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post #1 of 4 Old 04-29-2008, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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I own a 2007 BMW R1200GS and love the bike. But, believe it or not, I am considering selling it and getting the '08 KLR due to fuel prices, the desire to do more off-road and simply to put a little money back in my pocket. The problem I have is, reliability. In 11 months I have put on almost 25,000 miles on the Beemer. This is about how much I will put on any bike in a given year. Will the KLR be able to handle this much mileage, or will I be looking at a new bike every other year? Also, my GS puts out 600w of power as opposed to 36w. This will be difficult to get used to, considering I want heated hand grips, vest and additional lights. Any feedback is welcome.

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post #2 of 4 Old 04-29-2008, 12:34 AM
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Welcome Keith. I think you will definitely need to upgrade the stator (easy job). google Klrfaq and you will read all that their is available to upgrade a klr to what you need it to do. If HP is what you need, Schnitz racing makes a 705 kit for the klr650 but your gas mileage will suffer. There are many companies that cater to upgrading the klr. Ask us what you need and we'll try to suggest the best upgrades.

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post #3 of 4 Old 09-07-2008, 09:27 AM
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I own both love each for what they are.I get about 51mpgs on 08 R1200gs and alittle more on klr,I take klr for everyday riding
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-07-2008, 09:31 AM
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Should have read your thread better,my brother racked up alot of mileage on his old klr and klr acessories seem to be priced well comparitively.
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