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9 minutes ago, XTreme said:

Are people actually buying them? :classic_unsure:

Yes lots but it's more a full on race bike than a trail bike. A guy in the TRF has one says he feels beaten up after a day trail riding on it because its too aggressive and prefers his CRF250L for trail riding. its basically the same bike as the CRF450RX my mate traded in for the beta last weekend. Its not the L model that Honda normally produce and never will be because they don't have a road bike that uses a 450cc single cylinder engine

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On 23/11/2021 at 21:22, XTreme said:

So......where do I go from here if I decide to sell the Beemer?

Not wanting to piss on your parade, but I’m not sure there’s a secondhand value in used Chinese bikes.

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I don’t need more power off road and the Himalayan will do almost everything I need but………….I’d prefer a 600 on road and there’s the dilemma because ideally I’d have another XR650L but they were never imported into Spain and so I’ve no chance of getting one over here.

That leaves a much smaller choice but if I can squeeze a bit of cash out of our house sale then I’d love another KTM690 Enduro R.

With a different power modes it was manageable on the dirt with my meagre skills and plenty quick enough on road. The only thing I’d change is the truly awful seat………….😱😱

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12 minutes ago, Mawsley said:

Not wanting to piss on your parade, but I’m not sure there’s a secondhand value in used Chinese bikes.

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9 hours ago, Mawsley said:

Sure you can p/x it in for one of them electric scooters the kids appear to love.

Probably made in the same factory.

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11 hours ago, Sir Fallsalot said:

Yes lots but it's more a full on race bike than a trail bike. A guy in the TRF has one says he feels beaten up after a day trail riding on it because its too aggressive and prefers his CRF250L for trail riding. its basically the same bike as the CRF450RX my mate traded in for the beta last weekend. Its not the L model that Honda normally produce and never will be because they don't have a road bike that uses a 450cc single cylinder engine

What @Sir Fallsalot said  👍

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10 hours ago, Skippy said:

I don’t need more power off road and the Himalayan will do almost everything I need but………….I’d prefer a 600 on road and there’s the dilemma because ideally I’d have another XR650L but they were never imported into Spain and so I’ve no chance of getting one over here.

That leaves a much smaller choice but if I can squeeze a bit of cash out of our house sale then I’d love another KTM690 Enduro R.

With a different power modes it was manageable on the dirt with my meagre skills and plenty quick enough on road. The only thing I’d change is the truly awful seat………….😱😱

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and the injectors, and the chocolate rockers and the dodgy fuel pump and the fuel filler that lets shit and muck drop into the tank when you re-fuel.    Great bike but the list of faults goes on...................

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On 23/11/2021 at 22:38, XTreme said:

You'll lose the offroad capability though Bob?

Maybe have an offroad bike as well? TBH there's not so many trails in this area, so something more road focused would be better I think.

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4 hours ago, boboneleg said:

and the injectors, and the chocolate rockers and the dodgy fuel pump and the fuel filler that lets shit and muck drop into the tank when you re-fuel.    Great bike but the list of faults goes on...................

I know 🤣🤣🤣🤣😆

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6 hours ago, XTreme said:

I gotta say that I am quite taken with the F700GS.......but it is a slight step up in weight.

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That will be the Kymco engine then.

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6 hours ago, XTreme said:

I gotta say that I am quite taken with the F700GS.......but it is a slight step up in weight.

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You do like singles, so why go for a twin if you hardly go on motorways or carry luggage? 

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3 minutes ago, Pedro said:

You do like singles, so why go for a twin if you hardly go on motorways or carry luggage? 

That extra power means he can get a bigger top box to carry his incontinence supplies.

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56 minutes ago, Pedro said:

You do like singles, so why go for a twin if you hardly go on motorways or carry luggage? 

I do go on motorways......if I'm leaving the area I have to to get anywhere.

But I'm unsure yet if my bike requirements are going to change because I've been gradually scaling down the business over the last 5 years (since my boy left for Poland), and retaining the worthwhile clients, while offloading the needy bottomfeeders.

Of course, Brexit and Covid have accounted for quite a few dropping off as well.

The plan has always been to get a better work/life balance than I used to have, and bit by bit I'm getting there.

I'm not where I want to be yet, because it takes time. But I'm heading the right way.

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1 minute ago, XTreme said:

I do go on motorways......if I'm leaving the area I have to to get anywhere.

But I'm unsure yet if my bike requirements are going to change because I've been gradually scaling down the business over the last 5 years (since my boy left for Poland), and retaining the worthwhile clients, while offloading the needy bottomfeeders.

Of course, Brexit and Covid have accounted for quite a few dropping off as well.

The plan has always been to get a better work/life balance than I used to have, and bit by bit I'm getting there.

I'm not where I want to be yet, because it takes time. But I'm heading the right way.

Good to hear, that you’re heading towards some balance!

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I rode Ducatis exclusively for about 25 years, then strayed when I bought an Aprilia RSV-R for a track bike, and then a Guzzi V85tt for a street bike. I never bonded with either. The Aprilia was sold off last spring, and it's pretty much decided the V85 will be put up for sale next spring. I already bought a 900ss track bike to replace the RSV, the Guzzi wil likely be replaced by an older air cooled Ducati Monster, or if I decide to sell my 851 also, perhaps a V2 Streetfighter. I need to see one in person first but so far it's caught my attention. 

 

 

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