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post #1 of 24 Old 08-04-2009, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Tell me I'm wrong (you can't baby, cuz I'm NOT!!)

So, I've been approved for financing on a brand new, silver 2009 DL650. At the quoted price ($6,700 OTD) I can ALMOST afford to get the DL AND keep my KLR (though I'd be making minimum payments on both bikes).

Can anyone think of a good reason why I SHOULDN'T get the DL??
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post #2 of 24 Old 08-04-2009, 04:54 PM
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because you said ALMOST ......get the DL sell the KLR
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Can anyone think of a good reason why I SHOULDN'T get the DL??
Do you have a deep-seated, long hidden desire to never own arguably one of the best all-around motorcycles to ever turn a wheel?

Nope?

Then congratulations and welcome to the collective! Here, drink this Kool-aid.
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For any ride that does NOT include rocks, sand, mud, deep ruts or steep dirt hills, the DL will be unbelievably better than your KLR. But if any of those items appear on your agenda, the KLR will be more capable and less susceptible to damage. Yeah, some folks put knobbies on their Wee's and go dirt biking. But they'd have a lot more fun on a lighter, shorter machine.
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Because $6700 only gets you the bike. Beware, then the farkling begins and it will keep going and going, but that is the fun part.
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I am aware of Farklitus. I had it with the KLR too.

As for "off-road".....my idea of "off-road" is dirt roads/gravel roads/fire roads. It is my understanding that the Wee is capable of this. As some here can attest, the more "unmaintained" roads challenge me. LOL
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It is capable of that if you are, but the KLR might be slightly more capable. Either way, you are going to be stoked with it.

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So, I've been approved for financing on a brand new, silver 2009 DL650. At the quoted price ($6,700 OTD) I can ALMOST afford to get the DL AND keep my KLR (though I'd be making minimum payments on both bikes).

Can anyone think of a good reason why I SHOULDN'T get the DL??
I think the DL1000 would better compliment the KLR than the 650.

Go for it.

You can always sell the thumper, or keep it for visiting dignitaries.

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I think that if you can afford two bikes you should buy the DL. If you can only afford one bike, buy the DL and sell the KLR. If you keep both you can use the KLR for off road and the DL for everything else. Then again, you could sell the KLR and get the farkles you need for the DL

Whenever I go off road I find myself thinking that I wish I had a better off road bike. If it was me, I'd keep both.


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