Hold out for a SE or go with a trick 2005.5 950A

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by mathews42, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Stumpalump

    Stumpalump Been here awhile

    Feb 12, 2010
    I love my Adventure but have dirt bikes for hard off road use. It blows down the freeway and eats up miles of dirt roads. Its super stable and rides 2 up amazing. The SE will eat up dirt roads better but getting home on the road will not be as pleasant. 2 up may not be as nice because of the height and wind and overall it's just a huge goofy dirt bike. Why do you thing they never sold many? Because you can't have your cake and eat it too. It's not a dirt bike and is marginal on the road. At least the Adv is good on the road and ok off road.
  2. JOKER650

    JOKER650 Long timer

    Feb 20, 2006
    British Columbia , Canada.....Eh

    U should try 1 :deal
  3. FtheRedSticker

    FtheRedSticker Adventurer

    Dec 26, 2012
    Never owned an SE. I'd like to! But what I'd say, having ridden dirt bikes for 30 years, owning rice rockets, a plated xr400, and a decked out harley, and only owning my 05 Adventure for about a month. It is the sh$@! I love it. 90 mph+ down the freeway. Up and off the curb at the supermarket. In the dirt, rocks, and mud. Two-up comfortably. Ability to have hard luggage. I love it. Would I like to own an SE. Yes. But I wouldn't sell the adventure to make it happen.

    Lastly I would say that as a young adult I bought the 2002 crf450, the first year the high preformance 4 strokes came out. I rode the crap out of it, also throwing a lot of money into it. Anyways, when my first son reached riding age, 3, I no longer had the the time to make use of such a high performance purpose built machine. Well that and it kept on losing compression. So I sold it and went to a plated xr400. The xr was bullet proof. Change the oil twice a year and ride it.

    Problem was, it weighed maybe 265 lbs or so. That's a lot of weight when your used to flicking whips over the table top. So now, with my youngest son clearing the able tops, he is now 7, I'm glad I have my kx250.

    What I'm trying to say is that the adventure and SE weighs what, maybe 465 lbs wet, can't be flicked into a no footed-whip over the gap. Well maybe it could be whipped, but my pockets aren't deep enough to try it. I had to buy excels when I had the crf450 because I bent the stock wheels doing so.

    I guess it depends on what your trying to do. That is up to you! Me personally, I bought the used kx250 some years ago and that is my hardcore mx track, trail, and hills weapon. My adventure is my commuter, trail, and fun, everyday weapon.