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Old 02-06-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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Own two thumpers?

So... wondering if anyone here owns two thumpers... if so what have you got?

How do you justify it?

I was thinking of replacing my XR650L with a KLR650 or G650GS but I decided instead to just buy the G650GS in addition to the XR. Not sure that this makes much sense since they're similar in so many ways in the grand scheme of things but I really don't want to beat up the BMW off road and when I thought about what bike I would want in addition to the XRL, dirt road capability and being cheap (to buy, fuel and maintain) were at the top of my list... thus the G650GS.

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Old 02-06-2011, 08:01 PM   #2
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no need to justify it

if you like both, have both. if the wife complains, trade her in for a newer model or learn to ignore her.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:02 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by smoltz View Post
So... wondering if anyone here owns two thumpers... if so what have you got?

How do you justify it?
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as for justification each thumper serves a specific purpose.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:15 PM   #4
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looking to pickup another WR250R/X or XT225!!!
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:20 PM   #5
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I have 3 TT600s, 1 XT600s, Wr400f. Wife purchase the WR400 for me it X-mas!!!! Don`t ask about the road bikes. Theres some under the tables too!!
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:01 PM   #6
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:08 PM   #7
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And I have my eye on a ktm 200 xc because I can't resist the Orange coolaid. No need to justify having more than one thumper. Each serves a purpose.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:29 PM   #8
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There isn't one bike that can do it all. But you already knew that.

So much riding-so little time
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:31 PM   #9
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Um, I ahh... I really needed a different color...

Actually, I do have a reason. I love the 650 for most road riding, be it pave, gravel or dirt. It is smooth, quiet, comfortable and effortlessly fast, it just slips through space. The 350 (hi-comp piston,piped, jetted etc) is for anything dirty and tight. It rips through space throwing rocks mud and dirt everywhere. It is not relaxing to ride but provides adrenaline overload when I'm in need.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:33 PM   #10
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Whatever you want! I only own one because I like sport bikes too so have the RC51. Got the hots for a new bike though. the 690r is a solid keeper and I'm limited at the moment to two bikes so the RC may have to make room for a GS1200 or a Ducati 1198sp. Leaning towards the Duc and leave the GS for more advanced age
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:40 PM   #11
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:53 PM   #12
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:13 PM   #13
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I take it you plan on showing your wife this thread
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:36 AM   #14
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its not hard to justify 2 thumpers, unless they're big-buck machines.

while i wouldn't mind a street-bike, i cannot justify one with what my thumpers can give me.

i have 2 thumpers at the moment & lookin for another for my woman to ride
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:51 AM   #15
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Looking to add a F650gs as well
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