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post #1 of 2 Old 11-10-2018, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Location: Colorado
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Hey there, I'm Jim and I'm in Colorado's high country (altitude, not pot)
I have owned quite a few bikes and currently have a Kaw C14 and a KTM 990ADV
I'm wanting a <400lb dirt bike but not a $10k dirt bike
I've had two XR600r's but I sold them years ago
I'm looking for a KL650 that I can strip down, just lights, no bags, not a lot of plastic or windscreen and not necessarily street legal
Or an XR650r
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post #2 of 2 Old 11-12-2018, 11:10 AM
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Location: Lander, Wyoming
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I'll suggest that you keep your eyes open for a Gen 1 KLR 1996-2007. They have a little longer suspension travel than the Gen 2s & are a little lighter.

I'll also suggest that you consider upgrading either Gen suspension to Cogent Dynamics, on both front & rear. Spec'ed for your weight & off-highway intentions.

Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!

Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting
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