Bike advice

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Migs, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Migs

    Migs Been here awhile

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    I have had an F800GS for a couple years and did well, riding far. My problem is I consider it too heavy and bulky. It intimidates me. What other bikes should I look at that weigh less than 400lbs? I don't mind less motor but I would like the bike to be suitable for distances and some offroad. (Dual Sport)

    Thanks amigos

    Migs
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  2. CravenMoorhead

    CravenMoorhead n00b

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    Under 300 lbs...

    http://husqvarna-motorcyclesna.com/product.php?pid=58&cid=21
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  3. luckychucky

    luckychucky Long timer

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    Kawasaki KLR 650 or Suzuki DR650. I have the DR, it's a good bike, but you need to upgrade several things to make it a super bike. Sorry, I didn't check the weight, probably why you don't have to many replies. Every one else knows these two don't meet your criteria. Sorry.
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  4. oldxr

    oldxr Long timer

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    Your probably going to get alot of different answers but seeing that your in Bolivia I would get a bike I could get parts for.Sometimes new and high tech arent always your best friend on the trail.What brands of bike dealerships are in La Paz?Also something that you can fix yourself.
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  5. greer

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    The DR650 is under 400lb; about 360-370lb wet, I believe.

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  6. *AL-VARADERO*

    *AL-VARADERO* Long Dist Adv/Tour

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    Anything under 400lbs is gonna be a single cylinder I believe. You`ll have great off road capabilities, but long distance ridng will be limited if not sacrificed.
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  7. Migs

    Migs Been here awhile

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    I like that Husquevarna. Getting parts is not a big deal in Bolivia. (I order from the US) Does anyone know how the Husquevarna performs on road, say on a 500km ride on pavement?

    MIgs
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  9. AirborneAndy

    AirborneAndy Vagabond

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    I've taken my thumper on 11k, 20k, and 30k mile trips. And plenty of thumpers have gone RTW.
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