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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: "marc Ve" <daytona955.marc@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 19:55:52 +0200
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I'm also thinking along those lines, some good training might be the cure.
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 7:23 PM, Matt Knowles <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> As a KLR rider, and just as a motorcyclist I have a few comments.
> 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
>> 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 nemisis.
> Matt Knowles - Ferndale, CA - http://www.knowlesville.com/matt/motorcycles
> '99 Sprint ST - for going fast and far (2CZUSA)
> '01 KLR650 (A15) - for exploring the North Coast backroads
> '97 KLX300 & '01 Lakota - for playing in the dirt
> '79 KZ400 - just because it was the first vehicle I ever owned
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