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Old 05-26-2012, 05:54 PM   #121
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Yep........and maybe even a 3rd time

"They're not worried about 'What if', they're more like, 'Hey, watch this!'"
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:47 PM   #122
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Great thread... but shouldn't this be in "The perfect line and other riding myths"?

My first 2-wheeler was a Honda Ruckus. I would buy it again. Super silly fun.

Current bike, Ninja 650. I would not buy it again. It's the perfect mellow commuter... too perfect, too practical.

I want more excitement, I think my next bike will be something a little looney, like a Street Triple or WR250X, nimble and naked

i haz z1000!
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:44 PM   #123
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I know it's not Friday, but it sounds like you've found the best use for it.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #124
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Not one bike I have owned did I regret having - some I wish I could buy again now. Harley is my favorite ride, but not practical now. Currently loving my KLR650.

Would you believe - Sent while riding my KLR650 in sand? Would you beloved...?
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:26 AM   #125
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2007 KTM 950 SM ...without a doubt would buy again, and even pay more
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:00 PM   #126
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Probably not, at least not as an "only" bike.

I really like my Caponord, but my wife doesn't - she finds tall bikes disconcerting, particularly on the highway. Too many rides on a rented Road King spoiled her! So, going forward I'm looking at a 2-bike solution, a cruising tourer for 2-up, and an enduro or SM playtoy just for me.
Speed never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you. - Jeremy Clarkson
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:34 PM   #127
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My '06 GSXR 750, Ohhhhhhh yeahhhhhh, over and over

My '09 Ktm 250sx...yep

My '09 1250s...maybe, kinda, sorta, 50/50, coin toss, who knows
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:52 PM   #128
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You can tell from my sig.

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
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:41 PM   #129
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my 1993 bmw r100gs i would not buy again and if i could go back in time i would dont buy it in the 1st place. manly becouse of the high cost of part to day and the fact it keep braking down.

the klr i got for my oz try some years ago that i rode for 6mouths so shit in so many way. i would never wont it back. i had some day that i thought about leaving the key in the bike and then just walking away. i ending up selling the bike at a big loss but i had the biggest smile on my face ahen the bike was gone.
suzuki gsxr 600 srad sound fun bike
bmw r100gs i sold as it be came to unreliable.
road legal stomp pitbike sold
Klr 650 the worst ever made
Honda xl125rc powered by a cg125 block fun wee bike

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Old 05-28-2012, 07:05 PM   #130
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Yep I sure would buy my DL again, every time I ride it I like it more and more and I have had it for two years now. Suits my riding style and the roads in my area perfectly.

Would not buy my xr again, great bike but would be good to have a majic little start button for when im suck half way up a hill climb. In saying that I proberly wouldnt sell it eather as it will be a clasic one day.

All my other bikes have gone for a reason and would not buy again - Harley Sportster, Yamaha FJ1200, Yamaha DT200, Honda XR200 & 100
DL650 2012 (Travel)
DRZ400 2008 (ADV)
JR50 2006 (Daughters)
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:07 PM   #131
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Current steed... never again - 2006 XB12X - Great bike, horrible motor.

Wished I still had it - 2005 VTR1000F - Spent so much time & money making it my own. Many, many, many joyful miles on it.

Like to own - 2009/up Triumph Scrambler - I love riding my wifes 2010 bonneville so much that I gotta have one of my own!

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Old 05-28-2012, 10:20 PM   #132
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'05 DL650

yes I'll buy another one when this one finally wears out, not a new one though
'05 DL650
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:29 AM   #133
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I've put 15,000+ miles on my Super Tenere, and yes I would.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:43 AM   #134
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This is a really interesting question - it made me think a lot. I love my Wee-Strom - it's introduced me to adventure riding and a whole new world. I don't intend on ever selling it If it got totalled tomorrow would I buy another? What I want from a bike has changed a bit so I'm not sure. It's a terrific bike and I honestly don't know what I could replace it with - it would take a lot of searching.
The WR250X I'd buy again in a second - I'm always going to need one of these!! I'm currently coveting an R model so I can have the best of both worlds
The Pacific Coast I had - not on your life. I know people that have them are almost fanatical in their love for them but after 5 years I was so sick of mine. Heavy, slow, bad brakes, underpowered. When I got it I named it "Flame". That got changed to "The Big Red Slug" by the time I got the Wee
Cougar tracks
The initial pawprints
The blind date
A Cougar goes racing
Lead me not into temptation ............ just follow me, I know a short-cut.

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Old 06-01-2012, 07:41 AM   #135
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Yes on my 06 DL1000 V-Strom.
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