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Old 03-14-2011, 10:51 AM   #61
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I'm back down to two thumpers now.

My ADV bike;



My Dual Sport bike;



And here's the one I sold last year. An old vintage thumper project bike I built back in the '80s.

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Old 03-14-2011, 11:09 AM   #62
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5 and 1 V4.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:25 AM   #63
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A bunch of 'em
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:14 PM   #64
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I got a few

05 XR650R
72 XL250KO
75 DT250B
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:09 PM   #65
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3 here, a KLR, an XR400, and an old Yami XT600.



Unfortunately the XR is being sold next week, and the XT just as soon as I polish it up a bit and make it run.

I cant justify keeping the XR, even though it is set up as the ULTIMATE trail bike, I only got it out two times last season. It is just much more convenient to blast out to the desert on the KLR, or take the long way home from work.

The XT I traded for, for the purpose of fix and sell. I might keep it just to have a spare DS bike around as a loaner.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:12 PM   #66
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7 Kawi ZX10r- Reasoning: first bike in my recent collection, got it for improved fuel economy (that's my story and i'm stickin to it ) I commute 177mi/day. I could afford the gas, but not the tickets so I don't ride it much any more

98 KTM 620 RXC- Reasoning: got me off the kawi and therefore out of trouble, still good milage, fun on the back roads. My brother and dad both have dualsports so we have a good ol time on them. worked for a pigish dirtbike as well.

03 Honda CRF450r- Reasoning: Didn't like tearing up my KTM off road. I had made a deal with my brother for a quad to help him out with money and then traded it off for the CRF which is what I really wanted.

Moral of the story: ya gotta have a bike for every occasion and anywhere in between. Forgot to mention i'm a student too! I just have my priorities straight! (you should see my car...it's the one along the highway with the white rag hanging out the window)

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Old 03-15-2011, 08:41 AM   #67
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KLR and XR400, seems to be a common pair to have
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:47 AM   #68
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Two so far, 2002 XR650R and a 1985 XL350R. The wife bought the latter for me to restore and for her to ride when I'm not.

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Old 03-15-2011, 09:39 AM   #69
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3 here.
Yamaha XT550 (powered by TT600)
KTM LC4E 640.
Yamaha XT350.

The little XT makes the dirty work EASY compared to the LC4.
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:39 AM   #70
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08 XRL650
08 XT250 <- wife's idea!
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:16 PM   #71
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Dos motocicletas.

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Old 03-19-2011, 07:25 AM   #72
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:27 AM   #73
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one for dualsport, other for enduro
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:40 AM   #74
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WR250R: 0-70MPH

KLR685: 15-90MPH

Simple as that. My KLR will hold a 90MPH (GPS) cruise without a problem, and the fatigue of wind blast limits my time at supra-legal speeds. Can't see myself getting anything more powerful, although there is space for a pure plated dirt bike in there.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:01 PM   #75
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2007 KTM 640 Adventure
2009 Yamaha WR250R

Both great motorbikes. Tough decision to chose which one I would keep if I could only have one. The Yamaha is an absolute blast to ride around town, the KTM is, without a doubt, better on distance rides.

I compare it to having two different sizes of screwdrivers, or kitchen knives, you need the right tool to accomplish the job.

I like the old school philosophy of the KTM (carb, no programmer, no cat exhaust, no high pressure EFI fuel pump, screw and nut valve adjustments, etc.).

The Yamaha runs great, does not need any jetting for high altitude, and does not need a valve adjustment for 26,000 miles.

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