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Old 05-08-2012, 10:42 AM   #76
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2010 R1200GS
I wouldn't trade it for the world, but ask me again after I have to pay for one of the major services. I have ridden everything from mini bikes with a paddle brake to a KLR650 and the GS is smooth as silk compared to any of them. There might be other bikes out there that are better than the GS, but I haven't ridden them...yet.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:53 AM   #77
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Versys - definitely for city riding, sport riding, exploring, commuting and twice annual 2-3 day trips.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:13 PM   #78
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I own a MY 95 E750 Cagiva Elefant in Lucky Explorer colours & i would buy another again.I would buy a new Elefant in a heartbeat, if it's like the one i own.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:29 PM   #79
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my wee strom abs
no, don't think i will
it's a great bike but it just doesn't fit me or more to the point i don't fit it
i've thrown some money at it and it helped but there comes a time...................no mas
i like the s10 and i feel comfy on it in the show room but i can't justify the extra $5-6k more that my wee cost
and ya, your right, i also own a klr
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:53 PM   #80
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I also want to know why the 800gs is getting a pass???
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:51 PM   #81
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78 Honda Goldwing - Heavy, comfortable, good for long highway trips or leisurely sight-seeing cruises. Full Vetter setup. Not so great for small trips around town, or lane splitting. Not all that easy to work on.

Would I buy it again? Maybe/Probably. With all the money that I've put into it so far, it's almost a new bike without the price tag of a new Wing.

73 Harley Sportster - Fairly light and nimble, great for in town. Splits lanes great. Fun to ride. Easy to work on. Will do highway trips with no problems.

Would I buy it again? Yes! This is the second one that I've owned.

65 Honda Trail 90 - Built from parts with a Lifan 140cc engine. Very light and nimble. Easy to pick up if it falls. More than enough power for single track, and easy to take down narrow trails. Climbs great. Enough power for road use in town, and very maneuverable in traffic. Very easy to work on. A lot of fun.

Would I buy it again? Sure!

90's model Motorized Schwinn Frontier Mountain Bike - Just a lot of fun to play with, but I won't be taking it on any RTW trips any time soon!

Yes, just for the fun factor!


If I could only have one bike, I'd have to pick the Sportster as a good all-around bike for highway, in town and off road riding.




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Old 05-11-2012, 01:57 PM   #82
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DL650, and yes, I'm on my third Strom...I foresee myself getting another after this one. It's not the most exciting bike but it's just so damn capable. For my commute it is just about perfect.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:25 PM   #83
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Im hoping this tiger is the bike I would buy again, I have loved all my bikes but im trying to get to the bike that is all I need for the next 100,000 miles.
I tell myself the same thing about this Super Tenere that I've just bought, that I'm going to keep it for 10 years and put 100K miles on it.

But I've never owned a car that long or put 100K miles on one, lol. I don't see how I could do it with a bike. I like the change. In fact I've never lived anywhere for 10 years either. The longest I've lived in one city was 7 years.

But what the hell, nothing wrong with having a goal!
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:30 PM   #84
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DL650, and yes, I'm on my third Strom...I foresee myself getting another after this one. It's not the most exciting bike but it's just so damn capable. For my commute it is just about perfect.

Same here. Two '05s and an '08. I'd buy another. Or not. The last one came down to being the best deal for the money I had at the time I was ready to buy.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:51 PM   #85
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'09 KLR650. No way in hell. Talk about a throw away zero value bottom of the parts bin POS. If I were in that market segment again, I would go with a DR650.

Current beast is an R1200GS. Even tho it's obscenely expensive and probably too much money to justifiably spend on a motorcycle, I would without hesitation do it again in a heartbeat!
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:57 PM   #86
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'09 KLR650. No way in hell. Talk about a throw away zero value bottom of the parts bin POS. If I were in that market segment again, I would go with a DR650.

Current beast is an R1200GS. Even tho it's obscenely expensive and probably too much money to justifiably spend on a motorcycle, I would without hesitation do it again in a heartbeat!
I've had both a KLR650 and a DR650, I don't consider the DR650 superior. I put 20k trouble free miles on my KLR.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:54 PM   #87
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:58 PM   #88
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04 fxdwg, 09 klr650, yes and yes
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:13 PM   #89
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'08 KLR, not a chance. Within 6k it started drinking oil like it's what it ran on.

'09 DL 650, probably. It's hard to argue with what it can do and it runs like a top. I keep telling myself I'll trade it in on a sexy GSA, which I almost did this spring. When I ask myself why, it's hard to come up with an answer.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:55 PM   #90
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