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Old 12-13-2012, 09:08 PM   #577
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Central Asia
Oddometer: 6,542
On my adventure, I am trying to maximize fun and minimize pain. I know there are some guys out there riding 2 stroke Russian made motorcycles around the world. And unseizing pistons is part of their adventure. Just riding thru Central America is plenty of adventure for me. Plus I want to hike up mountains and kayak down rivers. That is my kind of adventure. Having a broken motorcycle is not the kind of adventure I want. But I am not silly enough to think that is not a possibly. And in hindsight, it will probably be something I will look back fondly. But I don't want any unexpected expenses repairing the motorcycle. I would rather waste that money on a good bottle of wine or 2.
So yes, the GS is a good bike for me.
One of the days I am going to make a list of its pros and cons and add that to my RR.
But I like your attitude and spirit and hope to hear from you more along the way.

Originally Posted by qman67 View Post
With regards to the discussion “is the bmeer too complicated” I say no. My support is the logic that you are on an adventure and part of that adventure is a machine. If you have problems with the machine you deal with it just like having problems with the language or the accommodations or the weather. You may finish this adventure and have a completely new adventure riding the same route on a Ducati or a Honda Transalp. It is a feature of the trip and there is no right or wrong decision. Just my 2 cents. I look forward every day to reading the updates. Keep it up! May the road always be interesting and the saddle forgiving!
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