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Old 12-28-2012, 01:03 AM   #2641
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Question of the day? Are there any thumper adv bikes out there for 6'5" people? I love the simplicity of the BMW 650, but damn, that thing is short!!! I owned an XMoto for a year and I loved that little engine. The seat was death though... (like sitting on a 2x4).
Is it crazy thinking that I can't get a 50 (or so) horse power thumper that has a nice fuel range (big tank-aftermarket upgradeable but not touratech expensive!!!), a NICE seat for a taller guy (or upgradeable to something that's rideable for 500 miles a day), and lots of aftermarket crap to farkle the hell out of it?
I'm 6'6" and just love my Honda XR650R with tall ATV bars, Renazco seat, and Clarke tank! It makes 50+ at the rear wheel with just a mild cam and header. It's only 300lbs, but you have to kick it.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:01 AM   #2642
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I know it's old tech and probably boring, but I keep looking up local stock and thinking "I wonder..."


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I keep eyeballing the naked version in local ads.

It's the only bike I've wanted for 5 years now.. others come and go, but
this one would probably be my no.1 choice.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:50 AM   #2643
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I've been posting on Kawasaki's facebook page asking when we can expect this in the USA..............no response.

I have done that as well.

I think if I had one of these, I may never go home! It looks like it would be an addictive ride. I put 25,000 miles on a DL1000 in 18 months. I just couldn't get enough. This looks even better to me, with that 4 cylinder motor!
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:38 AM   #2644
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Thanks for the info. Of all the air/oil cooled thumpers, the DR650 is the only one I'd go with. But what about the liquid cooled options?

Is it crazy thinking that I can't get a 50 (or so) horse power thumper that has a nice fuel range (big tank-aftermarket upgradeable but not touratech expensive!!!), a NICE seat for a taller guy (or upgradeable to something that's rideable for 500 miles a day), and lots of aftermarket crap to farkle the hell out of it?
690 with a rotopax? or a 640 enduro with a big tank?
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:43 AM   #2645
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:00 PM   #2646
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I HAVE to pick one of these up some day. It's getting harder and harder to find an unmolested model for a good price.

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Old 12-28-2012, 07:44 PM   #2647
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Too many sport bikes on here.

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Old 12-29-2012, 09:19 AM   #2648
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I keep thinking of replacing my '07 650 with one. Just for the ABS and the extra cc's
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:47 AM   #2649
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:17 PM   #2650
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I HAVE to pick one of these up some day. It's getting harder and harder to find an unmolested model for a good price.
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Love to get my hands on an RC51 SP2 that was just left alone.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:50 PM   #2651
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:02 AM   #2652
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Well, I posted about one of these bikes a while back.

And yep, I still want it today too... especially today, since the future Mrs. Randy just surprised me with this one today!!











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Old 01-01-2013, 12:06 AM   #2653
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:19 AM   #2654
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:12 AM   #2655
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Well, I posted about one of these bikes a while back.

And yep, I still want it today too... especially today, since the future Mrs. Randy just surprised me with this one today!!











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I think you may be right! A keeper
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