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Old 08-12-2017, 04:07 PM   #1
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Default Got a bad idea! May or may not be terrible, idk

This guy is heading back to the U.S. in a few months after almost a decade of being everywhere that isn't the U.S. Thinking about going back to my roots and getting back into dirt. Possibly adventure style (F800GS, SuperTenere, 1190 Adventure, Africa Twin ) or supermoto/supermoto modified (CRF450, 500EXC-f, DRZ-400SM). Might have a decent deal on a 450R. I know that traffic has been slow lately and winter is closing in. Anybody have any ideas/thoughts/feedback/inputs?
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:14 AM   #2
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Not sure exactly what you're asking but, if you're asking about what bike to buy, my money would be on a KLR650. I've owned many, many bikes over the years and the KLR has been the most reliable, durable and versatile bike I've ever owned! That's mine third from the left in the banner at the top of the page. I regularly rode it with the sportbike crowd in our local twisties and as long as there are lots of turns, the KLR will hang or pass most anything. I abused mine like you wouldn't believe! I've ridden at and beyond redline for 84 miles straight. I've ridden Hurricane Creek (hell on Earth and boulder city) and I travelled Route 66 and northward through the high-passes of Colorado. The KLR does everything. They can also be found very cheap! If you get one, all you really need to do is get a better seat and make sure the "doohickey" (you'll learn if you get one) is taken care of and ride the crap out of it! On a stock bike you should get over 200 miles before reserve so, you can cover some territory! Good luck in whatever you choose!
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