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Old 10-16-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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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
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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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
NO!!!!!!
Keep the KLR!
I did!
You'll love the Kalamata Metallic!
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:02 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:31 PM   #5
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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
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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Old 10-16-2012, 11:46 PM   #6
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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.
Maybe SHE will ride the klr?

Way to go on the new toy
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:16 AM   #7
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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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Old 10-17-2012, 10:41 AM   #8
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:32 PM   #9
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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
Just got my Kalamata 800GS a couple of weeks ago, great bike (and color).
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:32 PM   #10
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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.
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.

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.

Let us know how the new bike treats you when you get it!
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:35 PM   #11
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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/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.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:51 PM   #12
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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/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?
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:45 PM   #13
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Did you happen to get the ASC and ESA package?

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Old 10-28-2012, 03:47 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:57 PM   #15
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..... 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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