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Old 01-21-2013, 12:34 PM   #36
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Location: Charlottesville, Virginia USA
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Africa Twin - cool bike (rare here), but way big/fat. I had a TransAlp and really did like it. If a modern version of that existed here ...

wizz - Thanks for the info. I like the idea of the smaller 620 MS - the forks/shock seem to be the weak link. Good to heat there are good/easy fixes. What do you like for gravel tires, there aren't a lot of choices in 17" fronts. Run a 120/80/17 rear on the front?

Ever ride a 1000 MS? Is there a big difference in the way they feel. I keep thinking the 620 will feel a good bit more nimble and lighter (it is +_30# lighter? w/ dry weight of 402#?) I also like the idea of the wet slipper clutch in the 620 (hope I have that right) vs. the dry ones in the 1000's. How's the clutch of your bike?

BryanCO - Again, thanks for the info. The Multistrada forum suggestion was good. if you have ridden a 620, please comment on the paragraph above.
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