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Old 05-15-2012, 07:55 PM   #106
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2011 Suzuki DR650. Yes, I'd buy this bike again. It's a very versatile steed with a great rep for reliability.
2006 Yamah XT225. No, a little too underpowered but other than that a pretty good bike. It's serving it's purpose now as my fiancee's first bike. Who knows, I might get her a DR eventually
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:33 PM   #107
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2006 heritage softail - yes - I stripped it down and now I can't stop looking at it.

2007 z750s - yes - insurance is cheap and it does pretty much everything except dirt amazingly well!
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:35 PM   #108
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2008 Buell Ulysses XT.

No. It's a ton of fun to ride, but I just don't trust it. I sold my 1997 Concours ZG1000, which was the most reliable vehicle of any kind I've ever owned, to buy the Buell. I should have gone with either a C14 or and FJR in hindsight.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:32 AM   #109
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I traded my old Yamaha 900 Diversion last spring for a 660 Tenere, on which I rode 8000 miles mostly around Europe before selling it in the autumn and buying a Triumph Sprint RS 955i. This I recently traded back for the Diversion (with cash adjustment...). The Diversion may not be as fine or fast, but it is a way better daily ride, is much more comfortable, is far superior in town thanks to decent steering lock and the ability to pull top gear at 30mph and never leaves me wondering if the battery has enough juice to start it. And ADV Riders will appreciate its utter reliability.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:00 AM   #110
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Had an ST1100 back in 94-98. Sold it - wifey not ridin- that maternal instinct was in over drive. Kids now out of college and recently purchased a pristine 2001 ST1100 with 12k miles - the Cruise missile lives again!
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:24 AM   #111
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Dr650 as first bike and no I'd not have bought it had I known how uncomfortable it is at speed
That's funny...I took my DR650 on a 2500 mile road trip last minute after my V11's rear brake caliper departed the pattern unexpectedly the day before leaving...I was terrified and almost cancelled, but in the end I was amazed at how uncomfortable it wasn't. Not that I'd leave the Guzzi behind on the next trip, but I was impressed nonetheless.

That said, I have my V11 and love it. Wouldn't sell so won't have to buy it again. DR650 is a trooper, and with a windscreen and the 7 gallon tank it'll go forever but I kinda want a Stelvio. I had an MG California; probably wouldn't buy another although it handled great for what it was. My R90/6 I traded the Cali for, and it's growing on me. So yeah, I'd buy it again. And the R69US is a box of parts yet. Who knows if it'll be any good.

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Old 05-16-2012, 12:14 PM   #112
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That's funny...I took my DR650 on a 2500 mile road trip last minute after my V11's rear brake caliper departed the pattern unexpectedly the day before leaving...I was terrified and almost cancelled, but in the end I was amazed at how uncomfortable it wasn't. Not that I'd leave the Guzzi behind on the next trip, but I was impressed nonetheless.

That said, I have my V11 and love it. Wouldn't sell so won't have to buy it again. DR650 is a trooper, and with a windscreen and the 7 gallon tank it'll go forever but I kinda want a Stelvio. I had an MG California; probably wouldn't buy another although it handled great for what it was. My R90/6 I traded the Cali for, and it's growing on me. So yeah, I'd buy it again. And the R69US is a box of parts yet. Who knows if it'll be any good.
I changed my mind today. I test rode a g650gs, and it was just barely more comfortable than the dr, it also felt slower and the windscreen made it worse. The only thing I wish the dr really had now is fuel injection and ABS. My dr reverse surges on the highway.. if that's what you want to call it.

I would definitely buy it again and think its great. The BMW was less nimble and felt slower. Not to mention the price and wrenching advantage the dr has.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:16 PM   #113
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2006 heritage softail - yes - I stripped it down and now I can't stop looking at it.

I know it's not Friday, but it sounds like you've found the best use for it.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:43 PM   #114
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MTS 1200 and nope. Love the bike but soon something new will come along that excites me more.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:48 PM   #115
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MTS 1200 and nope. Love the bike but soon something new will come along that excites me more.
Like what Viagra , oh did I mention Hell yeah I'd buy it again, MTS 1200s touring that is
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:04 PM   #116
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Kinda like the Panigale powered MTS1200? 4th gear wheelies anyone?
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:04 PM   #117
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I changed my mind today. I test rode a g650gs, and it was just barely more comfortable than the dr, it also felt slower and the windscreen made it worse. The only thing I wish the dr really had now is fuel injection and ABS. My dr reverse surges on the highway.. if that's what you want to call it.

I would definitely buy it again and think its great. The BMW was less nimble and felt slower. Not to mention the price and wrenching advantage the dr has.
I hear you there. Lots of shortcomings on the DR...bad brakes and crappy suspenders and all that. And mine had to be fiddled with to make it bearable (jet kit, acerbis tank, windscreen, etc...) I was just thinking back on that trip and realized that it probabaly saved my relationship with the DR as I didn't really respect it much before that. Still might get rid of it for a Stelvio, though...
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:11 PM   #118
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I ride a 2004 V-strom I bought new and have about 50,000 miles on it. It has never let me down and goes everywhere I need it too. I love the sound (drilled out pipes) and the power. It rails corners good enough for me. Its been a great bike and If I was in the same financial place I would buy it again. However I have a little more dough now and test road and enjoyed the S10. However I am holding out to see if Muther Honda brings the crosstouerer stateside. I think it would fit my street dirt needs perfectly. Basically I want a riding position like the strom but with nicer finish, brakes, suspension and shaft driver. However I don't need those things and might end up riding the strom another couple of years till I pull the trigger on something else.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:26 PM   #119
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2012 Super Tenere, Hell Yes! It's much better than than the previous adventure touring bikes I have owned in the past. The older it gets the better it runs, just breaking it in at 8K miles.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:29 AM   #120
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Yamaha GTS1000 without a doubt yes, always wanted one and now glad that I have it. I purchased it as a project And enjoy the bike a great deal.




I purchased a Honda XR650L that I like but wouldn't buy another. Spent too much Time working on it not enough time riding, it has too many short comings and reliability has been disappointing.

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