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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: Miena Moo on January 19, 2007, 03:34:05 pm

Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: Miena Moo on January 19, 2007, 03:34:05 pm
I need some advice.Groenie can't give me an objective opinion as he drives a KLR.

I went on the 2 day Novice course with BMW Riders academy and learnt a lot and need to practise ,practise, practise.....

NOW I NEED A BIKE :D

But what to buy.Of course I got to ride the F650 GS.Awesome :blob7:
Compared to the KLR(Ou plaas instrument), which I have to say has been the only other bike I have been on, I would choose the GS.

However being tall the Dakar also sounds like a great option.
BUT what would you guys recommend.Remember I need to do some tar for a while before I do the offrode thing to learn and practice the skills I was tought.

I don't want to buy a bike just because I need to get one or because Groenie wants me to get a KLR.

Girls some of you are on KLR's and BMW's what would you recommend.
Is there any Honda Transalp or Yamaha guys that can give me some advice :dontknow:
Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: michnus on January 19, 2007, 06:12:08 pm
My wife started on a KLR because it is a excellent bike and it does not cost you an arm and a leg, and they are really easy to ride and handle in the dirt, especially so for new riders. If I really had a few rands to spare I would have love to still have the KLR.

There is nothing wrong with the normal GS if you can afford one get one, they can do everything you will ask of it.

For ease of use it makes sense to get another KLR, for you and Groenie, he only rides at 100km/h anyway :lol: From  all the bikes the KLR and GS is most probably the least expensive to repair in minor drops and spills, and they have the best resale value.

Go KLr and get the black one, it's really a beaut :)
Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: Groenie on January 19, 2007, 07:40:37 pm
Quote from: "michnus"
Go KLr and get the black one, it's really a beaut :)


Sien jy nou! Even a BM rider recommends a KLR
Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: Welsh on January 19, 2007, 08:25:16 pm
Quote from: "Groenie"
Quote from: "michnus"
Go KLr and get the black one, it's really a beaut :)


Sien jy nou! Even a BM rider recommends a KLR


Ja Groenie, but we respect the Lady, she is smart enough to ask us not you.

Welsh  :roll:  :roll:
Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: Adventurer on January 19, 2007, 08:43:16 pm
GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS......
Maybe not the best for all occasions, but the best all round package.
Just decide if you want a Dakar or a normal GS.....
Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: Mark Hardy on January 19, 2007, 09:20:38 pm
Quote from: "Adventurer"
GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS......
Maybe not the best for all occasions, but the best all round package.
Just decide if you want a Dakar or a normal GS.....


+1

Go GS. The KLR is a wonderful bike but you have tasted the GS. That want will not go away  :) .Just reading into your first statment, you will enjoy the KLR but will always compair it to the GS. You enjoyed the GS.....take the plung and go that route.  :)

Sorry Groenie :wink:  :D
Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: Butch on January 19, 2007, 10:47:51 pm
Transalp

'Nuf said.
Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: shark_za on January 20, 2007, 07:57:02 am
Go GS or Transalp even the 500 KLE,  they are chicks bikes.

Leave the KLR, Dakar and 640 Adv's for the guys.
 :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:
Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: Red on January 20, 2007, 08:24:23 am
One day.  One day.  (http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/ronelf01/Jokes/tapfoot.gif)(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/ronelf01/Jokes/tapfoot.gif)(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/ronelf01/Jokes/tapfoot.gif)

..... the girls are going to kick your butt, Sharky!!
Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: D7 on January 20, 2007, 09:35:25 am
I recomend...










shark's advice
 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
however,  the red is not the fatstest (popular misconception).   Go Green.
Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: GIDEON on January 20, 2007, 11:35:23 am
I belief the 650GS is a greate bike, easy to ride and maintain and you can do anything. Dakar is nice. Transalp is very nice becuase its stronger than the 650's. the KLR is Butch (No punt intended)
Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: wino on January 20, 2007, 03:36:34 pm
transalp is too heavy for a girl. gs' lower centre of gravity ideal for you, but imo a bit pricey (it doesn't have a fuel gauge :roll: ), compared to the klr. so, go klr, or better, take groenie!
Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: chrisB on January 20, 2007, 03:49:27 pm
Quote from: "shark_za"
Go GS or Transalp even the 500 KLE,  they are chicks bikes.

Leave the KLR, Dakar and 640 Adv's for the guys.
 :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:


hey what's with this chick bike thing! UberThumper went up the klip, not sweat  :roll:  :wink:  :lol:
Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: JourneyMan on January 20, 2007, 04:11:38 pm
A very biased GS, is my vote.

Only problem is that you will get bored waiting for Groenie to catch up the whole time at turns and intersections. :twisted:  :D
Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: GIDEON on January 20, 2007, 04:21:34 pm
:twisted:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :twisted:  :roll:
Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: mango on January 20, 2007, 08:32:51 pm
Quote from: "Red"
One day.  One day.  (http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/ronelf01/Jokes/tapfoot.gif)(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/ronelf01/Jokes/tapfoot.gif)(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/ronelf01/Jokes/tapfoot.gif)

..... the girls are going to kick your butt, Sharky!!


Red, you're closer, do me a favour, and
whack him one  :twisted:

Actually, I think the KLR is really more of a chicks bike than
the GS. especially the green one... sorry Groenie

MM, wait for the new KLR to come out.
Title: To buy or not to buy.HELP
Post by: Red on January 21, 2007, 02:08:00 pm
Mango,

Sorry girl,  I have bad news for you.  

I went on a ride this morning with Sharky, Stephan and Blouvark.  That man can ride.  One day, one day I will jsut be able to keep up. :lol:  :lol: