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smoltz 02-06-2011 07:56 PM

Own two thumpers?
So... wondering if anyone here owns two thumpers... if so what have you got?

How do you justify it?

I was thinking of replacing my XR650L with a KLR650 or G650GS but I decided instead to just buy the G650GS in addition to the XR. Not sure that this makes much sense since they're similar in so many ways in the grand scheme of things but I really don't want to beat up the BMW off road and when I thought about what bike I would want in addition to the XRL, dirt road capability and being cheap (to buy, fuel and maintain) were at the top of my list... thus the G650GS.


sadexcuse4s10 02-06-2011 08:01 PM

no need to justify it

if you like both, have both. if the wife complains, trade her in for a newer model or learn to ignore her.

jar944 02-06-2011 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by smoltz (Post 15128430)
So... wondering if anyone here owns two thumpers... if so what have you got?

How do you justify it?

mutiple (see sig)

as for justification each thumper serves a specific purpose.

a1fa 02-06-2011 08:15 PM


looking to pickup another WR250R/X or XT225!!!

BIG ED XT FAN 02-06-2011 08:20 PM

Easy Because i can!
I have 3 TT600s, 1 XT600s, Wr400f. Wife purchase the WR400 for me it X-mas!!!!:rofl Don`t ask about the road bikes. Theres some under the tables too!!

AlpinaE24 02-06-2011 09:01 PM


little_twin 02-06-2011 09:08 PM

Yz250 woods bike
Yz250f mx/backup woods bike
Drz400s dual sport rides

And I have my eye on a ktm 200 xc because I can't resist the Orange coolaid. No need to justify having more than one thumper. Each serves a purpose.

Xcuvator 02-06-2011 09:29 PM


There isn't one bike that can do it all. But you already knew that.

jessepitt 02-06-2011 10:31 PM

:huh Um, I ahh... I really needed a different color...

Actually, I do have a reason. I love the 650 for most road riding, be it pave, gravel or dirt. It is smooth, quiet, comfortable and effortlessly fast, it just slips through space. The 350 (hi-comp piston,piped, jetted etc) is for anything dirty and tight. It rips through space throwing rocks mud and dirt everywhere. It is not relaxing to ride but provides adrenaline overload when I'm in need.

Velociraptor 02-06-2011 10:33 PM

Whatever you want! I only own one because I like sport bikes too so have the RC51. Got the hots for a new bike though. the 690r is a solid keeper and I'm limited at the moment to two bikes so the RC may have to make room for a GS1200 or a Ducati 1198sp. Leaning towards the Duc and leave the GS for more advanced age:D

Bones_GSXR 02-06-2011 10:40 PM

1995 ATK 605 DS (was my race SM)
2 1999 ATK 605ESDS
2000 ATK 600DT (now my SM)
2002 ATK 605DTSM
4 mini thumpers, 78 Honda Z50, 85 GSXR 50, 88 Honda ZB50, 86 Di Blasi 49cc
1 Custom Framed 91 TZR250 with 605 Rotax (not finished)
Then there are twins, fours and a six cyl.....

So many projects so little time....

Trl Rdr 02-06-2011 10:53 PM

I have three, but the 600 going in the spring. :D

G Goat 02-06-2011 11:13 PM

I take it you plan on showing your wife this thread :lol3

plugeye 02-07-2011 04:36 AM

its not hard to justify 2 thumpers, unless they're big-buck machines.

while i wouldn't mind a street-bike, i cannot justify one with what my thumpers can give me.

i have 2 thumpers at the moment & lookin for another for my woman to ride

Crazy_Dave 02-07-2011 04:51 AM

Looking to add a F650gs as well:evil

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