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Old 12-07-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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Is it wrong to want two?

So,

I've had my 990 since January. Only 14k so far, probably my slowest year to date actually, maybe I'm slowing down. Anyway, I went to see the new 1190 Adventure, looks nice, but there is no way I could justify that price. I have this crazy notion of buying a good second hand 950 and dedicating in as a more off road oriented weapon. Now I'm not loaded with cash but this seems like it might be a good time to do so, and, well as they stop making this awesome machine I'll have a backup should anything go badly wrong.

I guess my question to the inmates is:

is it wrong to have two Adventures? Anyone else have two?

I guess the logical thing would be a 950SE and Adv but they are getting very rare to find.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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I've searched far and wide, consulted the wisest people I know and have found zero evidence that there are any rules about how many bikes one can own. Getting two of the same and maximizing each for a different specific purpose - imagined or real - just sounds like good ol' fun to me. Where I was raised, having one bike is an indicator that you are not well. Two or more are the norm.

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Old 12-07-2012, 02:17 PM   #3
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I've searched far and wide, consulted the wisest people I know and have found zero evidence that there are any rules about how many bikes one can own. Getting two of the same and maximizing each for a different specific purpose - imagined or real - just sounds like good ol' fun to me. Where I was raised, having one bike is an indicator that you are not well. Two or more are the norm.

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If you are going to add something more dirt oriented, I would get a 690 or a 500EXC or a Husaberg 570, or…and then go have some real dirty fun.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:50 PM   #4
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Confucius say: if man could have two wives, would he marry sisters?
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:21 PM   #5
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Confucius say: if man could have two wives, would he marry sisters?
Possibly no, but Twins would be interesting.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:43 PM   #6
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So,

I guess my question to the inmates is:

is it wrong to have two Adventures? Not at all.

Anyone else have two? Yes The 1st one was lonely.

I guess the logical thing would be a 950SE and Adv but they are getting very rare to find.
950 SE is like a 530 after riding the ADV for so long.

Reason for 2 ADV is b/c one seams to always be cut apart testing new parts. The other is my Grocery getter every day bike..... For the most part.

If you can find them cheap, pick them up. They are a great spares parts bike for down the road. (used 950 ADV or New KLR ???) Sure beats a KLR.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:48 PM   #7
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An adventure and an SE are perfect stablemates. I first owned the adv and then bought the SE for a Moab trip figuring I'd sell one of them when I decided which one to keep. That was over 2 years ago. They are both staying!
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:04 PM   #8
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I have had my struggles with a similar quandary.......does my 690R fill the same niche as my 990Adv?

Well, every time I ride one or the other, I just fall in love all over again....

And they look so good together that I don't think I can separate them......

If an orange single is good, and another orange twin seems better.....could it be intimidating to have to decide between two orange twins.....

Just sayin'

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Old 12-07-2012, 06:12 PM   #9
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I thought it was against the code to have less than two.

One simply cannot expect to have one's needs filled by a single bike.

Or, to paraphrase,

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That a man like me can't love
Just one biiiiike
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:15 PM   #10
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Buy another...

I'd say buy a used 950 because you can buy them for fairly resonable used and there are some around in great condition without a lot of miles and wear.

I'd recommend going with the SE so you could address slightly different terrain while feeling the confort of similar overall geometry, power and characteristics.

Splitting time between both bikes will only save the wear and tear on each and allow them to last much longer.

Although the farkle bills will start to add up.

I feel these bikes will be considered collectables in 20 or so years, for the adventure enthusiast wanting a trustworthy performance oldschool adventure machine... much like BMW's were in the 80's.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:48 AM   #11
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Possibly no, but Twins would be interesting.
YA one with implants and a stocker for around town
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:25 AM   #12
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I know a guy with three SE's.

Right now I have a 990 ADV and a new to me 950 SE, plus a 300. I'm considering trading the 990 for either a 1200 GSA or waiting for the 1190R.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:45 AM   #13
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If I were you I would by a 450 or even smaller bike so I can have a different kind of fun that I already have with my 950. A friend recently lend me his 250 husky and 690 for a day and I had totally new way of having fun in the trails that I don't get from my 950.

If you really don't want a smaller bike and love your big Katoom, I say spend your money on a second set of wheels with serious knobies.

Having said that,... dude, nothing wrong with two bikes if not three as long as YOU RIDE THEM ALL.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:54 AM   #14
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Two is NEVER wrong.

My garage is properly fitted with an 07 SE, a 2010 990R and identical twin 2012 500 EXC's (one accented with orange, the other black, so as to distinguish them for mainentance)



Go for it!
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:58 AM   #15
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I'd either go way more dirt oriented like a 200xc-w or 250xcf-w or allot more street oriented like a 950sm. The 950sm is truly a phenomenal bike.

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