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Old 12-18-2012, 10:37 AM   #16
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Well said & well taken & only my WRR can contradict what you have said. My 250 rarely if ever is on my trailer. KLR one of the best all around bikes ever made but there are now a few other options out there.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:50 AM   #17
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KLR one of the best all around bikes ever made...

Cough, cough, hack, choke...
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:56 AM   #18
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Cough, cough, hack, choke...
Best bang for your buck Mr. Orange
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:58 AM   #19
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Always curious as to why folks chose such heavy loaded down bikes to ride trails that should be fun?
You asume that a heavy loaded bike isn't fun. Sometimes having the wrong tool for a job is what makes it fun.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:04 PM   #20
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You asume that a heavy loaded bike isn't fun. Sometimes having the wrong tool for a job is what makes it fun.
Not really, but hey you did it. Congrats!
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:06 PM   #21
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Well said & well taken & only my WRR can contradict what you have said. My 250 rarely if ever is on my trailer. KLR one of the best all around bikes ever made but there are now a few other options out there.
Many would actually say it's the DR650 not the KLR, but these days the Husky TR650 has taken over the best bang for the buck award.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:37 PM   #22
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You asume that a heavy loaded bike isn't fun. Sometimes having the wrong tool for a job is what makes it fun.
I also have a heavy bike & did the Kane Creek Trail in Moab on it a couple years back but would have been a lot less work on the 250
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:18 AM   #23
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Well said & well taken & only my WRR can contradict what you have said. My 250 rarely if ever is on my trailer. KLR one of the best all around bikes ever made but there are now a few other options out there.

If I wanted a small bike I would ride a mountain bike
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:22 AM   #24
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For me, the choice of the KLR seemed right at the time. I had high hopes of long distance travel, as well as off road performance. The KLR 2008+ is a remarkably well balanced bike, and it performs amazingly off road. So I have no complaints for what it is.

Sadly everytime I try to go for a long ride (more than about four hours one way) my wife insists that I take our jeep and put the bike on the trailer, or toss it up in the back of the truck and go that way. (this could be because I have tried numerous trips in mid winter, and we lived in Utah, and now Idaho.)

My wife has also decided she really enjoys riding with me, so, the KLR will go up for sale soon, and we plan to pick up a goldwing for the two of us, and a more dirt oriented bike with a higher frame, and lighter bike overall for me. Ah such is life. I can still adventure on a goldwing right? I do not have to go hang out with all of the seventy year olds do I? I am too young for that!

Seriously though, I love the KLR, it is a great bike. And not to turn this ride report into a debate, but I have noticed a conspicuous lack of KLR's in the "ADV bike comparison" videos available online.

I plan to keep the KLR for about a year before I sell it. It is a great bike after all! OH and I DO recommend a skid plate for whatever bike you pick up! Mine has so many massive gouges and scratches under it now that I took it to Moab a few times, and I am not afraid to ride it on the good trails!


Five Miles of Hell anyone? :)

(nah, not really)
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:40 AM   #25
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Gold Wing yes but if you get a bike like mine you will be stuck with the over 70 group



My wife & I took a trip to Zion on my 72'nd BD in Oct.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:13 AM   #26
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Moab can be such a laugh.

I think we have all read stories on here wherein the individual writes about how he was just laughing in his helmet.


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