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Old 04-09-2013, 03:47 AM   #16801
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why should u buy a xr650 and not a klr650?? ... Been doing some homework but curious to hear from experience...
There is a seat for every ass...

Some dudes like super models, some dudes like portly chicks who may resemble truckers....on a good day.

not saying KLRs are portly and ugly....
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:55 AM   #16802
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why should u buy a xr650 and not a klr650?? ... Been doing some homework but curious to hear from experience...
I have had both.... I am currently riding an Xrr. Sean-o sums it pretty concisely, It all depends on what your needs are. My KLR was my first DS bike and for awhile I was damn glad to have it, but as my offroad riding skills improved my needs started to change. I dumped money into the kLR trying to to make it the bike it wasn't(shocks,springs,pegs,tires,etc). And although I purchased the bike cheap ($1400) it just wasn't worth it to me. Don't get me wrong, the KLR made it through some crazy shit but ultimately I paid the price. Now the XRr! ..... This bike does it all and it's about 90lbs lighter than the KLR .The suspension is way better, great power,reliable as hell and easy to maintain. Conversely I've spent a bit of money making the XRR more slab worthy(lights,stator,fairing,tank) but I think it's well worth it as this bike fits my needs. I hope this helps. Oh yeah......the KLR is ugly as shit!
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:35 AM   #16803
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There is a seat for every ass...

Some dudes like super models, some dudes like portly chicks who may resemble truckers....on a good day.

not saying KLRs are portly and ugly....

I thought you were going to say "some dudes like a good cook"..... but then again KLR's don't do that well either.

They're giving you short replies because it's been asked 100 times before. With very minimal effort into you looking at the differences you'll see they can't even be compared because they are so different. Both move wheels, but it depends how, where, and what you like. Those answers are all very apparent with reading a few posts, or searching google.

Both require funds to get the bikes where they should have been from the factory.

With a little bit of work to the XRR's suspension and set-up, it can't be described better then being a reliable dirt bike.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:28 AM   #16804
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why should u buy a xr650 and not a klr650?? ... Been doing some homework but curious to hear from experience...
The XR650r won baja 1000 6 or7 times?

It's a beastly machine, arguably one of the greatest dirt bikes of all time. Lots of power and lightweight.

With stock gearing it will climb the side of a mountain in 1st gear like a goat.

And race home at 95-105 mph.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:15 AM   #16805
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.the KLR is ugly as shit![/QUOTE]



You're cruel!!!


Well,on this side of the pond,that bike didn't even existed..

And I've ridden and owned quite a series of the XR line..XR400R(4x)XLR200R,XR600R(2x),XR650L,XR600R dual carb,XR650R(2x).
And I am still lurking in this thread...
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:18 AM   #16806
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If a XR650 is better tell me how and why

You've done it twice now, you left the R off...are you sure you're looking at the R? Perhaps you've been to your Honda dealer and saw the L, which compares to a KLR?

We don't eveR leave the R off of our XR650R's in this thRead, theRe is anotheR thRead for the XR650L...they drop the L a lot because it stands for 'Ladies'.

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:26 AM   #16807
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You've done it twice now, you left the R off...are you sure you're looking at the R? Perhaps you've been to your Honda dealer and saw the L, which compares to a KLR?

We don't eveR leave the R off of our XR650R's in this thRead, theRe is anotheR thRead for the XR650L...they drop the L a lot because it stands for 'Ladies'.


Hahaha. I love the humour in here.

IMO, the L is still way better than a KLR.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:43 AM   #16808
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Hahaha. I love the humour in here.

IMO, the L is still way better than a KLR.



A buddy bought an L new, blew it up three times under warranty. Seized or puking oil past the rings every time.

I had a KLR at about the same time, lost a bearing in the trans which in turn took out everything except the cam journals. The oil filter did the job and held all the metal there.

KLR beats an L unless you go with a big fin kit at zero miles.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:49 AM   #16809
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No sorry meant the xr650r sirrrrrrrr.
Thanks for the input folks. I ask because my first bike has been a 33 ,yr old xl250 and I'm looking to upgrade by the end of summer. I've been falling in love with off road riding but also want a bike I can strap shit to and take a trip somewhere for a week or few. The early research I did made me want to get a KLR. Mostly cause of the stuff it can hold and it can hang good on highways. But lately I've also given thought to just sticking with Honda and getting the XRR. I like off road, not single track I'm a noob, and I've read the KLR shits the bed when not on pavement. Plus I'm already a little familiar with Honda mechanics so why switch brands, ya know?
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:54 AM   #16810
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Don't pass over the XR400R as you shop for a new bike, excellent upgrade over your 250. I don't know you, but the XR650R is a pretty powerful machine. I've let friends ride a couple of mine and I always caution them about the power...please don't loop my bike, this ain't no KLR or XRL.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:46 PM   #16811
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Don't pass over the XR400R as you shop for a new bike, excellent upgrade over your 250. .
+1

Very capabible db, doesn't have the legs or power of the 650R but it's a nice upgrade from the 250, uber reliable too. I just sold one to a guy that wanted it bad enough to buy it based on pics and was willing to drive 600mi to get it. Nice ones are getting hard to find.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:04 PM   #16812
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No sorry meant the xr650r sirrrrrrrr.
Thanks for the input folks. I ask because my first bike has been a 33 ,yr old xl250 and I'm looking to upgrade by the end of summer. I've been falling in love with off road riding but also want a bike I can strap shit to and take a trip somewhere for a week or few. The early research I did made me want to get a KLR. Mostly cause of the stuff it can hold and it can hang good on highways. But lately I've also given thought to just sticking with Honda and getting the XRR. I like off road, not single track I'm a noob, and I've read the KLR shits the bed when not on pavement. Plus I'm already a little familiar with Honda mechanics so why switch brands, ya know?
The KLR is perfect for you. Heaps of info/threads/parts and aftermarket bits, easy to work on, still in production, suits your experience and great for the long haul with some wind protection and a big tank standard. The XRR is not the drone you are looking for......its a race bike.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:14 PM   #16813
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:29 PM   #16814
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+1

Very capabible db, doesn't have the legs or power of the 650R but it's a nice upgrade from the 250, uber reliable too. I just sold one to a guy that wanted it bad enough to buy it based on pics and was willing to drive 600mi to get it. Nice ones are getting hard to find.
Chris, if I'd be a notch closer to you I'd have been there before that chap was, and probably upped his offer too. That looks awesome, would love to have one in my garage. Never expected you to sell it though - lemme guess, you've got another one?
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:48 PM   #16815
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We don't eveR leave the R off of our XR650R's in this thRead, theRe is anotheR thRead for the XR650L...they drop the L a lot because it stands for 'Ladies'.

[/QUOTE]


You're Evil!!


Ok ok for god shake,just buy the KLR or the XRL..
Then,go ride or hang out with a friend who owns the XRR..

park side by side and snap pics of the epic rides..

In no time,you will feel the inferior hormones growing in you...
Then you'll go begging your wife if you can trade the XRL for the XRR because your buddy owns one.

the. feeling is so tragic it's like you don't want to bring out your gf to hangout at Starbucks with your pal who has a supermodel gf.
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