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Old 10-29-2012, 10:27 PM   #16
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This is the kind of thing about the Safari that interests me the most.

Makes the bike choice harder though.

Take the 450 and ride a bit easier then work like a navvy each night.

Or take the 640 and do the day harder but kick back after an airfilter change with a beer doing tomorrows road book.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:29 PM   #17
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Take the 450 and ride a bit easier then work like a navvy each night.

Or take the 640 and do the day harder but kick back after an airfilter change with a beer doing tomorrows road book.
That's the good thing about the DRZ........ it's in between.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:13 AM   #18
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This is the kind of thing about the Safari that interests me the most.

Makes the bike choice harder though.

Take the 450 and ride a bit easier then work like a navvy each night.

Or take the 640 and do the day harder but kick back after an airfilter change with a beer doing tomorrows road book.
Take the 640, a real mans bike....
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:32 AM   #19
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Take the 640, a real mans bike....
yeah nothing like suffering for your art to really appreciate surviving to the end !
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:41 AM   #20
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yeah nothing like suffering for your art to really appreciate surviving to the end !
Yeah that and someone's got to make my F650 look slightly less ridiculous.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:05 AM   #21
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This is the kind of thing about the Safari that interests me the most.

Makes the bike choice harder though.

Take the 450 and ride a bit easier then work like a navvy each night.

Or take the 640 and do the day harder but kick back after an airfilter change with a beer doing tomorrows road book.
I've done it on both and, while I loved the 640 and enjoyed most of the Safari on it, I learnt my lesson. The oil change procedure on the 640 is an absolute nightmare to muck around with in the bivouac and man-handling the weight of the thing all day makes lifting the highlighter at the end of the day, let alone a full bottle of beer, a real challenge! On the 450 and 530 you only have to change the oil and air filter and tyres and you're done. Too easy. The ride it all day, too easy. No question in my mind about which bike for the Safari. (And I'd even prefer my 530 over the 450Rally for the Safari, but I need the bike time on the 450RR).
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:12 PM   #22
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There has been much and prolonged discussion in the past on Safari budgets and how there are no cheap options and that this limits how many riders can come and play


NOW roll on 2013 Safari

for 2013 the Safari organisers have worked super hard and are providing the lowest budget options possible ever !!!!

Malle motos - to sort out carrying your gear and support - no service car or crew is needed

Subsidised freight - cheap as to get your bike to the start and back ex east



BUT

where the bloody hell are ya !!!!

from what I understand bugger all riders have put their hands up for these services................read that as zero !!!


so what does that mean ??




just a bunch of tyre kickers is the obvious conclusion


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