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Re: [St] I can't decide...Another Bike To Consider
- Subject: Re: [St] I can't decide...Another Bike To Consider
- From: Bobby Boone <kr4bu@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 15:06:33 -0800 (PST)
I agree with Matt. How about if you just upgrade the suspension on the KLR? I personally like dirt bikes light, easy (and cheap) to fix.
--- On Tue, 12/16/08, Matt Knowles <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: Matt Knowles <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [St] I can't decide...Another Bike To Consider
> To: ST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 11:23 AM
> As a KLR rider, and just as a motorcyclist I have a few
> 1. Skills are always more important than the bike. Take the
> money you'd spend on the BMW and spend a small portion
> of that on taking a dirt riding class. Spend the rest of it
> on a vacation.
> 2. Would you rather drop a $5k bike, or a $10k bike?
> 3. The BMW is a heavier bike, meaning you're more
> likely to drop it, especially in the soft stuff where
> you're already having trouble.
> 4. The KLR is an almost bullet proof bike. From what
> I've been reading lately, BMW's quality reputation
> has been slipping on several fronts.
> On Dec 15, 2008, at 10:15 PM, marc Ve wrote:
> > Hi all, been lurking a while.
> > I still ride a KLR 650 as a dirt/ gravel/ trailie
> alternative to my Daytona
> > 955. It handles commuting and gravel/ fire roads very
> well. The suspension
> > is a bit soggy for it to like soft stuff, sand is my
> Matt Knowles - Ferndale, CA -
> '99 Sprint ST - for going fast and far (2CZUSA)
> '01 KLR650 (A15) - for exploring the North Coast
> '97 KLX300 & '01 Lakota - for playing in the
> '79 KZ400 - just because it was the first vehicle I
> ever owned
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