Own two thumpers?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by smoltz, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. smoltz

    smoltz Adventurer

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    So... wondering if anyone here owns two thumpers... if so what have you got?

    How do you justify it?

    I was thinking of replacing my XR650L with a KLR650 or G650GS but I decided instead to just buy the G650GS in addition to the XR. Not sure that this makes much sense since they're similar in so many ways in the grand scheme of things but I really don't want to beat up the BMW off road and when I thought about what bike I would want in addition to the XRL, dirt road capability and being cheap (to buy, fuel and maintain) were at the top of my list... thus the G650GS.

    -Adam
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  2. sadexcuse4s10

    sadexcuse4s10 Been here awhile

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    no need to justify it

    if you like both, have both. if the wife complains, trade her in for a newer model or learn to ignore her.
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  3. jar944

    jar944 Been here awhile

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    mutiple (see sig)

    as for justification each thumper serves a specific purpose.
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  4. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    looking to pickup another WR250R/X or XT225!!!
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  5. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    I have 3 TT600s, 1 XT600s, Wr400f. Wife purchase the WR400 for me it X-mas!!!!:rofl Don`t ask about the road bikes. Theres some under the tables too!!
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  6. AlpinaE24

    AlpinaE24 Been here awhile

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  7. little_twin

    little_twin Been here awhile

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    Yz250 woods bike
    Yz250f mx/backup woods bike
    Drz400s dual sport rides

    And I have my eye on a ktm 200 xc because I can't resist the Orange coolaid. No need to justify having more than one thumper. Each serves a purpose.
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  8. Xcuvator

    Xcuvator Justa Venturer

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    There isn't one bike that can do it all. But you already knew that.
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  9. jessepitt

    jessepitt Ride More

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    :huh Um, I ahh... I really needed a different color...

    Actually, I do have a reason. I love the 650 for most road riding, be it pave, gravel or dirt. It is smooth, quiet, comfortable and effortlessly fast, it just slips through space. The 350 (hi-comp piston,piped, jetted etc) is for anything dirty and tight. It rips through space throwing rocks mud and dirt everywhere. It is not relaxing to ride but provides adrenaline overload when I'm in need.
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  10. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Whatever you want! I only own one because I like sport bikes too so have the RC51. Got the hots for a new bike though. the 690r is a solid keeper and I'm limited at the moment to two bikes so the RC may have to make room for a GS1200 or a Ducati 1198sp. Leaning towards the Duc and leave the GS for more advanced age:D
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  11. Bones_GSXR

    Bones_GSXR Will ride anything

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    1 Custom Framed 91 TZR250 with 605 Rotax (not finished)
    Then there are twins, fours and a six cyl.....

    So many projects so little time....
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  12. Trl Rdr

    Trl Rdr Big Red Bird

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    I have three, but the 600 going in the spring. :D
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  13. G Goat

    G Goat Been here awhile

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    I take it you plan on showing your wife this thread :lol3
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  14. plugeye

    plugeye mc caregiver

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    its not hard to justify 2 thumpers, unless they're big-buck machines.

    while i wouldn't mind a street-bike, i cannot justify one with what my thumpers can give me.

    i have 2 thumpers at the moment & lookin for another for my woman to ride
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  15. Crazy_Dave

    Crazy_Dave Back'in it in

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    Looking to add a F650gs as well:evil
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  16. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Its hard to justify having only two, before school I had five singles (raced 125 and 250cc classes in MX and HS). Now just two (well, plus the wife's two plus the one that lives in Colorado). I make due with one as the trail rider/dual sporter and one as the MX'er. Don't know how I could get by with just one - really need to add another for going fast in the woods, ship one off to SoCal for baja runs and then a trials bike would be good as would a supermoto...
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  17. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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  18. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    I ride the 640-E when riding more slab, the 525EXC when I'll be more in the dirt. It' a good combo!:evil
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  19. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Its important to have a backup bike for when one is broke...
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  20. icebox

    icebox Long timer

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    Bikes are like fly rods, you need a four weight for small streams and you need a 8 weight for big water.......

    so a WR 450 out west is nice

    and a F650 Dakar lets the GF ride along behind on gravel roads, and doesn't beat you up on the slab.

    And that is barely enough, want to add a 2 smoke trials or YZ 125 for a feather weight (2 weight) someday
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