I need a push
The same day I decide I am not going to buy a WeeStrom this year the dealer by me got an Orange one.
Now I just can't decide if I should pull the trigger.
Hopefully a previous or current KLR owner will throw in some advice.
I am 6"4 and 300lbs and I have a 2001 KLR 650 that I am completely satisfied with, but with around 50K miles on it it is getting a bit worn. For the most part I am never going off road with it anymore and I have been putting on a lot of interstate and highway miles on it. It is occasional long distance bike as well as my daily commuter. I have Touratech panniers which I use all the time, carrying a few spare parts, spare clothes, and a briefcase/laptop bag, also groceries and such on the way home, and I run a 3 gallon Aux fuel tank for the extended range.
The few things I would like to have on the KLR are, 1. Just a hair more power/better highway speed mileage, 2.Tubeless tires, 3.Enough electricity to run my jacket liner and aux lights.
The Wee looks like it will handle all that perfectly but I am afraid of the seat. My butt is completely comfortable on the Corbin bench seat on the KLR. My only concern with the Wee is the seating position, I want to be able to sit on the bike for 12 to 24 hours which I can do now on the KLR with my flat seat because I can shift all around. I see a number of seat solutions that people here love but I haven't seen a flat bench seat. My wife has a Honda Shadow that I don't ride because of the seat position, and I also have a Harley Springer that I use for two up with my daughter but I really am not completely comfortable on that either because of the dished out seat.
I also would like ABS which the bike at the dealer doesn't have, but that isn't a deal breaker because I won't know what I am missing.
Finally the Orange Wee is $6399 + $400 freight + $400 prep + $60 paperwork, the salesman said they may negotiate on the prep fee.
BMW GS800 is out because of price/no dealers by me.
KTM is out because of price/I don't need the off road capability.
KLR is in because of price and accessory availability and I know what the bike is.
Wee-Strom on the fence, only because of the long distance seat comfort concerns.
Somebody please give me a push.