akylekoz Dork
7/29/19 6:27 a.m.

Asking for a friend.

He has a real nice KLR 650 for sale, $2300.  In the UP of Michigan.

If I didn't have a Grom on the brain it would be mine already.

Justjim75 HalfDork
7/31/19 10:43 p.m.

In reply to akylekoz :

So far.  Maybe i need a fly n ride mini vacation alone.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
7/31/19 10:49 p.m.

Pics? I think I’m more in the bmw 650 category but you never know....

akylekoz Dork
8/1/19 5:44 a.m.

Working on pics.


akylekoz Dork
8/1/19 6:43 a.m.

akylekoz Dork
8/1/19 6:44 a.m.

NGTD UberDork
8/1/19 8:13 a.m.

Damn - that's heavy in the WANT category!!

Sk1dmark New Reader
8/1/19 8:43 a.m.

I need one, but I need to get rid of my 08 SV650 beforehand first. Good luck to him! That thing is awesome, and should sell quick

81cpcamaro Dork
8/1/19 12:29 p.m.

That is a clean KLR, but too far for me. Plus quite a few for sale around here already (in the ATL).

Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
8/1/19 12:49 p.m.

I need that.  Will wifey agree?  

Educate me - why the tires not all knobby and aggressive?   

I can live out my “Little Fauss and Big Halsy” bucket list item.  

akylekoz Dork
8/1/19 2:03 p.m.

Dan keeps his stuff nice and clean, no knobbies means no off road.  You should see his AW11 MR2 that he bought at a garage sale.

It has had the dohickey upgrade, it's a KLR thing apparently. 

akylekoz Dork
8/1/19 2:05 p.m.

Dan can be reached at.

craned65 at Gee Mail dot com


Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
8/1/19 2:52 p.m.

Too far away for me. Looks good, though!

noemjj New Reader
8/8/19 2:24 a.m.
akylekoz said:

Dan keeps his stuff nice and clean, no knobbies means no off road.  

                 Wow! That is and understatement..... Great shape! One of the older models I am guessing?  I have been in the PI for three months working, and will be coming back in a week, I live in FL,  And I am wanting another, “smaller” bike enduro to ride, (I have a HD Ultraclassic that I inherited) And I see a number of these for sale, but that one is screaming at me...lol


Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
8/8/19 9:55 a.m.

That thing has rally moto written all over it.

akylekoz SuperDork
8/15/19 1:52 p.m.


akerso New Spammer
12/5/19 10:45 a.m.

Help me out here...pro and con the [Hobie AI] for me. I would look at a 2012-2014 model depending on whats available. I'm to understand the 2014 New Edition has some improvement.

ebelements Reader
12/5/19 10:48 a.m.

Nice looking bike but I have a hard time understanding the popularity when the DR650 weighs close to a hundred pounds less.

dculberson MegaDork
12/5/19 11:59 a.m.

In reply to ebelements :

It's a far cry from 100lbs difference - more like 20lbs dry, 40-60lbs wet. Liquid cooling can account for much of that weight difference, and is a big plus to some people. I don't think there's a compelling case for the DR650 being any better than a KLR650 other than weight, and the KLR has plusses to offset the weight gain. (Both are good bikes!)

Edit: I remembered the KLR having a big gas tank .. sure enough, 6 gallons versus the DR650's 3 gallons. So 24 of those wet weight pounds is because the KLR has a bigger gas tank, which is a huge plus to me.

ddavidv PowerDork
12/9/19 11:34 a.m.

Having owned one they are the John Deer lawn tractor of motorcycles, and I mean that in a good way. The one that started this thread is way too nice. KLRs are meant to be dropped, kicked, set on fire, etc.

A KLR is a better road travel bike than a DR. The DR is a better dirt bike than the KLR.

I liked mine but it ultimately was too buzzy for long trips with the single. I beat the tar out of it (and it was already used hard when I bought it). Only thing I remember fixing was the headlamp bulb socket and a loose battery terminal.

GCrites80s Reader
12/11/19 4:06 p.m.

I am one of the few that has actually blown up a KLR.

ddavidv PowerDork
12/18/19 6:59 a.m.

That's the equivalent of poofing a Toyota 22R engine.

GCrites80s Reader
12/18/19 11:24 a.m.

I should be ashamed of myself

Sk1dmark New Reader
12/20/19 7:55 a.m.
ddavidv said:

That's the equivalent of poofing a Toyota 22R engine.

As someone who has managed to have a 20R die on me, AND a 22R-E crack a head, I'm not one to say that they're the be-all end-all of reliability. But, to their credit, they didn't WANT to die, but the curse of the previous owner had stricken them.

81cpcamaro Dork
12/20/19 8:53 a.m.

In reply to GCrites80s :

I say that is quite an accomplishment, killing something that is just about unkillable. Take it as a badge of honor.

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