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Offline MizzouMike

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Sold the KLR
« on: August 04, 2017, 05:34:17 pm »
I had great intentions, but in the end I just didn't ride it enough.  I recently sold my Gen 1 KLR, I had ridden it less than 100 miles last year, and had not gotten around to riding it this year. 

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For the record, I only washed it when I made the descision to put it up for sale, don't judge  :D

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Re: Sold the KLR
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 10:11:45 pm »
I used to have an 07 KLR.  I bought it new and thought it'd be great to play in the dirt.  Unfortunately for me it was way too heavy to do any serious trail riding.  I actually traded it on my Concours.  I missed riding in the dirt so earlier this year I bought a 2012 KLX250s.  Love it! It definitely can't handle street riding as well as a KLR, but it is perfect in the dirt. 
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Re: Sold the KLR
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 02:31:13 pm »
There should be a rule, posted prominently on all motorcycle sites, about dirt bike weight. Any bike over 275lbs is not a dirt bike. It may be fine for jeep trailing and dirt roading, but not real off road.

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Re: Sold the KLR
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 12:05:15 pm »
It was for me a gravel road bike, which it did exceptionally well. 
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Re: Sold the KLR
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 12:39:18 pm »
Agreed.  It was an excellent gravel road bike. 
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Re: Sold the KLR
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 10:14:36 pm »
I used to have an 07 KLR.  I bought it new and thought it'd be great to play in the dirt.  Unfortunately for me it was way too heavy to do any serious trail riding.  I actually traded it on my Concours.  I missed riding in the dirt so earlier this year I bought a 2012 KLX250s.  Love it! It definitely can't handle street riding as well as a KLR, but it is perfect in the dirt.
I had the exact same experience except the KLR was an 05 and the KLX250S is an 09. Only regret is I didnt wait for the FI KLX.

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Re: Sold the KLR
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 10:29:58 pm »
FYI, I installed the DynoJet stage 2 kit in my KLX.  It almost completely cures the cold natured problem, if yours has that problem.  Also dropped one tooth on the front sprocket.  Much better in the dirt!
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Re: Sold the KLR
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 11:22:02 pm »
I did the kit as well. Before that it would take 10 minutes to be rideable or not even start. I still get  an occasional miss at  steady highway speeds.