Would you buy your bike again?

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by CafeRacer99, May 3, 2012.

  1. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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    My WR250r, what a fantastic versatile little bike!

    The more I ride it the more I like it, I've already put more miles on this, bike this year than I did my XR650L all last season.

    At the rate I am going, it will need an oil change in a month, or about another 1500 miles. I thought 250cc might be too small, but in this package it works really well.
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  2. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    The last new bike I bought was a DR650. Yes, ABSOLUTELY.
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  3. ganze

    ganze apocalyptic defender

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    no, but that speaks more to my interest in other bikes as opposed to disliking my current sv1000 at all.
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    I would like several bikes: ms1200, speed triple, cb1000r, fz1, and rc51 an old 919, a gs11000s etc...
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  4. Angry Wookie

    Angry Wookie Running On Fumes

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    1998 BMW R1100RT - Would I buy it again? Nope. It has been a good bike and done everything I've asked of it but after several overheating issues when stuck in traffic I'd like to go back to a liquid cooled I-4 engine.

    2001 Honda CBR 929 - Am I glad I bought it.... YES! 11 years later and it still brings a smile to my face every time I get on it. Would I buy another one, no. My knees can't handle the riding position for more then an hour anymore. :cry
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  5. Dougalicious

    Dougalicious n00b

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    06 SV650 - if I can only have one bike then definitely, but I'd like to have two (or more), in which case I'd probably go with something a little bigger and a supermoto
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  6. Aussijussi

    Aussijussi Long timer

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    The vicious orange beast, 990 adv, in a flash, but a white one!
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  7. Holeshot08

    Holeshot08 Adventurer

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    2008 Harley Davidson CVO Ultra Screemin Eagle....40 k. MIles and yes indeed...
    2012 Stelvio NTX ordered, can't wait. :wink:
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  8. RealOldDualSportGuy

    RealOldDualSportGuy Been here awhile

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    Have had both an 06 and 07 Uly.

    Forced to be away for 4 years.

    Purchased an 08 Uly, the fast black one.

    Yep did it twice before, why not the 3rd time!

    :norton
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  9. E-town dirt dude

    E-town dirt dude Been here awhile

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    Tiger 800XC. YES...YES...YES....did I mention yes? :clap

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  10. MoToad

    MoToad Been here awhile

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    F800GS. Trying to sell it and, no, I don't think I'd buy any BMW again.
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  11. Snarky

    Snarky Vodka Infused.

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    '01 XT225, yes. (wish I still had it, may buy an XT250)

    '09 Versys, and yes.

    '12 R1200GSA, and hell yes.

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  12. notarat

    notarat Been here awhile

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    2012 DR650. Would I? I am actually replacing my bike with an exact duplicate made out of farkles...or maybe it just seems that way what with all the aftermarket parts that are available...:lol3
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  13. E-town dirt dude

    E-town dirt dude Been here awhile

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    But it gets you chicks!!!! Care to elaborate?
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  14. Tee Dee Mmm

    Tee Dee Mmm Long timer

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    2010 Super Tenere and yes in a Heart Beat. :clap
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  15. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    I have loved every bike I have owned, I am also happy to have owned them and would do it again.

    That being said every year or so I do get an itch for a different ride..


    Buy the bike that moves you, enjoy it while you have it, then move on to something else..
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  16. aGremlin

    aGremlin Been here awhile

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    2010 R1200 GSA and a definite yes. Can't think of anything to own in the future (which is the worst part perhaps).

    Had a soft spot for most of my bikes, but had to sell/trade for one reason or another.
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  17. Nnordsman

    Nnordsman Nnordsman

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    DL1000 x2. I sold the first with 70K miles, and now I have already put 12K on #2. Mediocre for anything more exhilirating than most 2-Trac. (I tried reapetedly). The good I can do 500-1000 miles a day on any surface remotely resembling a road.
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  18. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    Tiger 800 Roadie. Would I buy it again? You betcha! :clap
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  19. Kidder

    Kidder Poser

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    Super Tenere. No.

    I wish I would have kept my 07 DL650A. Strom has much better range and with the touring tall seat fit me perfectly. I'm cramped on the S10. And it's a lot heavier.
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  20. CafeRacer99

    CafeRacer99 Been here awhile

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    I'd be interested to hear why you don't like it. My wife is seriously interested in this bike.



    This is the first negative feedback I've heard on the S10. I appreciate your honesty!
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