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Old 02-13-2014, 11:29 PM   #286
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I'd love a VFR, I like the older models though, High build quality for budget price....just unsure how one would go on my road though.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:11 AM   #287
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Before getting the GS I was seriously considering a few CB1300s that are on trademe. Really like the look and they apparently just stonk along at low revs pretty good. Honda reliability and build quality too.

Remind me again why I got an airhead?
I really like the look of the cb1300 - looked like a much more interesting proposition than a bandit. You brought the airhead because you wanted an excuse to spend mega hours in the shed....

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Yes - I'd love to ride it but its a tad far for a day trip - certainly appears very tidy

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Hell yes! However unless it comes with a free super-size pack of self control my licence would only last about a week. I wonder how hard it is to convert SM-SE?

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isn’t that the problem - if its exciting to ride is partially/largely because its got grunt and sounds sweet and goes round corners quick - and if it has those qualities you just want to twist the wrist towards the nearest twisties where a nasty speed camera awaits...

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VTR 1000's also suck gas quicker than a KLR drinks oil. 200 km to a tank taking it easy.
So I had read. The SV has a smaller tank 17L but gets quite a bit better economy - you are still filling up every 200k or so....
Your nasty klr jibe was noted and filed away for future retaliation

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It's not so much the economy as the tiny tanks. Later ones had bigger tanks. They weren't quite in TL1000 territory but not far from it.
Even the 2001 plus bikes (black wheels) which had a 19?L tank still had a name for guzzling. Lots of grunt though - accelerating hard makes the steering stop working....

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I've been down that road before, and with a Triumph. The problem is that you can improve each of the components somewhat, but it costs a lot of money (eventually) and still the whole package is not as good as a holistic design.

I suppose it depends how attached you are to the base bike.
or what you are stuck with - his scrambler seems sales proof....
It also kinda fits in with his business

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why cant manufacturers just get their act together and make the perfect bike at an affordable price
Zactly - put a sv1000 motor into a klr without making a fat ugly monster like a vstrom
an sv1000 weighs about 185kg - which is about right for an adv bike. BMW800 seems perfect on paper but its prolly a bit spendy for a poor white boy like me

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There's a lot of buying for that money, if you can stand the age - they aren't all maintenance nightmares. I picked up a '96 VFR750F with 110Kkm for $3500. It's in pretty good nick. Lots of fun for an old bike, sprightly, comfortable and can be punted through corners pretty well. Interestingly the suspension clatters and clunks but the chassis is so tight it never gets bumped off-line; it's very planted.
looks really tidy - the km would scare me off but the vfr's sure seem really well made. I'd love to ride one one day

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I'd love a VFR, I like the older models though, High build quality for budget price....just unsure how one would go on my road though.
Your location certainly does kind of limit bike choices - have you considered an Africa Twin?

I rode an sv650 today - super smooth and flexible engine with ample power but it didn't ride as well as the sv1000 and the engine was so smooth it was a bit characterless. I like the 1000 a whole heap more. plus the 650's and 1000's seem to have very similar prices?

Getting back on the klr after riding the sv650 was horrid - who stole the engine.......
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:54 AM   #288
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This has been one of the most entertaining threads I've read for a long time. Perhaps you should try a M1nsk as the ultimate adv bike.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:57 AM   #289
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:55 PM   #290
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Elephant!!!!

How rude!
Mark isn't an Elephant, more like a skinny fox hanging around the chicken coop, looking for a free/cheap feed.
After all he is a KLR owner
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:43 PM   #291
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How rude!
Mark isn't an Elephant, more like a skinny fox hanging around the chicken coop, looking for a free/cheap feed.
After all he is a KLR owner
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:00 AM   #292
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you are all a pack of arses.....

I rode another sv1000s today and the 1000's definitely handle the bumps better than the sv650's seem to.

These things sound simply orgasmic with a set of cans....

Having done a bit more interweb research I think I'm going to buy a 05+ bike (which means an S) as there are numerous minor changes which make them a slightly better long term proposition. A high bar conversion should be a sub $400 cost.
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:15 PM   #293
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Buell Ulysses, cheap, cheerful, a whole bucket of fun

Mine has 50+K km, just run in, been over 13000' mountains on jeep trax,
.....wanna see pix?

Oh, did I mention she owns the twisties?
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:36 PM   #294
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Theres a Multistrada for approx $6k for sale in Mot at the moment. One of the early ugly ones.
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:34 PM   #295
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Go take that Guzzi Sport for another spin before you get too into the SVs. Reckon it's got more soul (& will retain it's value better).
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:17 PM   #296
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:25 PM   #297
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saw today that the brand new DR650SE are on sale for 9k, they have new body colours and a new mass de-centralization concept
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:55 PM   #298
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saw today that the brand new DR650SE are on sale for 9k, they have new body colours and a new mass de-centralization concept
What does that mean, they left the engine out
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:31 AM   #299
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Buell Ulysses, cheap, cheerful, a whole bucket of fun

Mine has 50+K km, just run in, been over 13000' mountains on jeep trax,
.....wanna see pix?

Oh, did I mention she owns the twisties?
tidy ones are outside my budget - and they are always going to be an orphan

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Theres a Multistrada for approx $6k for sale in Mot at the moment. One of the early ugly ones.
I presume a 1000 not an 1100? A tidy one of these could be quite a good option. pity there is nothing in the area to ride.

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Go take that Guzzi Sport for another spin before you get too into the SVs. Reckon it's got more soul (& will retain it's value better).
I wouldn’t want to - there is too much chance of me signing bits of paper and then trying to explain to my wife why I spent twice what we'd agreed I would.

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SV = Toyota Camry. Efficient car but Bland !
Thats probably a bit harsh - they sound lovely and go way better than anything else I've ridden (except maybe a vtr). Character/Blandness is ultimately in the eye of the beholder methinks... Certainly don't find them boring. reliability is not necessarily a bad thing ether

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saw today that the brand new DR650SE are on sale for 9k, they have new body colours and a new mass de-centralization concept
mentioning the dr650 is a good way of being banned from this thread - I'm trying to find a less boring bike - not a more boring even less practical bike

I rode a super tidy 2000 Ducati Monster M900 today - lovely grunty sweet sounding motor and quite good ergos but rough road ride was pretty bad (I took it 5-10km into the akatarawa rd and the forks in particular did not like it. Clutch was a bit heavy and the turning lock was terrible.
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