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G-Mac 10-16-2012 08:03 PM

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

RandoCommando 10-16-2012 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by G-Mac (Post 19834184)
Just layed down the cash for the new Kalamata F800GS. Pick it up in the spring.
KLR is going up for sale

NO!!!!!!
Keep the KLR!
I did!
You'll love the Kalamata Metallic!

G-Mac 10-16-2012 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by RandoCommando (Post 19834262)
NO!!!!!!
Keep the KLR!
I did!
You'll love the Kalamata Metallic!

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.

beeper 10-16-2012 09:02 PM

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

PatrickM 10-16-2012 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by G-Mac (Post 19834184)
Just layed down the cash for the new Kalamata F800GS. Pick it up in the spring.
KLR is going up for sale

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...

greenthumb 10-17-2012 12:46 AM

:thumb
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Originally Posted by G-Mac (Post 19834692)
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.

Maybe SHE will ride the klr?

Way to go on the new toy:thumb

puckinet 10-17-2012 08:16 AM

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.

990 10-17-2012 11:41 AM

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

cchoc 10-17-2012 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by G-Mac (Post 19834184)
Just layed down the cash for the new Kalamata F800GS. Pick it up in the spring.
KLR is going up for sale

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

dirtysouthjacket 10-17-2012 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by puckinet (Post 19837276)
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.

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

G-Mac 10-27-2012 03:35 PM

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/F800G...9721&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.

G-Mac 10-28-2012 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by G-Mac (Post 19913051)
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/F800G...9721&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.

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

biodieselandon 10-28-2012 03:45 PM

Did you happen to get the ASC and ESA package?

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

cchoc 10-28-2012 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by G-Mac (Post 19918738)
What no advice.
I'm thinking hand guards, but not sure which ones?

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.

milo 10-28-2012 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by dirtysouthjacket (Post 19840432)
..... I'd much rather have the F800GS and something like a cheap DR350 to play in the woods.

I agree.

And good choice on the new F800!


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