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post #111 of 230 Old 11-29-2012, 10:54 AM
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post #112 of 230 Old 11-29-2012, 04:04 PM
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I didn't have a chance to post the pics earlier in the thread:

My 1958 DNEPR:


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My Yamaha GTS-1000s (both 93):


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post #113 of 230 Old 11-29-2012, 07:55 PM
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My 1958 DNEPR:
Wow! That thing is beautiful. I spent the last 5 minutes just staring at it.

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post #114 of 230 Old 11-29-2012, 10:31 PM
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it is way cool...

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Ditto on that. My wife would just laugh at me if I asked her to jump on and hang onto that ring. My 2nd bike is a DR650 and she won't even ride with me on that.
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post #116 of 230 Old 11-30-2012, 06:20 AM
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GenII KLR650! Highly recommended.

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post #117 of 230 Old 11-30-2012, 07:34 AM
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All of these posts give me hope that the dream of a second bike is attainable. For no rational reason whatsoever, I want a Triumph Bonneville T-100. I could also be talked into a Royal Enfield with little trouble. I just love the 'classic look' bikes.

Interesting to see all the KLR owners on here. That's the bike I sold to buy the Wee. Really liked it, but it was just too much to tolerate for the long stretches of slab I find I have to ride to get to the fire roads I like to ride...roads that in general are easily traversed on something like a Wee. If I want another dirt oriented bike I think I'd get something smaller, though, and just haul it in my truck (the KLR was, frankly, too damn heavy for me to wrestle on/off by myself).

Is it a blessing or a curse that no one bike can do it all?

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post #118 of 230 Old 12-01-2012, 10:37 AM
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post #119 of 230 Old 12-01-2012, 12:38 PM
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2nd bike

Another V-Strom, natch. After putting 77k miles on my 04 Strom, I bought a new 05 and moved all my touring stuff to the 05. then I stripped the 04 and stuck on a short dirt-bike Super-Trapp muffler and went rippin with my buds. With a 14 tooth sprocket it runs like a 900 (or so the buds would tell me). the DR 650 is too weak and detuned and I never liked KLR handling. Older V-Stroms are cheap and bulletproof. Go for it!
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Will Follow Soon..But for now CRF450R Dual Sported

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Another V-Strom, natch. After putting 77k miles on my 04 Strom, I bought a new 05 and moved all my touring stuff to the 05. then I stripped the 04 and stuck on a short dirt-bike Super-Trapp muffler and went rippin with my buds. With a 14 tooth sprocket it runs like a 900 (or so the buds would tell me). the DR 650 is too weak and detuned and I never liked KLR handling. Older V-Stroms are cheap and bulletproof. Go for it!
Gonna be running the 08 650 in the same manner one day. For now though I am running the CRF450R that I got dual sported in the final days of red sticker dual sport authorization in good old California. Fun Fun. I go for the power/dependability factors...So I'd be in the Honda camp either way if I was gonna by one outright now. Will need to slow down at some point though and the V will be the trail bike one day...

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