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post #1 of 9 Old Jun 1st, 2009, 1:20 pm Thread Starter
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I have a son that's going to get his mc license this summer. I was leaning towards getting him a KLR 650, but part of the reason is so I could ride it on some dirt roads. Several of my friends (including a few of you on this site) have recommended the SV 650. If any of you have any positive or negative information on the bikes, I'd like to see what you have to say about the bike. Most likely not going to look at getting a new one, but I do think I'd like one of the fuel injected models. Thanks in advance for your comments.

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Hi - this should get you started:

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...60947#poststop

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yup, don't count out the DL650 wee-strom. More upright seating and will go down dirt roads w/o hesitation. Big tank and tons of aftermarket parts.

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Thanks, Ted. What's rule number one? Check the archives, check the archives, (Kicking self) check the archives.

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Rango,
Try www.stromtrooper.com tons of info on there for the SV and DL.

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No prob - I've been considering the same bike for my son - and remembered the recent thread. Besides the great handling and low maintenance, I like the fact it has ABS.

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I have '08 KLR and love it. It just depends on how much off roading you do. I like to do duelsport rides and do most of the hard splits.If you want to ride the odd dirt road then the SV650 will be just fine. If you want a more off road bike then the KLR is a better. No ABS but you can't use it off road anyway. Very simple bike to maintan.

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+1 DL650 My '09 Wee with ABS has made the LT and several other bikes expendable!

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I called one of my friends to inquire about the Wee Strom. I had remembered that his son had one. Turns out that the friend purchaased the Wee Strom from his son and had just returned from a trip to Utah on it. He sold his RT and currently the Wee Strom is his only bike. He loves it. He's going to let us try it out, but he let me know in no uncertain terms that it's not for sale! I like the fact that the Wee Strom and the SV 650 both have ABS. I haven't ridden either bike, but I think I'd like the more upright seating position of the Wee Strom. Wait, this bike is for my kid, right? Hey, Brian, thanks for the info on the StromTrooper site. Lots of info there.

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