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Old 05-04-2012, 02:31 PM   #5146
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:35 PM   #5147
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:01 PM   #5148
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My "05 Triumph Thruxton. I've owned it from new and still am very happy with it.




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Old 05-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #5149
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now thats what i like to see! mean looking custom bikes!
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:42 PM   #5150
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Just bought a new bike to add to my other..........I really like having multiple bikes. It's the first time I've kept the older bike.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:25 PM   #5151
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:40 PM   #5152
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I think the DR is one of the most well rounded bikes for ADVriding. If I could afford one I'd build one up too.

That 650 Ninja looks sweet! How does it work off-road? Anything done to the rear to compliment the front fork set-up?
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:31 AM   #5153
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I think the DR is one of the most well rounded bikes for ADVriding. If I could afford one I'd build one up too.

That 650 Ninja looks sweet! How does it work off-road? Anything done to the rear to compliment the front fork set-up?
I'm still working on it but it does pretty good off road it is heavy. The front end is DRZ400 forks in Versys triple trees the rear shock is a Versys.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:45 AM   #5154
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I've always thought the DRs would not be very comfortable for long touring trips, which I think is an essential part of adventure travel. Care to comment as an owner?
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:26 PM   #5155
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I've always thought the DRs would not be very comfortable for long touring trips, which I think is an essential part of adventure travel. Care to comment as an owner?
I own the XRR, most commonly thought as of a XRL, which it is not. Completely different.

IMO, the bike is as comfy as I've wanted it to be. There are more comfortable bikes, but with comfort comes lack of ability. Being of a slightly more race bred platform the XRR may lack some durability. The engine is solid, but I think the valves are the weak link here. Other then that the bike is perfect. It'll hammer double track and easy to moderate single track as quick as a MX bike. No lie, I can rip with this thing.

The downside? No cush drive and poorly set gear ratios.

The DR / XR bikes are designed a little more for longevity. They have air cooling which is simple and effective (a few less things to go wrong), and are a bit more robust allowing them to carry more fuel and extra luggage more easily then a lighter bike. (Mine has a 13lb aftermarket steel subframe replacing the 3lb aluminum one)

IMO, adventure riding is all about simplicity. With simplicity comes ease of use, lack of maintenance, and more ability to travel where others can't.

DR's can have windscreens added and soft seats for a few hundred dollars. What else can be done to make it more comfortable? Or why wouldn't it be? Add bars, done, grips, sure. Rubber mounted pegs? If that tickles your fancy.

When I do another trip I'll probably try to build a DR650 for my liking. It's a bike that will handle rough roads, easier trails, and highway all very well. Why then am I riding a XRR? Well we ride some pretty gnarly terrain and those extra off-road characteristics lend well when climbing mountains, jumping large logs, and riding over baby head rock trails. It's what I had when I started planning for this trip.

Once again, all my personal preference, but a dream bike would be:

DR650
Revalved and re-sprung suspension,
Nice windscreen with LED headlight
9 gal tank
Renazco seat,
TM-40 carb,
and probably stick with GL and Wolfman luggage.

Cost? Probably $5-7,000 all said and done.

That's why I like the XR650 above. It's useful. It'll take you further then the local Starbucks...
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:13 PM   #5156
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:33 PM   #5157
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My 07 wee at a picnic area just south of Bandera, Tx.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:39 PM   #5158
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My 07 wee at a picnic area just south of Bandera, Tx.


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I could disappear for weeks on that.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:35 PM   #5159
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