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Old 10-27-2013, 11:56 AM   #181
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Hi!

I'm looking to sell my Kawasaki KLX250 and pick up either a KLR650, Versys, or BMW G650GS with a view to some light UAE/Oman camping/touring.

Any like-minded individuals in the Raha Beach area?

Thanks!

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check out the Motorrad Abu Dhabi Rider in Facebook. they are well organized and have regular rides. otherwise PM and I send you a contact.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:16 AM   #182
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Klx 250 & bmw 650

Hello Hambone70,

I am interested in the KLX 250, you may email me on joji_kurian1970(AT)yahoo.co.uk or call me on 00971 50 4537830, I'm based in Dubai.

Please contact Vijay at 00971 55 9933911 - he has a completely farkled 2012 BMW GS 650 for sale.

Take care and stay well.

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Old 10-28-2013, 10:02 AM   #183
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Hi!

I'm looking to sell my Kawasaki KLX250 and pick up either a KLR650, Versys, or BMW G650GS with a view to some light UAE/Oman camping/touring.

Any like-minded individuals in the Raha Beach area?

Thanks!

Kevin
Hi there,

I recently sold my 990Adventure and looking at getting into Rally Racing now, so wont be of much help.

Hope you are also looking at Dubizzle for your bike search ?

PS : I'm in Khalifa city-A btw...
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:56 AM   #184
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I recently sold my 990Adventure and looking at getting into Rally Racing now, so wont be of much help.

Hope you are also looking at Dubizzle for your bike search ?

PS : I'm in Khalifa city-A btw...
Hey Vicks!

Welcome back from your vacation! Did you decide yet on the KTM or the Berg! Can't blame you for lusting over the blue and gold. That's a fantastic looking machine dressed in Ralleye kit!

Good luck to you and I'll be watching the forum to check your progress!

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Old 10-30-2013, 01:06 PM   #185
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Hey Vicks!

Welcome back from your vacation! Did you decide yet on the KTM or the Berg! Can't blame you for lusting over the blue and gold. That's a fantastic looking machine dressed in Ralleye kit!

Good luck to you and I'll be watching the forum to check your progress!

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Hey there,

Yep, the deal is done on the bike. Its a rally prepped '10 530Exc. For once i listened to sane advise and bought a rally prepped machine instead of pouring money into a new bike and building it up into a Rally machine.

I've posted a few pics over on my thread.

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Old 10-30-2013, 10:50 PM   #186
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Hey there,

Yep, the deal is done on the bike. Its a rally prepped '10 530Exc. For once i listened to sane advise and bought a rally prepped machine instead of pouring money into a new bike and building it up into a Rally machine.

I've posted a few pics over on my thread.

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Congrats on your new bike! Godspeed
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:37 AM   #187
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I'm looking for a lightweight adventure bike for my 'vertically challenged' wife, something she can ride to Oman/Mussandam/etc. I'm liking the Yamaha XT250, which should be OK if lowered. I think the F650GS will be too heavy on gravel/dirt.

I have been to the Yamaha dealers here in Abu Dhabi, and I'm not impressed. Would I have better luck in Dubai?

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Old 11-14-2013, 07:52 PM   #188
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I'm looking for a lightweight adventure bike for my 'vertically challenged' wife, something she can ride to Oman/Mussandam/etc. I'm liking the Yamaha XT250, which should be OK if lowered. I think the F650GS will be too heavy on gravel/dirt.

I have been to the Yamaha dealers here in Abu Dhabi, and I'm not impressed. Would I have better luck in Dubai?

Thanks!
A friend just picked up a 250 (suzuki i think) for a VERY good price. They are probably early 2000 models (un sold stock). I can check about more details from him if you are interested.

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Old 11-14-2013, 08:05 PM   #189
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A friend just picked up a 250 (suzuki i think) for a VERY good price. They are probably early 2000 models (un sold stock). I can check about more details from him if you are interested.

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Definitely interested. Is that here in Abu Dhabi?

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Old 11-14-2013, 08:37 PM   #190
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I'm looking for a lightweight adventure bike for my 'vertically challenged' wife, something she can ride to Oman/Mussandam/etc. I'm liking the Yamaha XT250, which should be OK if lowered. I think the F650GS will be too heavy on gravel/dirt.

I have been to the Yamaha dealers here in Abu Dhabi, and I'm not impressed. Would I have better luck in Dubai?

Thanks!
We call the local dealer here in Dubai "Al Useless" (Al Yousef))...they also do Suzuki. Erratic supplies and zero service. Why not look at the Honda CRF250X? You can lower the bike by shortening the pro-link and chopping down the seat...
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:29 AM   #191
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We call the local dealer here in Dubai "Al Useless" (Al Yousef))...they also do Suzuki. Erratic supplies and zero service. Why not look at the Honda CRF250X? You can lower the bike by shortening the pro-link and chopping down the seat...
Do you mean the CRF250L? It's pretty tall. She ideally needs about a 775mm seat height. 250L seat height is 880mm, so that's about 4" that it needs to drop. Is that possible?

The Yamaha XT250 has an 810mm seat height as stock, so it only needs to drop an inch or so.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:56 AM   #192
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Hi guys,

Now 2 years in Dubai and every now and then rent a bike at Emirates Bike Tours to play in the sand!

Trying to save some money to get a KTM 950 / 990 ADV eventually.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:29 AM   #193
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Definitely interested. Is that here in Abu Dhabi?

Thanks!
Yep, Abu Dhabi. Checking details currently. Will get back ASAP.

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Hi guys,

Now 2 years in Dubai and every now and then rent a bike at Emirates Bike Tours to play in the sand!

Trying to save some money to get a KTM 950 / 990 ADV eventually.
welcome !!!

do it man !! they are awesome bikes for dual sport riding but quite heavy for the dunes, if you are not going to do much off road riding with them, i'd suggest you consider a more tarmac friendly bike.

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Old 11-16-2013, 09:38 AM   #194
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Yep, Abu Dhabi. Checking details currently. Will get back ASAP.

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Old 11-16-2013, 10:43 AM   #195
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OK i just got more info about the bike...

Its a Suzuki TS185 (2-smoke) and was bought for 8k+ at the Suzuki dealer in Musaffah. Brand new, Older model from un-sold stock. Apparently more available at the Suzuki dealer in Dubai.
seat height is supposed to be 800+ mm as per google.
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