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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #60 on: June 29, 2012, 10:51:56 am »
I've thought about it once or twice mostly because the cost of rallying. That is until I get back on my 800GS and fly down to a meeting. Then I think of chasing Dakar or the longer trips my wife and I do (she has a 650GS), and I cannot bring myself to sell it.

I rode my 640 this week for the first time since getting the 800. I couldn't believe how slow it felt. At first I thought there was something wrong with it. I love that on the 800 I can bullet 150 odd kays to get to a nice road, go play around and shoot back home and be back in time for brunch, not to mention doing longer trips in comfort. That being said, I am glad I'm lucky enough to have 2 bikes bacause choosing between the two would be very difficult.

For me, choosing between a new 1200ADV and 3 smaller second hand bikes is an absolute no brainer

But, does your 800gs have a 400km+ fuel range?

It might feel slow, but it has top quality suspension, brakes and awesome ground clearance. We all know that OEM 800GS suspension sucks almost as much as the crackwhore Piston Pete mentioned earlier.  :thumleft:


800gs is a great bike, but needs a lot of extras to compete on the level of the 640adv. However, if you fix the suspension, add some extras, im afraid the 640 will be standing for a long time.




Errrrr.... I have a 640 and an 800. I know first hand what the differences are  :deal:
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #61 on: June 29, 2012, 10:58:29 am »
I've thought about it once or twice mostly because the cost of rallying. That is until I get back on my 800GS and fly down to a meeting. Then I think of chasing Dakar or the longer trips my wife and I do (she has a 650GS), and I cannot bring myself to sell it.

I rode my 640 this week for the first time since getting the 800. I couldn't believe how slow it felt. At first I thought there was something wrong with it. I love that on the 800 I can bullet 150 odd kays to get to a nice road, go play around and shoot back home and be back in time for brunch, not to mention doing longer trips in comfort. That being said, I am glad I'm lucky enough to have 2 bikes bacause choosing between the two would be very difficult.

For me, choosing between a new 1200ADV and 3 smaller second hand bikes is an absolute no brainer

But, does your 800gs have a 400km+ fuel range?

It might feel slow, but it has top quality suspension, brakes and awesome ground clearance. We all know that OEM 800GS suspension sucks almost as much as the crackwhore Piston Pete mentioned earlier.  :thumleft:


800gs is a great bike, but needs a lot of extras to compete on the level of the 640adv. However, if you fix the suspension, add some extras, im afraid the 640 will be standing for a long time.




Errrrr.... I have a 640 and an 800. I know first hand what the differences are  :deal:



Errr - dont want you to forget that.  :mwink:
 

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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #62 on: June 29, 2012, 11:01:06 am »
I don't have the money to buy more than 1 bike, so the 1 that I have has to do, everything/everwhere I ride.
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #63 on: June 29, 2012, 11:12:03 am »

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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #64 on: July 01, 2012, 03:54:09 pm »
I've thought about it once or twice mostly because the cost of rallying. That is until I get back on my 800GS and fly down to a meeting. Then I think of chasing Dakar or the longer trips my wife and I do (she has a 650GS), and I cannot bring myself to sell it.

I rode my 640 this week for the first time since getting the 800. I couldn't believe how slow it felt. At first I thought there was something wrong with it. I love that on the 800 I can bullet 150 odd kays to get to a nice road, go play around and shoot back home and be back in time for brunch, not to mention doing longer trips in comfort. That being said, I am glad I'm lucky enough to have 2 bikes bacause choosing between the two would be very difficult.

For me, choosing between a new 1200ADV and 3 smaller second hand bikes is an absolute no brainer

But, does your 800gs have a 400km+ fuel range?

It might feel slow, but it has top quality suspension, brakes and awesome ground clearance. We all know that OEM 800GS suspension sucks almost as much as the crackwhore Piston Pete mentioned earlier.  :thumleft:


800gs is a great bike, but needs a lot of extras to compete on the level of the 640adv. However, if you fix the suspension, add some extras, im afraid the 640 will be standing for a long time.




Errrrr.... I have a 640 and an 800. I know first hand what the differences are  :deal:



Errr - dont want you to forget that.  :mwink:

Frankly I think the kak suspension improves my skill.  :lol8:

I also know the difference between good and kak suspension and all I have done to my 800 is put in Dot 15 oil in the front forks and it behaves much better now. All the other farkles are cosmetic IMO.

But this thread is not about the lewensgevaarlik ::) but about the DS bike, and my point is really this: I want to keep my not-so-fantastic-hated-by-the-riding-gods 800GS over getting a smaller bike instead. I am in the fortunate position of having both, and both perform different purposes.
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #65 on: July 02, 2012, 10:16:12 am »
Just came back from a weekend trip through part of the Namib and part of the Kalahari. Loaded with camping gear, varying road conditions including sand and a short bit of tar. Cruising speed was 120-140 on the gravel. The GSA was perfect, I am keeping the battleship!

I also had a quick ride on a lightly loaded Tenere. Was very impressed with the suspension and how nimble it felt, but the GSA stay my weapon of choice. If one start to look at mid sized bikes, I believe that Tenere will be awesome.
 

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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #66 on: July 02, 2012, 10:18:33 am »
Just came back from a weekend trip through part of the Namib and part of the Kalahari. Loaded with camping gear, varying road conditions including sand and a short bit of tar. Cruising speed was 120-140 on the gravel. The GSA was perfect, I am keeping the battleship!

I also had a quick ride on a lightly loaded Tenere. Was very impressed with the suspension and how nimble it felt, but the GSA stay my weapon of choice. If one start to look at mid sized bikes, I believe that Tenere will be awesome.
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #67 on: July 02, 2012, 10:43:18 am »
Just came back from a weekend trip through part of the Namib and part of the Kalahari. Loaded with camping gear, varying road conditions including sand and a short bit of tar. Cruising speed was 120-140 on the gravel. The GSA was perfect, I am keeping the battleship!

I also had a quick ride on a lightly loaded Tenere. Was very impressed with the suspension and how nimble it felt, but the GSA stay my weapon of choice. If one start to look at mid sized bikes, I believe that Tenere will be awesome.

A couple of years ago, the Tenere was the only real single cylinder adventure bike out there with a decent fuel range that you could buy new. The  640 was dropped and most of us saw the 660 as a worthy replacement, except for suspension.

Now that you can buy an Oryx, its a different ballgame, but you can also buy 2 fairly used 660z's for one Oryx. The GSA is good for one thing, covering large distances quickly and in comfort.

 

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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #68 on: July 02, 2012, 11:38:59 am »
Just came back from a weekend trip through part of the Namib and part of the Kalahari. Loaded with camping gear, varying road conditions including sand and a short bit of tar. Cruising speed was 120-140 on the gravel. The GSA was perfect, I am keeping the battleship!

I also had a quick ride on a lightly loaded Tenere. Was very impressed with the suspension and how nimble it felt, but the GSA stay my weapon of choice. If one start to look at mid sized bikes, I believe that Tenere will be awesome.
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #69 on: July 02, 2012, 11:40:10 am »
Jip, was a 660. Must say, I was pleasantly surprised.

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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #70 on: July 02, 2012, 11:42:30 am »
Jip, was a 660. Must say, I was pleasantly surprised.

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