ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > Parallel Universe
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-26-2013, 12:31 PM   #151
Dirt Hugger
Urban Adventurer
 
Dirt Hugger's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Oddometer: 65
36
__________________
2013 BMW F800GS
2007 BMW XChallenge - sold
2004 BMW R1200GS - sold
2002 KTM 640 Adventure R - sold
1998 Honda XR600R - sold

Dirt Hugger screwed with this post 08-26-2013 at 12:38 PM
Dirt Hugger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 03:29 PM   #152
GS73
Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Minnesota USA
Oddometer: 47
Ageless

I'm 58 soon to be 59. Bought my F8 two years ago and have been loving it. Although I crashed 3 weeks ago and broke my left ankle. Now I'll be out of the saddle for awhile, looking forward to getting back in though. Ruined my plans for a ride in Moab this September.
GS73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2013, 05:48 PM   #153
mapuda
Crash Tested
 
mapuda's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Oddometer: 261
57 here. At one time in the mid seventies I had 3 dirt bikes. A Bultaco Alpina 250, a heavily modded DT1 Yamaha with unsilenced downpipe and crudely laid over shocks, and a 1972 Yellow Tank CZ 250 Cross. Man those were the days!
I still miss the smell of Blendzall Castor oil, but hated scraping the carbon off the pistons, exhaust ports and head.

Someone once asked me "Why do you have 3 dirt bikes?"
"Because I don't have time to work on 4!"

Bought a Sunset Yellow F8GS in March of 2009 and currently have 59K+ miles on it. I don't ride them for resale value.
__________________
Anger makes you stupid and stupid gets you killed.
-Michonne
mapuda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2013, 07:00 PM   #154
NYTrainer
Gnarly Adventurer
 
NYTrainer's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Geneseo, NY
Oddometer: 132
61
__________________
"Win without boasting...lose without excuse!"

2004 DR650 Suzuki,1978 Yamaha XS750,
1981 Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker,1981 Yamaha XV920 Chain-drive
1986 Yamaha YZ490-Vintage MX project, Yamaha TW200(Girl Friend's Ride) Yamaha TDM 850
NYTrainer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2013, 10:02 PM   #155
grndzr0
its Ground Zero
 
grndzr0's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Montana
Oddometer: 598
Just turned the big 3-0 a couple months ago

Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express
__________________
2010 F800gs (Mine) 2011 F650gs (Wifes)
grndzr0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 03:48 PM   #156
Gnik Nus
MSF Ridercoach
 
Gnik Nus's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Houston
Oddometer: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by mapuda View Post
and a 1972 Yellow Tank CZ 250 Cross. Man those were the days!
Coming up on the BIG 64 in January. Still pushing hard but not near as fast! I piloted a '72 Jawa CZ 250 in '73 and '74. Ran desert endures out of El Paso into New Mexico. Man, that was an AWESOME bike... bullet proof, fast and smooth. Quite the machine at that time and wide open spaces to ride back then.

Main bike is a 2010 F800 GS. Just returned from a 45 day, 12,437 mile trip to Canada and Alaska. 2,400 miles of dirt roads, Campbell, Dempster to Inuvik, Top of the World, Denali Hwy, Dalton Hwy to Deadhorse. 44K trouble free miles on the bike, excluding consumables, and 3 tank replacements. Life is good.
Gnik Nus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 06:21 PM   #157
lookaught
Loner Extraordinaire
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Casper, Wyoming
Oddometer: 198
Three tank replacements?? What happened? Cracks?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
__________________
Aprilia SXV 550 supermoto
F800GS 30th - sold and replaced by... a 2010 F800GS!
CRF450R
Solo Ride Pennsylvania to Anchorage, Alaska and back 2011

Two Ape supermotos take on the Dragon
lookaught is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 01:05 PM   #158
Gnik Nus
MSF Ridercoach
 
Gnik Nus's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Houston
Oddometer: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by lookaught View Post
Three tank replacements?? What happened? Cracks?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
Was the dreaded cracked tank issue, all resolved under warranty. Current tank has been on for a year and 18K miles with no issue. Guess I finally got one of the "new improved" replacement tanks. I'm happy.
Gnik Nus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 08:58 AM   #159
wyobohunter
Gnarly Adventurer
 
wyobohunter's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Southwest Wyoming
Oddometer: 416
I'm turning 40 next month. I've never owned an ADV bike... Just a few on and off road bikes here and there starting at about the age of 14. I've had a 2008 WR250R since it was new and am now getting ready to order my 1st for purpose ADV bike. Very excited!

Just havin a tough time deciding between the standard an adventure models of F800GS.
wyobohunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2013, 03:32 AM   #160
ar1814
Gnarly Adventurer
 
ar1814's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Swiss Alps
Oddometer: 115
22 and had my GS for 2 years now :-)
ar1814 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2013, 04:28 PM   #161
jimmycoin
Adventurer
 
jimmycoin's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Oddometer: 78
36, bought the gs when i was 34. I always rode sport bikes because I was from a city and that was all I saw. Then, I was stationed in Alaska and a buddy of mine rode a gs. I followed him on a burgman 400 for a trip and was hooked! Bought the bike a month later.
__________________
"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt." -Abraham Lincoln
jimmycoin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 04:46 AM   #162
Pinozul
Miles to Go Before..
 
Pinozul's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Broomfield, CO
Oddometer: 11
55 today.

Been on a 2010 F650GS for 3 years and a KTM 350 XCF-W for 3 months. Bought the KTM after I got my kids some Kawasaki dirt bikes to learn to ride. The F650GS just isn't the right tool at the MX track.

Had a couple dirt bikes back in college, a Yamaha and a Bultaco. Then took a short 32-year hiatus to do other stuff, mostly bicycle racing and skiing. Oh, and "life"...that took up some time too.

The attraction to the ADV world for me was all about the travel. Absolutely love being able to go just about anywhere and having everything I need with me. Just so many gorgeous places in the Rockies to set up camp and take it all in.

As I was waiting for the coffee to kick in this morning, I did a quick count through the thread to date. I concur with lookaught's earlier comment: I think the age of the respondents here skews towards the younger side. Below is the approximate distribution to date. Empirically, I'd say the actual demographic is considerably more heavily weighted towards the 50's and 60's.

But as most folks in those two groups will tell you, there is this bizarre phenomenon: the birthdays keep adding up, yet you yourself kind of feel like a perpetual 39. The "Jack Benny syndrome", I guess. The only difference between 35 and 55 is that left knee, the right shoulder, both eyes, the inability to sleep well, etc, etc. Other than that, NO DIFFERENCE.

Respondent Distribution
< 20: 01
20-29: 23
30-39: 26
40-49: 24
50-59: 16
60-69: 15
70-79: 07
__________________
2010 BMW F650GS Twin
2013 KTM 350 XCF-W
Pinozul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #163
Bayner
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Penticton, BC
Oddometer: 1,457
Well, happy birthday!
Bayner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 05:47 PM   #164
Lucky62
Dreamer Extraordinaire
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: End of the Appalacians
Oddometer: 43
I only read the beginning post.....

......and I'm 51 rough years old now and can't believe all the dam aches and pains I have. I had to chime in here though and say that I wasted a lot of time after I discovered street bikes on the street. Had a buddy at work that got me to buy his old Virago when he found and bought a '84 Goldwing standard. Then ran across an '82 Wing for cheap and started doing the Goldwing Rally's. We were the young and wild guys there, never participated in all of it other than being there, even got 'talked to' a couple times cause our bikes were spotted in front of the local liquor store during the rally.

Him and I really missed the boat back then, we both liked camping and hiking and did that some, but if we had known about KLR's back then we would have gone lots more cool places and had tons more fun.

Not sure why I didn't think of it, especially having grown up riding dirt bikes, guess I thought I had to ride interstate to go anywhere, now I know better, it just takes a bit more time, but the stuff/people you see/meet on the US Hwy's in this country make me stay off the interstate as much as possible.

Sure wish I was 33 again and knew what I know now.

Enjoy it guys, and just remember the more you crash, the more you will hurt when you hit my age....

"not looking forward to my 60's!"
........... but I'll take it instead of the alternative....
__________________
If we weren't all crazy we would go insane. (Jimmy Buffett)
Lucky62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 06:14 PM   #165
ADKADVRider
Wannabe Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Adirondacks - New York
Oddometer: 125
55, just got a 2012 F650GS twin a week ago. Most of my riding experience is off road (when I was much younger) but I look forward to many miles on the GS.
ADKADVRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014