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I bought a 2023 Kawasaki KLX300 and love it....mostly. I don't regret making the switch but well....sometimes I do. There's just something about a TW that you can't get with any other motorcycle. I owned my 1998 for 20 years and we went through a lot together. A friend of the family now owns it and is fixing it up.
I do love the KLX but the TW spoiled me. It's just so fun and easy to use. It was so nice to be able to stop it from falling over and it was so unintimidating. Maybe I'll get used to the 300. I had to know what it was like to own a bigger bike. Now that I do I see the advantages. I've gained some things I didn't have with the TW but I've lost a lot too. The fun factor on the TW is just through the roof. It is like no other motorcycle in the world. As soon as you throw a leg over it the first thing you think is FUN! I feel that with my KLX but not at the same level. That might change as I get more used to it. I love it on the road but nothing beats the TW in the woods. I catch myself over and over again missing it on the trails. You folks sure have a good thing going on. Hug your TW next time you see it!
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I bought a 2023 Kawasaki KLX300 and love it....mostly. I don't regret making the switch but well....sometimes I do. There's just something about a TW that you can't get with any other motorcycle. I owned my 1998 for 20 years and we went through a lot together. A friend of the family now owns it and is fixing it up.
I do love the KLX but the TW spoiled me. It's just so fun and easy to use. It was so nice to be able to stop it from falling over and it was so unintimidating. Maybe I'll get used to the 300. I had to know what it was like to own a bigger bike. Now that I do I see the advantages. I've gained some things I didn't have with the TW but I've lost a lot too. The fun factor on the TW is just through the roof. It is like no other motorcycle in the world. As soon as you throw a leg over it the first thing you think is FUN! I feel that with my KLX but not at the same level. That might change as I get more used to it. I love it on the road but nothing beats the TW in the woods. I catch myself over and over again missing it on the trails. You folks sure have a good thing going on. Hug your TW next time you see it!
I get you! The TW is incomparable on trails and dirt. I have a KLX 300 SuMo which gives me hives when I have to negotiate miles of rough dirt to get to pavement. However, the KLX shines on pavement and gets you where you wanna go with the speed of traffic.馃槄

But on dirt there's nothing like the Dubby. I kept mine so I have the best of both worlds. Why not get another TW?
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You need to tell your friend of the family that you made a terrible mistake!!! Twenty years is simply far too long to give up on... You must get her back, Brother!
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There are plenty out there, needing new homes. Times are tough; and people who weren't prepared are having to sell.

Rescue an abandoned, homeless older TW...and feel better about it all...
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Maybe you need to explore them Monkey Bikes.

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I keep going back to them....like old worn boots that are just the best.....
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you never sell a TW to move to any other bike you simply add another bike to your TW

The good news is that TW's are getting cheaper buy the week and great deals are there to be had more so than I have ever seen
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The klx300 is a good little bike. I have one myself ...
.................. BUT ..............
NOTHING WILL REPLACE THE T-DUB
mike from N.C.
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I've probably said this before but in meeting people with huge toy collections people who have multiple GSA's, side by sides, quads and multiple dozens of bikes (it's almost the norm in Arizona) they all have a pair of TW's for the day they want to put around camp or ride to the fishing hole

One collector I met in Jerome showed me his shop and bike collection and I said the only thing missing is a TW. He walked me out to his toy hauler and opened the door and there was a pair of totally farkled out TW's all strapped in ready for the weekends run
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The klx300 is a good little bike. I have one myself ...
.................. BUT ..............
NOTHING WILL REPLACE THE T-DUB
mike from N.C.

My TW ain't leaving. I've had an itch for a KLX300 for a while, but I'm afraid if I did bring one home it wouldn't get ridden. My KLR is already like that.

Mike
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You need to tell your friend of the family that you made a terrible mistake!!! Twenty years is simply far too long to give up on... You must get her back, Brother!
I did tell him that if he ever sells it to let me know first. I can see myself getting another TW someday but I'll probably buy new though. When I got the '98 I didn't have as much to spend as I do now. I am catching myself avoiding hills that I wasn't afraid to attempt on the TW. Part of that is because I don't want to bust up a brand new motorcycle if something goes wrong. Part of it is because the KLX is so tall and (for now at least) a bit intimidating by comparison. But what I'm really missing is those fat tires. Also, at 63, it takes longer to heal so I'm not taking as big of risks. Thanks for all the responses.
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Same exact reasons my CRF450 does more sitting than ever use to after getting the Tdub. Falling from up on that perch is a reach Be-ouch...
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I bought a 2023 Kawasaki KLX300 and love it....mostly. I don't regret making the switch but well....sometimes I do. There's just something about a TW that you can't get with any other motorcycle. I owned my 1998 for 20 years and we went through a lot together. A friend of the family now owns it and is fixing it up.
I do love the KLX but the TW spoiled me. It's just so fun and easy to use. It was so nice to be able to stop it from falling over and it was so unintimidating. Maybe I'll get used to the 300. I had to know what it was like to own a bigger bike. Now that I do I see the advantages. I've gained some things I didn't have with the TW but I've lost a lot too. The fun factor on the TW is just through the roof. It is like no other motorcycle in the world. As soon as you throw a leg over it the first thing you think is FUN! I feel that with my KLX but not at the same level. That might change as I get more used to it. I love it on the road but nothing beats the TW in the woods. I catch myself over and over again missing it on the trails. You folks sure have a good thing going on. Hug your TW next time you see it!
I also made the switch to a KLX300 and I could not agree more with everything you said. I should have kept my dub.
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I bought a 2023 Kawasaki KLX300 and love it....mostly. I don't regret making the switch but well....sometimes I do. There's just something about a TW that you can't get with any other motorcycle. I owned my 1998 for 20 years and we went through a lot together. A friend of the family now owns it and is fixing it up.
I do love the KLX but the TW spoiled me. It's just so fun and easy to use. It was so nice to be able to stop it from falling over and it was so unintimidating. Maybe I'll get used to the 300. I had to know what it was like to own a bigger bike. Now that I do I see the advantages. I've gained some things I didn't have with the TW but I've lost a lot too. The fun factor on the TW is just through the roof. It is like no other motorcycle in the world. As soon as you throw a leg over it the first thing you think is FUN! I feel that with my KLX but not at the same level. That might change as I get more used to it. I love it on the road but nothing beats the TW in the woods. I catch myself over and over again missing it on the trails. You folks sure have a good thing going on. Hug your TW next time you see it!
Light makes right. The pleasure in a cycle, motor or other, is inverse to its mass.

I've had everything from an ST1300 to a Kawasaki Z125. I looked ridiculous on the Z, but it was a hoot.

The TW is a joy, flicking it in traffic, dodging potholes...and occasionally hitting one. Ruts are what it's for.

Right now it seems to be moving into a buyer's market. Lot of people are stressed financially. If you want to undo a mistake, now's the time.
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Light makes right. The pleasure in a cycle, motor or other, is inverse to its mass.

I've had everything from an ST1300 to a Kawasaki Z125. I looked ridiculous on the Z, but it was a hoot.

The TW is a joy, flicking it in traffic, dodging potholes...and occasionally hitting one. Ruts are what it's for.

Right now it seems to be moving into a buyer's market. Lot of people are stressed financially. If you want to undo a mistake, now's the time.
Unfortunately the T-dub is not exactly light for a small bike..,.
I believe it is heavier then my KTM 500 was ...
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Unfortunately the T-dub is not exactly light for a small bike..,.
I believe it is heavier then my KTM 500 was ...
True but the important thing is which one feels the heaviest. Being so low to to the ground, I bet the TW feels lighter. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
My KLX300 is heavier than the the TW but because it is so tall, it feels much heavier than the numbers indicate.
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