For those of you who own two bikes....

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by greg1, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. greg1

    greg1 Been here awhile

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    Do any of you notice going through phases where you're in love with one bike and kinda neglect the other one?

    I have a DRZ and a Ninja 650 and I find that this summer I'm far more interested in riding my DRZ.

    Anyone else?

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  2. Big Toe

    Big Toe Been here awhile

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    I have 2 bikes too 2014 V-Strom 650 and 2006 450EXC. I was driving strom a lot on gravel roads and light trails but if I'm riding off road I want to go more off road then the strom will take me. I love my strom for touring, two up and gravel to light trails but the exc is my favorite.

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  3. Big Toe

    Big Toe Been here awhile

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    My Strom won't go here.[​IMG]

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  4. Nesquik

    Nesquik Long timer

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    This thread reminded me I have a second bike

    Hasn't been ridden in a couple years.
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  5. timeOday

    timeOday Long timer

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    I have 5 and generally, the one I like the most is whichever I am on or rode most recently!

    In the winter I think about selling my supermoto, and in the summer I think about selling my VStrom.

    5 is really too many though. Keeping up with leaking seals and hoses and changing fluids and batteries gets to be a bit much. Just an R1200GS and a 500 EXC with a second set of wheels for street tires would do it.
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  6. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Where is this? I gotta ride that! It's awesome:-)
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  7. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    I have three, a dual sport XT250, an sr400 for the street, and a cb650 for 2 up riding.
    I love the first two, my wife likes the cb650.
    Sometimes I do not feel like getting all dirty and working at dirt biking, sometimes I do, and its great on cool or wet weather.
    Not much fun riding on the street in cool and/or wet weather, but its great in the dirt.
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  8. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Dirt bike is used year 'round (except for this messed up year) but I don't dual-sport until things warm up
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  9. Big Toe

    Big Toe Been here awhile

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    Ram lookout Alberta. We rode out of Nordegg. All our bikes are street legel. One rider was packing a drone. We're is his awesome vid.


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  10. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

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    yep... I'm down to 3. uuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhh.... 4
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  11. Karson

    Karson Been here awhile

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    Super Tenere and WR250 owner checking in. I just picked up the WR, but they're the perfect compliment to each other I think.
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  12. bumpedmyhead

    bumpedmyhead Been here awhile

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    damn, now i regret selling my other bike. i wanna be in the 2 bike club again...
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  13. PlowHand

    PlowHand Ancient, ugly and happy :-)

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    I ride my dirt bike whenever possible (Beta 300 XT).
    My second choice is my ADV bike (WR250R).
    If all else fails I'm on my street bike (KLR - it's slow but comfortable with nice range).
    The only thing I am missing is a sweet track day bike and if my wife goes first I'll probably get an R6 for that.
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  14. Bucket1960

    Bucket1960 Been here awhile

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    :lol3 @ bumpedmyhead. It's easy........ignore the missus & your common sense and go buy another one, then celebrate :wings

    My favourite of many, the one nearest the door :thumb
    I am sick of the registration costs, yet for some strange, twisted reason, I actually enjoy the maintenance.
    Pick one and just go :ricky
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  15. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    I sold two out of three. OK, two out of four if you count the Yamaha in boxes in the garage attic.

    It was just too much hassle keeping up with three once my riding concentrated on just one of them.

    I barely have time for one and I hated seeing them sit unused. I kind of regret not having a second runner.

    But not enough to buy another.
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  16. Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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    My dual sport crf 300 and my xv 1900.
    Really enjoy the contrast.
    Ride dirt/dual sport with friends and the xv for solo rides when I have a window of opportunity present itself.
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  17. enduro16

    enduro16 Been here awhile

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    Laughing my ass off you guys are talking about two bikes I've gotta 11 bikes!!! And the favorite one is the one that I'm riding at the time, they're just like kids you love them all.... 20170701_122356.jpg
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  18. Jeffo

    Jeffo Been here awhile

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    When i only own one bike, i get bored of it after a year or so and think about trading it for something else. So I like to have two bikes that are completely different to each other. Totally different riding experience from each other and it tends to keep each bike fresh.
    A mate of mine has an S10 and a 1200GS..... i dont get the point of that. Unless he just keeps the Yam for when the drive shaft goes on the Beemer.
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  19. imacterry

    imacterry Adventurer

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    I have three bikes , a 2005 Ducati Multistrada 620 , a 2013DRZ 400 and a 1982 Derbi moped , Hardly ride the Duc but when I do I'm in love again ! The DRZ is for trail riding , I am not a motocrosser ! The Debi is the best $20 motorized vehicle I ever had . My granddaughter loves going on rides !
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  20. speedmaster

    speedmaster Been here awhile

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    A Harley and a KLR, I spend most of my time on the KLR.
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