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Old 10-20-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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what did you replace your KLR 650 with?

Hey guys,

I have an 09 KLR that I enjoy but am looking for something just as much fun but more highway worthy. Not sure if I want a bigger Dual Sport like a used BMW or Triumph or if I want to sport it up with a highway eater like the FJR.

Thanks for any thoughts.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #2
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I just sold my Klr, and want something lighter to take off off-roading. Some dual sport 250
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:54 PM   #3
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:06 PM   #4
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sold my gen 1 for a DR650. klr was too heavy and tall for me off-road.
sounds like you should look into buying a 650 strom.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:45 PM   #5
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:25 AM   #6
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Thinking about selling my KLR and replacing with the Honda CRF 250L. I went bigger a couple of a years ago and rose a Super Tenere. If your looking for a mile eater it's a good choice. A bit better off road than the KLR IMHO. But what a beast to pick up! The older I get it seems the smaller bikes are easier to handle, hence the fascination with the little Honda. Bigger always isn't better!
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:44 AM   #7
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:49 AM   #8
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If you are looking for something more highway worthy than the KLR, a Versys or Weestrom would fit the bill very nicely. I don't think you could go wrong with either.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:58 AM   #9
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I had an opportunity to ride the Weestrom and Vstrom 1000 back to back a couple of weekends ago and loved the motor on the 1000. Probably should have ridden the wee first as it seemed like a toy compared to the wee. The Wee was a 2013 whereas the V was a 2012 so there was no difference in price. In fact there was more wiggle room in the 1000.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:45 AM   #10
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Went from a 1st gen KLR to a 2006 KTM 640 Adventure. It's everything I thought it would be. But I will say that I keep up w/ maintenance more now and do miss the smooth motor of the KLR. But that's all forgotten w/ a twist of the throttle or if I'm offroad.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:21 PM   #11
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Actually that's what I traded the KLR for since nobody would buy it. I replaced the KLR with a Triumph 800XC about three months before that. It's about 2/3 as good in the dirt and 1,000 times better on the street.
Compared to the KLR the Tiger (and even the BMW) is very capable of being a highway eater.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:27 PM   #12
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:37 PM   #13
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Xchallenge. Way better offroad more power on road but no protection (wind screen) & Shitty seat.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:46 PM   #14
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A BMW F800GS and a DRZ400S.

Actually, I got the BMW and still had the KLR, but then I started thinking, I should downsize the KLR to something more nimble offroad. That's when I traded it for a DRZ.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:05 PM   #15
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I replaced my third KLR with this!

It's like a 100 horsepower KLR.
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