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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob (oh, THAT Bob) View Post
    I believe you, but where did you learn all of this?
    Learning is my job.

    That little bit's got input from multiple sources, even their documentaries, wiki, other forums and their own website. There's been a few threads on them over the years on other forums too. I saw the breakdown of bitumen / dirt / off-road somewhere a few years back... and went to wiki and their website to check, but it wasn't there. Maybe mentioned on the doco?

    Everyone's definition of adventure is different. For some, it's visiting The Big Banana tourist trap (hey, I've been there)



    The way I look at bike riding, if it's not got corners or dirt, it's not what I want to do. I avoid slabbing it whenever I can. Highways are populated with people trying to fill their pockets... and the itinerant traveler is the prime target. The back roads are populated by people living their lives. If they express an interest in you, it's 9 times out of 10 a genuine interest and the interactions are an entirely different flavour to what you get on the highways. The adventure comes into that when you have to solve your own problems. Having a couple of support vans to fluff your whatever every night doesn't come into it.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
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    The way I look at bike riding, if it's not got corners or dirt, it's not what I want to do. I avoid slabbing it whenever I can. Highways are populated with people trying to fill their pockets... and the itinerant traveler is the prime target. The back roads are populated by people living their lives. If they express an interest in you, it's 9 times out of 10 a genuine interest and the interactions are an entirely different flavour to what you get on the highways. The adventure comes into that when you have to solve your own problems. Having a couple of support vans to fluff your whatever every night doesn't come into it.
    This is EXACTLY what I'm talking about! Just meandering, wherever the road takes you, as long as it isn't down the super highway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaraborgcraft View Post
    I would say its not much of an adventure if you are within range of a BMW dealership. Since i picked up another Xl250S I will be playing with sprocket sizes to get a lower rpm at highway speeds, it might be engine pitch or wind whistle through the visor, but i have worse than usual tinnitus after an hours ride. I have yet to find comfortable ear plugs, and i do not like to be totally without hearing, lots of feedback comes through the ears when riding. Pulls well up to 70mph where the gearing kinda stops.
    How big are the wheels on your scoot? When people mention scooter, i always think Vespa/Lambretta, and those tiny wheels are lethal in the wet, though im sure that there are wicked sticky compound rubber tyres avaliable today.
    Oh, it's got wee little wheels. The tires on it amaze me. After a couple hundred miles I started to really ride the bike. They are pretty darn sticky and predictable. A scooter corners differently than a regular motorbike, though, but these tires still feel reliable at full lean. You know you can drag parts on your scooter?

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    Adventuring motorcycling can be as simple as taking an unfamiliar road to another section of town or city and looking for a taqueria or food truck or malt shop that smells great. ask Joe as he is doing it on the yellow flash around the orange curtain.
    There is nothing you can do with an ape/human hybrid. They'll rip your arm off.

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    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    I like the CCM 450 on the video Grant , thanks .... but I doubt I'll spend that much .

    This seems more likely...

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    That CCM is a nice bike, but it costs more than a new Africa Twin.
    I really like that SWM Superdual too, but it can't be cheap either. edit: nope, not cheap. It too will run about the same as a new Honda.
    Last edited by Old Dryfoot; 07-07-2017 at 08:50 AM.
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    I love this guys reviews!

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    I saw that x300, and went as far as doing more research a few months back. I would like to have a ride on one, but i do not see what it has over something like an old Xl600 Transalp, a tad lighter and i expect a lot more buzzy given its rev range. Nice little package though......but given the price, many old bikes i would consider before that.

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    Honda adventure scooter. 650 twin, dual clutch "auto", inverted cartridge fork, longish travel...

    What the heck?

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    P.S. The KLR is still KILLING IT as far as price/potential performance ratio is concerned.

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    too much pretty body work
    needs crash bars
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    too much pretty body work
    needs crash bars
    It needs to do something about that enormous chasm you can slide forward into and bang your groin. Yikes!

    I can live with the plastic, but only because it's a "scooter". It is very Honda though, isn't it? I could actually see Asimo riding this to the lab.

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    Add paniers, and a front mud-guard, you're good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    The KLR is still KILLING IT
    ahem

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    ahem

    Hey, Hey, HEY!

    Context, buddy. I said for the price. For the price. You find me a brand new one of these for 6 grand, or a used one for 1500, in good shape, and I'll ride it.
    Meanwhile, I dream the realistic dreams of a simpleton such as myself.

    Oh, but mercy, some of these Beemers make me weepy. I am probably the ultimate sucker for boxer motors. Except subarus. They sound terrible. Terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Yes, please.
    Let's see, where DID I set that sack of money? Hehe.

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    So In Love With That Bike

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    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Hard to tell from the angles, but those BMW off roaders with BOXER engines look noticeably narrower than typical for the type. True? Much shorter stroke? That would be a major advance, because I don't like the natural imbalance of the parallel twins that require a separate counterbalance lever.
    When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob (oh, THAT Bob) View Post
    Hard to tell from the angles, but those BMW off roaders with BOXER engines look noticeably narrower than typical for the type. True? Much shorter stroke? That would be a major advance, because I don't like the natural imbalance of the parallel twins that require a separate counterbalance lever.
    Not any narrower than the other ones. That is a major problem for me. I've done many roads, to use that word loosely, where I have had clearance problems on a narrow bike. The BMs would have been stranded
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    This is why i ride an XL250.....

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    "only thing that broke was my usb outlet"

    what do you find most unappealing about the modern motorbike?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob (oh, THAT Bob) View Post
    because I don't like the natural imbalance of the parallel twins that require a separate counterbalance lever.
    so buy a v-twin
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post

    what do you find most unappealing about the modern motorbike?
    Often the people that ride them.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    "only thing that broke was my usb outlet"

    what do you find most unappealing about the modern motorbike?
    A lot of them look like extras from a Transformers movie..... I grew up with Beesa B33s as my ideal.
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    If your adventure is off road. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Oh. My. Glob.
    Purr. Fect.

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    Love it. Needs a front fender.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    and a touch more padding for my bum bum - that's not something I'd like to sit on for too dang long...

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    Here's a 750cc version...


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    http://www.vft.org/rouit.html

    I pass by here regularly. Grandpa showed his AJS there one year. My one real Motorsport love. Man, I'd live to,ride Sacramento or San Jose, and I'd LOVE to ride a TT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Love it. Needs a front fender.
    Tear offs.

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    I spotted a big head Royal Enfield 500 single in there, if you do stop in please get a couple of pics, I probably know that bike.

    I

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    I spotted a big head Royal Enfield 500 single in there, if you do stop in please get a couple of pics, I probably know that bike.

    I
    Guess I have a good reason to visit, again, now, eh? It has been a few years.

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