what did you replace your KLR 650 with?

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  1. Cgirou

    Cgirou Adventurer

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    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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  2. mjs91882

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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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  3. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    2010 ktm exc 530.
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  4. eakins

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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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  5. palmstatecrawler

    palmstatecrawler Been here awhile

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  6. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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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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  7. Wlfman

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  8. bogey78

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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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  9. Cgirou

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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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  10. Wookee

    Wookee Y! bike is all tall

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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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  11. OrangeYZ

    OrangeYZ Been here awhile

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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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  12. Yossarian™

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  13. BikerBobber

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    Xchallenge. Way better offroad more power on road but no protection (wind screen) & Shitty seat.
    Love it though..

    From my mobile
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  14. Dell_dude

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    A BMW F800GS and a DRZ400S. :rofl

    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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  15. Fireman1000

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    I replaced my third KLR with this!

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    It's like a 100 horsepower KLR.:D
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  17. whisperquiet

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    I replaced my 1991 KLR650 with a '93 KLR650. The '93 was replaced with a '95 KLR650. The '95 was replaced with a 2002 KLR650. The '02 was replaced with a 2008 KL650. The '08 was replaced with a 1999 KLR650. The '99 was replaced with a 2009 KLR650. The '09 was replaced with my currently owned 2010 KLR650.
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  18. KustomizingKid

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  19. Rey & Vann

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    Husky TR650 Terra. LOVE IT, but still won't part with the 09 KLR.

    On the other hand, I have a 2012 DL650A VStrom that's going up for sale very soon...

    Rey.
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  20. Bigger Al

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    I replaced my KLR with a DL1000 Strom. I do miss the Kawi, but the Suzuki is an absolute magic carpet on the highway.
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