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post #1 of 22 Old 05-05-2011, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Rode dl1000 today-difference w/klr!!!

Today took my V-Strom to my mechanic friend. While doing 80ish on Interstate the thought that kept occurring was it really is different than the KLR--and it is more fun to ride a smaller bike fast than a larger bike. .......So shoot me I do love carving the curves with "enthusiasm" . And the KLR does it the best.

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post #2 of 22 Old 05-05-2011, 08:24 PM
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The KLR is a sweet handling bike. Let's just let that be our little secret.
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It is better than a cb360, 78 kz400, 86 VT500C, 90 k100lt, 82 XJ650. It handles better more easily than any of those. If you get what I mean.
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I had an '83 GS750 that was as fun to toss around...provided the roads were smooth. That's about it.
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post #5 of 22 Old 05-06-2011, 02:45 PM
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Yes, it does feel good.

Very few things feel better than when i pass some full liter sport bike on the outside while dragging peg - doing it on knobs with 40 hp makes it that much better.

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Well, this used to be in my garage at the same time as I owned my KLR..



The KLR's still there.. The Strom's long since forgotten..
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Well, this used to be in my garage at the same time as I owned my KLR..



The KLR's still there.. The Strom's long since forgotten..
And you sold the DL1000 ('cause your GF didn't like the seat on the Strom). Then you bought a Goldwing and recently got rid of it. What's next Dan? Sell the GF and buy more guns

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ahhhh the strom. very reliable... and capable.

vstrom1000 creek crossing:



the klr barely makes it


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And you sold the DL1000 ('cause your GF didn't like the seat on the Strom). Then you bought a Goldwing and recently got rid of it. What's next Dan? Sell the GF and buy more guns
Well, the GF's not liking the seat would have been an easy fix, but I really didn't like the bike.. I just wasn't ever comfortable on it, and I'm not talking physical comfort, but riding comfort.. I didn't like the way it steered, and the mileage was worse than either of my Wings..

I liked the way it looked standing still, but that was about it..

Actually, the FZ6 is my touring bike.. 1/3 the size, but much more fun and handling is wonderful.. And for those times that the KLR is needed and I have to ride some distance, I changed the KLR to a comfortable ADV bike with bags, a real seat, and other tweaks to make it comforable, but still off road capable.

We all like different bikes, and the Strom just wasn't the one for me.. A friend will be picking up his Wee Strom either this or next weekend, and I'm looking forward to riding it..
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I love both the V and the KLR. Each is it's own ride and each offers a different view. Being a "big" guy I'd much rather be on the Strom for the long trips. The KLR is my offroad play toy. :-)

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