||05-22-2009 01:12 PM
Originally Posted by acecycleins
Had a few KLR bites, but nothing worth what the K bike is worth. Still don't know the direction I want to go. I keep looking at the DR650 over the KLR because I really want to play off-road. The KLR you can easily mount panniers and change the springs and shock on- so I'm torn. If I could run across an 80's r100gs that would be swell, but they're pretty hard to find in the southeast.
You have which K? The K100? K1100? A friend just sold a K100RT with 50K miles for $3500. They aren't in much demand apparently. Nice bike though. If I didn't already have a comfortable 2-up tourer I would have bought it myself. Although if a smoking deal on an R1100RT came along I'd probably go for it.
Out here R100GSes are demanding top dollar. You might consider what this same BMW fanatic friend of mine did. He had an R1150GS but didn't like the high center of gravity. He sold it and bought an R1100R and put aggressive tires on it, luggage, etc. Now he goes everywhere anyone on a GS would. Well actually he spends a lot more time on dirt roads than 99% of GS owners. Since 99% of them never leave the pavement. And at the cost of a new GS I don't blame them.
That's the downside of spending $18K on a big dualie. You don't dare use it off road. Might scratch it.