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Old 03-17-2016, 08:47 AM   #91
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I just looked at a nice DL650 this week. It was temping but it would have stretched me too thin.
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The girlfriend and I made a run down to Hollister Hills SVRA, so we could get sometime in on the dirtbikes. The bus worked very well! Even got an old high school friend to come out and join us on the trails!



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I just looked at a nice DL650 this week. It was temping but it would have stretched me too thin.
Check out Kawasaki KLR250's. They're tough, quick, and CHEAP. We just got a NICE 93' KLR for $900 and its a beast for the money.
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Check out Kawasaki KLR250's. They're tough, quick, and CHEAP. We just got a NICE 93' KLR for $900 and its a beast for the money.
Those are 2 completely different bikes, although a KLR650 is a great budget choice if a DL is out of your range.
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Those are 2 completely different bikes, although a KLR650 is a great budget choice if a DL is out of your range.
I was actually talking about KLR250's, not 650's.

The two fiddy we just picked up will easily do 90+ with me and Roxy on it.

The 650's are great, but cost more money and I've always preferred smaller, more nimble stuff for actually riding trails.

I'm fitna slap some knobbies on one of my Tomos mopeds. Thats how light I like em.
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I was actually talking about KLR250's, not 650's.

The two fiddy we just picked up will easily do 90+ with me and Roxy on it.

The 650's are great, but cost more money and I've always preferred smaller, more nimble stuff for actually riding trails.

I'm fitna slap some knobbies on one of my Tomos mopeds. Thats how light I like em.
I realized that, but a 250cc on the highway is no comparison for having a 650. Just as I would rather have a 250 or my 300 on dirt, much easier to handle than my 650 twin.
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During our trip down to Hollister I found that the passenger door opening mechanisms were vibrating alot. Looking it over the last 2 days, I found fasteners loose, a poor repair by the school district and just poor supporting. After taking some measurements, I was able to shorten the length by 3.5" and still keep it easy to operate. Only the length of the arm shortened, the supports did not have to move, which means that the 18" hanging past the last supports no longer have as much leverage. I also tightened everything up, so there shouldnt be any drafts coming thru and the road noise might be lowered. After I took care of all that I lubed all the freshly cleaned moving joints and then adding a little moto geek "bling"! Added bonus is now having easy access to all the cupholders and cubbies on top of the doghouse!
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Check out Kawasaki KLR250's. They're tough, quick, and CHEAP. We just got a NICE 93' KLR for $900 and its a beast for the money.

A 250 would be OK for around town but not for any long rides. The last several bikes have been Harleys. The 650 is already going backwards. A 250 is way smaller than I would be comfortable with on long freeway rides.
This is what the DL650 looks like. Not THEE bike but similar age and color.
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