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Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,870
Posted By ADVUtah
This is turning into a great thread; thanks...

This is turning into a great thread; thanks everyone! It's exciting for me (a nOOb to ADV) to see and hear that all three of these bikes, among others mentioned, can be setup as a great do-it-all...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,870
Posted By ADVUtah
Great looking 690! Post a pic for us when you...

Great looking 690! Post a pic for us when you get that wind screen installed. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,870
Posted By ADVUtah
Thanks for the ride report - real world...

Thanks for the ride report - real world experience examples are always the most helpful. Someone brought up how expensive BMW bikes can be in terms of parts and service over the years. As a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,870
Posted By ADVUtah
Good point on the subframe issue. I had better...

Good point on the subframe issue. I had better keep this in mind, along with the other issues we've been discussing on the thread.

Being a nOOb, I haven't yet taken a trip that could really be...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 44,795
Views: 8,660,735
Posted By ADVUtah
It's been interesting how many people have...

It's been interesting how many people have recommended the XRR to me as I've been describing my riding goals in a few threads. People really love it! Where I'm confused, though, is how the gearing...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 44,795
Views: 8,660,735
Posted By ADVUtah
I appreciate the input; the KLR is another good...

I appreciate the input; the KLR is another good option to look into. However, the new design is a bit more road focused from what I can see. From what I can tell the R2 has what I'm looking for, I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 44,795
Views: 8,660,735
Posted By ADVUtah
This is what I want to hear; I knew I could count...

This is what I want to hear; I knew I could count on you guys to help me justify getting this bike! It doesn't sound like there's anything this "little" bike can't do.

Burley, Idaho is exactly...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 44,795
Views: 8,660,735
Posted By ADVUtah
To clarify my riding: 60% street (daily...

To clarify my riding: 60% street (daily commute/around town + light touring around Utah & Idaho) 40% dirt (open mountain desert + tame single track). My alternative to an R2 is probably an...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,870
Posted By ADVUtah
Thanks, Crankshaft, for sharing your real world...

Thanks, Crankshaft, for sharing your real world experience; I know you've had (have) a lot of great dual sport bikes over the years. I think that the Xchallenge is not only just about perfect for my...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 44,795
Views: 8,660,735
Posted By ADVUtah
So, this is my first post on this R2 thread,...

So, this is my first post on this R2 thread, although I've been doing a lot of reading! I just posted a thread out in the main Thumper section about some 650 cc bikes and which one might be the best...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,870
Posted By ADVUtah
Great responses, thanks everyone! I've heard...

Great responses, thanks everyone! I've heard such good things about each of these bikes, so it's definitely a tough decision. However, my hope was that I could get some clearer picture on this...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,870
Posted By ADVUtah
Best for Light Touring? TE610, 650X, 690E?

I've narrowed my choices down to: TE610, Xchallenge and the 690E. They all seem to offer what I'm looking for (60% street/40% dirt - daily commute, open mountain desert, tame single track, etc)...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,658
Posted By ADVUtah
I'll check at BMW of Salt Lake to see what they...

I'll check at BMW of Salt Lake to see what they might have; I know XChallenge deals are everywhere. However, are you concerned at all that the XChallenge is a discontinued model? Has the rear air...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,658
Posted By ADVUtah
Wow, these are strong words; you must really love...

Wow, these are strong words; you must really love your DR! Can you tell me more about why you think it could be your only bike? What type of riding do you do? With my desire to be able to do some...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,658
Posted By ADVUtah
Nice setup on the TE610! So, even a small...

Nice setup on the TE610! So, even a small windscreen like this can make a big difference on the highway?

Also, is that a custom seat? It looks like a more comfortable shape for light touring.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,658
Posted By ADVUtah
Sounds like there are a lot of TE610 votes; it's...

Sounds like there are a lot of TE610 votes; it's hard to beat the power, weight, off road capabilities and wide gearing for both crawling and runnin down the highway. Although, the XR650R/L and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,658
Posted By ADVUtah
A few people brought up the XR650R; I see a lot...

A few people brought up the XR650R; I see a lot of them here in Utah for cheap (farkled!). What are your thoughts on this for reliable light touring on the highway? Can it produce enough electric...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,658
Posted By ADVUtah
Thanks for all your great replies! You've brought...

Thanks for all your great replies! You've brought up some good points and recommendations. Your reactions to my concern about a Thumper on the highway for touring is reassuring, and I think at least...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,658
Posted By ADVUtah
Thumper for the Highway or "Light" Twin?

First off, thanks for your contributions to ADVrider! I've been following posts for a long time, but this is my first.

I've narrowed down a few ADV thumpers that "seem" to fit my riding (60%...
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