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now I'm sure a few of you own more than just your KLR for riding. like me, I just bought an 89 GS500 to get me around til I can buy a KLR for daily riding, at which time my GS will become track only.

I bought my GS with an interesting setup, an 05 KAWASAKI ZX6 front end, meaning forks, triple clamps. wheel and all. I absolutely love the dual disk brakes with 4 pot calipers on each disk. its NUTS how powerful that brake is compared to my old EX500 with a two piston caliper.
 

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Don't have another one yet, but it is knawing at me to pick up something else to play with. Been wanting to get one of the older Muscle bikes, maybe a Kaw ZL1000 Eliminator.
 

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I also have two Yamaha XT225's One for me ('92) and one for my wife ('06).

We ride together and go Geocaching with them.
 

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2003 DL1K Vstrom

a good match for the KLR. The KLR is for the close dirt that is tough, the Vstrom is for the Far dirt that is not so tough...

Ok i have a couple others too but nothing catchy to say about them...

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My wife and I have a couple.I have an 01 955i Tiger and kay has an 07 DL650.Even with those,the KLRs get the most miles:)
 

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My wife and I have a couple.I have an 01 955i Tiger and kay has an 07 DL650.Even with those,the KLRs get the most miles:)

Weird how some people buy other bikes and the KLR sits to the side, and others end up riding the KLR even more..:23a:

My KLR has become my main solo bike, and my Wing's my 2-up ride. The Strom just didn't do it for me..
 

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Weird how some people buy other bikes and the KLR sits to the side, and others end up riding the KLR even more..:23a:

My KLR has become my main solo bike, and my Wing's my 2-up ride. The Strom just didn't do it for me..
Yep.Just did 2400 miles thru the north east on the klr.Loved every minute and didn't miss the bigger bikes at all
 

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The Strom just didn't do it for me..
That's a rarely heard statement, but I can identify with it. I had a BMW R1150GS that I also could never bond with and nobody could understand why I got rid of such a highly-praised bike.

Since I'm thinking about a Strom, what was (is) it that you dislike?
 

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Since I'm thinking about a Strom, what was (is) it that you dislike?
Basically, the bike never stirred my soul.. It's very nice, but it never did anything for me. Just like a BMW K-bike, I found it to be an appliance, and not something I WANTED to ride.
I WANT to ride my KLR.. Hell, (and this'll sound weird) I WANT to ride my Gold Wing..

I think some of it has to do with the fact that the Gold Wing shouldn't be fun in corners, but I love ripping through tight corners on my Wing and KLR, and the Strom was fine in them, but it never made them fun..

It just wasn't the bike for me..
 

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a good match for the KLR.
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+1 the DL1000 is a great match for the KLR. I got one this spring and already have racked up over 12,000 miles on it. That's how many miles I have on the KLR after 2 years of riding it! But the "V" can't compete with the KLR for fun off road, especially in the single track and mud.:50:
 

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i got into the habit of looking at e-bay to see what my 05 klr is worth and soon found a deal on a zrx1200. what a difference! smooth, no vibes, lots of power, scary fast. sometimes after a zrx ride i hop on the klr to calm down.
 

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I have seen one with over 100,000.I have heard of one with a documented 140,000.Both of these are probably rare.If I were to guess,I'ld say 60 to 80,000 would be the norm
 

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Honda CBs

In Thailand I rent Honda 125cc "Dream" step-through bikes for getting around town-- rides like a bicycle, easy to park, 80+ MPG. $5.00 a day.
When I want to take a tour in the mountains , I rent a CB400. This is considered a "big bike" there. They set them up with handlebar risers and a luggage rack. About $20. a day. F-U-N!!!! Perfect size/weight for the narrow roads. A few days on one of these in dicy conditions( unmarked construction areas, strolling water buffaloes, kamikaze drivers, no guard rails on hairpin curves,etc) and you think- gee why don't they have these in the States? answer: they did, until we all got to think we needed 1500ccs.
My first 2 bikes were GL500 and GL650. Set up for touring just like a Gold Wing, 50MPG and 70-80MPH. What more did I need? answer : an ST1100. Touring at 90MPH...now that's a dream!
 
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