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Re: My Retirement Bike ?
« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2013, 09:19:56 am »
what about a Multistrada??? :peepwall:
 

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« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2013, 09:21:34 am »
Lear, ek het aan dieselfde gedink!! :imaposer:
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« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2013, 09:26:12 am »
Ag Magtig man.......bou nou net daai HPN met Siebenrock en kry klaar daarmee, dan kan jy moet vir die volgende
10 jaar die ding klaar afbetaal.

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« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2013, 09:28:08 am »
By the sounds of it, you are set on a boxer. only q is which one?

1100, 1150, 1200 or your zen bike?  :sip:
 

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Re: My Retirement Bike ?
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2013, 09:30:39 am »
Yes Jup, 1150GSA is die regte bike, gelukkig hoef ek nie een te soek nie, het hom alreeds. :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

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Re: My Retirement Bike ?
« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2013, 09:33:31 am »
By the sounds of it, you are set on a boxer. only q is which one?

1100, 1150, 1200 or your zen bike?  :sip:

As stated above - Hpn Modified , simple tech, good suspension, big feul supply and and and and .......... :biggrin:
 

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« Reply #46 on: April 29, 2013, 09:33:37 am »
I'm a Honda fan. The KLE500 I had for a short while didn't impress, neither did either of the BMWs. The problem is that no manufacturer now caters for DS riding (specifically my requirements), that includes Honda. That's why my present bike is 33 years old......

Jup, I think your best bet for your type of riding, is one of the twin pot BMWs - spares won't be a problem (apart from expense), even in 20 years' time!

Curious, how is a 30y/o XR500 a better DS bike than all the bikes available on the market today?

I can pick it up..........solo! :laughing4:

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Re: My Retirement Bike ?
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2013, 07:18:39 pm »
I'm a Honda fan. The KLE500 I had for a short while didn't impress, neither did either of the BMWs. The problem is that no manufacturer now caters for DS riding (specifically my requirements), that includes Honda. That's why my present bike is 33 years old......

Jup, I think your best bet for your type of riding, is one of the twin pot BMWs - spares won't be a problem (apart from expense), even in 20 years' time!

Curious, how is a 30y/o XR500 a better DS bike than all the bikes available on the market today?



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« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2013, 10:12:09 pm »
Here you go. You can thank me later.
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« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2013, 10:42:08 pm »
Here you go. You can thank me later.

Mmmm ? See, one needs to broaden your horizons. This now makes me think of Bigandaft's 900 I saw the other day. Very suitable.
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« Reply #50 on: April 29, 2013, 11:45:25 pm »
More inspiration
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Re: My Retirement Bike ?
« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2013, 08:14:46 am »
Jup, I wouldn't attempt to advise what brand of bike to choose. You're experienced and knowledgeable enough for that, but I would question the idea of making a committed choice ten years in advance.
So many things can change in that time. Hell I wouldn't even put it past our government to pass an expropriation bill empowering them to take our bikes without compensation!
Seriously, I would consider making your decision somewhat closer to your retirement date.
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Re: My Retirement Bike ?
« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2013, 08:44:35 am »
I have my retirement bike already, lets just hope we both around when retirement time comes... :ricky:
Nee wat vlekkelose ek kuier op my lekkerste tussen die rokers,dronkgatte,vloekers,hoere en ander sondaars  :imaposer:
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« Reply #53 on: April 30, 2013, 08:55:25 am »
Jup, I wouldn't attempt to advise what brand of bike to choose. You're experienced and knowledgeable enough for that, but I would question the idea of making a committed choice ten years in advance.
So many things can change in that time. Hell I wouldn't even put it past our government to pass an expropriation bill empowering them to take our bikes without compensation!
Seriously, I would consider making your decision somewhat closer to your retirement date.

Was really hoping you were going to offer me the 1150.

Just an idea I'm working on now. I don't ordinarily plan such long term, but this one I will have to. If thinks change, I roll with it. If not, I'm ready.

Some peolple plan their retirement all their life and then it goes for a ball of shit. Puts 10 year plan in perspective.
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« Reply #54 on: April 30, 2013, 08:59:20 am »
By the rate you are going through your bikes you will have tried them all in 10 years time.
Your needs might change.
A Vespa could be high on your list by then.

They load pretty well even with pillion...




Sidecar version...



And are hardcore off road bikes




 

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« Reply #55 on: April 30, 2013, 09:10:08 am »
By the rate you are going through your bikes you will have tried them all in 10 years time.


My medication is much more effective nowadays and I've calmed down a lot, trying to be more rational... but it sucks  :imaposer:
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« Reply #56 on: April 30, 2013, 09:30:39 am »
Jup the missus and I have both hit the big 60. I still enjoy my ST to bits but after buying a URAL we tend to do most of the riding with it. Did a 1400+ km trip with it 3 weeks ago, it made me realize that slowing down is the best thing that ever happened to my biking. The URAL is great on dirt and tar, cannot fall over and lets you take in the scenery. To my mind it is the best "retirement " bike for me and as a + Mrs P  loves it as she can load all her goodies and then some.

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« Reply #57 on: April 30, 2013, 09:33:46 am »
Koop Scalpel se HP2 en hou hom in storage meeste van die tyd, met een dag per week werk toe en terug vir tien jaar net om die olie weekliks te laat meng.

dan oor die 10 jaar farkle jy hom een item per jaar vir two up touring.

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« Reply #58 on: April 30, 2013, 09:36:00 am »
Happy with my retirement bike right now.
XT660R. Well maybe not happy right this moment as I blew up the ECU  :xxbah:
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« Reply #59 on: April 30, 2013, 09:52:56 am »
Jup the missus and I have both hit the big 60. I still enjoy my ST to bits but after buying a URAL we tend to do most of the riding with it. Did a 1400+ km trip with it 3 weeks ago, it made me realize that slowing down is the best thing that ever happened to my biking. The URAL is great on dirt and tar, cannot fall over and lets you take in the scenery. To my mind it is the best "retirement " bike for me and as a + Mrs P  loves it as she can load all her goodies and then some.

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Very much my idea, but would like to stay on two wheels at first as long as I can.
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