ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-17-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
Camper292000 OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Heavy traffic! Marietta, GA
Oddometer: 18
I'm going big to small

I got into bikes a year ago with a 650 cruiser that I got on a trade and then got an old Tiger 900. I learned on the cruiser and took the test and got my M.

I still have the Tiger (big, tall, heavy, but very cool). I sold the cruiser and got a Super Sherpa 250.

It's so fun and light. It's like motorcycling is fun now! Ok so I'm enjoying the Sherpa a lot and later will move back up in cc's like a normal person.

Guess it's true it's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
Camper292000 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
plugeye
mc caregiver
 
plugeye's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Garland, Texas
Oddometer: 3,236
yes, i found this out meself a few years back.
i hope to never go back to a portly over-wired over-cylindered street machine. riding a 350 & its more than enough power
plugeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 05:57 PM   #3
NJ-Brett
Brett
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Southern New Jersey
Oddometer: 6,097
Small dual sports are fun in the dirt, they are lighter then big dual sports.
But small street bikes are also fun, the ninja 250/300, the cbr250, the TU250, light, nimble, easy to ride, and you get to ride like its a road race without getting in too much trouble or risking death.
The smaller bikes are also very good in the rain.
Cheap to buy, 70-80 mpg, cheap tires, cheap insurance.
Less overtime to pay for the huge bike means more riding time...
NJ-Brett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 06:05 PM   #4
Stretch67
Bent, But Not Broken
 
Stretch67's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: My Mad Scientist Laboratory
Oddometer: 4,635
I'm with ya. I went from a 955i Tiger to a 250 trail bike, then up to a 400 for the added torque on the trail (similar size and weight bike as a 250). If some torque is good, more is better... and too much is just right.
__________________
IBA # 33113
Alaska
Blue Ridge Parkway & Outer Banks
XR400 Index
Stretch67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 06:10 PM   #5
NJ-Brett
Brett
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Southern New Jersey
Oddometer: 6,097
As long as its not 400 pounds...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stretch67 View Post
I'm with ya. I went from a 955i Tiger to a 250 trail bike, then up to a 400 for the added torque on the trail (similar size and weight bike as a 250). If some torque is good, more is better... and too much is just right.
NJ-Brett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 08:44 PM   #6
zeeko
shiver me timbers
 
zeeko's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Kata, Phuket, Thailand
Oddometer: 62
Amen!

I'm with ya. I had my "dream" bike back in the U.S.--an 1100GS weighing in at meager 550lbs.!
Now I zip through the jungle on a KLX250 and am loving it. It feels like a motorized bicycle in comparison!
zeeko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2013, 09:35 AM   #7
Stretch67
Bent, But Not Broken
 
Stretch67's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: My Mad Scientist Laboratory
Oddometer: 4,635
Quote:
Originally Posted by NJ-Brett View Post
As long as its not 400 pounds...
No, it's not a KLR.
__________________
IBA # 33113
Alaska
Blue Ridge Parkway & Outer Banks
XR400 Index
Stretch67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014