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KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« on: February 04, 2010, 10:16:24 am »
Hi WDs

Looks like I am finally going to have a bike soon!  :biggrin: :thumleft: :biggrin:
The thing is htat I have to choose between:

F650GS (2002)
27000km
R30k

and the

KLR650 (2008)
20000KM
R38k

(btw - THANKS WD for these two deals!  :thumleft:)

Which one is better???
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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 10:40:29 am »
hak vrystaat
 

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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 10:40:43 am »
the GS wont use any oil the KLR will  ::)

if the GS is in a very nice condition i would rather go for the GS

8k difference in money will give you some money to have it serviced and have any issues sorted out

then you have a bike that will do 200k easy peasy on the engine it has - klr you are looking at rebuilding the motor after 80k  :-\
 

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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 10:44:28 am »
Isn't that a tad high for the KLR?

Good price on the Dakar if in reasonable condition.

Either will give you great riding time.

Biased opinion: BMW.  :biggrin:

Check here before you buy either one of the two:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=38666.0

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=38667.0

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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 11:08:59 am »
BM also gets my vote, I had a pre-face lift 650 like that and its an awesome all rounder BUT is limited by its ground clearance.  The mileage is also still very low and as theBN said, take care of it and keep it serviced and you will get some seriously high mileage out of it.  Oh, and the BM won't vibrate its indicators off  :biggrin:
 

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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010, 01:44:12 pm »
Thanks okes!
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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010, 02:22:02 pm »
If 650 is a Dakar i reckon its better. If normal 650 --KLR better
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2010, 02:28:11 pm »
Its not the Dakar. Is the Dakar that much better than the normal F650GS? I looked at specs on the internet of the two bikes (f650GSs) and I didn't see such a a big difference..?
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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2010, 02:33:18 pm »
Its not the Dakar. Is the Dakar that much better than the normal F650GS? I looked at specs on the internet of the two bikes (f650GSs) and I didn't see such a a big difference..?

only difference is the front wheel, suspension and the ground clearance

if the normal 650gs is not to short for you i would still go for it over the klr
 

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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2010, 02:36:31 pm »
Tough choice you have there. Because of the age I would probably go for the KLR  ??? Try negotiate the KLR down a bit  :thumleft:
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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2010, 02:38:39 pm »
What would I be able to go for price wise for the KLR?
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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2010, 02:54:31 pm »
ill take the KLR, cheap to maintain. ask these people how much the BM front forks cost to re-do and its chealer to redo the whole engine of the KLR.

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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2010, 03:37:34 pm »
I'd take the KLR, make him a lower offer.
 

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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2010, 03:39:17 pm »
Its not the Dakar. Is the Dakar that much better than the normal F650GS? I looked at specs on the internet of the two bikes (f650GSs) and I didn't see such a a big difference..?

only difference is the front wheel, suspension and the ground clearance

if the normal 650gs is not to short for you i would still go for it over the klr

Agree :ricky:
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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2010, 04:18:26 pm »
What would I be able to go for price wise for the KLR?

Make him an offer of R35000  ???

Take the cash with if you have and wave it at him. Im sure he will take it right away  :biggrin:
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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2010, 04:55:07 pm »
Rather take the beemer, KLR's are for snobs and we value our exclusivity  :imaposer:
 

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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2010, 07:19:16 pm »
KLR KLR KLR bm 6 years older... KLR awsome offroad... and KLR is a sexy bike! :thumleft:
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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2010, 07:44:28 am »
I suggest the BMW.I just completed a 8000+km trip on my Dakar to Namib.Rode wth two riders , both on the new 800's.Pushed the Dakkie hard (300km stretches at 160km/h in the desert heat) without having a single problem.THe BMW impressed me as a comfortable, economical and reliable bike.I had the older model Kawa 650 and can say that there is no comparison in refinement and build quality , not that it is any less competent.Just not as refined! Good luck with your choice and may you have many happy and safe miles on your chosen steed!
 

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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2010, 07:56:50 am »
Rather take the beemer, KLR's are for snobs and we value our exclusivity  :imaposer:

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Re: KLR650 (2008) vs F650GS (2002) WHICH IS BETTER???
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2010, 08:11:07 am »
If you're a tall lad, KLR better ergonomics.  Maar as jy 'n kortgat is kan die beemer werk...