ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Beasts
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-16-2012, 08:42 PM   #151
chazbird
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Oddometer: 3,166
During the obsession laden time wasting thoughts of how many bikes does one want and need I figured 9 out of my 13 or so bikes I've owned outright (not shared as I have with many others) would be worth having again. Not singularly, but all of them together would be a perfect bit of everything collection: tour, dual sport, classic cafe, commuter, tiddler, etc. In that sense they'd all be worth buying again, in toto. (SR500, V50 Monza, C70 Passport, BV250, K75S, F650GSA, TransAlp, S90, RD350) In some cases I have bought another one: K75S, SR500, S90. Not worth buying again: KLR, Benelli 125, Cagiva 650 Alaruzza, XS750. With so many great and interesting bikes I think when you buy one you had earlier that says its a pretty strong vote.
chazbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 10:21 PM   #152
strom thingie
Lost and Proud!
 
strom thingie's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Sumter, SC
Oddometer: 433
03 V-strom: Yes, most definitely. Swiss-Army knife of a bike.
98 TL-1000R: I've owned two, but wouldn't buy another. Just too many other v-twins out there I'd like to own.
00 Hayabusa: Love this bike but wouldn't buy another.
93 GTS-1000: I currently own two so I guess I answered that question.
58 Dnepr: Not only "NO", but "HELL NO"!!! I like quirky bikes but this thing is a death trap
strom thingie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 10:26 PM   #153
_cy_
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Oddometer: 5,306
BMW R80G/S and R90S .. love both airheads .. absolutely would do it again!!!
_cy_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 12:15 AM   #154
BigIron
Tenured Prof - Leghump U.
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Oddometer: 767
Done it three times:

HD FXR
KTM 690
Honda CL100

Mrs. Iron had an F650GS and now has a Sertao

Bikes that I'd buy again:

Ninja 250
GoldWing 1500
ZX-14R
BigIron is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 12:51 AM   #155
SuperCruise
Gnarly Adventurer
 
SuperCruise's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Canberra, Australia
Oddometer: 329
Yes
__________________
XT1200Z Super Ténéré 2010

Around Australia, Super Tenere Style
SuperCruise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 04:29 AM   #156
DynaSport
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Oddometer: 448
2010 Buell XB12XT. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
DynaSport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 12:30 PM   #157
Iball
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: WTF am I doing in Kansas?
Oddometer: 208
A low-mileage F650 GS thumper for $3,500 in excellent condition from a reputable dealer in a crappy economy?
Damn right I would.
The day I bought it I beat the immortal hell out of it in a 3 acre clayhole on the family farm.
Didn't damage anything. All I do is change the oil, filters, tires, and brake pads and it keeps on chugging along.
I'm keeping it as a backup bike in the unfortunate even something goes wrong with my new TEX 1200.
Iball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 02:49 PM   #158
WhiteNoise
Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Oddometer: 56
2001 bmw r1150gs, i would absolutely purchase this bike again if i were to get rid of it. Purchased witb 42,000miles February 2012 and has just under 52,000miles today.
WhiteNoise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 03:20 PM   #159
uraberg
whosaberg?
 
uraberg's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Durham, NC
Oddometer: 685
1050 triumph sprint.
Most definitely buy again. I've put 35k on it in addition to the 28k it already had when I bought it. I've not had a single issue with it. It's also pretty hard to match in the performance per fuel department.

DL1000.
Not likely, unless the price is very, very right.I had a high mileage one with more abuse on it that I bargained for. Clutch basket issues, cam chain breakage, you name it, I went through it all. In the end, it ran like a scalded ape with all the SV1000 goodies I used to fix everything.

FJ1200.
Not likely. Too dated by now, and too heavy. Great roll on performance though for as old as it was.

Husaberg FE650 ('94)
What a hoot! Very high strung. If one came my way again, I may not be able to pass it up.
uraberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 03:21 PM   #160
DanAllen
ha-HAA
 
DanAllen's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Yorktown, VA
Oddometer: 80
No I would not buy a '12 v-strom 650adv if I had the choice agian. I fell for the 0% financing and the talk of smooth engines and light weight and a do it all adv bike..... This bike is none of them! It vibrates more than my drz400, it is ans heavy as any other full dress ADV bike and has only enough power to move itself out of the way. If I could I would give it bake in a second and buy a bmw or triumph.

Honestly, is not a bad bike but it vibrates like nothing I have ever felt before, its by far the worst vibrating bike I have ever owned. If I could take it back I would!!!!!!!
__________________
Don't take things personally, Don't assume, Don't judge and ALWAYS do your best! -Jettn Jim
If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl. -H. L. Mencken
DanAllen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 05:01 PM   #161
greywolf
Unpaved road avoider
 
greywolf's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Evanston IL
Oddometer: 962
It vibrates because of the crash bars. Put some rubber washers on the bolts between the bar joint in front of the engine and the vibration will go away. You can take them off and sell them too.
__________________
Pat

in order of ownership
1971 Honda CB350, 2 1973 Honda CB500s, one was stolen, 1974 Can-Am 175 TNT, 1978 Yamaha XS11, 1978 Honda CX500, 1975 BMW R90S, 1983 BMW R65LS, 2005 Suzuki DL650 totaled, 2007 Suzuki DL650A, 2012 Suzuki DL650A
greywolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 05:11 PM   #162
AL-58
BMWs make good landfill
 
AL-58's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Blue Mountains, OZ
Oddometer: 838
XT1200Z Super Tenere, I would and I have bought one again.
__________________

AL-58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 05:23 PM   #163
DanAllen
ha-HAA
 
DanAllen's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Yorktown, VA
Oddometer: 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by greywolf View Post
It vibrates because of the crash bars. Put some rubber washers on the bolts between the bar joint in front of the engine and the vibration will go away. You can take them off and sell them too.
Thanks for the advise, but It makes me wonder about suzuki as a company. How is it that none of the test riders noticed this? and if they did, then suzuki went ahead and sold the bikes anyway.
__________________
Don't take things personally, Don't assume, Don't judge and ALWAYS do your best! -Jettn Jim
If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl. -H. L. Mencken
DanAllen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 07:18 PM   #164
greywolf
Unpaved road avoider
 
greywolf's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Evanston IL
Oddometer: 962
It's the crash bar makers. Suzuki doesn't make their own. Many crash bars cause vibrations. They have to be treated like the vibrating organ pipes they are. Little changes in torque can make a big difference for example but isolating the connection is something that almost always works. Dealers install the Adventure goodies on a basic bike and don't know any better for the most part. Test bikes are set up by professionals who are aware of stuff like that. A possible problem is Suzuki has been using the wrong torque spec on the bolts used to mount the guards for years. Somebody read the wrong line on the chart in 2004 and that spec has remained wrong ever since. M8x1.25 hardened bolts need 16.5lb-ft, not 25.5lb-ft.
__________________
Pat

in order of ownership
1971 Honda CB350, 2 1973 Honda CB500s, one was stolen, 1974 Can-Am 175 TNT, 1978 Yamaha XS11, 1978 Honda CX500, 1975 BMW R90S, 1983 BMW R65LS, 2005 Suzuki DL650 totaled, 2007 Suzuki DL650A, 2012 Suzuki DL650A
greywolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 07:59 PM   #165
HeadShrinker
Lost for a Reason
 
HeadShrinker's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Cortez, Colorado & Navajo Nation
Oddometer: 1,348
VFR800 (6th gen): Yes. I've had 3.
12GSA: Yes, I'll get anoter in a few years. I do miss it.
800GS: Adequate, but nothing special. Too buzzy on the road. Rims too cheap. No soul.
HP2e: Nope. Fun and expensive bike, but did nothing great. Don't miss it all that much. It looks sexy but thats about it.
x Challenge: Yes, it is a great bike. Why did I sell this?
x Moto: Was a waste of money. Hated that bike.
950 SMR: Nope. Too easy to get killed on or reckless driving. But what a lot of fun.
CRF450: No way. Can anyone say valves?
KTM 300/250/200 and 450 excs: Yes!Yes!Yes!
WR450: Boring
WR426: Dont think so.
MP3400: A scooter?? Wait, a 3 wheeled scooter? WTH was I thinking?
MZ Baghira: Yep. That was a fun bike.
Katana 750: I traded a computer and $400 for it. I do that again.
Yamaha Seca 600: Nope.
Xt225: Yes. Its my wifes but still fun to ride.

Super Tenere: It is a great bike. Yes. Home run for Yamaha on this bike. It is not as nice as the GSA on the road, but beats it hands down off the tarmac. I'm not rushing off to sell this...but I do miss that boxer. I think if you had to mash a GS12, 8gs, and a Strom together, you'd get the S10.
HeadShrinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 12:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014