GB moved to Europe and Mom's jealous.KnightofNi II said:did you guys get into a tiff? ???
mother's still around right?
ahhhh. mom misses his friend. how precious. ;Dtoolfan said:GB moved to Europe and Mom's jealous.
I believe Mom's still around, he just works way more than is healthy.
We might be able to tempt him down some time by waving al-kee-hal and unspeakables under his nose.
You get a dual sport yet?
I love mine. Thumpers kick ass, as long as you don't want to go very fast.
Full size, or mini? I'd like to get a full size GS someday, but a cheap thumper works pretty fookin well for 90% of what I'm asking. It's my primary bike now, as I put my supersport away for the winter and it's going to re-emerge as a track/race bike. For commuting, it's tough to beat the cheap DS - it's tall, so you can see over cars, thin, so you can cheap traffic, makes just enough power to get you from exit 1 to 15 without complaint, wheelies when traffic is light... yadda yadda. I built a rack and mounted some pistol cases to mine, wired in some grip warmers and put some hand guards on...KnightofNi II said:ahhhh. mom misses his friend. how precious. ;D
not yet, but soon.
i'm trying to convince myself that i can live without a BMW GS right now.
KnightofNi II said:DS?
i was thinking of a 650GS. if i could get a dakar i'd be even happier.
if i got a full sized GS then i wouldn't be able to justify keeping the monster.
i would like to get a KTM adventure...and i have been looking at the pegaso as well, it might not be the best choice, but there's something about it that i like.
i also looked at the DR650 and 400 as well as the 400sm. the 400 i'm told is pretty underpowered so i might avoid that one unless i get one that is already worked up for cheap.
the BMW wins out over all everything except the KTM though.
i know the GS costs more, and i'm fine with that since it is a more "well mannered" bike. it is going to be mostly a commuter so well balanced road manners. basically though, i want something with good torque that is light and it needs good brakes (the KLR is out because of that).toolfan said:DS= dual sport..
The DR400 makes about the same power as the 650, but no torque, so you really are beating on it at traffic, at least how I understand it. My desire to own a 650GS pretty much dissappeared once I started shopping in earnest for a thumper. It costs ~20% more than any of the japenese singles, and the only thing it does better out of the box is higher speed road stuff (ie freeways.) The reason I pretty much totally ruled it out is that it seems the least hoolaganistic - it's tuned to be smooth and cruise, not to be dirty and wheelie. I think my girlfriend could be very happy with a GS, but she doesn't get the hooligan bug, she never even tries to do stupid pet tricks on the monster.
I'm pretty happy with DR, but really, a KLR or XR650L probably would serve my needs just as well. I don't even know what state you live in, but if you can legalize an off road bike, the DR400 that is off-road only (E, I think), makes really good power, and can be tarded out into a sweet law breaker.
Better than the KLR, probably not as good as the GS.KnightofNi II said:how are the brakes on the DR?