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Old 04-05-2014, 04:25 PM   #1
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dr vs klr

I am new here and I think this is the right place for this? I need a bike to ride to and from work. I have rode a few road bikes and didn't really like the feel. (I am a dirt bike guy) so I am looking at getting the older klr650 and dr650. I would ride 55 mph (well more like 65) on the state road and 50mph on the other roads. Which bike would be best? I would like to do some dirt roads too...
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:00 PM   #2
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In a Texas pecan shell, the KLR is more pavement oriented and the DR more dirt road /dirt oriented. Lots and lots of aftermarket accessories for each.
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:01 PM   #3
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Whew, what a can of worms...
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:02 PM   #4
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this thread has been "used and abused" over the years; Use google as your search engine and you will many discusions regarding this topic
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:03 PM   #5
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I have a klr. It's really more of a road vs offroad thing. And by offroad I mean actually offroad, like where trucks don't go. A klr does just fine on all two tracks.
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:11 PM   #6
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If you want a street bike that can do dirt, KLR. If you want a dirt bike that can do street, DR.
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:44 PM   #7
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:49 PM   #8
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I am very new to this sort of bike too and shopping currently but in addition to the KLR being a bit more slanted to the street from what I have seen it is a little bigger bike too. At 6'5" and 3+ bills the size is a good thing. :)
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:02 PM   #9
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... it's going to get ugly early in here.

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Old 04-05-2014, 07:40 PM   #10
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... it's going to get ugly early in here.

How so ??





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Old 04-05-2014, 07:49 PM   #11
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How so ??





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How so? Because the KLR is the best bike EVVAA!!!!! DR riders are unclean heathens.



Seriously though OP, either one is a winner.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:01 PM   #12
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How so ??

Pass the popcorn
LOL... before I wake up:

"Oil Jet" will be mentioned 16 (+/- 3) times.

The rest of the thread will be fleshed out with the following comments:

"What color is your milk crate"
"Doo Hickey"
"Just get a KTM 690"
"My DR will cruise on the highway in excess of 125MPH while averaging 93MPG."
"DR's cure male pattern baldness."
"If you take a KLR off pavement it will sink into the ground... do you even OWN a recovery helicopter ?"
"The DR is more than 300lbs lighter and has resale value that humbles gold owners."
"I rode my DR from Michigan to Spain... nonstop."
"Ricky Carmichael ?? ...actually races a DR with fancy plastic."
"I didn't want the maintenance issues and reliability problems of liquid cooling."
"Without a fork-brace the KLR will kill your entire family within minutes of paying for it."
"At 6'3 and 300lbs have you EVEN considered the WR250R ? It's better than both"
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:05 PM   #13
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LOL... before I wake up:

"Oil Jet" will be mentioned 16 (+/- 3) times.

The rest of the thread will be fleshed out with the following comments:

"What color is your milk crate"
"Doo Hickey"
"Just get a KTM 690"
"My DR will cruise on the highway in excess of 125MPH while averaging 93MPG."
"DR's cure male pattern baldness."
"If you take a KLR off pavement it will sink into the ground... do you even OWN a recovery helicopter ?"
"The DR is more than 300lbs lighter and has resale value that humbles gold owners."
"I rode my DR from Michigan to Spain... nonstop."
"Ricky Carmichael ?? ...actually races a DR with fancy plastic."
"I didn't want the maintenance issues and reliability problems of liquid cooling."
"Without a fork-brace the KLR will kill your entire family within minutes of paying for it."
"At 6'3 and 300lbs have you EVEN considered the WR250R ? It's better than both"
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LOL... before I wake up:

"Oil Jet" will be mentioned 16 (+/- 3) times.

The rest of the thread will be fleshed out with the following comments:

"What color is your milk crate"
"Doo Hickey"
"Just get a KTM 690"
"My DR will cruise on the highway in excess of 125MPH while averaging 93MPG."
"DR's cure male pattern baldness."
"If you take a KLR off pavement it will sink into the ground... do you even OWN a recovery helicopter ?"
"The DR is more than 300lbs lighter and has resale value that humbles gold owners."
"I rode my DR from Michigan to Spain... nonstop."
"Ricky Carmichael ?? ...actually races a DR with fancy plastic."
"I didn't want the maintenance issues and reliability problems of liquid cooling."
"Without a fork-brace the KLR will kill your entire family within minutes of paying for it."
"At 6'3 and 300lbs have you EVEN considered the WR250R ? It's better than both"
I always thought the Versys cured MPB and the KLR won Dakar and Romaniacs
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:39 PM   #15
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I always thought the Versys cured MPB and the KLR won Dakar and Romaniacs
The Versys ? FACT
KLR / Dakar.. a bit of a stretch but I did see one lay down F1 worthy times at Nuremberg a little over a year ago. Aftermarket air filter and a 685 kit.
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