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Old 12-27-2012, 04:12 PM   #2626
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:18 PM   #2627
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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).
I went to a 2013 KLR for just that, simplicity. At 6'1" it fits me well. You can add raising links for a taller fit.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:45 PM   #2628
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I wanted one of those in the worst way, a while back. Your first photo of the 72 you posted in here was what did it. Saw it in person, sat on it, and wanted it even more.

Then I got word that I needed to buy a new bike. I was giddy with excitement. We went over to the HD dealer, and I hopped on the 72. I got about a mile before I realized I couldn't live with it as my sole bike. I also didn't look right sitting on it, I'm just a tad too big to look proportional to the 72. I got bounced right out of the saddle twice, on relatively small bumps.

That being said, a sprung seat on a bike with rear shocks is kinda like wearing suspenders and a belt at the same time, doesn't quite work all the time.

Ended up buying a Wide Glide. Now I wish I had waited just a week, and bought a police electra glide from destination daytona.
I miss the storage of my wing, and it would have been cool to have a radio that worked reliably.

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Old 12-27-2012, 07:47 PM   #2629
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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).
Got you by a couple inches and am happy on my DR. Stock wasn't bad, but I got lowered pegs from ProCycle for even more room. Seat Concepts can fix any seat issue and even has them available 1" taller than stock. Huge aftermarket too.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:22 PM   #2630
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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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Old 12-27-2012, 08:26 PM   #2631
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Got you by a couple inches and am happy on my DR. Stock wasn't bad, but I got lowered pegs from ProCycle for even more room. Seat Concepts can fix any seat issue and even has them available 1" taller than stock. Huge aftermarket too.
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?
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:09 PM   #2632
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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?
DR fits all except the 50HP part. But ProCycle has a 790cc kit, flowed heads,etc. and just had the first stroker crank made to get it out to around 900cc.
The Husqvarna Terra is the last liquid cooled high HP option I considered, but the first thing that struck me taking it off the stand was it is heavy. The DR has enough power for my uses - commuting, errand running, exploring, and multi-day, multi-state dirt road touring.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:19 PM   #2633
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I've been posting on Kawasaki's facebook page asking when we can expect this in the USA..............no response.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:03 AM   #2634
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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, 02:01 AM   #2635
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I know it's old tech and probably boring, but I keep looking up local stock and thinking "I wonder..."


+1

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, 07:50 AM   #2636
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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, 08:38 AM   #2637
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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, 08:43 AM   #2638
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:00 PM   #2639
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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, 06:44 PM   #2640
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Too many sport bikes on here.

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