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Old 02-19-2013, 11:14 AM   #6766
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Legislative attempt to grab the Motorcycle Safety & Education Fund:

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Old 02-19-2013, 01:20 PM   #6767
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:51 PM   #6768
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I think the curb weight on my X-Country with luggage, skid plate, aux fuel tank all added is still only about 410.
Yep KLR is a heavy pig.
Vstrom is really a small touring bike that pretends it likes gravel

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Old 02-19-2013, 03:17 PM   #6769
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Yep KLR is a heavy pig.
Vstrom is really a small touring bike that pretends it likes gravel

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I saw some pretty nimble riding last time I was doing back roads,mud, and gravel with rallycarjon on his f800 and rbrides356 on his strom.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:40 PM   #6770
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I rode Buckeye Dualsporters xr650l at the nutcracker 200, couldn't believe how nimble that bike was for it's size on single track.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:44 PM   #6771
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The Dr and xr aren't bad at all from my limited experience,granted they aren't as nimble as any modern 250, but tons better than the 400 some pound klr my friend has or the bigger road adv bikes. But,we're each happy with our decisions,so that's what counts.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:05 PM   #6772
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The Dr and xr aren't bad at all from my limited experience,granted they aren't as nimble as any modern 250, but tons better than the 400 some pound klr my friend has or the bigger road adv bikes. But,we're each happy with our decisions,so that's what counts.
After recently stating no 650 in my quest for a dual sport, I'm taking into consideration the DR650. Sat on one yesterday at All Seasons in Wooster. They had just sold the CRF250L they had. I'm surprised how light the DR is compared to my Wee. The 0% on new Suzukis is tempting.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:28 PM   #6773
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The one thing I really would change about the KLR is adding 6th gear. For what it is, the bang for the buck is hard to beat.

My 640 needs a 6th also. My 950 has a near worthless 6th, you need to be over 70mph to use it.

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I rode Buckeye Dualsporters xr650l at the nutcracker 200, couldn't believe how nimble that bike was for it's size on single track.
Try my 640 some time, if it weren't for it, I'd be on a XR650.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:37 PM   #6774
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After recently stating no 650 in my quest for a dual sport, I'm taking into consideration the DR650. Sat on one yesterday at All Seasons in Wooster. They had just sold the CRF250L they had. I'm surprised how light the DR is compared to my Wee. The 0% on new Suzukis is tempting.
Dont be turned off by their lack of power in stock form. A carb tuning makes a HUGE difference on them. Swapping the exhaust only helps the top end a bit and cuts an easy 10+ pounds from my experiences.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:39 PM   #6775
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:49 PM   #6776
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:41 PM   #6777
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:46 PM   #6778
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:07 PM   #6779
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After recently stating no 650 in my quest for a dual sport, I'm taking into consideration the DR650. Sat on one yesterday at All Seasons in Wooster. They had just sold the CRF250L they had. I'm surprised how light the DR is compared to my Wee. The 0% on new Suzukis is tempting.
Ride my WR250r before you pull the triger on the DR. You will be glad you did. Its still dirty from a couple weeks ago so anytime you want to ride it let me know.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:21 PM   #6780
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Ride my WR250r before you pull the triger on the DR. You will be glad you did. Its still dirty from a couple weeks ago so anytime you want to ride it let me know.
Trust Alan. The WR is good, very good!
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