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Old 02-28-2013, 01:47 PM   #14101
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Sure we've done some Colorado Passes and some Utah backroads and some Mexican dirt loaded up........ but it ain't like we've had our bikes up to the mirrors in African Ubangi mud or had to put them in a dug-out to cross a swollen Amazonian rain-forest river.
Ya mean like these.....lol, but hell man what do we know about an Adventure bike.
OMG, not a V-Strom
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How about a GS...what a pig
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An old worn out Africa Twin
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:09 PM   #14102
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Yeppers, that's why almost all the guys that do Africa, Australia, South America and crossing all of Europe we see in RR and pictures are on: Africa Twins, Varaderos, GS's, 950 and 990 somethings all known to us pee ons as "Big Pigs" Hell that's why most of the big pig bikes were built for in the first place. Sub 650 bikes are short range dirt runners most of the time. A sub 100 mile range bike, ain't no "Adventure" bike.
I guess we will have to agree to disagree.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ht=underboning

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...light=sibersky

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533442

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602168

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=500618[/U

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=661723

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/284/63...re-Tourer.aspx

http://www.bigdogadventures.com/1Alaska.htm

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=499127
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:23 PM   #14103
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Ugghh...definitions. The debater's best friend and worst enemy. The class of motorcycle referred to as "Adventure Touring" is a big bike class. While "adventure touring" can be and has been done on a shovel-head or a Lifan.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:33 PM   #14104
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Hey Schizz.....So you gotta head straight back to Around the Rock.....
HOW STRAIGHT???
Straight. Gotta friend hauling me to Hubbard then hauling all the take-offs to my house. Should really be there to unload so he can get back to it.

But Spring is just around the corner........
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:39 PM   #14105
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Correct the way some of you guys describe an Adventure Ride.
Apparently I need to get out more.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:46 PM   #14106
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I guess we will have to agree to disagree.
I've looked just for you at Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki and I still haven't found an Adventure single cylinder 650 or less bike advertised. So you go ahead and get on your Adventure scooter or Adventure WR250R and head out across the Gobi desert, but if I were you, I'd let someone know your exact GPS route so that someone can recover your remains. It will be an adventure, right up to the end.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:57 PM   #14107
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I've looked just for you at Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki and I still haven't found an Adventure single cylinder 650 or less bike advertised.
Weren't you the one the one that said this?

"Your adventure is what you make of it, not the bike."

Or am I mistaken?
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:30 PM   #14108
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Weren't you the one the one that said this?

"Your adventure is what you make of it, not the bike."

Or am I mistaken?
Yeah. Yeah. Quit confusing the issue with what we said before. Jeez. Look at you, gettin' all transcript ....and shit. Just admit you are an and let's move along, shall we? ;)
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:36 PM   #14109
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Man. If we have to start rememberating what we said ....and shit...I am so outta here. I gotta job. First the LC sold and now this. Sad day.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:14 PM   #14110
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It was an adventure if I can remember it long enough to write something about it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:22 PM   #14111
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I've looked just for you at Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki and I still haven't found an Adventure single cylinder 650 or less bike advertised. So you go ahead and get on your Adventure scooter or Adventure WR250R and head out across the Gobi desert, but if I were you, I'd let someone know your exact GPS route so that someone can recover your remains. It will be an adventure, right up to the end.
People have traveled around the world on Goldwings and HD's. They've also used scooters and such. There's endless opinion on the proper bike to take anywhere and NO RIGHT or WRONG answers. I wouldn't let the manufacturers define what bike makes the most sense. They're selling the dream to guys that are going to ride them to BBQ spots in the country or Starbucks in Manhattan.

Not everyone is going to do an epic trip. Lets face it, unless you're going to scrap your career, you marriage, and your bank account its hard to do anything considered worthy. And if you do, there's somebody already here that's done it more hard core than you. I remember reading about a trip across Papua New Guinea that was unbelievable. But even those guys were posers because the people living out there are the real hard core people.

Where was I, oh shit, I forget. I think the point is both ya'll are wrong and I'm right...
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:43 PM   #14112
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Where was I, oh shit, I forget. I think the point is both ya'll are wrong and I'm right...
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!! Perfect.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:00 PM   #14113
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Where was I, oh shit, I forget. I think the point is both ya'll are wrong and I'm right...
Yes Sir ! ! !
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:22 PM   #14114
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Does that mean that I'm the only one LEFT......What's UP with that.....

whatever....I'm DOWN with it

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Old 02-28-2013, 08:40 PM   #14115
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People have traveled around the world on Goldwings and HD's. They've also used scooters and such. There's endless opinion on the proper bike to take anywhere and NO RIGHT or WRONG answers. I wouldn't let the manufacturers define what bike makes the most sense. They're selling the dream to guys that are going to ride them to BBQ spots in the country or Starbucks in Manhattan.

Not everyone is going to do an epic trip. Lets face it, unless you're going to scrap your career, you marriage, and your bank account its hard to do anything considered worthy. And if you do, there's somebody already here that's done it more hard core than you. I remember reading about a trip across Papua New Guinea that was unbelievable. But even those guys were posers because the people living out there are the real hard core people.

Where was I, oh shit, I forget. I think the point is both ya'll are wrong and I'm right...
BeLIEVE me, Dahveed, any time I take a bike off pavement I'm on an Adventure Ride! Done it on the Harley, the KLR and the GSA. Expect it to be an "adventure" on the little girl bike, as well. (Got that from jdowns, heh heh).

We can define Adventure Ride any way we want and we're guaranteed to encounter some twenty-something girl pedaling a mountain bike along the same route just so we'll know what total pussies we are on our Adventure Bikes. Happened to me in Copper Canyon 2 years ago.

I move we close this little topic before this thread drops to a 3 star. Anyone care to second that motion??
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