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« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2009, 03:48:20 PM »

C'mon, the ugliest Guzzi is better looking the prettiest Beemer.
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« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2009, 04:17:05 PM »


C'mon, the ugliest Guzzi is better looking the prettiest Beemer.


You better hope beemer owners don't hear you, those are fight'n words.   Lol





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« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2009, 07:24:39 PM »


C'mon, the ugliest Guzzi is better looking the prettiest Beemer.


Says the man who rides a KLR and a Ural. You, sir, are no judge of "beauty"  Lol
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« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2009, 08:19:04 PM »


Heck, the Tiger is most likely off my list because of it's rear suspension


Couldn't you pick up an Ohlins shock for the price difference ?
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« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2009, 08:30:00 PM »



Says the man who rides a KLR and a Ural. You, sir, are no judge of "beauty"  Lol


Au contraire, the Ural is reknowned for its classic lines of elegant curves, full fenders, round headlight, and tasteful farkles.  The Ural gets far more positive comments than my GS ever got.

The KLR, well, um, err, it's more of a functional kind of beauty.   Razz

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« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2009, 10:04:17 PM »




Couldn't you pick up an Ohlins shock for the price difference ?


I haven't researched what aftermarket suspenders are out there for the Tiger.  That's a good idea because I plan on testing the Tiger and suspect I'll fall in love with it (1050 triple...   Inlove  )  
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« Reply #46 on: January 11, 2009, 10:44:51 PM »

Revised price of Tiger = $15,199 w/ one additional upgrade...

http://www.orientexpress.com/product_info.php?products_id=13175&utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=gb

I believe this even comes w/ one of those remote dial preload adjusters.
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« Reply #47 on: January 11, 2009, 10:48:07 PM »


Revised price of Tiger = $15,199 w/ one additional upgrade...

http://www.orientexpress.com/product_info.php?products_id=13175&utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=gb

I believe this even comes w/ one of those remote dial preload adjusters.


I believe this makes it a winner  Wink  Thumbsup
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« Reply #48 on: January 11, 2009, 11:20:15 PM »

Can you tell it's cold outside!?  Now it's time for the all-important test rides to work out all the intangibles!  

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« Reply #49 on: January 12, 2009, 11:26:12 AM »


Ok, say you're looking for a good touring bike to add to the garage.  Let's say you'll mostly ride country back roads and like the flexibility of a few dirt roads thrown in (300 - 400 miles per day on a long trip).



I've owned both and am currently running my second 950 Adventure into the ground, and here's my two cents;

a. I don't like to tour cross country with knobbies-if you're going to do some off-road mixed in with touring, the KTM is the bike for this as it's much easier/lighter to pick up when you drop it, and it's just plain lighter handling too.

b. BMW's have gone down into the deep-end of answering questions noone is asking, particularly for us DS guys. I can work on the carbs of my 950, and that is the most mechanically bizarre things on the bike, for me anyway. When going off-road in an unknown land keep it simple.

c. Put some pipes on a 950 and adjust the carbs to your liking. The motor is the most amazing and forgiving engine that you can grow into and get some serious fun out of.

d. A couple of years ago the answer might have been the GS, but now the aftermarket playing field for comfort bolt-ons has blown it wide open in favor of KTM. Get your self a Renazco seat, some bar risers, however you wanna farkle it.... Thumbsup

e. Chain, chain, chain. Period. No blown out final drives, wanky funked out ABS inter-linked with a hydraulic assist failures, just plain power and super-bad fun.   Thumbsup    
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« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2009, 01:42:24 PM »

I've ridden both and prefer the KTM - as long as I already have a designated street bike that is. If I could only have one I'd go with the GS. But the KTM fun-factor was much higher for me. It will be my next bike.  Bigsmile
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« Reply #51 on: January 12, 2009, 01:50:51 PM »

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Au contraire, the Ural is reknowned for its classic lines of elegant curves, full fenders, round headlight, and tasteful farkles.  The Ural gets far more positive comments than my GS ever got.




Good heavens, what sort of places (Or backwater countries) are you hanging out in Mr?  Lol
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« Reply #52 on: January 12, 2009, 03:45:21 PM »

In areas filled to the brim with aesthetes and connoiseurs.   Bigsmile
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« Reply #53 on: January 12, 2009, 03:47:12 PM »


In areas filled to the brim with aesthetes and connoiseurs.   Bigsmile


rofl - Bend, OR??? Yeah, keep on kidding yourself, mister  Bigok
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« Reply #54 on: January 12, 2009, 07:43:32 PM »

Hey, we ain't West Prineville, anymore.   Lol

Dang uppity Bay Area types.   Razz
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« Reply #55 on: January 20, 2009, 02:50:07 PM »

R Doug,

Something for you to ponder :

Sell the Super Duke, buy a 990 Adventure, install 19"/17" wheel combo and a good seat. Two bikes in one !

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« Reply #56 on: January 20, 2009, 04:57:50 PM »


R Doug,

Something for you to ponder :

Sell the Super Duke

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« Reply #57 on: January 20, 2009, 07:27:54 PM »


R Doug,

Something for you to ponder :

Sell the Super Duke, buy a 990 Adventure, install 19"/17" wheel combo and a good seat. Two bikes in one !

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« Reply #58 on: January 21, 2009, 11:58:54 AM »




This coming from an appearant bike whore*.    Lol  




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« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2009, 10:34:58 PM »

Doug you have a dilemma..........

The decision could be made easy if KTM just brought this in to the US



Just add hard bags.

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