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Old 08-08-2016, 09:04 PM   #1
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Anyone ride a klr650

This bike looks like a lot of fun for cheap, $2,700 31k miles thinking about making a offer to have a little fun with.

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the guy who has the thread "tales from the bean" has one. that's the bike he's traveling on.

I've been watching them and to be honest I've seen much lower miles for a little more. I've been researching them for about a year. They're not the fastest or the lightest but they're essentially built like a tank and are pretty much unchanged since the early 90s (I think). I wouldn't even think of going motard with one though. They're way too heavy for that imho.

, heres one for the same price - https://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/5688974093.html

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My buddy has one and he loves it: I had it for a few weeks while my bike was down and it's fun in the city. Even does well in the twistys believe it or not. I have a video of me following the bike I'll post.

Here is one I saw on Craig's list seems like a deal
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Video isn't the best quality but you get the idea
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The KLR is a solid bike that is bullet proof...with that said, the suspension is weak, no power, 5 speed, buzzy on the highway, but still comfy...plain vanilla at best. I had one for a little while, you definitely feel like a monster truck going down the road...
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The KLR is alot of fun to ride but i prefer the DR650
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The KLR is alot of fun to ride but i prefer the DR650
Have you ridden or maybe owned both? Not being combative but looking to see if you've spent a lot of time in each saddle to compare or was it friends bikes or just reviews, etc, etc, etc.

for some reason I've always been wary of suzuki. Not sure why. I didn't think there was a real comparable alternative to the KLR but this looks like it could be a good lead.
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Holy ! 10 more hp out of the suzuki than the kawasaki and they're running the same displacement engine??? wth!?!?

Looks like I found a new future bike to research!
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Thanks for the replies guys. I'm looking more into that style of a bike but looks pretty solid. I'm tall at 6'5 265lbs and looking for some alternative to my sv1000s. Some type of distance/adventure trip riding.
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Have you ridden or maybe owned both? Not being combative but looking to see if you've spent a lot of time in each saddle to compare or was it friends bikes or just reviews, etc, etc, etc.

for some reason I've always been wary of suzuki. Not sure why. I didn't think there was a real comparable alternative to the KLR but this looks like it could be a good lead.
I haven't owned a KLR but before I bought my DR650 I did ride my friends quite a bit...I also read almost everything I could about the two and the DR fits my style better. Nothing wrong with the KLR at all but like I said it just fit what I was going for a little better
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Holy ! 10 more hp out of the suzuki than the kawasaki and they're running the same displacement engine??? wth!?!?

Looks like I found a new future bike to research!
I love mine! Not too bad off road either
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Have you looked at an XR650?
Not yet starting to look into this style of bike and liking used ones $2-3.5k
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I've had a KLR650.

I think that price for that milage is okay but you can do better. Look for an 09 or newer. They redesigned the bike for 08 but the 08 models burn oil like crazy. The 07 and older modles are great. They just dont have the suspension updates.

I highly HIGHLY recommend an XR650L over the KLR650. The Xr is better in every aspect except highway crusing the klr is heavier and is geared taller but the Xr is way more fun around town and on the trails and its just as reliable.
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