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post #1 of 6 Old 01-03-2019, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from East coast Canada. I've decided it is time to join a forum and buy a KLR lol, well I am trying to decide between that and a used BMW GS

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-03-2019, 11:11 AM
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Welcome and good luck with your decision. Obviously we are "KLR biased" here but I've often steered people towards other bikes if their usage dictated it..... Basically all the GS's are heavier, more expensive and better on the highway.......also not as good offroad and more expensive! LOL ....just remember; all dual sport, dual purpose and ADV bikes are exercises in compromise and only you can decide what fits your wants, needs, expectations and budget best.

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post #3 of 6 Old 01-03-2019, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Yes that is right, I will be 50/50 pavement/dirt/snow. This will be my last bike for a while atleast 5 years so I want to make it count as it will see lots of kms
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-03-2019, 12:18 PM
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snow? You're braver than me; I used to ride offroad in the snow periodically until a few bad crashes on hidden ice underneath the snow convinced me of a few things; 1) there is no anticipating when you're going down. 2) everything hurts more in the cold and 3) I'm getting too old for this crap! LOL

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post #5 of 6 Old 01-03-2019, 02:48 PM
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snow? You're braver than me; I used to ride offroad in the snow periodically until a few bad crashes on hidden ice underneath the snow convinced me of a few things; 1) there is no anticipating when you're going down. 2) everything hurts more in the cold and 3) I'm getting too old for this crap! LOL
No kidding. My buddy (same age as me) rides (rode but read on) a Ural saying it can go "anywhere, anyhow, anytime". So last winter he ended up upside down in a ditch and luckily a grader came along and helped him out. No damage to him, minor to the bike. This winter driving an icey back road an ATV driver came across his path and he couldn't stop so ended up hitting him. Didn’t fair as well this time. Shoulder, wrist and arm injuries and the bike was a write off as the frame bent where the steering passed through it.

I'm also too old for it. Takes too long to heal and my wife is a nurse and I can't bear the "cure", just let me moan in peace please.

But I digress. Welcome to the forum adv_nb. I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that you are in New Brunswick. Hope to get out that way some time.

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post #6 of 6 Old 01-03-2019, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Yup that is right good ole New Brunswick. My winter riding will be pretty light, bare roads etc. Maritimes are a great spot to visit (in the summer) lol
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