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KTM 950 Enduro/Yamaha XT660
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2007, 08:05:54 am »
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Looking at the purpose of the bike (lots of "good gravel", no long distance travel, no pillion) your friend should have gone for a KLR or DR 650 (my favourite) from word go.

Who's stirring now??  :twisted:  :D
So, please tell me why I should not have bought my XT?  :?

Because of the price. Both a DR or a KLR (including necessary small modifications) are less than 50 grand.

IMHO a DR 650 would be a near ideal farm bike esp. looking at the very robust and extremely easy to service engine. A mildly skilled hobby mechanic is able to look after this bike. Special tools needed is a tappet holder for R 80 and a feeler gauge.

Good point. The XT with fuel injection is not a backyard mechanic job.
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