Own two thumpers?

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

  1. 01Belgarda600

    01Belgarda600 Bourbon Guzzler

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    I have decided to concentrate on one bike and get full road reg on my TTR600 again. I'll spend almost 1k on that, and then I have a versitile bike that can handle long trips and bush blasts. Ask yourself do you want to work on your bike before different trips, or just have enough time to pick a ride and go. It would be good to have two women in the bedroom, but some can only afford hair die.
  2. Bowhunter

    Bowhunter Single Trackin' & Stick & Stringin'

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    2011 KTM 530 EXC
    1988 Honda NX 650
  3. Beemermcr

    Beemermcr Big, Dumb, Happy!

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    2013 Husky TR650 Terra - commuter and light tourer
    2000 Suzuki DRZ400E - for real off road
  4. dvgonzo

    dvgonzo Been here awhile

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    Just two would be nice as it would save me a LOT of maintenance time!

    I am down to six.........:rofl
  5. Capt. Egregious

    Capt. Egregious Been here awhile

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    XR650R, does everything bike. KTM 300 Christini, hold on and let her rip!


    Selling off the multi-cylinder bikes.
  6. Tom48

    Tom48 Been here awhile

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    I have a 03 F650GS and a 09 Honda 230l.
  7. NWBoon

    NWBoon Been here awhile

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    I just added a new thumper this week! Found a really clean 2004 DR650 being sold by the 63 year old original owner who really took care of it.

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    Last year I bought a slightly used "MSF training bike" with 143 miles. 2012 XT250 for $1300 less than MSRP and no set up/freight charge.
  8. KansasKawboy

    KansasKawboy KK

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    2006 Kawasaki KLR 650
    2009 Suzuki TU250X

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  9. thumpthumpthump

    thumpthumpthump Thumpthumpthump

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    86 xt 600, 90 xt 600
  10. plugeye

    plugeye unforgiven

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    amen
  11. Vankaye

    Vankaye n00b on the move

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    I have 5. I justify it because it's my hobby. And, aside from the XT225, The other bikes were all basket cases and were brought back to life by me. I don't have nearly as much money into those bikes as I do time...

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    XT225 - The Mrs' Bike

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    And a couple 2-stroke woods bikes.

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    This is my next restoration project. I don't even have kids but there's just something about this little bike I love.

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  12. kenny61

    kenny61 TBI survivor and damn proud of it

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    I had one of those when i was a kid:freaky
  13. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    Yamaha XT600
    Yamaha TT600
    Yamaha WR400
    Yamaha XT550
    Yamaha Xt500
    Kawaski KLR 650
    All my bikes were under the 1000.00 for each one.:lol3:lol3
    Just the Wr 400 was free, Santa somehow got the bike down the chimmey??:clap:clap:clap
  14. spudboy52

    spudboy52 Talks to Strangers

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    I justify owning these two bikes so my bikeless brothers, neighbors and Harley friends can do some adventure riding/camping with me, .... like will Ferrell in 'Blades of Glory' says, "So the Lone Wolf doesn't have to be alone".

    I'm proud of my 'Motorcycle to Wife Ratio' of four! She is pretty cool about it. ..... and if the snow would ever melt here in Northern Wisconsin we could ride.


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  15. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    Well, when this thread was started I owned a 2007 XT225 Yamaha and a 2007 Royal Enfield Bullet.
  16. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Three thumpers here. The DR200 is the commuter bike, the DR350 is the trail bike, and the DR650 is the touring bike.
  17. MJS

    MJS Long timer

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    Her's: XR200R, XT225, F650GS, G650XCo

    Mine: Husky 310, DRZ400, G650XCh (I've got a couple of 1200s too)

    Justification: Cause they're all fun
  18. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    '12 Christini 450DS AWD replaced my '03 CRF450R for trail and SM use.

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    '02 Honda XR650R dual sported for longer distance dual sporting and commuting.

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  19. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    Don't know how to post pictures! But I have two nice ones! Hard to justify both but what the Heck!

    2010 KTM 690 Duke
    2012 KTM 500 xc-w
  20. Jagas

    Jagas Adventurer

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    2010 KTM 450 EXC
    2013 KTM 690 Duke

    Just because. No need to justify.