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Old 04-02-2012, 10:51 PM   #91
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K1200S sorted for touring.

Also the TDM850 which isn't much of a complementary bike, but I just can't bring myself to ditch it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:03 PM   #92
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My GS -is- my touring bike. My babe says its the most comfortable bike she's ever ridden pillon on, and I find it to be a fantastic street carver and dirt-road tacker.

My Ural Gear up is the play bike. Not as practical, reliable, and surely not a engineering marvel. It also allows me to ride in the bitter cold winters we get up here in the frozen tundra.

Buy it, use it, break it, fix it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:26 PM   #93
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"I am confused by the guy who has the KLR 650 and an F650GS..."

I keep the KLR at a home in Arizona that is sort of in the boonies...a mile or so of dirt/gravel/sand to get there from the paved road. I keep the F650GS twin at my home in So. California and use it to commute to work and blast around on weekends. The R1200GS is sometimes in AZ and sometimes in CA and I use it for touring.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:55 AM   #94
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Hope you enjoy!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:50 AM   #95
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:10 AM   #96
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... A friend gave me his KLR for the summer. It wouldn't run so he said that if I got it going I could use it until the fall. My partners and I got her running in a few hours and I learned to really enjoy that beast. I hated to give it back, so now I'm on a search for one of my own.

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:14 PM   #97
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moto guzzi v11sport, like a beema in some ways but with perkier boobs, use my 02 adventure most of the time though.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:56 PM   #98
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:21 PM   #99
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:57 PM   #100
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:12 PM   #101
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DR650 and DR200 complement the GS quite nicely.

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Old 04-03-2012, 08:13 PM   #102
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Other bike

I think I may have a problem-

Other bikes include:

KTM LC4 640
KTM 530 EXC (a 100 MPH dirtbike)
Ducati S4R (snortn' fun but needs twisty roads to shine)
Kawasaki ZRX 1200R (one of my all time faves) with some noteworthy mods
Kawasaki ZX10R (so fast even on most track's it is overkill)
Honda RC51 (destined to become a classic bike)

Of these, the ZRX is my choice for a GS stablemate but I have ridden the Speed Triple and it would be my choice of the ones you are considering with many of the attributes of the ZRX in a package that weighs 50 pounds less.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:01 PM   #103
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This is my small one

My big one.
2004 BMW 1150 GS-1993 BMW R100GSPD-2009 Yamaha TW200 1961 Sunbeam Alpine.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:35 AM   #104
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So sad they dont import that to the States! Sure looks a lot like the new Vstrom!
Better than the new V Strom
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:41 AM   #105
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I really like having this 1980 R80G/S to compliment my 09 R1200 GSA

Its cool to look at them side by side and appreciate the almost 30 years of evolution between them. The R80G/S is a blast to ride and really nostalgic, but the GSA is king!

I also ride a DR650 often referred to as the chook chaser for short dirt excursions when the GSA's weight and cost to fix factor makes the DR the logical and fun choice.
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