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Old 11-20-2012, 05:03 PM
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:06 PM
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I wanted a riding experience that was different than the Vee.

I got it, to be sure.

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:28 PM
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My '2nd ride' is my wife's Vespa GT200 scooter.

The Vespa gets about 75MPG (compared to my wee's 65MPG)

The power and handling on the Vespa with 12-inch wheels is not up to the Wee... but the seat is MUCH more comfortable after 2 hours in the saddle.

Surprisingly, the 200cc engine is enough to maintain the speed-limit on any road except the interstate. (There are only 2 interstate highways in Vermont so this is not a big issue.)
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:32 PM
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I want a second bike to ride about the bush with my son and even ride to work 10 minutes through traffic to save having to fire up the Vee.
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The part that confuses me here is that you want another bike for commuting as you don't want to take the time to fire up the DL1000.

I would think your DL would be a great commuter bike (my DL650's have been and are great commuter bikes!) So the question really is what are you going to use the other bike for? I suspect its hard to go wrong with a KLR or DR if you want something more off-road oriented but also good power to get to the trails. Otherwise you really have to see what your heart tells you.

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I have a 2001 XR650R for my dirt fix. Pics taken right after I bought it and spruced it up a bit.
It's ridiculously torquey and the engine is damn near bulletproof, but it can be a bit of a handfull in the tighter trails. The newer 4 stroke MX'ers are a lot lighter and slimmer, but the engines seem to require higher maintenance as well.
I spend a few weekends on it in the summer and I like to think it keeps me sharp-ish !!
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WR250R......love it!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:05 PM
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2011 Honda CRF250R I play around with.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:34 PM
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I bounce back and forth between the Wee and an 07 Yamaha Stratoliner.
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Bought a 2012 dl650a in April. Great on the pavement and good hardpacked dirt--not worth 2 cents in anything soft or loose. It can be done but it aint fun.
Bought a 2012 drz400s a couple of months ago to get in the dirt. Re-geared to 14/47 to make it more off roadable. Been having a blast with it ever since.
The new sprockets make wheelies easy--now I just need to keep the wife from seeing me do them.
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