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Old 01-12-2013, 01:52 AM   #46
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:48 AM   #47
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:53 AM   #48
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So what are you going to do when your wife reads this thread and gets the misguided idea that a guy only needs one motorcycle? It seams to me threads like this are irresponsible.
All that SWMBO knows about ADV is that I keep showing her trip reports of folks chucking it all and taking off around the world.

Got her guessing. Told her that if a bike is missing out of the garage, it probably WASN'T stolen....oh and she might not find me either.

Think I have her afraid to look at this forum

My choice for only one bike? REALLY, only one???

Can't do single cylinder- the fillings in my teeth aren't that tight and I need lots of paved distances.

Mid-sized machine Tiger 800, GS800 But supersizing that-a couple riders I know raved about the new Multistradas that they rented in Europe.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:25 AM   #49
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I had an BMW R1100GS and Xchallenge at the same time, didn't have the time to ride both of them much. Sold the Xc and wrote off the 1100, but was getting this built; picked it up last Wednesday.

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:54 AM   #50
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yup DR650.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:40 AM   #51
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Think I have her afraid to look at this forum

Let's hope so. It's taken me years to convince my wife that owning only one motorcycle, or quad, or truck/car/Jeep is not only inconvenient but it's also downright un-American.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:50 PM   #52
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XT600 2kf. It is cheap, reliable, good all round bike. And who cares if I crash it, I just pick it up and continue riding :)

If I had more money, hmm, MAYBE I'd think about F800GS but I don't like highways so I think I don't need a bike that is faster than my XT. Thumpers rule!
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:51 PM   #53
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:01 PM   #54
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i've see a lot of votes for the 12GS. I too own one but I'd have to say a first gen FZ1 with a well tuned suspension for me. That bike will do it all.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:53 AM   #55
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I don't know.......................having owned close to 100 motorcycles I think it would boil down to where I'm at now. My DRZ400S is a do everything bike but the GS is a lot more comfortable and can do most everything the DR can do.

If I had to choose one it would probably be a DR 650 which can cover both ability and comfort.

However, owning a GS I'd have to stick with it If I could only have one
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:57 AM   #56
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I can afford only one bike and my DR650 does everything I've asked from it. I commute, chase sportbikes, tour, hit forest service roads and single track. Not only will it do pretty much anything a motorcycle can do, it does it cheaply and reliably

Of course if I could swing it, I'd have a garage full of bikes....
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:47 PM   #57
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DR650 - the most versatile bike I have ever owned. I did everything on it from single track to LD touring. Never let me down once in the five years I owned it. Ridiculously cheap and easy to maintain, it never broke and it was always fun to ride.
"Reason takes a holiday as Dr. Horrible spends money he doesn't have, on a motorcycle he doesn't need, in a misguided attempt to recapture his youth which, upon reflection, wasn't all that great in the first place."
"Ride to the bar in your pirate outfit, guzzle some beer, play "Free Bird' on the juke box and then go home. Badass."
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:16 AM   #58
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If everything must go I will always hold on to the BMW HP2 Enduro. It is the practical exotic. Meaning it is rare without the usual rare bike issues of no dealer, no parts, and lacking reliability. 5 yrs, 40K and never an issue.
2006 BMW HP2E, 2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster. Married men don't live longer, it just seems longer.
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