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Old 08-15-2014, 06:32 PM   #1
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shifting the focus of the investment from 4 wheels to 2

So I've gifted the '06 KLR with all the fixin's to our son for his 17th birthday, pending he take the course and get his endorsement of course.

My wife has zero interest in riding off-road, so the DR350's aren't being ridden.

The RM125 isn't getting ridden either, mostly because the DR's aren't being ridden and we'd been riding around the property as a family.

So I'm selling the DR350's and the RM125. And the Jeep (it's sorted and I have no complaints with it, in fact, I really enjoy it).

The "plan" is to pickup a beater Subaru or similar to get me into town all winter, and a nice, larger and more long-distance friendly bike with tubeless tires and shaft drive.

My wife doesn't think this is a bad idea. She has an '05 Wee Strom that I've been riding more than the KLR. She loves the Wee but I want something that can do some light off-road and has a bit more clearance.

How many of you have made this sort of transition or are looking to, and what's the best approach to take? I don't want to kill a bunch of time with Craigslist, but I recognize it might come to that.


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Old 11-23-2014, 08:28 AM   #2
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John, the 2012 Tenere can be found used at reasonable prices. The 14s have so many improvements that there are a lot of brand new 2013 models unsold at dealerships. Bargains can be found. That bike fits your want list of a larger dirt road capable street bike. There is always a used GS somewhere that also might fit the bill. I bought a 2007 R12GS and have enjoyed it for 10,000 miles since April despite some health issues that sidelined me a while.

Hope your sales go smoothly on all those bikes and the Jeep. You could always haul a DR down here this winter and ride it around with a for sale sign!
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