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Old 04-09-2013, 12:43 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...
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:55 AM   #16802
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there not the same bike nothing like each other
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:37 AM   #16803
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there not the same bike nothing like each other
that's a superb observation
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:49 AM   #16804
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:51 AM   #16805
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Yeah, lets discuss oil
My thoughts exactly!

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Isn't that oil for diesels?
Correct, thus suitable for labouring/lugging your engine at excruciatingly low revs hence ideal for this big thumper we all love!






OK, ignore that bit
A diesel oil is different to a 'petrol' oil mostly in the detergent (cleaning) & suspension (keeping debris afloat) properties/dopes, hence arguably it is a better oil to keep your (petrol) engine clean.
But also, a good diesel oil tends to maintain a film under slow moving loads (aka lugging) a bit better than a petrol oil does.
So it follows that you may indeed use it in petrol engines, and a lot do this also (me included).
Interestingly, this difference is in the process of disappearing these days, a lot of modern oils are prescribed for either engine by the vehicle manufacturers.

Now then, name me one oil (1 only) Shell makes which has a bad rep?
Shit, maybe I should Google this first myself.....
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:54 AM   #16806
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that's a superb observation
ok then .... here's an answer ....better
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:02 AM   #16807
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ok then .... here's an answer ....better
that's a start. How is it better? I'm looking to upgrade to a new bike and I'm torn between those two bikes... If a XR650 is better tell me how and why
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:13 AM   #16808
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thats what i mean ..... there not the same bike ......1 is a dedicated dirtbike with lights the other is more rd orientated.with some dirt thrown in

1 is made to carry a rider at a fast pace over ruff ground the other is made to be an all rounder ...carry weight and be comfortable on the rd


so if you want a dirtbike ..that can be modded to do anything...or do you want a bike thats comfortable and carry weight on long trips ...you have your answer in your own use of the bike you need
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:47 AM   #16809
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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   #16810
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Thumb KLR vs XR650r

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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   #16811
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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   #16812
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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   #16813
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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   #16814
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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   #16815
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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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