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He'll know next Tuesday when he can get one in for me. With gas prices going up I don't want to trailer my bikes on every work trip. I can put the Van Van on my receiver rack with zero affect on the fuel economy, but it is limited to 55 unless pinned which I don't want to do.

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Carrying the KLX300SM would be a breeze and it is capable of 70 without overwhelming the engine.

The sad part is that I would be selling the Himalayan which has taken me to amazing places with its torque and low seat height.

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I figure that after the OEM tires wear out I will probably put 80 / 20 tires on it.

Loosing over 100 lbs will be nice.
 

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KLX300 would be my ultimate off road machine. KLX300SM with 17 inch wheels....interesting idea! 300 lbs., nice.(y)
 

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KLX300 would be my ultimate off road machine. KLX300SM with 17 inch wheels....interesting idea! 300 lbs., nice.(y)
I watched many videos of the KLX300 in action and I have no plans for that type of riding anymore. Most places I went with my KLX250S I also went with my Versys 650. Just rode a little faster.
I say most, because I did do some riding in NM that was insane for me to even try alone on the KLX250S. I crossed the Tularosa Basin and climbed old jeep trails up into the Sacramento Mountains. I'm glad I accomplished it, but it was scary at the time.

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I don't want to have a bike that will make me think, "I can do that" again. The body can't handle it anymore.
 

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Well, the dealer could only get the blue one. :( Plus, no idea when it will come in. I'm back working on the Emerald Coast so I put in a search and found an Ebony and Lime Green KLX300SM about 260 miles away. Struck and deal over the phone, put down a deposit and hope to pick it up on the 12th.
 

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In my opinion, this is also a good option. Of course, I would like to get what is in priority. Unfortunately, this is not always possible.
 

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