is that I've got to go back to Eureka and get what I hope to bent last load of stuff.


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Old 08-06-2012, 06:04 AM   #50828
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Awesome charlie! That was a pretty quick move. I hope you like it down here.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:07 AM   #50829
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First day of school today. I dropped my daughter off and ran into Travis's wife and Cassie, she is in my daughters class! Ill probably be seeing lots more of Travis this year.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:11 AM   #50830
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Oh don't get me wrong the thing is a blast. I actually like toodling around town or to the grocery store on it more than my bike. No risk of getting into legal trouble, easy to ride so you can enjoy the "scenery", and some cargo room for various items. It'll do about 65 and it's smooth all the way to it with that CVT tranny.

Plus it's comfortable as my memory foam bed and the girlies like it when I let them take it for a spin.




You've hooked this fish!



HEY! It's silver, and has big wheels, and can almost wheelie, and. and. and.... IT'S NOT GIRLY AT ALL OK!

I'm a real man!!!


DR - Heavy, underpowered.
KLR - Cheap quality (apparently thing's have a way of rattling loose very often), needs constant chain adjustment. And underpowered.
XR - Ugly as the aftermath of Doc in a goat pen. Not sure about the power on this one, but if I had to guess...

I'm going off of a few video reviews of the KLR so don't lynch me if I'm wrong.

Now I'm not saying those are bad bikes by any means, each one of those are great. But they're all using fairly dated technology and I know the DR has been more or less the same bike for years and I think it's the same with the XR.

There's definitely room for a more complete and well balanced DS in that size range. If nothing else just some fresh faces.
ALL the 650's both Jap and Euro are pretty much compromises. Just keep in mind there are probably more KLR's out there then all the other 650's combined. Aside from the KTM 690 ( the TE 630 is no longer in production) every other 650 is dated. Even that new Husky 650 is gonna be using a motor that's been around a very long time. You want balance, you're looking at the wrong class. The true DS's are in the 350 - 500 cc range.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:13 AM   #50831
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First day of school today. I dropped my daughter off and ran into Travis's wife and Cassie, she is in my daughters class! Ill probably be seeing lots more of Travis this year.
Holy crap, schools already started??? Come on fall weather!!!!!
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:21 AM   #50832
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Holy crap, schools already started??? Come on fall weather!!!!!
Well our school started, Its some year round type of school. They get less time out for summer, so they start earlier and go later, but they get a few weeks out during the school year. It is actually kinda good as the kids enjoy the week off from time to time.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:41 AM   #50833
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First day of school today. I dropped my daughter off and ran into Travis's wife and Cassie, she is in my daughters class! Ill probably be seeing lots more of Travis this year.
I will see travis later today and warn him!
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:29 AM   #50834
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Morning all. Just a few more days :(

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:08 AM   #50835
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I will see travis later today and warn him!
You guys are funny. I feel like I know some of you already. That concerns me!
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