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Adventure bike riders??

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  1. peyton9

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    Anyone ever jump ship to the adventure bike category? Just pulled the trigger on a KTM 1290 Super Adventure S. Kept my Highball as I just can’t part with it, but it can’t take me to places I want to go. Never rode one or even so much as sat on one...but I have one waiting in the garage for me when I get home...
     
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    A ktm 1290 cc as a adventure bike ? If i would go adventuring then 600 cc would be on the heavy side already ...

    My favorit adventure bike would be a URAL 2WD
     
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    I’ve ridden the the older 990 & 1190 when I was adventure bike curious. Liked them a lot more than the heavier BMW 1200 GS. Also got a test ride on a Ducati Multi$trada that was the best of them all. In the end I came to realize my days of crashing off-road bikes should be over, I still like thinking about it.
     
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    Been looking at some “smaller” adventure bikes. Really digging the reviews and feedback on both the Suzuki DR650 and the Yamaha WR450

    test rode (on road only) a Triumph Tiger and BMW GS850? They were ok, but did seem a bit heavy for off-road if anything more than fire roads. Admittedly, I could be comparing to my youth and past experiences with straight dirt bikes (125 & 250 two-strokes)

    know a guy that recently got himself an Africa Twin. He loves it.
     
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    I’ve always kinda wanted to get into it. Maybe eventually. I’ve ridden a gs and a multistrada. I REALLY like the multistrada even tho it’s not the best off road
     
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    Had a V-Strom which was a fun bike but couldn't get the seating position where it was comfortable on long trips.
     
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    2018 Suzuki DL650. Completed two Iron Butt rides on it (SS1000's) and made it to the Arctic Ocean. Fun bike.

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    Buell Ulysses comes to mind. I restored one for a friend. His son let it sit up for about 4 years, WOW, it needed a lot of parts! Wheel bearings were bad, drive belt, stator, tires, it was a long list, Over $2,000 in parts. I really liked the plush suspension and great handling! The Buell actually had good power, nothing like the animal you bought, the 1290 is a beast!! Sam has taken the Ulysses on a couple of our weekend rides to Texas and Arkansas. Enjoy the new ride!


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    Had an African Twin for a little while, fun bike but I could never get comfortable on it. So I got rid of it and just ride the VIC.
     
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    In my part of the world a KTM, Husky or Gas Gas ( all the same ) 450 exc, the enduro bikes. Has a larger gas tank, more power than you can actually use, reliable as Japanese train, light enough no matter how tired you are that you can still pick it up!!! Is street legal & parts are everywhere. Bigger isn’t always better, light fast & nimble, just depends where your going.
     
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    Yes. I've had a few Adventure bikes in my stable from the beginning .. My avatar is one of those machines..
     
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    Went to a coffee and bike a couple weeks ago. Plenty of those adventure bike were present 20210321_093745.jpg

    When I see these bikes...this would be me

     
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    No adventure bike for me. I's enough of an adventure to ride the CCT at my age on pavement than choosing a bike to get lost down some old logging road. Then there's picking it up in mud and whatnot. Don't need that either.
     
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    V-Strom 1k here. She's a little heavy for anything truly technical, but I've taken her quite a few places that both the bike and the national park services, would have really preferred I not go.

    After thousands of miles, I still love the bike, and I'm keeping her, but valve checks are a *****. I have to take apart the front of the bike, and eats a weekend.

    At 40-50k miles a year as my long distance ride, I'm sick and tired of it.

    Hence the Vision. **** shim under bucket valves, for they are truly the work of the devil. If Honda could do hydraulic lifters on the nighthawk 750 back in '89 with a 10k+ rev, the continued use of shim under bucket is bullshit.
     
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    No, just got better at picking up the HardBall when I dropped it off road.
     
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