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Old 01-10-2013, 02:13 PM   #16
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:19 PM   #17
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:50 PM   #18
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I think you'd have to consider what the situation is. For a last ditch scenario, I'd want something like my '67 Triumph. I can service any part of it by myself. It's carbureted, uses breaker points, and doesn't need a battery to operate. There are no electronics. Valve adjustment takes 15 minutes via screw adjustment. Similar bikes have been ridden around the world more than once. It can be cruised at 65-70 all day if necessary.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:03 PM   #19
Upward and onward!!
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Another vote for a Super Enduro!!! I've had mine on goat trails in Colorado and Utah and week long trips that included some super slab.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:16 PM   #20
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950SE, covers all the bases, pure hooligan on the street!
Just another Dharma Bum, drifting in the void
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:28 PM   #21
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1200GS or Super Tenere

There's not much you CAN'T do with those bikes other than real offroading. I like to take long rides sometimes, and while it can be done on a single cylinder bike, it's just not fun. A GS is fun to rip down a back road, hit a dirt road and then slab back home in comfort or load it up with luggage and ride for days. Not many other bikes can do that.

If you're the type of guy that rarely ventures out of the county you live in, there's better choices for sure.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:46 PM   #22
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I've got three favorite bikes right now. All do certain things a little better than the other.

The three I have are- 2004 BMW R1150RS, 2003 DRZ 400S, and a 1984 BMW R80 G/S.

Which is the keeper? That's easy the R80 G/S. It's the in between bike tot he other two. It suit my riding style, as I'm not to aggressive off road, and well it's ok on road too
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:50 PM   #23
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:38 PM   #24
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:44 PM   #25
what blackflies?
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Probably a Triumph Scrambler. Would do most things well enough and looks better than a KLR.
Works for me.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:51 PM   #26
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If things got that bad I would need something I could keep alive with parts from Autozone and home depot. Also would need something with serious payload capacity. And I would have no intention of going fast doing so as I would be a cheap and poor.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:05 PM   #27
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having tried to kill a xr650r for the last eleven years you won't get me off one...
trackdays ....yep it does them and quite well
long distance days.. yep got a mid winter run set up on saturday of 180 miles
tight single track .....yep
gentle woods riding.... yep...
motocross yep ..
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:44 PM   #28
What could go wrong?
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One bike is not a solution, it's the problem.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:00 PM   #29
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:15 PM   #30
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Super Tenere...easy....and I have owned quite a few motorcycles.
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