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Old 01-14-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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I have had an F800GS for a couple years and did well, riding far. My problem is I consider it too heavy and bulky. It intimidates me. What other bikes should I look at that weigh less than 400lbs? I don't mind less motor but I would like the bike to be suitable for distances and some offroad. (Dual Sport)

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Old 01-14-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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I have had an F800GS for a couple years and did well, riding far. My problem is I consider it too heavy and bulky. It intimidates me. What other bikes should I look at that weigh less than 400lbs? I don't mind less motor but I would like the bike to be suitable for distances and some offroad. (Dual Sport)

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Under 300 lbs...

http://husqvarna-motorcyclesna.com/p...?pid=58&cid=21
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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Two Very Popular Choices

Kawasaki KLR 650 or Suzuki DR650. I have the DR, it's a good bike, but you need to upgrade several things to make it a super bike. Sorry, I didn't check the weight, probably why you don't have to many replies. Every one else knows these two don't meet your criteria. Sorry.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:00 PM   #4
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Your probably going to get alot of different answers but seeing that your in Bolivia I would get a bike I could get parts for.Sometimes new and high tech arent always your best friend on the trail.What brands of bike dealerships are in La Paz?Also something that you can fix yourself.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:14 PM   #5
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The DR650 is under 400lb; about 360-370lb wet, I believe.

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:39 PM   #6
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Anything under 400lbs is gonna be a single cylinder I believe. You`ll have great off road capabilities, but long distance ridng will be limited if not sacrificed.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:19 AM   #7
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I like that Husquevarna. Getting parts is not a big deal in Bolivia. (I order from the US) Does anyone know how the Husquevarna performs on road, say on a 500km ride on pavement?

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Old 01-15-2013, 09:15 AM   #8
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I would look at these Husqvarna's http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-sto...and-strada.htm.

Close to 400lb but no cigar. Dyno'd at 48hp at the rear wheel. There are 2 threads in Thumpers on them.

They seem capable of plenty of pavement and easy dirt.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:38 PM   #9
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Anything under 400lbs is gonna be a single cylinder I believe. You`ll have great off road capabilities, but long distance ridng will be limited if not sacrificed.
I've taken my thumper on 11k, 20k, and 30k mile trips. And plenty of thumpers have gone RTW.
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