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Old 02-07-2011, 01:20 PM   #31
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:21 PM   #32
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Hello my name is Bigdon and I am a Thumperholic !







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Old 02-07-2011, 01:30 PM   #33
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:41 PM   #34
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I'm sure by now you have plenty of information for your wife to review.
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:46 PM   #35
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:42 PM   #36
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I've only had my thumper for a year, but I'm pretty sure in the long run one isn't going to be enough. I'm thinking a 350 and a 650 might be a good combo.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:58 PM   #37
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:08 PM   #38
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This is a very timely thread for me. I think it's a mistake for people to say that just because it's a thumper that it's all the same category. A BMW 650 Dakar and WR250 will never have much in common except being one lungers.

I've got a DR650 that I'm torn about. It runs the range. Somedays I want to load it down with luggage and a screen and make a (mostly) backroad tourer out of it and others I want to remove every unnecessary ounce of weight, mount motocross forks and see how she'll do on the trails. I think it'd be amazing at the first idea but very average at the second. So the obvious answer is build the back roads blaster with motard wheels and luggage and buy a DRZ or 250/300 for trail work.

Problem solved!

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Old 02-07-2011, 06:16 PM   #39
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these two do me fine for now :the xr is commuter/ offroad,the sabre- weekend trips touring etc..both reliable and fun to ride too..
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:29 PM   #40
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My KLR650 is my commuter/tourer/adventure bike and my DR200SE is my local area dirt bike. Two very different bikes with very different purposes and my wife even understands why I NEED to have both.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:40 PM   #41
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And a double thumper Sportster Sidecar Rig


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I do not have a problem.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:54 PM   #42
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XR 100
DRZ 400
650 Dakar
640 Adventure

And a double thumper Sportster Sidecar Rig


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I do not have a problem.
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:38 PM   #43
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:06 PM   #44
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well everything that I have had, has been a thumper. First it was my little 125 XR Bros, that it tough me to ride and them after a year I bough the KLR 650 so, one was for around town and getting 70+mpg and the other was for 2 up and long rides at 70+ mph.

THen I had a crash and the 125 was gone, only to be replace with the bigger brother, 250XR Tornado, much better and faster than the 125 but not faster than the KLR so it was a nice in between bike, since I could take it off road very nice and it did 65 mph .

NOw I am down to th KLR and I am thinking of buying a new bike, and on the small size are 2 thumpers, the 125L from Honda and the new from Yamaha FZ16

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Old 02-08-2011, 02:43 AM   #45
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would be nice to have a bike for every application

the TTR will be street legal by the time the ice and snow is gone...
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