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Old March 13th, 2008, 09:40 PM   #41
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I spend 225-250 a month on gas...I paid cash for this bike, but had I taken a loan payments would have been $80 a month for 60 months....insurance is $320 for the year so that makes for $26 bucks a month. If I can pull 45mpg I would spend $105 dollars in gas for a grand operating total of $211 a month...net savings of $10-15 plus or minus...not to mention I get the dual sport I wanted using money I would otherwise already have to spend...It's almost free!
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Old March 13th, 2008, 10:07 PM   #42
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i had a 99 wr400f yamaha and it was a sweet ds but way to fast ... 120 in a corn field is not a good thing lol ... needles to say had to sell it before it killed me (and yes it was modded)
What kind of mods?
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Old March 13th, 2008, 10:27 PM   #43
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My father has a 91 KLX 650 and he has been looking to trade up to a newer KTM or Husqvarna DS.

I'm almost certain I will buy his KLX from him. It's a pretty heavy bike, and I could get by with a smaller motor... but I know it's history and he takes good care of it.

Plus my commute is only 4 miles, so it would make sense to just hop on a bike.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 10:32 PM   #44
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there aint no way id get on a bike around this town.. the way people blow through lights and stop signs like its nothing is enough to keep me driving my 13mpg truck... but hey more power to ya..
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Old March 13th, 2008, 11:44 PM   #45
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I already started rding my bike, it gets triple the mileage of my truck, so I figure I can take the cold.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 11:59 PM   #46
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food for thought....wtf is the diff what it cost per month weather or not it was paid up front or paid monthly either way you got another toy
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Old March 14th, 2008, 05:21 AM   #47
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I spend 225-250 a month on gas...I paid cash for this bike, but had I taken a loan payments would have been $80 a month for 60 months....insurance is $320 for the year so that makes for $26 bucks a month. If I can pull 45mpg I would spend $105 dollars in gas for a grand operating total of $211 a month...net savings of $10-15 plus or minus...not to mention I get the dual sport I wanted using money I would otherwise already have to spend...It's almost free!
AND you're putting out less emissions which is good for the environment on top of being more economical.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 05:57 AM   #48
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AND you're putting out less emissions which is good for the environment on top of being more economical.
I wouldn't go that far. I don't think the KLR has a catalytic converter on it and I don't know what he used to drive.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 06:18 AM   #49
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Plus my commute is only 4 miles, so it would make sense to just hop on a bike.
Yeah, one that you pedal!
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Old March 14th, 2008, 06:45 AM   #50
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SWEET BIKE


How many people on here own dual sports? I have been looking around thinking of buying one myself, just not sure what they are like to commute on. I have owned a few street bikes, but won't get another fast one (tend to ride them 2 fast).
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Old March 14th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #51
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AND you're putting out less emissions which is good for the environment on top of being more economical.

I could give two shits about emissions...they have no impact on which vehical I drive or buy...
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Old March 14th, 2008, 08:47 AM   #52
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Yeah, one that you pedal!
I ride to work sometimes. I lack what you call motivation... and love for mornings.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 09:01 AM   #53
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Nice bike, I've heard good things about the KLR on long road trips. They are supposed to be a good ds/touring bike.

I've been kicking around the same idea about a dual sport for about a year or two. I'd like to stick with a 350~400cc bike though.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 09:18 AM   #54
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I ride to work sometimes. I lack what you call motivation... and love for mornings.
At least you don't have to climb Howard hill first thing in the morning like me.

Howard Hill Me. That f*cker seems endless.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 09:19 AM   #55
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Nice bike, I've heard good things about the KLR on long road trips. They are supposed to be a good ds/touring bike.

I've been kicking around the same idea about a dual sport for about a year or two. I'd like to stick with a 350~400cc bike though.

I was thinking the same as you, however I talked to a few guys with DS and they all said go for the 650...better for the e-way and its all useable power..
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Old March 14th, 2008, 09:31 AM   #56
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Every time you drive on a road, pull in a parking lot, go to a Home Depot, flush a toilet, get a drink of water, Buy food at a Kroger, get coffee at a Starbucks, Bear claw, Tim Hortons, play ball in Midland, or a ton of other things, some of which I know you do you contribute to that big ass profit to me. Sorry, but I don't mind
The last time I saw the potential for the amount of money I see comming to me like I see this year was in 1980.

A fool and his money is soon parted , Send it to The Phantom.

$10 says this douche bag has gray hair and a nasty beard...
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Old March 14th, 2008, 10:27 AM   #57
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$10 says this douche bag has gray hair and a nasty beard...
I kinda like my beard. Nobody has ever called it nasty before, thats a new one.
Keep sending me money, I love it.
You can keep that ten bucks and put it in your new motor scooter your going to need it this year with fuel going up and all the money your going to give me.


Oh sorry I was laughing so hard I had to stop typing.
I think I'll go see what new vehicle gets the worst fuel economy and go buy one. It's cool cause you'll be paying for the fuel.

Oops I just spit some coffee out cause I started laughing again.

I told my wife to make sure she starts her big gas sucking suv at least 20 minutes before she goes out to leave so it's nice and warm for her. I'll have to make sure when it get's warm she let's it run for at least a half hour. Gas and fuel should be up at least another $0.50 by then.















You go getum on that new bike.
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Old March 16th, 2008, 06:34 PM   #58
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I just did the math.......67mpg on two days of riding...not too bad!
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Old March 16th, 2008, 06:35 PM   #59
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I just did the math.......67mpg on two days of riding...not too bad!
Nice.

I'd find a way to mount your buttsecks plate to that if I were you.
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Old March 16th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #60
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How does it handle in traffic? I used to ride a Kawasaki 400 dual sport that was hard to keep the front end down, hell the Honda 175 was a wheelie monster too, but topped out at 58mph.

In England they use dual sports modified with road bike wheels and tires, call em "motards" (stupid name) because they can handle bad roads, are more manuverable, and street bike tires grip the wet roads better.
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