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Old 07-27-2013, 01:22 AM   #267
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Originally Posted by PPiA View Post
You didn't buy the one in Cairns?

Dealer told me yesterday there might be 15 more R's coming to Aus.
You 'could' put your name on one now...
I was leaving for the Cape. I stopped long enough to drool on it, buy the replacement goggles for the ones I'd forgotten to pack, and then took off.

The bike store was closed by the time I got back a week later.

Would I buy one if I had some spare change?

Well.....derrr. For now I'll just have to hide the KTM envy by describing what a great time I had, and how I smashed the Old Telegraph Track (North and South sections) in an easy 3 1/2 hours, in pissing rain, riding through every water crossing without incident. How I blasted the deep sand like a pro. Then finish by confirming that I did not part company with my bike for the whole trip. Unlike someone I could name, if I was a prissy bitch.

The old DR ran like a cheap Japanese watch. No fuss, no fancy stuff, just kept ticking away.

I'm going 2 up on the BuMW next. Then maybe on a KTM. But I need to convince wifey. Plus sell some bikes.
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