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Old 01-05-2013, 08:38 AM   #16
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Great RR. Love it out there.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:38 AM   #17
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:40 PM   #18
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Great vids !

Very nice videos especially Lockhart Basin.
Thanks for sharing.
Looking forward to going there this fall on the UTBDR.

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Old 04-04-2013, 10:39 PM   #19
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I am curious how the KLR did on the UTBDR? I currently have a KTM 530 but am thinking of getting rid of it and getting into something I can do longer extended rides on. I am looking at both the KLR and the Wee Strom. I think the KLR would have been better for this route than the Wee though. So how do you think the KLR did on this trip? Thanks. Enjoyed your RR..
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:01 PM   #20
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The KLR is my friend's bike. He rode it on this ride as well as on the WABDR in 2011. He also rides it a fair bit on our local dirt rides and uses it as his daily commuter. Overall I think the KLR is a great basic bike. It's a bit of a jack of all trades. IMO it is better in the dirt than a Wee but less comfortable on the pavement. They are both good bikes but for more off pavement I would lean towards the KLR. These are just my observations from riding friends' bikes (both KLR and Wee). Neither will do as well in the dirt as a smaller dual sport (like the WR) but they are both better on the pavement. Just my 2 cents. YMMV.

Personally I think if your used to the KTM, both of these bikes are going to be a let down when you try to ride them off road. That said, they will be better for touring with gear.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:46 PM   #21
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Good stuff! Thanks for sharing. Lots of great images and video.
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