Pulled the Trigger

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by G-Mac, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. G-Mac

    G-Mac Been here awhile

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    Just layed down the cash for the new Kalamata F800GS. Pick it up in the spring.
    KLR is going up for sale
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  2. RandoCommando

    RandoCommando Wannabe

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    NO!!!!!!
    Keep the KLR!
    I did!
    You'll love the Kalamata Metallic!
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  3. G-Mac

    G-Mac Been here awhile

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    I may just do that.
    See what the wife makes me do in the spring!!
    I should also say I bought a 2002 XR250r the same day. She wasnt too pleased but I think she understands my addiction.
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  4. beeper

    beeper Badger tickler

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    Your gonna love it, really.

    But, I missed my old KLR and knew I would before trading it in. Then I found a baby KLR to fill the void.....so, keep the KLR. :D
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  5. PatrickM

    PatrickM Been here awhile

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    I hear the new Husky TR-650 is giving the KLR a run for it's money at a very nice price point... Just something to consider if you do miss the 650 engine...
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  6. greenthumb

    greenthumb b00b

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    :thumb
    Maybe SHE will ride the klr?

    Way to go on the new toy:thumb
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  7. puckinet

    puckinet Safety third

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    Why keep a KLR when the F800 will go everywhere a KLR will go, IMO and this is my opion if you want a second bike 250 or 450 is a good combo. Once again this is my opion.
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  8. 990

    990 Krap To Maintain

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    Congratulations - Keep it on the back wheel ( after the first 1000km)
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  9. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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    Just got my Kalamata 800GS a couple of weeks ago, great bike (and color). :D
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  10. dirtysouthjacket

    dirtysouthjacket Been here awhile

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    I just did the exact same thing. Traded a gentleman off craigslist in Louisiana my 07 KLR for a 2011 F800GS. I met him in Alabama on Monday and rode it back to Columbia SC. I took a two day break to rest and am really looking forward to riding it to the gym tonight after work. So far I love it. The headlight alone makes it a better bike... not to mention, the power, the smoothness, the sound, the handling, etc., Of course it all came with a hefty price tag.

    I agree with puckinet. Unless you have the money to pay taxes and insurance to keep the KLR, I'd let it go. I'd much rather have the F800GS and something like a cheap DR350 to play in the woods. At least thats my plan. I did really really think long on the ride down to AL about how much I liked the KLR. Its been a great bike for me, but I was definitely grinning from ear to ear riding home. :D

    I will say I really really want to get on a 690R one day, but would A) probably get arrested B) probably end up single after taking my girl on a few long rides. :evil

    Let us know how the new bike treats you when you get it! :thumbup
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  11. G-Mac

    G-Mac Been here awhile

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    So I get my cake and get to eat it too. My brother bought my KLR best of both worlds! This is the one I bought and get in April.
    http://g-mac.smugmug.com/Other/F800GS/26186309_S4DDm4#!i=2177979721&k=pHTLJCx
    So the first things that go on when it gets home is Sw-Motech crash bars and skid plate. I have pretty much decided on Metzler Karoo 2's for tires.
    Question is what else........go ahead I'm waiting.
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  12. G-Mac

    G-Mac Been here awhile

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    What no advice.
    I'm thinking hand guards, but not sure which ones?
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  13. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    Did you happen to get the ASC and ESA package?

    The first major mod is to pull out the footpeg inserts :D
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  14. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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    I had the BMW ones put on my Kalamata 800GS. They seem sturdy enough. I also got SW Mototech crash bars and skid plate and a MudSling splash guard.
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  15. milo

    milo Been here awhile

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    I agree.

    And good choice on the new F800!
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  16. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    The KLR wont break down :wink:
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  17. G-Mac

    G-Mac Been here awhile

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    Has anybody purchased the moose racing skid plate. Or is anybody got a good review on them.
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  18. G-Mac

    G-Mac Been here awhile

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    No I got the comfort package, abs heated grips (standard), computer, centre stand, and vario case mounts.
    I was thinking about the BMW hand guards and want to see the wide pegs they have. Anyone get these and have a review?
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  19. G-Mac

    G-Mac Been here awhile

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    The KLR is a beast and has only left me stranded once, not bad for a 15 year old pig with many miles under its belt. Unfortunately it was engine catastrophic failure. New motor new though. My brother will enjoy it and I will still get to beat on it. Hehe
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  20. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    The comfort package is mandatory. Even though I will be removing my vario case mounts for Touratech mounts, they saved the rear end of my bike when I hit the deer. I imagine if they weren't there my fuel tank probably would have been damaged.
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