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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-16-2014, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Illinois

Hello! I love the Versys so much and have always secretly wanted one. I am torn between the KLR and this wonderful beast so I'm hoping reading through this website will help. I don't have much to add as I do not own one, but I still hope to contribute and eventually own one.
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I went to buy a KLR and brought home a Versys. It suited my needs better than the KLR.

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My debate is FI vs carbureted. With how cold it gets out here and since there is not a single gas station within 100 miles that sells gas without corn, I really don't think the carb will do me any favors.
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If it makes you feel any better I've started my bike after sitting out in about 2 degree weather with no issue. It takes a little longer than usual but she's never let me down.That is after I got the ignition unfrozen. Same for the turn signals! Brr...


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I rode my KLR to the dealer for a test ride on a V in 2007. Now I have TWO Vs and NO KLR!


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When it's so cold it won't start you should be using the truck anyway, & I had a KLR before my Versys, & that discussion could go on all day, but here's the basics:
KLR, best bike for off road & on road use.
Versys, best bike for on road use only.
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