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Old 12-03-2012, 10:14 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Vandal 62 View Post
Great info from everyone I appreciate it. It pays to hear from real people who have put some miles down range on the KLR then made the switch. If it was as easy to test ride bikes as it is to do with cars these forums wouldn't be as full!!

Does anyone know if the 2013 suspension has been sorted? I know there is an adjustment for rebound on the back shock but thats it.

My plan is to pick up a 2013 over the winter then pick away at upgrades. First and foremost will be armour, skid plate, crash bars, bark busters etc. An average ride on my KLR with my buddy nets about 60% off road 40% on with 2-3 crash's each haha!.
The front forks on the 2013 are now WP.
There is an adjustment knob for the rear shock to change the preload.
You can also switch, on the fly with the press of a button, between SPORT, NORMAL and COMFORT modes.

If you're crashing on the KLR, you're probably going to crash on the F800.
Invest in a good skid plate, engine guards and hand guards.
It may save you money in the long run.
1999 KLR 650 (her name is KLaRissa) DOOHICKEY DONE!
2013 BMW F800GS (her name is FranGelicaS)
Please. Ride careful, ride safe, ride defensively! This thread should be mandatory reading!
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