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post #1 of 3 Old 03-15-2015, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Aloha, new to riding motorcycles (actually I don't have one yet) but I've been riding sport ATV's for quite a few years now.. Working in the oil industry in North Dakota with it's plethora of dirt roads, if I want a bike, I need one that I can do both dirt/gravel and pavement. The KLR 650, from all my research seems to be the "cats meow" as far as dual sport motorcycles go, especially for what I want, something that I can ride long distances and still go off roading..


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post #2 of 3 Old 03-15-2015, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by dundonrl View Post
...The KLR 650, from all my research seems to be the "cats meow" as far as dual sport motorcycles go, especially for what I want, something that I can ride long distances and still go off roading....
Hi Rex, and welcome to the forum!

The KLR would do you pretty well. Put a good seat on it and you can run the Hi-Line all the way to Havre for lunch. It will do just fine running the farm roads around the Yellowstone and the Missouri, too.

I had to throw that local stuff in... born and raised in Sidney.


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